New Cocktail Bar Be At One Shakes up Nottingham
Be At One has the biggest cocktail menu the city has seen, serving over 150 different concoctions, and opened its doors on Victoria Street after totally transforming the venue, which used to be the Nirvana bar.
The cocktail institution has over 30 sites across the UK and this is the first in the East Midlands, creating 16 new jobs in the city.
Be At One prides itself on having fantastic bar staff, offering exceptional service and showmanship. The new Nottingham team all underwent an extensive training programme to ensure they give guests the best possible experience while preparing their drinks.
It has one of the industry’s largest cocktail lists serving everything from blended specialties like the Popster, topped with sweet and salty popcorn, and reimagined classics such as the Gin Re-Fashioned.
There are even healthier options in the virtuous range, which contain less alcohol and sugar. Beetroot juice, manuka honey and carrot juice are among the ingredients used to create cocktails like the Beetroot Retox, Bee’s Knees and Flame-Haired Vixen.
Co-founder and director Steve Locke said: “We’ve had an absolutely phenomenal opening weekend. Thousands of cocktails have been made and we’ve had amazing feedback from our guests. Nottingham is a great city and the Hockley area in particular is really buzzing.
“We take our drinks seriously and are consistently refining our menu and testing the drinks to keep improving them. We also pride ourselves on offering great customer service.
“Our new bartenders are all local talent and were trained for nine weeks nine weeks which costs £5,000 each. This training means that all our guests will be acknowledged within five seconds of reaching the bar. To my knowledge no-one else invests so much in training their bartenders.”
Guests at Be At One can also use its award-winning smartphone app, with a personalised ‘Appi Hour’ and a random daily £5 cocktail available through the ‘Be Appventurous’ feature. They can also make use of the private cocktail masterclasses, learning how to mix Be At One cocktails through games and races.
Be At One’s opening hours are 4:30pm to 1am Monday to Wednesday, 4:40pm to 3am Thursday to Saturday and 4:30pm to 12am on Sunday.
For more information visit www.beatone.co.uk/cocktail-bar/nottingham.