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 but 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, sophisticated cocktail menu to choose from – though if you prefer a simple beer or an uncomplicated glass of wine, they are on offer as well.
It’s a thoroughly enjoyable experience, but be warned: you might end up like me and my friend, reluctant to leave this boozy haven.