If you want to know a little thing about us, it’s that we absolutely LOVE picklebacks. We can’t resist a shot of smooth bourbon chased with some sharp and delicious pickle juice. So when we heard there was a pop-up called the Pickle Jar opening, well … you could say we were pretty excited.
To drink, isn’t it obvious? Picklebacks. You should have a few. But since you can’t spend the whole night throwing back shots (that’s just irresponsible), order yourself some shrub cocktails. They’re vinegar based, but have a rich moreishness that you can’t resist. If you need to satisfy that sweet tooth, try the Corn Star Martini (a bourbon twist on a 90s classic).
Tucked underground, this cosy cocktail den is all about the bourbon — it is a Buffalo Trace pop-up. They’ve amped up the atmosphere with a wood-heavy room and authentic whisky barrels galore.
Best Bars tip: Looking for a private party space that’s slightly off piste? Look no further, get all your mates and/or colleagues into the pickling fun.
Wed-Thurs: 5pm-12am; Fri-Sat: 5pm-1am. The Well, 180 St John Street, EC1V 4JY.
— Sasha Filimonov, @SashaSips