I love a bar where you walk in and a friendly person asks for your jacket. No matter how crowded this bar is on the weekend - they take care of it.
Anyway, I like to go to this bar on a Monday evening at 8 p.m. when businesspeople have finished their afterworkbeer and partypeople still work on their headdache from the weekend. This is the time were you can enjoy a highball at its best.
The concept of the Boilerman Bar is to serve highballs. Drinks, which are slightly smaler than longdrinks but with the same amount of a spirit and less of a filler like ginger ale, soda, etc. In this way, the focus lays on the actual spirit. Of course, you'll also get a very good Old Fashioned or a Pale Ale.
What I learned from bartenders from the boilerman bar is, that the highball has it's name from a historic railroad signal. A sphere, mounted on a pole next to the railroad tracks to signal permission for a train to proceed at full speed, if the ball was at the top of the pole (See picture below).
If you visit the boilerman bar for the first time, you'll see a lot of bright, green drinks. The Gin Basil Highball. A version of the famous Gin Basil Smash, precisely fitted to a highball glas. But if you “work“ yourself through the menu, you'll discover a lot more than this...
Pimm's Cup, Old Fashioned, Gin Tonic, Tapwater & Cigarettes
Gin Basil Highball and a Panamento Highball
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Eppendorfer Weg 211
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