Cocktail Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review A Japanese-themed destination for those with sultry tastes and a nose for exotic drinks, Shochu Lounge is an easy-to-miss venue that focuses on exactly what its name suggests. Shōchū – a distilled Japanese beverage often compared to vodka in taste – gets far less attention than sake, the country’ ... more
37 Charlotte Street
London W1T 1RR
Café / Cocktail Bar
Party Earth Review Cleverly concealed under the austere home accessories store by the same name, Freud is a gritty bar popular with a clientele of artsy media types and hip students looking to subdue their superegos with drink. Accessible only by a steep metal staircase, this underground venue is a café by day and a small, swinging cocktail ... more
198 Shaftesbury Avenue
London WC2H 8JL
Cocktail Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Far down the rabbit hole and into the heart of Shoreditch lies Callooh Callay, an Alice in Wonderland-themed bar that’s as serious about its cocktails as the Mad Hatter is about his tea parties. A beautifully kitschy room awaits the trendy and creative patrons who regularly come in looking to warm themselves with absinthe ... more
65 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3AY
Reviewed by Jack O.
"I've making the effort to develop upon my love for Japanese food over the last few years and Bincho is definitely one of the best places I've tried la ..." more
16 Old Compton Street
London W1D 4TL
Party Earth Review Whether the speakeasy trend is genius or just a tired gimmick, few could deny that the Prohibition spirit is in full force at Evans & Peel Detective Agency, a subterranean haunt where a 20s-era vibe is in effect 100% of the time. Once buzzed through the nondescript door, would-be guests enter a fake detective ... more
310C Earl's Court Road
London SW5 9BA
Cocktail Bar / Restaurant
Party Earth Review Anyone who snagged a bite at the short-lived but incredibly popular pop-up burger bar Meateasy will be shaking their buns with joy at MEATliquor, which officially opened on November 11, 2011. Helmed by Yianni Papoutsis, the mastermind behind Meateasy and the beloved #Meatwagon burger van, the new diner welcomes lively young ... more
76 Welbeck Street
London W1G 0BA
Party Earth Review Under the cobbled paths and romantic twinkling lights of Covent Garden’s historic square lies Dirty Martini, a cruisy cocktail bar pumping with energetic bartenders and high-spirited revelers. A short flight of stairs leads party seekers down to a club decked out in flashy modern décor, black ottomans, eye-catching chandeliers ... more
11/12 Russell Street
London WC2B 5HZ
Party Earth Review It may be signless and nameless, but 69 Colebrooke Row is anything but anonymous, and offers a stylish speakeasy atmosphere steeped in Old Hollywood class. The brainchild of cocktail wizard Tony Canigliaro of Isola and Camille Hobby-Limon of the Charles Lamb Pub, this small cocktail bar prides itself on its inviting yet ... more
69 Colebrooke Row
London N1 A88
Club / Cocktail Bar
Reviewed by Thanh N.
"The Box is hands down the place where decadency takes its true form; from the three level story building to its fierce burgundy toned interior - this ..." more
11-12 Walkers Court
London W1F 0ED
Cocktail Bar / Speakeasy
Party Earth Review Greeted at the battered, paint-speckled door by a man in a waistcoat, first-time visitors to Experimental Cocktail Club can hardly be blamed if they find themselves a bit skeptical, unless of course they’re already familiar with the cutting-edge Paris original. Located on one of Soho’s busiest and most tourist-laden thoroughfares ... more
13A Gerrard Street
London W1D 5PS
In recent years, the art of cocktailing has risen to all new heights, and the cocktail bars in London are at the forefront of some of the most innovative mixology around.
There are so many great London cocktail bars that it’s hard to know where to begin. Starting off, there’s The Lab Bar. Lab here stands for the London Academy of Bartenders and is world renowned for its incredible drink list and knowledgeable bartenders. One of the coolest, and newest members of the London cocktail bar scene is The Experimental Cocktail Club. Originally opened in Paris, this hidden oasis entices couples to try something new like their Saint Germain Des Prés, which is a strong mixture of gin, egg white, cucumber juice, and elderflower.
Nightjar, meanwhile, is an inconspicuous and hard to find live music den with a whole chorus of signature drinks, whereas Lounge Lover is tucked back into a little alley and invites a stylish set to get cozy with their artisanal cocktails and their dates.
Other venues like Match Bar in Central London, Dirty Martini in Covent Garden, Danger of Death on Brick Lane, Callooh Callay in Shoreditch, and the newly opened Meat Liquor in Central, all feature their own hyper-creative menus and expert mixologists who can turn any drink into liquid heaven.
Wherever you go in London, there will be a plethora of cocktails bars from which to choose. So if you’re in the mood for something sweet, something sour, or just something new, there will always be a cocktail bar with your name on it.