Unusual cocktails in London


You can always find somewhere to have a drink in our great Capital City, and a pint or glass of wine is never more than a few metres away.  The locals have their usual watering holes and office workers know where to get a convenient tipple by their place of work.  If you’re looking for somewhere new to go, perhaps for a private celebration, birthday party for a colleague, congratulatory evening of revelry following a few month’s hard graft or simply somewhere elso new go to be certain you won’t run into your ex, then take a look at Bitter Sweet – an unusual and quirky cocktail bar just off Carnaby Street.

This trendy and vibrant part of London is always on the move and encourages alteative styles and tastes.  There are hundreds upon hundreds of restaurants and bars here, but Bitter Sweet are unique in terms of the menu they provide and the surroundings they have created.  There’s elements of A Space Odyssey, with smooth white walls and ceilings curved over to form cozy private booths with stylish minimalist fuiture and funky deep purple lighting.  You’ll also find the occasional corridor or semi-private space which has been clad in textured gold leaf and sumptuous velvet armchairs, and one futuristic function room which, frankly, would very much suit the likes of a young Luke Skywalker.  Do forgive the pop culture references, but this is definitely a pop culture venue!

The drinks menu will have you grinning from ear to ear.  You won’t find very many recognisable old classics, as you’re expected to push the boat out at Bitter Sweet, but most of the ingredients are familiar – even if the combinations aren’t! You simply have to trust that the bar staff are experts, and this menu has been cleverly and extensively figured out by people who clearly have a screw(driver) loose but really, really know about flavours and enjoy being completely out of the ordinary.  This bar is called Bitter Sweet because that is the basic premise of their cocktail menu.  Chilli and chocolate, lime and sugar, and strawberry liquorice are just a few of the bizarre and strangely tempting combinations, and if you are hiring a space here to celebrate an occasion, you’ll also be able to have a traditional toast with luxury champagne – although you’ll have never heard of the label and are likely to be presented with a bottle which proudly displays a cheeky label with a strange image or humorous scene.  We can guarantee, however, that whatever liquid you order here at Bitter Sweet may not be conventional, but it will certainly be delicious and you’re likely to get a giggle out of it along the way.  What could be more London that that?! 

This venue is available to hire both during the day for corporate events, and there are both semi-private and private spaces where you can have a party in the evening.  Bitter Sweet is licensed until 3am and has resident DJs who, true to form, will choose a hearty and unpredictable set list that you’re unlikely to hear in any other London bar!  Brilliant but totally weird, they will definitely have you dancing all night – even with the occasional cringe, nostalgic comment (‘do you remember our haircuts back then…?’), or reference to some tragic adolescent fashion disaster.  As the night goes on, the music will music will become more and more contemporary, and you’ll finish with deep funky house, chilled UK Hip Hop and sexy rumbling bass lines.

All in all, this is a fantastic venue for an impromptu night out with friends or colleagues, post-work drinks (the Happy Hour here is timed perfectly for a pre-dinner liquid appetiser!), as a unique backdrop to daytime corporate events, and as a venue for private parties.  Call Function Fixers now to book a space here – there’s a huge waiting list and it can be tricky to hire, but we’re always kept up to date with last minute deals, cancellations and great package bargains at Bitter Sweet, so we guarantee to give you the best chance at booking this Central London cocktail bar – completely free of charge!


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