Callooh Callay opened in November 2008. At the time, cocktail bars in Shoreditch were few and far between. They wanted to open a venue which delivered high quality drinks and service, but without any of the pretension that came along with those things in 2008.
They also wanted to do things a little differently with the design and with their menus, for which they have become pretty famous.
In the 8 years which have followed, they've been very lucky to have made drinks for, and served, hundreds of thousands of guests. Even luckier to win an award or 2 from their peers along the way. They were named Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar at Tales of the Cocktail 2016, Worlds Best Cocktail Menu in 2012 and have been named in Drinks International's World's 50 Best Bars in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.