London’s Hotel Cafe Royal to open a bar inspired by the life and work of David Bowie

One of the memorable aspects of David Bowie’s performances (besides his music of course!) was his famous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. Now London’s Hotel Café Royal will immortalize the musical legend’s through a new cocktail bar called Ziggy’s. The Hotel Café Royal was the site of Bowie’s retirement party for the Ziggy Stardust character, the part was reportedly by attended by superstars including Lou Reed, Barbra Streisand, and Mick Jagger.

The cocktail menu is inspired by Bowie’s life as well as his album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. The drinks are named after lyrics used in the album. For example the Darkness and Disgrace cocktail is inspired by the Rum Flip and Espresso Martini and contains dark rum, tawny Port, coffee liqueur, sugar syrup and egg yolk; and Tiger on Vaseline, which updates the Piña Colada with cachaça, Tanaka spiced rum, roasted pineapple juice and lime juice.

There’s no word on whether Ziggy’s will display any memorabilia or not (what’s a tribute restaurant that doesn’t have a signed guitar or two?), but guests and fans can certainly expect prints of Bowie on the walls including some previously unseen images taken by Mick Rock who was Bowie’s official photographer.

The bar opens on Thursday, 20 September, with the hours of 5pm – 1am from Monday – Saturday.


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