It’s not a hotel; it’s not a bar. It’s a great place where locals, travellers and other strangers gather. Hotel not Hotel is not a random hotel; it’s more like a creative living room with surprising rooms, such as a tram cart or you can have a sleepover at the ‘crisis free zone’. And they have a great bar: meet Kevin Bacon.
Street food is hot, just like the bartenders at Kevin Bacon! I was already a fan of their famous GTs, but they spiced up their (cocktail) menu. Come early in the afternoon and try them (all) or spend your summer night here at their great terrace.
Since we couldn’t decide what to get, we started with the Kevin Bacon platter. A plate full of street food; fishcakes, the classic chicken satay, veggie spring rolls and chicken/shrimp pastries. The fishcakes are moist and full of flavor. Perfect to have a Bloody Rum on the side, with homemade rosemary syrup – As they say: bloody refreshing! Of course I had to try one of their new GTs, the Blue Submarine comes with creme de Violette and blueberries – again refreshing and a lovely combo.
Do you have a sweet tooth? The White Elephant is a (dessert) cocktail to die for. A fresh and sweet cocktail, with a mix of vanilla ice cream, bitters, agave syrup and Arrete Blanco Tequila infused with kaffir lime leaves.
Another reason to come back, the bar has a great vibe and surprising interior. Hint: look for the bird cave.