Bristol’s rejuvenated Corn Street area looks set to get even busier, as one of the UK’s fast-growing cocktail bar chains has announced plans to open there.
With Flight Club launching last month and the London Cocktail Club planning to open there shortly, Corn Street’s reputation as the place to go for cocktails will be boosted even more when Dirty Martini opens in the same building as The Bristologist.
On the corner of Corn Street and St Stephen’s Street, this former banking hall – and once a branch of All Bar One – will be the twelfth opening for Dirty Martini, owned by London company DC Bars Ltd.
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Dirty Martini was founded by veteran property tycoon David Coffer and there are now seven Dirty Martini bars in London and other bars in Cardiff, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham.
DC Bars Ltd has applied for a premises licence for the site at 45-47 Corn Street, with proposed opening hours of Sunday to Wednesday 10am-1.30am and Thursday to Saturday 10am-2.30pm.
The licence is for the sale alcohol until 1am from Sunday to Wednesday and until 2am Thursday to Saturday. The cocktail chain is well known for its Bottomless Martini Brunch and all of its bars offer generous Happy Hours including offers such as half-price Martinis and selected cocktails, £12.50 bottles of house wine and £25 bottles of Prosecco.
Its extensive cocktail list is divided into ‘classics’, ‘ice tails’, ‘Martini Heaven’, ‘Martini Love List’, ‘Dirty & Daring’ and mocktails.
Bestsellers include Blood Orange and Vanilla Martini (Absolut vanilla vodka, Briottet crème de cassis, Briottet crème de violette, blood orange syrup, citrus) and Strawberries and Dreams (Beefeater pink gin, pineapple, citrus, coconut foam, strawberries).
The food menu includes small plates to share, sliders and ‘birdcage sharers’ including the ‘Distinctively Dirty’ featuring beef and cheese sliders, fried buttermilk chicken sliders, vegetable samosas, vegetable spring rolls, crispy tomato and basil arancini and spinach tortilla strips with tzatziki and beetroot hummus.
The £30 Dirty Martini Brunch enables customers to enjoy bottomless Beefeater G&Ts, Martinis, Prosecco and beer with food served in a birdcage.
The Bristologist in Bristol city centre
(Image: Bristol Live)
And there will be plenty of choice sounds to listen to as you drink your Watermelon Colada or Melon and Mint Martini as the chain’s musical policy is a mix of commercial house and chart hits. Most of its venues also feature live DJs on certain nights.
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