The Gibson

The Gibson

The Gibson

The Gibson

The Gibson

The Gibson

The Gibson

The Gibson

The Gibson

The Gibson

The Gibson

The Gibson

BARCHICK SAYS

If you’re gonna put your name to something, you sure as hell need to do it well. Seems like The Gibson Bar has nothing to worry about. When it comes to martinis that leave you in a pickle, these guys are leading the pack. It’s all decked up in Edwardian style, the era in which their signature cocktail was created, but with hints of glam from the twenties and thirties as well as a cocktail menu that takes you on an epic journey through the decades right into the future, it’s a head f*ck of a timewarp, and we’re into it.

First, let’s talk Gibson cocktails. For those not familiar, they’re gin martinis garnished with a pickled onion. Feisty. This is the jump off point for The Gibson. Let’s say they’ve taken the classic recipe and run with it. Exhibit a): the Redistilled Gibson Martini. Star of Bombay and vermouth have been macerated with lemon zest, pickled onion and spices for 72 hours. BarChick knows people who have had relationships that are shorter than this. The result is a heady cocktail with unbelievable clarity.

Then there’s the Bullshot - the gin has had bone marrow added. Rich, umami-laden and complex - oh, and it’s served in a vessel that looks like a pig’s head. With a side of beef jerky. That’s commitment to a theme, and we love it. In fact, unique serves are pretty standard for The Gibson. Here’s a bar that’s gonna get those Insta-likes stacking up, mark our words. You can find a drink served in the yellow blob of a Minion; a Bloody Mary in a loaf of bread; even a colour-changing neon lightbulb drink. But much like BarChick, these aren’t style over substance. The ingredients cleverly mirror elements of the months of the year, so the menu is set out a little like a cocktail calendar. You have to love this annual approach to drinking.

www.thegibsonbar.london

By Hannah Grace Lodge
02/12/2015

ADDRESS

44 Old St, London EC1V 9AQ, UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 7608 2774

OPENING HOURS

Sunday 13:00 - 22:30
Monday 17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday 17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 01:00
Thursday 17:00 - 01:00
Friday 17:00 - 02:00
Saturday 17:00 - 02:00

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