KACHEN met the two partners behind Maya, a cocktail bar with South American flavours, located in the heart of the Place Guillaume. And one thing is certain, the change of scenery is almost total.
The craze for cocktail bars in Luxembourg does not seem to be ending anytime soon. Indeed, it is in the heart of the Place Guillaume that the Maya bar has opened its doors. At the helm are two leading figures of Luxembourg’s nightlife, Bob Krier (Gotham & Peacock) and Marc Grandjean (Bar:Bar, l’Apoteca, l’Essenza and la Chapelle).
The concept? A South American-inspired cocktail bar located in a listed building “which was originally a bar and we’re happy to revive this heritage”, says Marc. The decoration is based on warm tones, wood and South American motifs that will naturally entice you to have one or more cocktails. The logo (a Mayan motif) and the name undoubtedly invite you to a trip to Latin America.
At the bar, Ludovic Frisoni, head mixologist, has created the entire menu inspired by the flavours and aromas of Latin America. Mezcal, tequila and pisco are thus in the spotlight. “We also try to work with spirits that are not well known in Luxembourg and to highlight them.” Many preparations are also homemade by Ludovic himself, in order to stand out and bring more special creations while bringing know-how to the main cocktail classics.
The centrepiece of the establishment is the music, which is at the heart of the Maya experience! Indeed, as soon as you enter, you will see a Dj booth and a fine sound system. “We want to bring Afro-house and Tribal sounds to Luxembourg, bring in DJs, we want people to dance and have fun”, explains Bob. Afterworks, theme nights, DJs, enough to keep you dancing until the early hours.
Finally, Maya has a prime location, right in the heart of the Place Guillaume (which should be finished by the end of May), with a beautiful and large terrace ” that should evolve, we hope, into something even more qualitative, with a solid structure, in order to offer the same atmosphere both inside and outside “, says Bob. The summer is set to be a hot one!
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 1am (3am for special evenings), enough to plan a night out in the city very soon!
Address: 34 Pl. Guillaume II, 1648 Ville-Haute Luxembourg
More information: Maya Luxembourg