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Outrage of Modesty Cocktail Bar in Cape Town (CLOSED)

Unfortunately, Outrage of Modesty is now closed (October 2018). But stay tuned and we will update you as soon as there is something new in its place.

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Cocktails are like art.

An average glass (read canvas) has the potential to be filled with ingredients, flavours and colours that can turn drinking into a memorable experience.

And that notion is precisely what Outrage of Modesty (OoM), a brand new cocktail bar in the City Centre, is about. Brought to us by Alliance Brands, – the guys behind edgy The House of Machines –  the venue’s doors officially opened in December 2015.

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The one-of-a-kind establishment tosses the established approach to cocktails out the window, opting instead for mixing techniques that use flavours you naturally couldn’t even fathom working with alcohol. We’re talking fennel pollen, buchu, wild berries and more – offering whoever walks into its doors the chance to go on a flavourful journey like no other.

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At the forefront of the unique experience is seasoned head bartender Luke Whearty who brings more than 15 years mixing experience and a love for creating bespoke and delicious concoctions to the bar (he also owns a successful bar in Singapore). “I’m like a chef but in a bar,” says Luke, “And I’m constantly learning, and blending ingredients and cultures into one,” he explains.

The Australian bartender has taken Mzansi ingredients that have made an impression on him to create an intricate and satisfying drinks menu. The ‘Caperitif’, for example, is a brew that features flavours like local vermouth Caperitif and naartjie, two ingredients that Luke tasted for the first time upon landing in South Africa. Other interesting mixes include the ‘Berry and the Bee’, which he describes as being made up of what is “literally foraged in the forest”.

outrage of modesty cocktail bar in cape town

A lot of technical precision, fermenting and infusions go into many of the items on the menu that make the overall profile jump from sweet to sour and fresh to heavy (OoM even make their own gin blend). But Luke is quick to highlight that for the consumer the finer details don’t matter when it comes to enjoying a cocktail. All that they really encourage is for guests to pick a drink that has flavours that ‘jump out’ at them.  

outrage of modesty cocktail bar in cape town

outrage of modesty cocktail bar in cape town

Another feature that jumps out at you immediately is the décor. The dimly lit spot has hints of a simplistic Japanese aesthetic mixed with a punk-like edge. Luke explains that this is a reflection of the styles and tastes of the different owners. The background music is also eclectic and will bounce from hip hop to rock, with other genres in between, depending on the crowd. The music certainly adds to the laidback mood in this intimate spot that accommodates a mere 24 guests.

outrage of modesty cocktail bar in cape town

Although small, OoM plans to have a big impact on the Cape Town cocktail scene. “A lot of bartenders who are used to doing things in a particular way will find this an outrage,” explains Luke in reference to the name of the spot. “Making cocktails, for me is so exciting and is about trying things and not having to stick to the way things have been done before.”

outrage of modesty cocktail bar in cape town

And that’s just the beginning. It is clear that the blend of passion, creativity and precision at Outrage of Modesty will usher more guests into an uncharted and delightful world of cocktail flavours.

Note: Outrage of Modesty also has a small food menu (light eats). Ask your bartender for details.

Tip: Since the venue can host a maximum number of 24 patrons, booking is advised. To do this, email reservations@anoutrage.com  or call +27 0) 21 422 2902

The Bill: The delicious drinks range from R70 to R100 per glass.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 6pm till late.

88 Shortmarket Street | City Centre | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 422 2902

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