Moonshine Saloon | Pop Up Bars Chelsea
If you didn’t know what it was, you’d probably assume it was quite enchanting, beautiful, and able to give you a warm fuzzy feeling inside.
And in many ways, it is.
Something that the Moonshine Saloon is here to prove. It’ll be making West London a little wilder this summer, popping up for 12 weeks in Chelsea, and promising to replicate the Old West by deftly weaving together immersive theatre & bespoke cocktailing. So what’s the concept?
HOW IT ALL WORKS
You’ll stroll in off the streets of West London (carrying a bottle of your favourite liquor in your holster) and into what appears to be an actual Wild West street. Your first stop will be the at the tailors shop, where you’ll be fitted up by the resident tailor with a Stetson hat and some cowboy gear including shirts & accessories.
Suitably dressed, your liquor will be safely stowed away (so as not to “arouse the suspicion of the Sheriff”) and you’ll head down the street and into the saloon itself, where you’ll be greeted by the King of The Moonshiners, and where you’ll begin to see the immersive storyline unfold. While it all plays out, you can join a card game with the colourful characters populating the joint, or try your luck at dice.
A bit like both BYOC and Alcotraz (the latter of which is run by the same team as Moonshine Saloon) you’ll hand over your bottle to the house ‘tenders, who’ll fashion your personalised cocktails, using their own tinctures, juices, bitters, and cordials – and tailoring each one specifically to fit your palate.
And when all’s said and done, and your evening is drawing to a close, you can grab some beer, wine, or additional spirits from their General Store.
Which is generally a good idea.
NOTE: The Moonshine Saloon opens on the 31st of May, and will pop up until the end of August. You can find out more, and book your tickets right HERE. | Moonshine Saloon | 535 Kings Road, SW10 0SZ