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Glasgow’s newest cocktail bar brings Palma to Patrick with Mediterranean-inspired venture

07/10/2022
  • Owners of popular Hinba Coffee Roasters launch chic new cocktail bar, inspired by time living in Palma
  • Fergus McCoss and Ness Achilles have introduced “relaxed” coffee-to-cocktail concept with their new venture, Eighty Six
  • Launched in collaboration with neighbouring venue Eighty Eight, cocktail bar boasts menu crafted by expert mixologist Iain Welsh
  • Bar launches amid huge transformational period for Partick, with community placed at the heart of Fergus and Ness’ new venture

THE TEAM behind a popular specialty coffee shop in Glasgow’s west end have launched a brand-new cocktail bar, inspired by their time living on the Mediterranean island of Majorca. 

Fergus McCoss and Ness Achilles – founders of Hinba Coffee Roasters – are aiming to recreate the same relaxed after-hours atmosphere they experienced in Palma with their new venture, Eighty Six. 

Located within their existing venue on Dumbarton Road, Eighty Six offers an intimate coffee-to-cocktail experience from 6pm until midnight every Wednesday to Sunday.

The bar has been launched in collaboration with neighbouring venue Eighty Eight, whose expert mixologist Iain Welsh has crafted a cocktail list that nods to Hinba’s paired back daytime coffee offering.

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Pistachio Sour, Champagne Spritz and the Spiced Paloma are just three of the nine exotic drinks on the one-of-a-kind menu, which features coffee-inspired tasting notes for each of the cocktails.

Opened earlier this year, the Partick coffee shop is Fergus and Ness’ second premises, having launched their first cafe in Oban in 2019. 

The couple lived in the Spanish city of Palma for five years prior to moving to Scotland, and Fergus was keen to reflect the laid-back culture they experienced in Mallorquin bars in their new venture.  

He said: “Most of the coffee shops in Palma turn into bars at night. The transition was always seamless – the relaxed daytime atmosphere really helped set the tone for a chilled night. I knew it was a concept I wanted to bring to Hinba.  

“I think it will be really well received, especially in the west end. We’re the only venue in the area to be offering a coffee to cocktail experience like this. We want to be a place that people can enjoy at any time of the day.”

The launch of Eighty Six comes amid a significant regeneration of Partick and the surrounding areas.

At the heart of the transformation has been Eighty Eight, which has been a huge hit with Glaswegians since bringing beautiful seasonal small plates to Dumbarton Road back in 2019.

And Fergus hopes the restaurant’s new late-night neighbour will be the perfect laidback venue for people to unwind in the city’s west end.

“Partick is regenerating and we want to be at the heart of that,” he continued.

“Having the support from our friends at Eighty Eight has been amazing. From the minute we opened Hinba in April, the team next door have wanted to help in any way they can. Their expertise is priceless, and we’re really excited to be working with Iain to offer a cocktail menu that reflects us.

“Ness and I were inspired to venture into the world of coffee and hospitality because of the sense of community it creates. We want to share that ambition with the people who live on our doorstep. Eighty Six is the perfect place to watch that grow.”

The 30-capacity bar is open now for walk-ins and bookings. To explore the range of cocktails on offer, visit Eighty Six on Instagram.

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