Address: 202 Brick Ln, Shoreditch, London E1 6SA
Nearest Tube: Shoreditch High Street
Opening Hours: Wed-Thurs 4:30-11:30pm, Fri 3-11:30pm, Sat 1:30-11:30pm, Sun 1:30-7:30pm until May 28th
If you’re crazy about chocolate and even crazier about cocktails, then, boy, do we have some news for you! Brick Lane’s hottest spot is combining these two fan favourites in a way we simply cannot resist. In honour of this guilty pleasure heaven, we dive into the chocolate-infused world of London’s sweetest pop-up, The Chocolate Cocktail Club. From inspiration to recipes and so much more, we’ve had the mastermind behind this operation give us the lowdown in what’s going on back East. Read on as co-founder Holly Brooks guides us through the story (and menu!) of this mouth-watering adventure.
How did your pop-up come about? Where were you making your delicious cocktails before that?
Myself and my business partner, Rachel – who is also my fiancée, came up with this idea after a trip to Las Vegas last year, we visited a chocolate cocktail bar in one of the big hotels. We saw people from around the world drinking chocolate cocktails and thought why the hell is there not one in London! Then our Chocolate baby was born!
We started with a mobile bar then branched out into pop ups – we had one in Covent Garden last August, followed by a Christmas pop-up in Brighton and now our longest to date on Brick Lane.
Describe to us what experiencing the Chocolate Cocktail Club is like.
The Chocolate Cocktail Club is the UK’s 1st Chocolate cocktail bar- yep that’s correct!
We offer 12 different chocolate cocktails as well as chocolate beer and chocolate wine, not to mention Chocolate G&Ts! We work on a ticketed basis, each ticket costs £10 and includes entrance, allocated seating, table service and our signature cocktail: the Chocotini!
We don’t want to be a normal bar where you have to wait at the bar and keep getting up to leave your friends, we want customers to come in and just enjoy.
Can you tell us a little bit about how you create your cocktails? Chocolate and alcohol are a rare combination!
Chocolate and cocktails are a rare combination but also a very good combination! We use the finest blends and source delicious liquors to bring our flavours to life! Some are milk based and others are spirit based, we also offer vegan options too!
What is an unmissable cocktail to try at Chocolate Cocktail Club?
Ohhhhh The Caramel King or The Duchess Of Sussex– she’s a real gem! Think baileys and chocolate and more chocolate then you have the Duchess. The caramel is the people’s favourite – I mean come on its Caramel :-).
What is your favourite thing about East London? What made you choose it as the home of your pop-up?
We love Brick Lane as we are down the road from The Truman Brewery which always has great events on like fashion week, you see photographers on a daily basis and even the odd celeb!
Do you have any plans after your Brick Lane pop-up?
We do indeed! Please follow us on social media to see! The Chocolate Cocktail Club is staying put! We may be on Brick Lane a little longer if not we will be moving to a new site.
Are there any other interesting cocktail experiences in London that you could recommend to our readers?
As they are our neighbours and we love the concept it has to be Alcotraz! You get dressed up in prison suits and have to sneak your own booze past the wardens – great fun!
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