Last October 12, Bank Bar was buzzing from early afternoon, until late at night. To celebrate not only The Moment Group’s fifth birthday, and the launch of Bank Bar’s new menu as well, the coming together of the day’s festivities was aptly called Back to Back to Bank. The day kicked off with an Insider Afternoon. Guest bartenders from Hong Kong, Pawel Mikusek, Edgar Santillan and, Marek Vojcarcik, gave talks on Tiki culture, designing taste through flavors, and a few forgotten principles of good bartending.
Those in attendance got the down low on what to keep in mind when creating cocktails and a cocktail program, alongside tips and tricks to remember behind the bar. Come 7 P.M., Bank Bar was a full house with Mikusek, Santillan, and Vojcarcik going head to head in a Battle of the Bartenders, with their own one-night-only cocktail menus.
Bank Bar was bright and colorful that evening, with the presence of glow sticks, party hats, stick-on mustaches, Tiki drinks, and flamingos in every corner of the room. Like always, the night ended with a bang via sparklers at midnight, to signal the launch of Bank’s new menu. Staple drinks (like the Nutter Club and Pinay Colada) and twisted classics (like the French Lady, and the sumptuous Mezcal Negroni), are joined by late night meals of Bone Marrow & Wagyu Tacos, and a Charcuterie & Formaggio Board.