The team behind Voodoo Ray’s and Dalston Superstore are excited to announce the launch of a new late-night drinking spot, Ray’s Bar, offering incredible cocktails and a roster of vinyl DJs, due to open in Dalston late October 2016.
Ray’s Bar will provide a haven from the hustle and bustle of Kingsland High Street, where a diverse collection of cocktail lovers can enjoy a forward-thinking drinks menu, accompanied by a fantastic soundtrack.
With a seating capacity of approx. 50 and stunning interiors designed by interior stylist and bar consultant, Heather Pistor, Ray’s Bar will be an exuberant venue that combines brightly coloured textured interiors, including eye-catching monochrome patterns and mesmerising mirrored disco walls. Describing the Ray’s Bar aesthetic, Pistor describes a ‘dreamy Dalston drinking den – think Tokyo back alley basement bar with an East London twist’.
The drinks menu has been designed by drinks consultant Shiv Lal (previously GM at Lab Bar), along with General Manager Waseem Akbar, and Head Bartender Dave Miller. Waseem honed his skills at Hixter and members club Library, whilst Dave was previously a senior bartender at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen and 214 Bermondsey. The three talented drink enthusiasts have created a diverse, well-balanced and accessible menu, incorporating the varied inspirations and flavours of the surrounding Dalston area.
The innovative cocktail menu is divided into Aperitifs, Mains and Desserts, to gently guide guests through their evening with a combination of short and long concoctions. The menu showcases handcrafted spirits alongside fresh ingredients and delicious homemade bitters. Guests can also order hot, fresh pizza from the upstairs Voodoo Ray’s, which can be delivered to their table in Ray’s Bar.
Open 7 days a week and appealing to a diverse crowd with customers drawn from the extended Superstore, Voodoo Ray’s and Dance Tunnel family, Ray’s Bar will be a place where great drinks and interesting people aren’t mutually exclusive.
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