Sunday, 3 February 2013

Cocktails in Ninetyeight bar, Shoreditch

As I write this entry, I came to the startling realisation that I didn't have a single cocktail in the whole of January, WTF?!  However, before you think I'm going to be virtuous and say that I had a dry January, it's shamefully been quite the contrary and I've been forsaking my martini glasses in replacement of Grey Goose, Moet and Dom Perignon.  Oh the life of being a minus z list and taking advantage of the fact that I've made a minor appearance on a Saturday night dating program.

However, I'm back on the bandwagon and back with a vengeance, finally getting to go to Ninetyeight Bar in Shoreditch (Morrell House, 98 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AF,, with my friends for pay day cocktail club.

I've had this on my list to visit for a while now.  I love a cute and quirky place and this bar does cute and quirky in spades.  For a place that's very 'look at me in all my cuteness', it was quite hard to find the place as it's downstairs down some spiral staircases.  Once inside, it's like a society princess was let loose on her parents super swanky house and the girliness dial cranked up.  It was mostly full of girls but I was expecting it to be all girls.  In fact, whenever I saw a man, I had to refrain from pulling a 'why on earth would you be in here?' face.

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It was nice to chill out on the sofas and go on a bit of a visual overdrive taking in all the sights.  Once I was done being somewhat overwhelmed, I did get round to ordering a drink.

I tried a eucalyptus martini.  I don't know why, I didn't even really like the sound of it because it sounded like it should be a moisturising cream or something but oh well, I'll give anything a go once.  It was refreshing but strong.  I didn't particularly enjoy it.

However, I let my hunger get the better of me and as they didn't serve food there (other than popcorn which is quite sweet), I suggested we head off for food.  Despite the mediocre response to the above cocktail, I will definitely be going again and trying the other ones I liked the look of.   

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