A self-service cocktail bar has opened in London

Wave goodbye to queuing at the bar

Updated on 17 July 2019 • Written By Eamonn Crowe

A self-service cocktail bar has opened in London

A new self-service cocktail bar has opened in London, where guests are able to pour their own drinks.

The bar is part of Liquorette in Fitzrovia, and features cocktails on tap which guests can pour themselves. That means there’s no need to worry about queueing politics or being typically polite and British. Instead, guests can simply make their way up to the bar, pick their flavour and pour their own drink.

The cocktails on offer have been made by local bartenders and the drinks have been christened as the “All Star Cocktail” range. The selection changes every four months, with the current offering full of spritzes that are perfect for the summer season.

Choose from the likes of Monkey See Monkey Do which boasts tropical lime and banana flavours, or opt for the Nordic Spritz instead, a refreshing and floral blend of Absolut Elyx vodka, lillet rose and Champagne.

To add to the fun vibe, there’s also a selection of garnishes available, alongside fun retro stirrers and funky glasses to help really bring your cocktail to life. If pouring your own drink sounds like too much effort, you can try one of the chilled bottled cocktails (resting in buckets of ice), or instead choose a bottle of beer or wine.

The new concept from Liquorette is part of a growing trend in the capital, with several London restaurants and bars seeking to make alcohol more accessible. It all started back in 2008 with Bob Bob Ricard’s infamous ‘press for Champagne buttons’, and other restaurants and bars quickly caught on to the trend. These days, you can enjoy the ‘push for Pisco’ button at Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia (which will send a bartender and cocktail trolley over to your table to whip you up a Pisco Sour) and the self-serving beer machines at Brigadiers.

To try out pouring cocktails for yourself, head down to Liquorette.     

Love trying new drinks? You can make these delicious cocktail recipes at home.