Great news - El Bandito, a tequila & mescal bar based in Liverpool, is popping up in Shoreditch from Wednesday 5th April, under The Drunken Monkey at 222 Shoreditch High Street. It'll be open for two months, Tuesday - Sunday, 5pm til late, and you should expect cocktails - lots of them - at prices ranging from £9 to £12, using some of the 50 different tequilas and 25 mescals.
"Having conquered the discerning drinking scene in Liverpool, reputable spirit aficionados of El Bandito are excited to bring a slice of the North to the heart of London with the launch of a brand new pop-up, set to open on Wednesday 5th April 2017. Offering innovative and high quality cocktails in a Mexican inspired Shoreditch bar, the El Bandito Pop-Up menu will feature an impressive collection of approximately fifty tequilas and twenty-five mezcals, including specialist brands not available anywhere else in the UK.
The El Bandito brand is the brainchild of business partners John Ennis and Matt Farrell, whom having enjoyed great success with their six Liverpool based bars, are now looking to launch this tequila and mezcal focused pop-up using their extensive knowledge of spirits and passion for creative cocktails. In honour of their work recognising and raising the profile of the mezcal category, El Bandito was one of the first UK bars to be awarded official ‘Mezcaleria’ status by Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal.
Hidden away from the bustling Shoreditch High Street, this residency will be taking place underneath popular dim sum restaurant, The Drunken Monkey, where guests can enjoy a memorable evening of inventive cocktails in a fun and atmospheric basement bar environment. With a capacity of only 40, the agave-addled drinking den will have Mexican influences throughout, including a colourful eye-catching design, vibrant Mexican tiles, and plenty of cacti.
The team, which also includes recent Class nominated best newcomer Joe Wild, have collectively designed the drinks menu that comprises an extensive selection of delicious cocktails, featuring everything from frozen margaritas to flights of tequila. With a focus on rare and high-quality tequilas and mezcals, El Bandito aims to educate and inspire drinkers about these often-misunderstood spirits. Through trips to Mexico to meet specialist distillers and producers, the team are bringing over a number of uncommon and exciting brands including a first for the UK with tequila from the El Pandillo distillery, along with Partida; an all-natural premium tequila."
When - Opens Wednesday 5th April til early June 2017
Tues-Sun, 5pm til late
Tues-Sun, 5pm til late
Where - Bandito Pop-up, 222 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PJ
(Under The Drunken Monkey)
Link - Site (just details about their Liverpool bar)