CHILLED COCKTAIL BAR.
I was taken to this bar by one of my colleagues who is an avid whisky drinker. A group of us had been out for dinner and were looking for somewhere to have a few strong nightcaps, I was assured 5cc was the place. After making our way through the drunken city slickers and media types upstairs in Harrild & Sons, we found the 5cc whisky bar located underneath.
We were greeted with the usual speak-easy refinery, a copper bar top and deep leather black seats. A mix of darkened corners with orange lighting offered a warm atmosphere. On the midweek night we were there, we found it to be reasonably quiet with only a few groups on the tables around us. So a great location to enjoy a few drinks and hold a conversation. The opulent bar is located in the centre of the room surrounded by stylish high chairs and lengths of upholstered leather. The venue is stacked with a wide range of whiskies including the usual suspects you will see in most bars to the rarer international spirits. All can be enjoyed neat or in one of the various whisky cocktails.
We grabbed a table and ordered a few Yamazaki’s and a few cucumber waters for good measure. The bar staff were very warm and friendly, offering the chance to try some samples of the different whisky varieties before we made our decision. I find that my favourite kind of bars are those where you feel comfortable enough that you lose track of time. This is then only brought into focus when you finally decide to stand up and feel a little, let’s say off balance, and this bar most certainly ticked that box.
Although quite masculine in style I would recommend this as an end of night date spot as you are likely to get a table in a secluded spot, so you can enjoy each others conversation and company.
It was a highly enjoyable experience with a relaxing atmosphere. Great for a catch-up with that friend you’ve been meaning to see or a night cap to finish a night with clients.
26, Farringdon St, London, EC4A 4AB
078 0153 0244
Nearest Tube Station: Farringdon
Article By: Patrick Anderson