Megaro launches brand-new bar: Hokus Pokus Alchemy Lab in Kings Cross
Inspired by 1800’s quack-physician, Dr James Morison, who believed in a universal vegetable cure for all ailments based on botanical compounds. At Hokus Pokus, the botanical ‘remedies’ are distilled, and served on the rocks instead. Although they are not claiming any health benefits, the team at the Alchemy Lab are confident the tinctures can still do wonders for your mood.
Heading up the carefully curated cocktail list is Tomas Vykopal, with experience at 108 Bar, Mr. Foggs, and Buddha Bar, with drinks paying homage to the long-gone era for the serious cocktail afficionados. Moving far away from the classic cocktails, explore tipples such as the Jamesizz, which is inspired by the classic Ramos gin Fizz created in 1888, with Tanqueray no.10, homemade sage syrup, citrus juice, aquafaba, cream, and peach soda, the Pipette Man with Elephant gin, lillet blanc infused with dill and grapefruit oleo saccharum; and the 1828 with Becherovka (an herbal liquor Dr Morison would be sure to approve of), sugar, lemon, and peppermint foam.
The interiors will transport you back in time, designed by experiential designer and philosopher, Henry Chebaane. Hokus Pokus is an ode to the location and heritage behind Kings Cross featuring a fascinating blend of 19th century apothecary and retro-futuristic steampunk engine room. The ceiling ripples with electric dynamos, steam valves, copper pipes and circuits forming the backdrop to a complex stage lighting scenography often seen in theatres, for perfect mood lighting.
The 100-person capacity space will host a resident DJ, as well as impromptu guest artists at the striking DJ booth, making it the perfect late-night destination.
Start your evening with a drink at the bar before heading to the Magenta restaurant upstairs, or why not drop in for an after-work cocktail, post-dinner tipples.
23, Euston Road
King’s Cross, St Pancras
London NW1 2SD
Tel: 020 3146 0222