A free peek around Drink Factory (Aka Tony C’s Big Lab)

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Many people will be aware of Tony Conigliaro, of 69 Colebrooke Row fame (and also his bar at The Zetter Townhouse). Some may be aware that he used to have a small (and I mean small lab above his bar).  Since then he’s moved to larger premises called The Drink Factory. It’s much larger than [...]

Cocktail Masterclasses with Tony Conigliaro

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Tony Conigliaro, of 69 Colebrooke Row fame, is to host a set of Guardian Cocktail Masterclasses. I’ve paid a visit to the lab above the bar before and can promise that those who attend will be rewarded with knowledge and skills beyond the usual cocktail classes. There are two types of classes on offer, an [...]

London Cocktail Society – Inaugural Meet

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Last week the London Cocktail Society held their first meeting, so whats the lowdown? What happens when cocktails meet science? That’s something that is happening at 69 Colebrooke Row, and even though the bar may appear to be akin to any others (but serving great drinks). The upstairs is where the owner, Tony Congilarino, has [...]

Ferragosto at 69 Colebrooke Row


Our lovely friends at 69 Colebrooke Row are once again celebrating the Italian festival Ferragosto. There will be live music, the ever delicious cocktails, food and Italian movies. As well as alcoholic and non alcoholic ice creams, all sounding like a scrumptious feast! All taking place this Sunday 15th August, from 2pm till midnight. If [...]

Bar.10 & London Cocktail Summit

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Tomorrow, (Tuesday 14th June), see’s the start of BAR10 and the first London Cocktail Summit (organised by Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller from Mixellany)

It looks like it’s going to be a great event, but unfortunately we can’t attend. That said if you are going it sounds like the guy at 69 Colebrooke Row are going to be your ‘local’. Checkout our thoughts from our visit to their bar on our 69 Colebrooke Row Review.

Review: 69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, London

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I can’t remember exactly how I came to know of this bar, but it’s name had floated around through my ‘research’ of nice places to drink, and there were quite a few good reviews of it. Though I was no closer to knowing what it’s called. . .surely it can’t just be called ’69 Colebrooke Row’.

I was wrong, my receipt calls the place ‘The Bar With No Name’ and even though I knew what road it was on, and what to look out for (a lantern with the number 69 on it). I still had stood outside on the street for two minutes, having to doubleback on myself before I realised that the place I had assumed was empty, had life. If you do go looking for this place, don’t expect it to jump out to you. It blends into the backstreets, which is exactly what it tries to achieve.