Bartenders flock to attend “open bars”
There’s a new culture in London amongst the bartending community. It’s called the “open bar”.
After a long day’s work, these eternal night-owls flock to what turn out to be very special gatherings. They’re not pop-ups and nor are they after-hours speakeasies. These truly are gritty and raw gatherings that happen on the streets and are of no fixed abode.
An open bar can happen anywhere and is basically a gathering of the staff and friends of venues late at night. They are fuelled by booze bought at nearby 24/7 corner shops and are all about people chatting, singing, dancing and generally being merry. Those partaking in them don’t cause a nuisance and amongst the rules of the open bar is that those joining them take the bottles and cans that they drink away when they go home.
Even the rain doesn’t stop an open bar happening, so watch out: An open bar might be headed for a neighbourhood near you very soon.
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