Table service in a cocktail bar may sound too ‘Playboy’ for this day and age but let me give you some context: yes, the bartenders come to your table but no, they aren’t curvaceous, scantily-clad women with ridiculous bunny ears. Nor do they rip you off with inflated prices. Wood & Co. is an outfit dedicated to doing the cocktails right but in an environment that is funky and with a touch of ironic glamour. This is where I like to go to meet a good friend.
It’s a place that distinguishes itself from your average bar in several ways. For a start, it’s discreetly tucked away in a basement down a side-street in the city centre – no neon lights, no window, just a sign that says “goods entrance” – so that when you enter it feels like you’re in a prohibition-era Chicago speakeasy. The lighting is dim, the soundtrack is stonking and the staff hip. Oh, and there’s the extensive cocktail menu and, for those who fancy it, beers and wines too.
Be careful though: you might end up like me and my friend, reluctant to leave this boozy haven.