In the ground floor of the legendary Carlton building, that used to form an atmosphere of Bratislava for centuries, you can find the special Mirror Bar, that will stop the spinning time with it’s classy, library style atmosphere. The bar holds a rich history and a well-known tradition of being a prestigious place for personal and business contacts. With a new cosmopolitan look and concept, it was reopened after a complete renovation in April 2019, as a bold vision of the award-winning bar manager Peter Marcina.
The respectful redesign of the bar was underlined with the key principles of Classy, Art and Nature. The impressive interior combines the historical elements of past eras and unique architectural forms around the dominant feature in the bar – a beautiful tree.
THE ALCHEMY OF COCKTAIL CREATION
The taste, scents and structures of supreme beverages are combined with a respect for local resources, the environment and art – the highest form of human endeavour in all its forms. The Mirror Bar cocktail menu therefor is more than a menu – it is an art book. Since each of this cocktails is a creation, a piece of art, where not even a single detail has not been thoroughly thought over, to provide the highest pleasure possible.
The “piece of art” cocktails are served in a custom-made cups and glasses, in unique botanical arrangements, accompanied by handmade bowls and marble or wooden trays, and even in 3D printed bio-degradable cups, and with edible molecules of fragrances.
Besides the cocktail menu, that consists of all-day (Classy) and evening (Art and Nature) signature cocktails, also an impressive selection of beverages, wines and spirits of local origin and from around the world, and highest quality Japanese teas, will impress even the most demanding guests.
ABOUT THE RADISSON BLU CARLTON
The Carlton building was a known meeting spot for intelligence, lawyers, doctors, engineers, professors and businessmen. Some great names like Thomas Alva Edison, Albert Nobel or Theodor Roosevelt can be found in the old hotel books. After the total reconstruction of the Savoy-Carlton with 400 beds became the biggest hotel in Central Europe.
After all that great history that was created, by the eighties the hotel was so devastated that it had to close down. After a massive reconstruction, Hotel Carlton finally reopened in 2001 as a part of the Radisson Blu chain with 4 stars.
Today, the conference rooms of the hotel can on one floor accommodate events for up to 1,000 people. The Carlton Hall is known as one of the most beautiful congress halls in the capital of Slovakia.
By: Ajda Borak