For the last few years, food and lifestyle magazines have been on a tear, with considerable coverage devoted to craft cocktails (the classic Negroni seems to be the current favorite) and the latest coffee trends. Wanting to find out more on the current state of the art in mixed and steamed drinks we decided to head straight to the source. Our destination, Bar Termini in London’s Soho district. That’s where we find owner and mixologist, Tony Conigliaro, or “The Bartender with a Lab Coat”.
While working as a bartender to support his art career Tony discovered that there was untapped potential in mixing drinks. He shifted his focus and from then on made cocktails his canvas. With experience at some of the London’s best-known temples of drink, Isola, Lonsdale, and Roka, under his belt, in 2009 he opening his first outpost in Islington: 69 Colebrooke Row, or as it is sometimes known from its prohibition-era-like obscurity, “the bar with no name”.
This is the place you should go to experience your sense of taste like never before. 69 Colebrooke’s intimate space has only a small bar and just a few tables. With a loyal following of regulars and locals, it fills up nightly, like only a place with a great reputation (and no sign) can.