Due to open on 24th February 2022, Sweeties is a new cocktail bar & late-night spot situated on the 10th floor of The Standard Hotel, offering naturally mood-boosting cocktails created in collaboration with award-winning cocktail wizards, Jack Sotti and Todd Austin.
Occupying the eastern length of the landmark Brutalist building and accessed via the hotel’s red pill exterior lift, Sweeties’ sumptuous interiors have been designed by long-time The Standard collaborator Shawn Hausman to evoke an early 1970s Hollywood opulence. Ochre velvet sofas, ruched leather banquettes, mirrored tables, and a six-foot antique phallic sculpture set the tone for this intimate new destination: new wave glamour meets glorious misbehaviour, all under a huge, glittering disco ball.
Sweeties will offer a menu of naturally mood-boosting cocktails created by The Standard in collaboration with award-winning mixologists and long-standing work mates, Jack Sotti and Todd Austin. The cocktail menu will be centred around a blend of feel-good ingredients, and energising adaptogens and nootropics (such as reishi, ashwagandha and holy basil), which aim to allow guests to ease into the night.
Signature cocktails include the pink Frothy Boi (what a name!) with lacto-rhubarb, gin, raspberry, pink pepper and gut-friendly fermented amazake oats; the Pick Me Up made with a blend of eight adaptogenic mushrooms, brown vodka, buttery cacao and coffee; and the Crystal Healing – a vivid blue cocktail made with spirulina, pepper dulse seaweed distillate, bergamot, and electrolyte-rich coconut ice.
In tune with the wider menu, most cocktails will be available in non-alcoholic versions such as the silky smooth Holy Thursday featuring holy basil, green peppermint, white chocolate and mosaic hops, and the No Whey José with hot and cold strawberry, rose, red rice milk, and a salted coconut and lime leaf foam.
Sweeties will play host to an evolving line-up of international DJs playing expansive classic and contemporary sounds on its custom-made stack-style Funktion-One sound system.
From 24th February, Sweeties will be open from 5pm on Wednesday to Saturday each week (Wednesday, 5pm-11pm; Thursday – Saturday, 5pm-late). Reservations are recommended and can be made via SevenRooms here.
Sweeties at The Standard London, 10 Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8EG