Bowie-themed bar to open at London’s Hotel Café Royal

London’s Hotel Café Royal is opening a bar dedicated to David Bowie, paying homage to his alter ego Ziggy Stardust, who he bid a fond farewell to at the hotel in 1973.

Bowie as Ziggy Stardust

In 1973 David Bowie famously retired Ziggy with a star studded bash at the hotel, dubbed ‘The Last Supper’. Guests included the biggest rock stars of the time, including Mick Jagger, Lou Reed and many others.

Now, the Regent Street hotel is creating a permanent monument to the late rockstar with the launch of a new bar called Ziggy’s.

Fabio Spinetti, the hotel’s bars and beverages manager, said: “Café Royal has always been the place where great minds would come to discuss great ideas. David Bowie played a really important part in Café Royal’s history, with the famous Last Supper taking place here. It only seems fitting to provide a homage to one of our most esteemed patrons.”

The bar will be decorated with rare images of the late singer by Mick Rock, who was Bowie’s official photographer in 1973, displayed in collaboration with London gallery Beautiful Crime.

On its drinks list will be cocktails inspired by his life and the 1972 album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, including “Darkness and Disgrace”, inspired by a line in the track Lady Stardust, and “Tigers on Vaseline”, taken from Hang On To Yourself and described as a modern take on the Pina Colada.

Bowie, who was born in Brixton, died of liver cancer in January 2016, aged 69, just days after the release of his final studio album Blackstar.

Ziggy’s will launch on Thursday, 20 September.

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