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New Swansea bar Elixir is promising an alchemy of cocktails and craft beers

By SWEPnino  |  Posted: January 13, 2017

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The interior of Elixir

The interior of Elixir

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NOTHING sits still on Swansea's Wind Street - as these pictures prove.

The latest bar to open on the street which is the centre of the city's night-time economy is called Elixir.

Specialising in craft beer and 'molecular' cocktails, and situated on the junction of Green Dragon Lane, the business is a joint venture between the creative team behind bars Kon-tiki, Prohibition, and SnowLodge, and the Gower bar company.

The grade 2 listed building features its original wood paneling, mouldings and the old bank counter - which ties in with the venue's alchemy theme.

Elixir says its cocktail menu provides offers not available anywhere else in Swansea, with some drinks including dry ice, colour-changing and smoked cocktails, in addition to 16 choices of draught beer and craft lagers, stouts, IPA's and real ales, as well as a large bottle selection.

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Rhys Morgans, who with Leanne Belt and Laurence Baker makes up the team behind the business, said: "It was really important for us to commit to the craft beer culture 110 per cent.

"The safer option would have been to just have a great bottle selection but we feel beer is best served straight from the tap.

"Elixir also boasts one of the largest spirit selections in Swansea, all of which are displayed from the back bar library"

From January, Elixir opens from Wednesday to Sunday 6pm - 2.30am, moving to seven days a week in February, when it will also unveil a garden terrace.

To welcome people to the weird and wonderful world of alchemy & craft beer, cocktails are buy one get one free for the whole month of January and The Secret Beer Society every Sunday is allowing people to try craft beers from around the world.

Nino Williams / nino.williams@swwmedia.co.uk/ @ninominoli

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  • Bankjack  |  January 13 2017, 9:48PM

    I don't have a beard, will I be allowed in? I hope the fact that alchemy never succeeded in creating an elixir isn't a bad omen. Anywhere has to be better than walkabout I guess.

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  • grammarSTASIa  |  January 13 2017, 4:23PM

    No need for an apostrophe after IPAs.

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