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A David Bowie Cocktail Bar Is Opening Soon

Bowie fans, get excited!

My husband is huge David Bowie fan. There’s a picture of Bowie hanging in our living room and, for my husband’s birthday last year, I actually threw a Bowie-inspired party. We went to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I attempted to draw a lightning bolt on a cake and I made a cocktail that I named “Ziggy Stardust.” The only problem is that I don’t know how to make cocktails and it was…well, you catch my drift.

Future birthdays may be held in London, however, where a new cocktail bar named Ziggy’s is set to open Sept. 20 at the Hotel Café Royal. The entire bar is inspired by Bowie, so you better believe you’ll find some cleverly-named cocktails, presumably made by people who know what they’re doing.


The bar will feature a number of drinks inspired by the late star’s 1972 album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.” Many of the drinks are named after lyrics from the record, like “Darkness and Disgrace,” inspired by a line in the song “Lady Stardust” and “Snow White Tan,” from “Ziggy Stardust.” Hotel Café Royal says the drinks are also served with “lots of glam and a sprinkling of rock ‘n roll.”

The bar itself is decorated with photos of the musical icon, including intimate portraits by his photographer and friend Mick Rock.


Even the location of Ziggy’s in Hotel Café Royal has ties to Bowie, as it was at the hotel in 1973 that he famously retired his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, with a party he called “The Last Supper.” Guests included other famous rock stars of the time, such as Mick Jagger and Lou Reed.


Bowie, who was born in South London’s Brixton neighborhood, died Jan. 8, 2016 of liver cancer at age 69. Will you be planning a trip to London to check out Ziggy’s?