Monk Cocktail Bar
Cocktail Bar and Lounge
8 Cavendish Circus, Buxton, SK17 6AT
This venue is a cosy establishment with the kind of charming ambience more commonly found in a beloved local pub. The decor is best described as shabby chic – exposed brick walls and a metal mezzanine deck give a tasteful nod to the building’s industrial history. One of the tables has even been made from a repurposed sewing machine. The bar also becomes an excellent entertainment venue twice a month when the staff host popular live music evenings. The talented bar staff will happily mix up a classic like a dry Martini or a Long Island Iced Tea on request, but you won’t find many traditional tipples listed here. The printed menu includes 18 regularly changing cocktails, chosen according to the freshest seasonal fruits and herbs. The team behind Monk Cocktail Bar has a zero-waste policy, meaning every bit of fresh produce sourced is used to the full. They even handcraft syrups, zests and cordials from their leftover fruit. The focus here is on a bespoke style of drink. While the monthly addition to the Quintessence Collection, offers new interpretations of classic cocktails by one of the team, the collaborative seasonal menu gives all the bar staff the chance to bring their creativity into the mix and conjure up something original. Whatever your taste in drinks, the bartenders will be happy to listen to your requirements and create a concoction to suit you.