5cc, London’s most illustrious cocktail bar, has opened its fourth establishment at the iconic Electricity Showrooms in Hoxton Square. Tucked away beneath this Shoreditch institution, the new 5cc is a sanctuary for discerning cocktail drinkers in East London.
The new Electricity Showrooms bar remains true to 5cc’s philosophy, serving up honest drinks with fresh produce and homemade ingredients. Introducing a new breed of barrel cocktails, including Barrel’y Legal with rock candy cordial and rum – these unique cocktails are perfect for sharing with friends.
Head Bartender Daniel Andersson and Group Bar Manager Charles Montanaro have created the new 5cc Electricity Showrooms cocktail menu that will exclusively debut this month. For Negroni fans, the Italian Gentleman combines bourbon, rye, Campari and white vermouth finished with a touch of maraschino and served in an absinthe rinsed glass. Adventurous drinkers can enjoy the Play Dead, an exhilarating combination of rye, yellow chartreuse, Lillet blanc and Fernet Branca. Alongside this will be a selection of bespoke cocktails with handpicked unexpected ingredients, such as the Postorder that plays with the sweetness of rosemary honey and Demerara rum, coupled with mint and lime juice and finished with Cremant.
Guests at the new bar can also indulge in a selection of nibbles including marinated goat’s cheese with chilli, garlic and smoked beechwood mackerel pate, and the delicious free range British duck liver parfait.
5cc Electricity Showrooms has taken inspiration from sister bars at the Well & Bucket, Harrild and Sons and Exmouth Arms, whilst keeping the site’s historic identity. The cocktail bar features plush high leather chairs, snug booths and long copper bar tops, contrasting with the distinctive neon-lit flooring and black sheen walls. The bar’s sophistication and eclectic soundtrack, is perfect for those looking to hide away on long winter nights or come out and play at the weekend with the bars guest DJ’s who will be spinning soul, old school rock ‘n’ rolland rhythm and blues.
Located below Electricity Showrooms, 39a Hoxton Square N1 6NN, the new 5cc cocktail bar will open from 6pm to 12am Sunday to Thursday, and 6pm to 1am Fridays and Saturdays.