Last Thursday I headed down to Doña Bar to try out two of their cocktail experiences. We tried their entire cocktail menu and had a go at making our own in their Marvellous Mezcal Masterclass. Despite it being a dark, rainy Thursday, my evening was brilliant, made possible by the fantastic Doña Bar team.
A bit of background on Doña Bar itself… Doña started life as a Stokey based Mezcal pop-up. It’s also one of only all-female led bars in London! Yet, the place was so popular that it became a permanent fixture. Now I can see why!
After walking in I was immediately struck by the amazing decor! With pink and red hues everywhere, it’s kind of like walking into a Wes Anderson movie and I half expected Monsieur Gustave H to pop out at some point. (Niche reference for anyone who has seen Grand Budapest Hotel).
We started off by enjoying the cocktail tasting experience, where we got to enjoy 3 mezcal cocktails each. I had the DOÑA (delicious) the Gaynor (delicious) & Vertame (not my fave). Despite only loving 2 out of 3, what I really liked about all of them is you could tell the bar staff were really passionate about the drinks they were making.
Following these 3 cocktails (and now pretty tipsy for a school night), we sampled the cocktail making masterclass. I’ve been to plenty of crappy Cocktail Masterclasses in London that rush you through. But I can confirm at Doña you’re going to get a really hands on personal experience.
We ended our evening by listening to the fantastic jazz band who had just begun playing. The perfect cherry on the top of a really fun evening.
I would highly recommend our Doña Bar experiences to anyone. If you enjoy trying new cocktail bars, are looking for a quirky date location or you loves Wes Anderson films you need to check this place out! Although Stoke Newington can be a trek for some, in my experience it will be worth the trip. Plus, what’s life without a bit of adventure.