Prohibition inspires new London hotel bar opening in 2018

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Details have been revealed for a new bar inspired by Prohibition speakeasies which is due to open in the City of London as part of new hotel Vintry & Mercer early next year.

Described as a “discreet, sophisticated cocktail bar”, it will be called DND (Do Not Disturb), with its own private entrance off the cobbled street of Garlick Hill.

It promises to offer speciality barrel-aged and vintage cocktails served alongside a luxurious menu of small plates.

Inspired by the secret bars during US Prohibition in the 1920s, the room will have a lavish interior with plush velvet chairs, plum-coloured leather banquette seating and art deco detailing framed with sultry lighting and flickering candles.

With its mood of “retro glamour”, it will feature hand-beaded images of Ziegfeld Folly girls on the walls and a two-metre sculpture of a keyhole at the entrance. A computer-generated image has been released to show how it will look (pictured).

Due to be launched in “early 2018”, the bar will be open Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm to 1am.

The 92-bedroom luxurious hotel – taking its name from City of London’s historic livery companies for vintners and linen merchants – is being created by the team behind The Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington, London. It will also be home to two restaurants, The Mediterranean Vintry Kitchen and the Mercer Roof Terrace.

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