We take you on a journey around the world to explore the innovative Punch cocktail bar concept, Punch Room, located in in London, Barcelona, Madrid, Shanghai, Tampa and Rome EDITION hotels.
Of EDITION’s 16 hotels around the world, Punch Room can be found exclusively in London, Barcelona, Madrid, Shanghai, Tampa and Rome. The Punch Room concept was founded on two pillars of the bar experience which were, at the time, unrepresented on the global stage: exploring and recreating punch as a category of cocktails and a fostering a bar environment centred around the shared punch experience with a personalised style of hospitality.
While every Punch Room is devoted to the artistry of mixology and bartenders operating at the highest level of their craft, each location delivers a distinct point of view tailored to the destination. The historical craftsmanship of punch is complemented by unique ingredients and techniques to create a mixology journey tied to the culinary story of each region.
The Punch Room concept is characterized by a warm, inviting spaces and tailored, high touch service, offering a hospitality experience that extends beyond the drinks. Punch Room bartenders are the consummate hosts, genuinely creating a welcoming environment through anticipatory interactions and personally delivering the communal punchbowls. The venues bring together both cocktail enthusiasts and industry professionals alike who are there to experience not just the beverages but the atmosphere as well.
There’s no better way to cap off your evening in Fitzrovia than with a craft cocktail at Punch Room, a modern reincarnation of London’s 19th-century private clubs. Designed to be an intimate space away from the Soho crowds, the bar boasts 20 specialty punches – including the signature EDITION Milk Punch. A curated soundtrack of soul, blues, ragtime and doo-wop is complemented by impromptu live performances.
The latest menu, LIGHTS, plays on the aforementioned element and the effect it has on visible objects. Split into three chapters, Opaque, Translucent and Transparent, this menu aims to break preconceived ideas of flavour, taste, and texture as guests experience an interactive service as the cocktails are finished at the table.
Expanding on the success of its London location, Punch Room at The Barcelona EDITION brings creativity and sophistication to the city’s bar scene. Accessed by a dramatic spiral staircase, the speakeasy-inspired lounge highlights local spirits and ingredients in its curated cocktail menu and specialty punches, served in vintage silver bowls. Punches are complemented by a selection of light bites.
Punch Room has been recognized in the Global Rank 2022 by Top 500 Bars and shortlisted Top 10 Europe’s Best International Hotel Bar 2022, Top 10 Europe’s Best New Cocktail Bar 2020 and Top 4 World’s Best New Cocktail Bar 2019 by Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards.
Under muted lighting, the intimate space unfolds in a rich tapestry of colours and textures, featuring dark oak wall panels, a basalt stone fireplace, grey pony hair Jean-Michel Frank armchairs. These details are further highlighted by a brushed copper bar, and a standout bronze-polished mirror by Paris-based design studio Garnier & Linker, making it the perfect spot for a pre-prandial cocktail – like the signature Corsair Punch – or a quiet nightcap. Punch Room at The Madrid EDITION re-defines punch for a contemporary experience. Old World elements of whisky and sherry meet New World traditions of pisco, cachaca, and agave spirits. Classic teas and cava mingle with Asiatic floors and coconut.
Enclosed by warm, wooden vertical slats, Punch Room Shanghai offers an intimate and cosy bar lounge atmosphere with close-up views of Pudong’s skyscrapers. The renowned sophisticated cocktails entices guests to enjoy an intimate and exclusive space away from the Bund’s crowd.
A new generation finds a city in renaissance. Taking cues from Tampa’s history of 17th century pirates, traders, and privateers, Punch Room at The Tampa EDITION, the first in North America, brings forth a menu dedicated to flavours and spirits of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, the cradle to so many contributions in the evolution of punch.
Punch Room, at The Rome EDITION, is an award-winning speakeasy-inspired bar concept that follows the standard set at other locations worldwide. The dark walnut wood bar, with its Rosso Levanto marble fireplace and custom armchairs in rosewood and dark brown leather, is a place where guests can unwind with friends under low lights. The perfect spot to recline on the amaranth-coloured velvet sofas and explore Punch cocktails that examine examine the influence of the Roman Empire in a relaxed space.