A compact cocktail venue in peaceful Richmond, you’ll be hit by Be At One’s lively atmosphere as soon as you walk through the doors and the huge variety of great-tasting drinks are bound to keep you here long into the night.
A short walk from the beautiful Richmond Park and not too far from Richmond station, this Be At One, one of around ten in the capital, is a relatively small space at the top of Petersham Road. The bar is central and plenty of stools and tables are available for customers. There’s a small seating area downstairs, although it seems a little bit like a graveyard for chairs rather than a place to enjoy your drinks.
With a buy-one-get-one-free happy hour available every day, this small space is often packed and seems a particular favourite with people meeting after work. It provides a vibrant atmosphere that the bartenders enhance – they’re incredibly friendly, helpful and always enjoying themselves. The menu boasts nearly 200 cocktails, so staff realise you may need a hand and are more than happy to help you out – just tell them your spirit, whether you like fruity, sour and so on, and they will go from there.
You’ll be spoilt for choice on cocktails, from the well-known classics and disco varieties to Be At One originals and bartender’s favourites. You can have the mango Collins (£7.50) with gin or rum, and it’s blended with lemon juice, sugar, mango liqueur and mango puree, before being topped with soda water – really refreshing. The Bramble is a simple mix of gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and blackberry liqueur (£7.50), which may go down a little too easily. If you like them fruity, don’t miss the Key West Cooler (£7.50), with vodka, peach schnapps, Malibu, Midori, orange and cranberry juice - it’s tangy, sweet and delicious. If cocktails aren’t your thing, there are a few wines and beers, but really it’s all about the cocktails.
The Last Word
The combination of good drinks, a fun vibe, excellent value happy hour and great staff really work to make Be At One Richmond a great place for a night out with friends.