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Keystones Worcester Bar Reopens

Keystones Worcester Bar Reopens

Keystones Worcester Cocktail Bar is one of the businesses that reopened on July 4th in keeping with the easing of Lockdown restrictions.  With a wide range of social distancing measure in place, the bar did a steady and upbeat trade and would like to thank its supporter for following guidelines and making the reopening event a fantastic success.

As part of the reopening initiative, Keystones have launched their new NHS online booking and visitor tracking system.  This means that people who are visiting the bar can enter all their details in advance and provide their information should they need to be contacted in the future.  For people wanting to use this facility you can visit keystones website here: (https://www.keystonescocktailclub.com/keystones-reservations/).

Some of the safety measures put in place included all staff wearing superhero face masks and gloves to make sure the customer contact was kept to a minimum.  Tables and general surfaces were regularly wiped down with sanitiser.  Wherever possible, social distancing of at least one metre was maintained and guests were allocated specific time slots and table service only.

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Over the weekend the bar attracted a really great crowd of visitors who had a fantastic time- even with restrictions in place.  As JP, the owner of Keystones Worcester said: “Most people were really well behaved and went out of their way to make this this work and follow the rules. A few people did need reminding as the evening went on but were all good natured about it. I’d like to say a huge thanks to all our Patrons who joined us over the weekend.”

Thirsty visitors seemed thrilled to have their favourite waterhole open again.  As one guest put it: “The worst thing about lockdown was feeling so isolated.  Even if you can’t hug and kiss people anymore you can still see your mates across the room and give them a wave – or if you’re feeling generous buy them a cocktail.”

The easing of restrictions on Saturday included bars, restaurants, hairdressers, outdoor gyms and playgrounds, hotels, cinemas, museums, art galleries, arcades, libraries, and community centres.

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JP added that the club team had spent nearly two weeks making sure that they were ready to reopen and had seriously reviewed and implemented practical social distancing measures. “It was just fantastic to see our Worcester Bar reopening.”

Already nicknamed “Independence Day”, July 4th 2020 was a huge success for keystones Cocktail Bar in Worcester and the management it committed to learning from the weekend festivities and will be constantly looking for ways to improve the their arrangements for the safety and enjoyment of their visitors.


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Keystones & Jägermeister Create Worcester Tiki Cocktail

Keystones & Jägermeister Create Worcester Tiki Cocktail

Keystones & Jägermeister Create Worcester Tiki Cocktail

Keystones Cocktail Club have had a great long-term relationship with the guys from Jägermeister and are now teaming up again to create a Worcester Tiki Cocktail.  JP, owner of the club states, “We want to offer our guests a genuine Tiki experience.  We’re one of the few clubs to been chosen to have our own bespoke Jägermeister Tiki Mugs.”

worcester tiki barAt the heart of the new Tiki Bar experience at Keystones is the latest offering from the Mast-Jägermeister Company called ‘Manifest’.  Based on their original herbal elixir, Manifest has a lighter soft oak flavour achieved by transforming the maceration and aging processes.  They have also moved away from the classic green bottle and have created a rich amber-red liquor the colour of cooling lava.  This is perfectly suited to the new red and black Tiki mugs custom made by Jägermeister for Keystones.

There’s soon going to be a new Worcester Tiki cocktail arriving!  Keystones are creating a new beverage for their guests.  It’s going to be called the ‘TikiFest‘ with the Tiki part representing the traditional Rum, Orgeat and Lime associated with Tiki Culture and the Fest coming from the last part of Jägermeister’s new elixir, Manifest.  Of course, ‘Fest’ also draws on the idea of warm beaches and great island festivals.  That’s what Tiki is all about – being laidback, chilled out and having a really good time.

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The exact recipe and the way the new drink is made is still a mystery but will soon be unveiled when the club reopens.  Secret tastings of the new cocktail have wowed the testers and it’s looking like a perfect celebration beverage.  Naturally, the new cocktail will be served in the new Keystones Tiki Mugs from Jägermeister.

Jägermeister Manifest at the Heart of Worcester Tiki Cocktail

Cam, head barman at Keystones explains, “Manifest is ‘Jägers’ new spirit  and we’re one of the biggest ambassadors for this new creation.  Not only does it look like it’s on fire, it tastes great either on it’s own or in our new cocktails.”

Cam is right.  Manifest is a very grownup spirit with serious flavour and that lingers like a great whisky or cabernet sauvignon.  This is still Jägermeister  but this isn’t for shots, its far to sophisticated for that and that’s why it makes the perfect cocktail ingredient.

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Experts who’ve appraised Manifest claim there are hints of exotic fruit, warm spices and mint all smoothed together with a heady mix of dark chocolate, soft cinnamon and smoked vanilla. Well that alone should makes it every Mixologists’ new best friend.  It is also a little sweeter making it perfect for exotic cocktails and fruit mixers.  This is a truly excellent addition to Jägermeister Spice and really adds depth to the company’s offering.

At the launch event, Manifest was offered in three ways.  You could have it neat, over ice or as an Old Fashioned Twist with 1.5 ounces Manifest, .5 ounces bourbon, .25 ounces black tea syrup and an absinthe spritz. Sounds great, but we believe our new TikiFest cocktail is soon going to be a menu favourite and future classic.


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Bespoke Tiki Bar Worcester Mugs From Keystones And Jägermeister

Bespoke Tiki Bar Worcester Mugs From Keystones And Jägermeister

As part of  the ongoing relationship between Jägermeister and Keystones Cocktail Club of Worcester, we’re really excited to let you all know that we will soon be receiving our new bespoke Tiki mugs.   Exclusive to only a handful of venues, these mugs were original designed by the team at Jägermeister for the Mahiki Bar in London and were an instant hit with guests.

Jägermeister stated, “Due to their popularity, and simply how amazing they looked, we decided to start offering them to some of our best customers. All completely made to order, they can be truly personalised in regards to colour. For example, Keystones are the first and only venue to request and use red and black mugs. If there is one type of cocktail that really suits Jägermeister then it is the tiki cocktail, so the mugs complement this really well. It’s great to see a new Worcester tiki bar experience.”Read more


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The Cocktail Bar Worcester

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