6˚, the latest addition to Wyndham Street, is a jazzed-up two-floor lounge of sleek interiors and TV-panel walls. The bar riffs on the idea of social connections, but the message is lost in translation. The signature cocktail list is the strongest expression of the bar’s theme, with each cocktail boasting names like Shrinking World and Friend of a Friend - side note: try the Separation, a heady mix of cherry brandy, coffee liqueur, Cointreau, whisky, vodka, and Coke, which packs quite the punch. But the theme is lost in the execution of other aspects of the bar. The snacks – nachos, baked potato skins and the like – are a good counterpoint to the drinks, but do little to further the theme, while the music, essential to any lounge, lacks direction thanks to its line-up of themed nights, like Thursdays’ 6˚ of Swag (Rnb and Hip-Hop). The concept is a good one, but in trying to differentiate itself on Wyndham Street’s crowded bar scene, 6˚has diluted its theme by doing too much.
Fortunately, any new bar will be popular with the ladies. After all, it’s the company you keep.
G/F & 1/F, 55 Wyndham Street, Central