A hidden bar in the heart of Palermo takes us through the same routes as the Orient Express with its styling and cocktail menu. Just have a seat, let yourself go and enjoy the moment through J.W. Bradley’s atmosphere and music.
As every night, it all starts behind the door No. 1875. The coach opens at eight in the evening to receive the first passengers. The first step is to get on board, make yourself comfortable in one of the wooden seats, and enjoy the ride through the Old Continent. When we get off, a big open space with a bar and tables on each side invites us to immerse into a cozy designer place. Ideal both for couples and groups of friends, the place offers shared tables that are an invitation to fellowship.
With an aesthetics of the 19th century and a cocktail menu that pays homage to the Orient Express—the luxurious train that used to run from Paris to Constantinople—, J.W. Bradley with its flavors takes us on a tour through its coaches, stations, and history. One example is the Monsieur Poirot cocktail, named after the famous detective who was the leading character in Agatha Christie’s Murder in Orient Express. It has vodka, Cointreau, pineapple syrup, ginger, honey, red berry juice, lemon, and egg white. Another cocktail suggested by the house is the Orient Express in honor of the company, which takes sake, vodka, cherry brandy, pineapple juice, lime, cherry, and jasmine tea syrup. Of course, the menu includes English tea with Italian vermouth, Scottish whisky with French liqueur, and a wide range of beers.
Bradley Bar opens Wednesday through Saturday, from 8:00 PM until closing. To make your work week feel shorter it’s a must to stop by and try the Working Class Ticket, which includes an Argentinian classic: Amargo Obrero, lemon juice, pink grapefruit with thyme, mint, and syrup. For those who want something to accompany these refreshing cocktails, J.W. Bradley offers a complete signature menu and tapas. As for desserts, the chocolate volcano takes all the praise. And for those who prefer something healthier, seasonal fruit flambé is a good choice for those with a sweet tooth.
Are you ready to get on board? It’s time to begin the journey and enjoy the history behind the door 1875 of J.W. Bradley. All Aboard!!!
Godoy Cruz 1875, Palermo Soho
Wednesday through Saturday, from 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM