Death & Taxes
As the old saying goes, nothing is certain except death and taxes. We believe it extends beyond that – for if you step inside one of Martin Lange’s bars, you can be certain you’re in for a good time. The brains behind Cobbler, Savile Row and Finney Isles opened a new project aptly named Death & Taxes in April 2019. Martin and his team have set up shop inside a secluded space on Burnett Lane, taking inspiration from the moody cocktail bars of London and Paris. Previously a storage space, elements of Death & Taxes remain semi-industrial, offset by dark wood panelling, leather stools and booths, and rustic features illuminated by low lighting. In true Martin Lange style, the bar is very spirit focused, with the four-metre-tall back bar highlighting whisky as well as gin, rum, tequila and mescal. The team has been experimenting to create a 30-strong list of unique flavour-driven cocktails, alongside a contemporary and fun wine selection. The wine list moves away from discernible themes, with the only judging criteria being taste. There’s something for everyone, with older and contemporary varieties featuring. Mainstream beers are available off tap, with an assortment of bottles also available for quaffing.While Death & Taxes won’t serve food, bites will be available from nearby venues, including soon-to-open neighbouring Spanish delicatessen-style tapas bar Alba, which will be working closely to match its food offering with Death & Taxes’ wines and whiskies.