Heavily struck by the corona crisis, the Huiskamer De Groote Sociëteit event location had no future prospects. But times of uncertainty call for creative solutions and soon the idea arose to set up an exclusive cocktail club: a corona proof concept, fitting into the characteristic monumental building. The course changed and in just 3 weeks the business was completely transformed: from concept and name to the furniture and the menu. Cocktail Club De Baron was born!
Come and visit and enjoy a drink in a special 18th-century setting with view on the Vrijthof in Maastricht. Sit back in one of the velvet armchairs and marvel at the high Victorian ceilings, chandeliers and ornaments.
Cocktail Club De Baron is a tribute to Hobbe Esaias, the Baron of Aylva who lived between 1696 and 1772. As a prominent soldier in the northern Netherlands, he was of great influence on the developments within the city of Maastricht and also Governor of Maastricht. In 1760 he was the founder of De Groote Sociëteit (La Grande Société de Maestricht), one of the first gentlemen’s societies in the Netherlands and still located in the building of De Baron.