Shoreditch bar Callooh Callay is to celebrate its 15th birthday, bringing back some of the bar's best-known bartenders for a one-night-only guest shift.
The event, which takes place today (Nov 16) from 7pm, will feature the following bartenders:
- 7pm-8pm: Rhys Wilson & Andrea Montague
- 8pm-9pm: Aaron Wall & Tom Laws-Campbell
- 9pm-10pm: Jesse Estes & Victor Nordelof
- 10pm-11pm: Sarah Ben Saoud & Lexa Ulijaszek
- 11pm-12am: Naz Rodriquez & Balazs Gocsei
Opened in November 2008, Richard Wynne's venue was one of the first of a new generation of pioneering bars in East London, which capitalised on low rents after the 2007-2008 financial crisis and a growing appreciation for cocktails.
Wynne said: "At the time, cocktail bars in Shoreditch were few and far between. We wanted to open a venue which delivered high quality drinks and service, but without any of the pretension that came along with those things in 2008. We also wanted to do things a little differently with our design and with our menus, for which we have become pretty famous.
"In the 15 years which have followed, we've been very lucky to have made drinks for, and served, hundreds of thousands of guests."
Callooh Callay, considered one of the industry's foremost bartender bars, featured in The World's 50 Best Bars in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.