To get into The Grid Bar, you first have to know that it exists. From the outside, you would not realise it was there – you need to ring the bell to gain entry. Awaiting guests inside are bamboo plants and curtains, a golden ceiling, an amber-style bar and, of course, bartender Marian Krause’s cocktails. They have names like Bloody Maria, Aviation 75 and Waxy Gordon, impressing with their sophistication and surprising flavour combinations. Further features of the Cologne bar include a humidor with lockable compartments for regulars, a cigar lounge in the open air and, at the weekend, background music played by live DJs. For those keen to sample Marian’s creations, he is guesting at THE EPICURE on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Canvas Bar & Lounge.
1st PLACE, 50 BEST BARS GERMANY 2022 (ROLLING PIN)
DIAGEO WORLD CLASS BARTENDER 2021 (GERMANY)