What’s described as a “1920’s style” gin-bar is to open in Victoria Road Penarth in premises currently occupied by “The Florist”.
The new bar – called “ Gin 64″ – will be opened in December and is to be a sister venture of “Nest 23” in Cardiff which opened in January this year.
The owners are two cousins, Jacques Aviles and Ashley Boucher both of whom live in Penarth. The bar will have a period feel with candle-lit “snugs” and will offer a bewildering range of over 100 different varieties of gin.
Every drink will be served with “various garnishes and flowers” and customers are invited to snap their cocktail on their mobile phones and post a picture on Instagram before getting down the serious business of consuming each creation.
The bar will also serve fresh salads and baguettes and – for the teetotal – afternoon tea. Opening hours will be from Tuesdays to Sundays inclusive but the licence being applied for would allow the sale of alcohol and the playing of music from 12.00 to 23.00 seven days a week.