Its finally summer and while the big heat wave has gone, the evenings are just right to sit outside and enjoy the night with some friends and a drink or two. If you are looking for a place to do just that, look no further and head to the Brunel Museum on Fridays or Saturdays. Not the place for a drink? – it sure is. Since the opening of the roof garden on top of the Southern Shaft of the Brunel tunnel, they have been organising Midnight Apothecary.
Midnight Apothecary is now in its 5th season and runs every Friday and Saturday until the end of September. Its a Pop up cocktail bar in the roof garden, complete with Camp fire and Marshmellows and Streetfood by changing vendors (one per night). Cocktails are by The Cocktail Gardener Lottie Muir – not only is she the chief mixologist behind the great cocktail menu- but she also designed the small roof garden in 2012.
In addition to the pop up bar, the Museum is also open for you to explore, and there are tours into the tunnel shaft. Previously only accessible via a small hole in a ladder climbing exercise, they have built a sweeping staircase down and some lighting to make this an intimate events venue. The tour will also tell you how the tunnel has been dug.
If you want to go, please note that the event is pre-booking only.
Entry is £5 and can be booked at http://midnightapothecary.designmynight.com/. Tickets include entry to the museum, complimentary toasted marshmallows, optional guided descent into the underground chamber. The ticket sales are helping raise money for a new entrance and staircase for Brunel’s huge underground concert hall below the cocktail garden.
The event ends at 22.30, and if you are looking for a nice place to continue enjoying a good drink and scenic outside, check out the Mayflower Pub just opposite – just make sure you don’t get wet feet on the Jetty terrace when the tide is rising!