LONDON BARS – Smokin Graciella’s Rooftop Bar

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1 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX
Nearest tube: Old Street / Liverpool Street / Shoreditch High Street

1st May – September 2015
Monday – Sunday: midday – 10pm*
FREE ENTRY**

*between Sunday – Wednesday closes at 9pm for Rooftop Film Club
**except for whole-venue events, normally occurring Fri/Sat nights

Queen of Hoxton’s year-round rooftop is to be transformed into Smokin’ Graciela’s Rooftop Bar from May through to September, paying homage to the infamous cigar-smoking Cuban diva, 80-year old Graciela. Trapped in a time warp, Graciela oozes Cuban charm, ideal for Queen of Hoxton’s latest incarnation embodying Havana’s faded glamour. Suspended in the ‘50s, the rich culture and colours of Cuba feature throughout the rooftop, immersing you into a world of rum, romance and relaxation, prying you away from London’s chaos into a small corner of vibrant Havana. While away the hours playing Cuba’s favourite pastime dominoes, listen out for Cuban storytellers, or simply grab some shade on a balmy summer’s night.

Drinks menu

  • Frozen fruit Daiquiris (various tropical flavours)
  • Hemingway Daiquiri – white rum, fresh lime juice, fresh grapefruit juice, maraschino liqueur
  • Caipirissma – whole lime, sugar, rum: muddled

Coffee & milk menu

  • Traditional Cuban iced coffee with the option of ice cube infusion – such as ‘chocolate and tobacco’
  • Homemade dulce de leche rum drink with ice cube infusions, such as ‘burnt sugar and banana’ and ‘mango and paprika’ flavour
  • Cuban iced chocolate frappe

Food menu

  • Cubanos (cuban sandwich): choice of ham or slow roasted pork, swiss cheese, american mustard & pickled cucumber
  • Meat option: Ropa Vieja (shredded beef), slow roasted pork, pollo frito a la criolle (creole fried chicken) or pincho de gambas y mango (prawn, mango & pepper skewers)
  • Veg option: sweet potato, plantain & chickpea falafel with chipotle & lime yoghurt

*all served with moros y christianos (rice & black beans), cuban slaw and plantain

Activities and workshops

Keep your eyes peeled for sunshine socials and workshops including cigar & rum pairings, domino nights, craft workshops with artists Zack McLaughlin and Nicole Line, monthly tie dying classes and Cuban cocktail masterclasses. From June to August, London’s much-loved Rooftop Film Club is back for its 5th year at Queen of Hoxton – full details revealed April 1st.

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