Long night early morning
In the course of the preparation of my upcoming trip I forgot to report about this bar adventure. Meanwhile I had been to Thessaloniki and attended the seminar of Alex Kratena. The slogan „Don’t be a dick“ and some other negative aspects mentioned in the seminar will be successfully implemented in the new G&T Bar. First thing that caught my eye when I entered the bar was the sign „Be nice or leave“. The next thing I disliked was the seating at the bar. Uncomfortable and the bar counter was very small compared to the space the bartenders have. I don’t want to criticise because I liked the former bar. They moved the bar to a hotel and the concept is now a different one. That was what the bartender told me at the beginning. But I was looking forward of having a nice “Aviation” and was disappointed of the careless treatment of the bartender. He was busy with presenting himself and didn’t pay enough attention to the drink. The result was watered down and not nearly an aviation. Before that we already had a misunderstanding about the drink because he asked me which tonic I would like to have with the Aviation. I ordered explicitly the aviation cocktail „Oy Wey“ from the menu. I will make this brief, I expected more attention and professionalism.
But anyway you always have the choice and it was time to show my friend another concept of a bar. Nearby is Buck & Breck located. For many reasons I haven’t been there but for people who usually do not go to bars like I do, it is an impressive experience. Buck and Breck is one of the highest ranking German establishment on the list of the Worlds Best Bars. Fourteen seats around a so called communication table serving classical and historical cocktails. They enlarged the bar by extending a further lounge area where also cocktails will be prepared. The bar is hidden, so it was surprising for my friend when I stopped at a house, rang a bell and was welcome by one of the bartenders. All places were taken and usually they send the guests away if there is no seat available. Fortunately we were allowed to wait behind the bar and after our first drink we were seated at the huge communication table to enjoy proper drinks, a lot of water and forget about our experience before. One of my longest bar nights finally ended with buying some fresh bread rolls for breakfast at the bakery around my corner.