Another week and we have news of another new bar opening for you as The Legendary Lab opens its doors in the former Maiyango/The Fish & The Chip spot on St Nicholas Place.
So what exactly is The Legendary Lab all about? The bar specialises in cocktails which have a chemistry/science effect, like a smoking cocktail, but the difference here is that the customer is very much involved in the experiment. The customer is an actor/actress of their own drink.
The bar promises to provide an experience beyond the drinks, with a difference on every level. Of course the difference includes the glassware too, as you can expect to be served your cocktails in anything from a beaker to a conical flask.
For owners, Ulrich and Amie, the idea for the bar started 2 years ago following a trip to Paris. Visiting a themed bar where the aim was to draw a Disney character on a board then the bartender had to guess your character to make your cocktail. After this experience, The Legendary Lab popped out naturally, as they saw a gap for a cocktail bar with a chemistry theme, offering cocktails with different effects : smoking, bubbling, colour-changing… putting the customer in the centre of the experience by leaving them setting off the effects.
The chemistry theme isn’t by chance either, as Ulrich is a trained chemist having worked in the cosmetics industry for a number of years.
The Legendary Lab offers table drinks service and is open from Tuesday – Sunday (from 6pm Tuesday – Friday and from 3pm on Saturday and Sunday). They are open until 2am on both Friday and Saturday.