A new David Bowie cocktail bar is opening in London
There’s a brand new Ziggy Stardust cocktail bar being opened in the West End of London and it’s the stuff of all your rock-alien dreams, as they pay homage to David Bowie’s beloved persona at ‘Ziggy’s’.
Being held at Hotel Café Royal brings extra significance when it comes to Ziggy Stardust as it was there, on July 3, 1973, that Bowie threw a now-legendary ‘Last Supper’ to effectively kill the icon of the age.
The party had an incredible guest list, with attendees such as Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand amongst others, all together to see the end of Ziggy at his final gig at the Hammersmith Odeon.
The cocktail bar will be decorated with pictures from that famous night, taken by the close friend and legendary music photographer Mick Rock, and boasts a special Bowie jukebox. It even features a number of drinks inspired by the late icon’s 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, and are named after his lyrics.
Fabio Spinetti, the hotel’s bars and beverages manager, said: “Café Royal has always been the place where great minds would come to discuss great ideas. David Bowie played a really important part in Café Royal’s history, with the famous Last Supper taking place here. It only seems fitting to provide a homage to one of our most esteemed patrons.”
The infamous Cafe Royal has featured patrons such as Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, Muhammad Ali and Brigitte Bardot. The venue has in fact been known as a haunt for the rich and famous for over a hundred years.