Our Story So Far
“Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
The name bath & bottle often raises some questions, so lets set the scene... In the hot and sultry summer of 1928, the streets of London became host to a series of wild and extravagant parties celebrated in decadent, hedonistic style. Whilst American social life suffered under the constraints of the prohibition movement and the rest of Britain struggled to deal with post-war life, the new generation of social butterflies – dubbed the 'Bright Young Things' - captured the attention of national press with scandalous stories of their their frivolous parties and excessive lifestyles. The most sensational of these parties was the Bath and Bottle party: an exclusive all-night celebration held at St George's swimming baths. Instructions to guests were to dress in bathing costumes and to bring a bath towel and a bottle. Champagne flowed freely and guests enjoyed a heady mix of cocktails and jazz with wild abandon.
Now here at bath & bottle we aren't asking you to bring your bathing costumes and a towel but we've been shaking and stirring up classics and house creations for the great and good of the island since 2012 and would love to welcome you. Our cocktail menu is ever-changing but is always crafted to the highest possible standard and with the utmost respect for spirits that those Bright Young Things would be proud to party with us.
In addition to our day to day cocktail crafting we also organise a range of events and most bank holidays you can find us behind the bar hosting one of our popular pop-up nights. From central Douglas, head along Victoria Street towards the sea and look out for the single light above our door on your left. If the light is on it means we're open so pull up a bar stool; settle in and let us craft you your perfect tipple.
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Bath & bottle is run by Rock Food Concepts and was the second of our venues, opening its doors to the public in August 2012. We would highly recommend visiting our two sister restaurants, both situated within a short walk of bath & bottle:
14North is our 'big sister' restaurant and has served up fantastic seasonal produce from local Manx farmers and artisanal suppliers since August 2010. At 14North, we believe in honest and hearty food in a welcoming atmosphere.
Little Fish Cafe is the latest addition to the Rock Food Concepts portfolio and is a beautiful little seaside cafe offering a laid back menu of nostalgic favourites, their brunch is much raved about and they have a great house cocktail list.