Recently i was invited down for an amazing cocktail making class at a new bar in Sheffield located on Ecclesall Road called Kettle Black. I arrived with a few other Sheffield Bloggers and fell in love with the outside of the bar before i'd even walked in. The entrance is located on the main road, a clash of black and orange which makes it feel classy and sophisticated from the outside. The bar is set back, away from the main road and the walkway down to it was covered in pretty greenery. You can see the shelves behind the bar all lit up before you enter and when we arrived, it was already busy - but not too busy - for a Thursday night. The lighting is low and feels like the sort of place you could go after work for a few cocktails and a quick gossip with your best ones without it being too loud.
After taking a seat at the end of the bar, we were greeted with a glass of prosecco and let loose at the bottles if we needed a top up. Terribly dangerous because i have no self control. The lovely bartender talked us through some history behind cocktails and prohibition which was great because i love learning new things, especially on a school night! Then we were given a tutorial on how to make a Cosmopolitan and an Espresso Martini and then were able to have a go at making each one ourselves.
My greatest achievement was that i could actually reach the bar when stood behind it as i'm what is known as a shorty.
I took several (hundred) pictures of everyone enjoying themselves and cocktail making and then after a lot of alcohol and several shots later, we were shown around the bar which included the VIP area looking out over the bar. There is also space outside with seating for those warmer nights when you need some fresh air with your alcohol!
The cocktails average around £8 for a cocktail depending on what sort of tipple is your preference and these prices definitely don't put me off at all. The quality of the cocktails were amazing and the staff were really knowledgeable about what they want the bar to be and about the drinks they are making you. The general feel of Kettle Black was relaxed but at the same time there was a great atmosphere created and a buzz about the place.
I would definitely recommend a visit - or seven.