The Roundhouse has been one of London’s most prominent venues for live music and showcasing UK and international talent since 15 October 1966, when the venue opened its doors the first time to an enthusiastic public. The legendary band Pink Floyd made a fantastic debut at the Roundhouse and many were to follow. The venue retains its original charm, it is a landmark of North London.
Now, a star of a different kind but with no less soul has come to the Roundhouse again: Mount Gay Rum! The Barbados Terrace by Mount Gay is accessible for the public and anyone visiting the Roundhouse for one of its shows. It is a lovely spot just slightly away from the hustling and bustling streets of Camden. It invites to relax with a cool cocktail and some Caribbean food. The cocktails are blended with Mount Gay’s Black Barrel and XO, which is also lovely to enjoy on its own. Our favourites are the Mai Tai and the cocktail with cloudy apple juice and Mount Gay, which makes for an incredibly refreshing summer drink (water flavoured with fresh oranges is available to to keep hydrated too!).
The terrace also offers games, and just when our editors spent a couple of hours relaxing, a hula hoop craze developed and suddenly everyone was joining in.
The terrace seems to be infected with the “Barbados spirit”, the joie de vivre that the brand has spread successfully over the past years. Mount Gay’s very own master blender Allen Smith, who has overseen the brand’s rum production for more than the past twenty years, describes the production of the rum, its taste and consumption as something “you need to experience”.
The Barbados Terrace by Mount Gay will be closing 26th August, and is open Tuesday – Friday from 5pm-11pm and Saturday to Sunday from 12pm-11pm. Food is available during the week.
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