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Cocktailbar Mad Dog

Cocktailbar Mad Dog

Drinking a cocktail at Mad Dog means
drinking with passion and pleasure
for the pursuit of quality.

Mad Dog

Via Maria Vittoria | Torino (reservations accepted till 8pm)

Tuesday till Sunday from 9pm (closed during summer)

In order to entry Mad Dog, you have to know the password, which you can find on their website
Price €10 per cocktail

Via Maria Vittoria. It seems like you come at a friends’house, instead you enter into another world. A unique drink concept. Not a new concept, but a recovery of what over the years is called “speakeasy” by the US Prohibition.

In a time where everything is fast, chaotic, where it is about the form but not the substance, the Mad Dog family offers you the New Golden Age of drinks in an atmosphere of soft lighting and sophisticated background music. A social club with sophisticated taste but never pretentious.

We choose for the El Nuevo Predisente and Improved Paloma. The first one is a tribute to a classic mix. This version combines the tastes of Turin’s early nineteenth century and South America with a special addition of homemade dry Orange Curaҫao. The second drink has a strong taste coming from the combination of Tequila and Maldon Salt, lightened by the homemade grapefruit, balanced with the sour taste of lime. These two cocktails have nothing to do with the commercial long drinks that we are used to.

From this philosophy of pleasure arised the local musical evenings. Every Tuesday there is live jazz music, on Sunday a DJ set on vinyl, and almost every week, behind the counter, there are collaborations with  Freni and Frizioni – the bartenders from Rome -.

All images © 2017 Jehanne Oostra & Paulina Arcklin