Best Cocktail Bars in London
Quality is vital when you look for alcoholic beverages in bars. There is one more, essential factor to be considered, fun. Recently, bars with themes, instagrammable drinks and interior are becoming more popular among drinkers. If you are in love with the cocktail, here is a list of such bars to visit if you are in London.
Dandelyan is an international bar, established by multi-award-winning bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana, who possesses titles including World’s Best Bartender 2015, Most Influential Britons 2017 and Personality of the Decade 2017. The set up of this bar takes inspiration from the heritage of Sea Containers house and its beautiful location along the River Thames. This bar’s menu is inspired by the great botanists, fruit hunters and Bon vivants. The bar goes with the new approach of seeking new flavours through the understanding of the plant’s make-up. This bar suits many occasions and times of the day, booking in advance is advised.
Nola Roman Road
This wonderful bar is inspired by the food, drinks, culture and history of New Orleans, Louisiana. On entering Nola, you will find a historic architecture that the Crescent City is famous for. Their kitchen is inspired by the finest restaurants of New Orleans. The cocktail menu includes some of the best classics of Crescent city, as well as some of the greatest made in New Orleans. They also offer home delivery via Deliveroo.
Padded benches and stools, charming barman, strong drinks, all these define this bar – Every Cloud. Every cocktail in this bar comes with a comic description. All the drinks served in this bar are so punchy that you will leave everything else just to concentrate on your drink.
Swift bar is divided into two spaces, buzzy and lively bar on the ground level and faintly Italian look upstairs. The downstairs bar has an extensive selection of 250 different drams. On Fridays and Saturdays, they offer cocktails with live blues and jazz music in the evening. The upstairs bar has a short menu of light cocktails accompanied by oysters or other things from their kitchen.
Fitz’s Bar is named after Charles Fitzroy Doll, the architect of The Kimpton Fitzroy London. The cocktail menu of this bar pays tribute to the free spirits of Bloomsbury’s past and present. Snacks such as oozing bone-marrow croquettes garnished with capers, salty Hasselback potatoes and caviar from this menu are worth the try. Also, don’t forget to try fizz-heavy Spy Princess for £17.
Three sheets is a narrow spot on the Kingsland Road. This is a kind of dark and dim space, but the bar service is, in contrast, brightest. The seasonal menu of this bar offers seven cocktails and a little Gallic slant with pastis and Breton cider creations. The cocktail list includes French 75, Almond Flower Sour, Whisky Soda, Cosmo, Vodka Soda and some more drinks. Their menu changes every week.
Stepping into the Connaught Bar is like stepping into another world. You get all that classy feelings, people having the conversation with sparkling glasses, candlelit tables, textured walls in platinum silver leaf and a grey bar, all these set a very stylish tone.
It’s a classic American bar offering traditional mixed drinks in glamorous surroundings. Bar American is located in a basement near Piccadilly Circus. Just like the place, the service of the bar is fast and gentle, too.
Seven is a tapas and cocktail bar located at Brixton. Their cocktail menu has traditional plus experimental touch, which changes four times a year. They have an extensive premium spirits list and growing Spanish spirits back bar so they always try to mix any cocktails that are not on their list.