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Tribeca Bar & B.E.D. – Saints and Sinners Night

We sent Gemma down to Tribeca for their Saints & Sinners night, read on to see what she thought...

Published on May 11th 2006.

Tribeca Bar & B.E.D. – Saints and Sinners Night

Let’s face it, there’s nothing better than the onset of Summer. The ice cream vans start ringing their merry tunes (and actually start selling ice cream!), the girls get their strappy tops on and the boys get their muscly legs out. You gotta love it. And if there’s one thing that everyone loves, it’s a fountain. Take a trip to Piccadilly Gardens today and there’ll be at least 20 kids, soaked to the skin by the jets of cooling water. You wait, come the 9th July, those kids will be replaced by 20 crying men once wonderkid Theo Walcott has knocked in the winner to beat the Germans on their own soil. Hang on, I’m getting a bit ahead of myself, sorry.

But at night, when the sun’s gone off to warm our antipodean friends, and it’s become “a bit chilly to sit outside”, another fountain becomes king, yes, Tribeca’s chocolate fountain. The minute you walk through the door you see it, oozing its Belgian chocolate goodness, surrounded by strawberries, marshmallows and little profiteroles, that say “dip me, I’m tasty”, it’s all too much.

This, as I discovered last Thursday, is Saints and Sinners at Tribeca. An evening held over two floors that contrast and compliment each other wonderfully. Upstairs is party, R&B, Motown and disco, while downstairs in Bed bar, they’re banging out some classic 80’s. With the two for the price of one offer on cocktail pitchers running all night, all the ingredients are there for a cracking night out.

We started upstairs with a couple of pitchers of the scrummy cocktails. Don’t be mistaken, these aren’t the sort that are full of fruit juice and lemonade and no punch, these bad boys have got a sting in the tail. The Blue Moon was a particular favourite (Vodka, Tequila, blue curacao and lemonade) and if you really want to go down the sinner road try the Willy Wonker (Crème de Menthe, Baileys, milk and chocolate). You get about six or seven glasses out of each pitcher so at twelve quid for two that’s less than a pound a glass, result!

We then made our way downstairs to Bed where we ordered up an ice cold beer and relaxed on the (surprisingly comfortable) beds in the corner while we let our chocolate coated marshmallows go down. You feel a bit like some kind of Egyptian queen lying on a bed while people dance in front of you, it’s kinda cool. Of course the people-watching potential provided by 80’s music is the best there is, and the clientele of Bed didn’t disappoint. Finally, when Tainted Love came on, it was all too much and it was the dancefloor for the rest of the evening, awesome.

A great night had by all, get down there tonight and enjoy (Tip: go out for dinner after work, skip pudding and let Tribeca provide, it won’t disappoint).

(One last thing, did you know that Tribeca is named after an area of New York, so called because it is the TRIangle BElow CAnal Street, ” an area bordered on the north by Canal Street, on the east by Broadway, on the west by the Hudson River and on the south by Vesey Street”. Hmm, sounds like a square to me but I suppose Squabeca doesn’t have the same ring to it. Now that’s a fact that even our own “Fountain of Knowledge” Kelly didn’t know.)

Gemma Minshull
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