The 1970s are back, baby - and at soon-to-open Soho bar Alma, the era's getting a wicked double dose of luxury and theatricality. This slick drinking den will sit below chef Fernando Trocca's Argentinean restaurant Sucre, in the underground space that formerly housed the bar Abajo.
Designer Victoria Vogel has taken care of the decor, turning the space into a high-end hangout with a '70s Bond villain aesthetic and accents that highlight the building original 18th-century features. With disco, soul and funk spinning on vinyl five nights a week, the atmosphere is set to be a vibe.
Drinks come courtesy of Tony Pescatori, the legendary bartender who used to run the show at Nightjar. He's made inventive presentations and cutting-edge flavours his calling card, so we're expecting big things here when it comes to booze. He's planning on taking a global approach, using everything from the Chinese spirit baijiu to the Ethiopian spice korekima to craft some next-level serves. And since bar snacks come from the pro kitchen team upstairs, we're expecting some epic nibbles. Sounds like Alma's got soul...
Opening November 2022