Chilli White is a vast bar-cum-nightclub hiding away behind the Corn Exchange. There are three floors here, with the “Main bar” and “Mini bar” downstairs, “Red room” in the middle and “Club room” at the top. When we went it was pretty quiet so only downstairs was open.
The first thing anyone would notice when walking in is quite how odd this place looks. Whoever designed the main bar must have been a really big fan of the final act of 2001: A Space Odyssey. This place is white. Really white.
The only beer on tap is San Miguel, and there’s an exciting selection of identical lagers (Peroni, Sol, etc.) on offer in bottles, as well as Amigos tequila beer. They’re really really not in it for the beer. This is a cocktail bar and the cocktail menu is extensive, including plenty of gimmicks like “smoking shots” and “alcoholic popcorn”.
Chilli White is surprisingly unpretentious: the staff are friendly and the décor is a little shabby. Sadly, though, that’s not enough for us. It’s clearly aimed at a very different demographic and I’m sure it does very well with them but if you’re a serious beer drinker you’ll want to stay well clear of Chilli White.
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