Felix has been working behind bars since he was a student at Bath University where he became a familiar face behind many of the city’s bars during his degree. Following that he was able to take over and run the cocktail lounge at Cwtch in St Davids, Pembrokeshire for two summers.
That was enough incentive to move to London and see what the big city had to offer, and while working in a fairly boring day job he worked at a number of bars, before deciding to start his own popup, the Manhattans Project. The popup did very well, including stints as the house bar for Kerb and six months in residency at Dalston’s Pond restaurant. These residencies allowed Felix time to explore modern techniques and historical drinks, and this led to a number of high profile national competition wins; the Olmeca Altos Tahona Society and Jameson Barrelmen’s Homecoming being highlights.
The Manhattans Project found a bricks and mortar site in Hackney Central in 2016, and after a quick fit out, opened as Every Cloud, which has received a number of accolades including being named in the Sunday Times Style Menu of the Year, twice running up in the OFM Best Place to Drink category and Bar of the Week in Time Out, listed as one of Vogue’s top London bars , one of Distilling Magazine’s top 10 London bars and ranking 322 in the 2019 World’s Top 500 Bars.
Felix enjoys using modern equipment and techniques to reinvigorate classic drinks, as well as finding unusual ingredients from around the world to surprise and delight guests.