When you walk into Tunes Bar in Amsterdam, the first thing you lock your eyes on is the gorgeous cabinet display behind the bar. The cabinet is filled with bottles of liquor, perfectly lined up next to each other, color coded even. For any OCD person (or alcoholic mind you), it’s pure heaven.
I love interior design and this cabinet was an eye-catcher that had me staring at it all night. God knows how many photos I took of it.
We started off the night at Tunes Bar with some of the bar’s signature cocktails (Rhubarb Royale, Frozen Peach Bellini) and some gin & tonics. To go with the cocktails, we ordered the soft shell crab sushi (which was gone in a matter of seconds), a selection of salmon, hamachi and sweet shrimp nigiri, the toro sashimi, and the hamachi sashimi with jalapeño (a taste bomb – my personal favorite).
We ended on a very high note with a dessert of roasted banana, dulce de leche and young coconut, and we finished with a couple of cocktails made specially for us by the bartender. That’s how you know you’ve just entered a good cocktail bar – when they learn your palette and try to whip up something off cart they know you’ll love.
The night could have gone on forever if I didn’t have another shoot to do the next morning. I guess I’ll just have to go back to Tunes Bar again the next time I’m in Amsterdam.
Visit Tunes Bar at Amsterdam’s Conservatorium Hotel.