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Did you visit Ollie’s Cocktail Cafe in 2002? See our Days Gone By gallery!

PUBLISHED: 18:00 06 November 2020

A night out at Ollie's Cocktail Bar in Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

A night out at Ollie's Cocktail Bar in Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

Did you meet up with friends at Ollie’s Cocktail Cafe in Ipswich in 2002?

A night out at Ollie's Cocktail Bar in Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANTA night out at Ollie's Cocktail Bar in Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

If so, you might spot yourself in our photo gallery, relaxing and having a drink and a chat.

Friends meeting up at Ollie's Cocktail Bar in Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANTFriends meeting up at Ollie's Cocktail Bar in Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

The bar in Tacket Street opened in 2001, and, as its name suggests, specialised in cocktails.

A night out at Ollie's Cocktail Bar in Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANTA night out at Ollie's Cocktail Bar in Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

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The 150 choices on the menu ranged from classics like the Singapore Sling and Tequila Sunrise to frozen cocktails and non-alcoholic mocktails. There was even a special £175 cocktail for four, known as The Explosion.

All smiles at Ollie's Cocktail Bar in Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANTAll smiles at Ollie's Cocktail Bar in Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

Ollie’s also hit the headlines when it opened in 2001 because it had a “chat hatches” in the ladies’ loos - so that friends could chat while sitting in adjoining cubicles.

Customers at Ollie's Cocktail Bar in Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANTCustomers at Ollie's Cocktail Bar in Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

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The cocktail bar closed down in 2012, and the building is now popular Irish pub The Shamrock.

A night out at Ollie's Cocktail Bar in Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANTA night out at Ollie's Cocktail Bar in Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

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