Rich Woods, The Cocktail Guy

Rich Woods, the former co-owner of London’s Scout, will launch Lost Property Office at Waterloo Station on August 18.

Taking inspiration from the speakeasy era, the new bar will be accessed through a secret door in BrewDog’s latest venue.

Described as a “moody, intimate space” Lost Property Office will feature dimmed lighting, dark timber ceilings, cushioned booths upholstered in tan leather and backlit wall prints featuring vintage films and music.

The cocktail menu, which will serve BrewDog Distilling Co’s spirits, will take the form of twists on classics and contemporary serves, with the Martini Roulette - a mini trio of Martinis showcasing the evolution of the iconic classic - the bar’s signature serve

Full Flex (Manhattan) is made with bourbon, blended sweet vermouths, cacao butter, ancho chili and grapefruit oils.

The Lagerita (Reformed Margarita) is hopped Tapatio tequila, clarified lime, blood orange and bergamot, topped with a ‘beer cloud’ and seasonal micro flowers and leaves.

Rich Woods, aka The Cocktail Guy, was behind the drinks at Gold Notting Hill, Sushisamba, and Duck and Waffle, and teamed up with Matt Whiley at Scout, which featured on The World’s Best 50 Bars list in 2019 in 28th place before closing during the pandemic.

Woods said: “I'm thrilled to partner with BrewDog for my new bar. We share the same ethos on sustainability, and as partners we were keen to incorporate various sustainable initiatives within Lost Property Office.

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“I’ve always had a fascination with drinks derived from the speakeasy era and wanted to put my own modern spin on them. Cocktails like the New York Sour, Margarita, and Martini will be as delicious as ever but with fresh flavour combinations.”

Lost Property Office’s opening hours will be Sunday to Thursday: 4pm–12am, Friday -Saturday: 4pm–1am.