Hottest bar openings in November 2014By Amy Hopkins
From the newest venture from the creative minds behind New York’s Dead Rabbit, to a French spirits speakeasy, BarChick discovers the hottest new bars to open in November 2014.
Antwerp has also jumped onto the discerning barfly’s radar with the launch of Bijou, Balls & Booze – which offers beautiful cocktails in a convivial pub atmosphere.
Meanwhile, the last of the Edition Hotels opens up in the US and an edgy Mezcal den comes to Edinburgh.
Click through the following pages to see BarChick’s list of the hottest bar openings in November 2014.
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Pier A Harbour House, NYC
The team behind infamous Dead Rabbit have done it again, but this time they’ve taken over a whole 28,000 sq foot space of genius. With a huge cocktail bar serving cocktails on tap, a coffee bar, oysters and seafood spot and fine dining restaurant complete with outside waterfront terrace; this is set to become one of NYC’s hottest hangouts.
22 Battery Place, New York, NY 10004
Bijou Balls and Booze, Antwerp
Renowned mixologist Ben Belmans is shaking up the scene in Belgium right now. With his newest bar he’s set out to break the preconception of snobbery associated with cocktail bars by keeping prices down, serving 60% smaller glasses and giving it a pub feel. This spot isn’t all about the cocktail however; with affordable tapas, Champagne by the glass and Belgian spirits, Bijou, Balls and Booze is certainly unique, and BarChick’s all over it.
Graaf van Egmontstraat, 2000
Le Syndicat, Paris
Located in the ever-trendy 10th Arrondissement of Paris, this speakeasy style bar designed by Sherry Butt’s Sullivan Doh and Romain Mouellic is dedicated to the defence of the forgotten French spirits. We’re talking the reinvention of Armagnacs, Cognacs and brandies all showing what they can do in some oh-so-French cocktails, as well as some incredible spirits that they’re making in-house.
51 Rue Faubourg St Denis, Paris, France
Miami Beach EDITION Hotel, Miami
The latest of Ian Schrager’s iconic EDITION hotels has hit Miami Beach and with it comes a plethora of epic bars. For views over the Atlantic it’s all about chic beachside hangout Ocean Bar, for old school Miami glam it’s to the hotel’s main bar and restaurant The Matador and for getting wild the Havana inspired Tropicale outdoor beach club is the new party spot du jour.
2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
El Cartel Mexicana, Edinburgh
The Bon Vivant guys are getting their Mexicana on with their new Tequila and Mezcal den. It’s no reservations (obviously) but once you’re in expect great Mexican street food, slick service and the best frozen margaritas in the city.
64 Thistle Street, Edinburgh