Let us set the scene: The year is 1973. David Bowie retires his dramatic alter ego Ziggy Stardust with a final gig at the Hammersmith Odeon. What follows is a legendary party at Café Royal, a favourite of Bowie’s where he often frequented the restaurants and cocktail bars. Close friends including Mick Jagger, Lou Reed, Paul McCartney, Lulu and many others celebrate at the bash dubbed ‘The Last Supper’.
Evocative of the spirit and splendour of this night, Ziggy’s pays homage to the late great Bowie, 45 years on. The cocktail list is an eclectic mix of classic cocktails reinvented and Bowie’s favoured tipples, all served with lots of glam and a sprinkling of rock n roll. Just like the man himself, the cocktail creations are unique and full of character, from the smooth ‘Tiger on Vaseline’ to the lively ‘Darkness and Disgrace’.
Open until late at the intersection of Mayfair and Soho at Hotel Café Royal, Ziggy’s cocktail bar features a curated gallery of intimate portraits of David Bowie by his long standing photographer and friend Mick Rock. Click here to find out more about the art.
Until 13 January 2019: Open Mondays to Saturdays, 5pm to 1am.
From 14 January to 28 February 2019: Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 5pm to 1am. Ziggy’s is closed on Thursday, 17 January 2019.