A David Bowie cocktail bar is opening in London this month

music news 07/09/2018

London will be getting it's very own David Bowie-themed cocktail bar name 'Ziggy's' later this month.

Set to open at Hotel Cafe Royal in Soho on September 20th, the permanent bar will offer an array of drinks inspired by Bowie's iconic 1972 album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars'.

The beverages are all named after famous lyrics from the album, including 'Darkness and Disgrace', 'Animal Grace' and 'Tiger on Vaseline'. 

In 1973, Bowie famously held his "retirement party" from his alter-ego Ziggy Stardust at Hotel Cafe Royal, so it's only fitting that they have chosen to pay him his own themed bar in tribute. 

“David Bowie played a really important part in Café Royal’s history, with the famous 'Last Supper' taking place here. It only seems fitting to provide a homage to one of our most esteemed patrons," said the hotel's bars and beverages manager Fabio Spinetti.

"Each drink includes carefully considered liqueurs and garnishes, all a tribute to Bowie’s life and his eccentric character and the change that he brought to the 1970s not just to music but to life itself.”

Guests will also be treated to a selection of famous photos taken by Mick Rock (one of Bowie's official photographers), as well as a series of intimate and rarely-seen snaps. This will definitely be on the tour list for any Bowie fans making a trip to that side of the world.