Brick & Liquor, Tooting
Venturing outside of zones one and two in search of a decent drink may seem like mission impossible. That's because...it is. But last week, serendipity got GQ stumbling across a hidden gem in Tooting Broadway: Brick & Liquor. The man behind it, David Layton, has over 12 years of industry knowledge and, having decided to set up his first solo venture, opened his doors in October 2016.
On first glance, you might mistake Brick & Liquor for a classic East London cocktail bar. But don’t let the good-looking, bearded mixologists fool you. The cocktails are as elegant as they are innovative, the menu doesn't shun the classics, and your drinks are served properly, rather than in jam jars. You can’t leave without trying the Salted Caramel Espresso Martini (£8) – a cocktail mastered after many months of trial and error. GQ also recommends the Rosemary Negroni, made with in-house rosemary-infused vermouth, or, for the gin lovers, a Beefeater-based thirst-quencher of bittersweet flavours, served with a generous pinch of dill.