Farzi duo open new Mayfair cocktail bar

Scales has been dubbed as a secret haven for cocktail enthusiasts.

A new cocktail bar has opened beneath venue Drink with Sasha in the heart of Marylebone and Mayfair in London. 

Scales has been dubbed as a secret haven for cocktail enthusiasts after opening in December 2023.

The bar is the brainchild of passionate mixologists Din Jusufi and Engji Shala, who honed their craft for five years at the acclaimed restaurant Farzi London.

Secret serves 

After stepping through a discreet door in the wine shop, guests arrive at a chic, dimly lit space that serves crafted cocktails. 

At Scales, chemistry and balance, as reflected in the name, are at the core of the concept: evident in the laboratory where all the cocktails are prepared. There is an extensive range of equipment in the lab that extracts the flavours of fresh produce into the cocktails, including a centrifuge that is used to separate solids from liquids in fresh fruits and veg, and also to extract flavour into a spirit. 

The seasonal menus focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, each extracted and combined into flavour combinations. 

"Our ethos revolves around balance, precision and consistency," says Shala. "Each drink follows a pattern of seasonality using fresh produce, expertly extracted into the cocktails. We started the bar in the hopes of bridging the gap of understanding between the consumer and the modern-day crafts of cocktails."

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