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Bars Rather Than Pubs

Posted on 2009/02/28 13:20:31 (February 2009).

[Friday 27th February]
After the usual beer-and-pizza thing one of my colleagues suggested we go to a cocktail bar he'd found near the office called Bank, or perhaps Zander, or maybe something else).

In the last few months I've definitely developed a bit of a taste for dry martinis - I think I can trace the start of this back to one particular evening last year, and the theme was continued on my trip to New York in November.

This evening I tried a Martini with Plymouth Gin, although I think the variation in the other ingredients and the style of making it means it is hard to give a fair comparison with my usual choice of gin (Hendrick's).

Later on we decided to try out a bar that another of my colleagues has mentioned a few times, which required the rather bold step of going South of the river - something I have only done a handful of times in the last two-and-a-bit years of living in London. It wasn't actually too bad, particularly as we got a taxi door-to-door both ways so didn't have to spend much time at all on the streets. It's always nice to see the river by night and we got a great view of an illuminated Houses of Parliament on the way there.

The bar itself - a place called Micro Bar - was quite interesting, a really good range of international beers. I went for a very light and refreshing pilsner, whose name escapes me.

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