An intimate, luxe, painstakingly assembled and very expensive cocktail bar, courtesy of New York "mixsultant" Joseph Boroski. It hews close to the model set out by it's Bangkok predecessor. It's hidden behind a featureless metal door on Fumin Lu. It's "invitation-only", asking that customers call or email ahead to reserve a seat. It's dark, illuminated mostly by candles scattered across the long wooden bar top, and covered in rhinoceros beetles. There's no real menu, just a list of base spirits with prices starting at 100rmb, from which the bartender will design a cocktail for you. Sounds gimmicky, and it is, but the result is some of the best, most technically sophisticated and interesting cocktails in the city.
Shanghai may have hit peak cocktail with J. Boroski . Hidden entrance. Reservation only. No real menu. Bartenders in vests. Tired concepts, to be sure, but never executed to this level before. There are many things to say about this luxe, sexy and painstakingly assembled Bangkok transplant. It is unlike...
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