A Slice Of Caribbean Paradise Is Here To Warm Up Your Wintery Weekends

Marigot Bay Bar And Cafe is every Rum lovers dream

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I want you to take a minute and imagine yourself sat on a beach in the Caribbean, with the sound of the ocean tide pulling the waves out...and back in.

Imagine tall palm trees, with their giant leaves hustling in the wind and the warmth of the sun's rays beaming on to the back of your neck.

Then I want you to picture a cosy little bar cafe just perched on the corner of the beach, ready and waiting to serve you a chilled island beer, tropical cocktail or the finest Caribbean coffee you've ever tasted.

Now open your eyes, because whilst you might feel like you're chillin' in the Tropicana, you're actually sat in Marigot Bay Bar and Cafe - in Altrincham.

This was the aim of owner Dave Marsland - to transport the customers to the sunny shores of the Caribbean, and boy does he succeed. As soon as you walk through the door you are greeted with walls adorned with memorabilia picked up from Dave’s travels to the Caribbean and low-level background music that would not be out of place on most Caribbean radio stations.

There could not be a more perfect place to go to escape this dreary cold winter we are currently smack-bang in the middle of. The bar, which is open Friday and Saturday nights from 5 pm, has an incredible rum-focused cocktail list.

Between 5-8pm on both days is Happy Hour, with 2 for £10 cocktails making it’s the perfect place to go for some pre-dinner cocktails or before you head out for a night on the town.

Of course, being a rum bar, the classic rum cocktails like the Mojitos and Daiquiri are done to perfection. However it's there twist on non-rum cocktails that really steal the show. Like their Marigot Pornstar Martini which uses house favourite St Lucian rum instead of the usual vodka recipe.

If you’re a real rum aficionado then you cannot miss out on their monthly tastings where you can enjoy four tots of rum and two cocktails for only £15 - Bargain!

This month’s tasting will offer you a Taste of Puerto Rico and is happening on February 16th.

You can book your spot via their website here or better yet, you can pop into the bar yourself and and book your spot while enjoying a special Happy Hour cocktail.

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Written By

Shannon Aldwell

Loves a cheese and wine night. Can quote any Friends episode ever. Ultra competitive at trivia nights. Originally from a land down under. For story enquires please contact shannon@lovin.com