If you’re a fan of the cocktails at Kricket you’ll want to play special attention to this because the team are taking over the site next to Kricket Soho and turning into cocktail bar Soma. The bar, named after the Hindu Moon God, will be a modern take on the speakeasy, with most of the space set aside for walk-ins and a closing time of 3am. The 9-metre long stainless steel bar will take centre stage in the indigo-walled room, where the bar team will shake up drinks inspired by the Indian subcontinent.

Kricket’s Head of Beverage Will Rogers and SOMA Bar Manager Angelos Bafas, in collab with Zoe Burgess from Atelier Pip, have created a cocktail list that makes use of seasonal ingredients and spices whilst still sticking to a ‘less is more’ ethos, so you can expect drinks like Gooseberry Chaat Margarita (tequila, triple sec, homemade gooseberry cordial & chaat masala), a Coconut & Jaggery Old Fashioned (bourbon, jaggery, coconut & mace bitters) and Pickled Mooli Martini (vodka, dry vermouth, lightly pickled mooli & fennel oil). There’ll also be a snack menu featuring the likes of crackers made with leftover rice from the restaurants & yoghurt dip to keep you going as you work your way through those cocktails.

Opens September 2021
12-14 Denman St, London W1D 7HL