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London throws open doors of owl mocktail bar!

13 March 2015

OwlWe’ve all heard of quirky pubs and drinking holes but London’s latest owl mocktail bar is a definite first! From March 19th – 25th Londoners will be able to head to the trendy district of Soho and sip sumptuous concoctions while enjoying the company of feathered friends. All after dark, of course!

Cocktails and feathers combine

A team of London’s most talented mixologists will be behind the bar to shake, stir and pour up some seriously experimental creations, along with everyone’s favourite classics. While the bar was originally planning on serving up alcoholic cocktails, concern from animal welfare groups led to organisers opting for mocktails instead. Thankfully there has been very little in the way of complaints, with organisers maintaining that “64,000 people (and +125,000 tickets applied for) have registered for the event because they love owls and not because of the alcohol.” Suitably, the bar will only open between the twilight hours of 8.30pm and 2am. Perfect for human night owls and the feathery residents alike!

Annie and her VIP guests

Stealing the show will be Annie, a gorgeous brown eyed bird that was also the inspiration for the bar’s name. She’ll be joined by a hoot of fellow owls by the names of Darwin, Ruby, Cinders, Winston and Hootie. According to event organisers each owl has its own unique personality, from caring and cheeky to wise and beautiful.

As expected interest in the event has been enormous and as such, organisers have had to grant entry via a ticket ballot system. The lucky winners will be asked to pay a £20 cover charge which includes two hours sipping on two cocktails with Annie and her friends. All ticket sale profits are donated to The Barn Owl Centre which is committed to owl conservation in the UK. Entries open on March 16th and Londoners are encouraged to get in quick to avoid disappointment.

Worried about what could go down when owls and cocktails converge in the same room? The entire event is overseen by a team of professional falconers who are on hand to ensure that the birds are on their absolute best behaviour at all times! Of course, the pop-up is also guaranteed to be covered by a very specific insurance policy. This means that punters, mixologists, falconers and the owls themselves will all be protected should anything go wrong.

Happy (or should we say ‘hootie’) drinking!

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