Party Earth Review For those who can afford to drop £900 on an Alexander McQueen clutch or a Vivienne Westwood frock, the opulent Fifth Floor Bar at upscale department store Harvey Nichols offers a chance to toast their pricey purchases... ... read full review
London SW1 7RJ
Piccadilly Line: Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge
020 7235 5250
M–Tu 10am–11pm, W–Th 10am–midnight, F 10am–1am, Sa 11am–1am, Su noon–6pm
Mayfair / Knightsbridge, London –
For those who can afford to drop £900 on an Alexander McQueen clutch or a Vivienne Westwood frock, the opulent Fifth Floor Bar at upscale department store Harvey Nichols offers a chance to toast their pricey purchases with equally extravagant champagne.
Arriving via an express lift designed exclusively for the bar’s clientele, ladies who lunch and weary shoppers find themselves in a space with a floral motif modeled after the renowned Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque champagne bottle.
Open and airy with hardwood floors, a circular ivory-colored bar, white banquettes, and just enough fuchsia and lime touches to avoid that uncomfortable sanatorium feel, the venue creates a comfortable vibe where privileged customers can relax in style over everything from soft drinks to tequila.
Ordering by the glass or the bottle, or choosing from a champagne cocktail list that includes drinks like The Fifth Element Mojito and Champagne Christophe, affluent A-listers and trendsetters settle into the upholstered booths to take in the city views.
Although the bar offers a large selection of original and seasonal cocktails, most of the business people and chic big spenders who frequent this swanky haunt appreciate a good bubbly, and champagne remains the firmly established star of the Harvey Nichols show.
Elegant and cozy, Fifth Floor Bar is a jet set drinking destination that oozes glitz and glamour – even if you can’t part with £40,000 for the nine liter bottle of ’99 Belle Epoque.
Chic young ladies, business people, and high-end shoppers, late 20s to 40s+.
Ambient elevator music.
No food, but there is also a restaurant on the fifth floor. Smoking allowed on the rooftop terrace.
Beer £5–£7, wine £6–£13/glass or £22–£81/bottle, cocktails £11–£15+, champagne cocktails £14–£19, champagne £13–£65+/glass or £50–£500+/bottle, liquor £6–£40+.
Dressy: designer handbags, big jewelry, stilettos, year-round tans, manicured nails, salon-perfect hair, lounge suits, button-downs, blazers.
Friday and Saturday nights for the most buzzing scene and later closing.
Whisky Mist (35 Hertford Street) is a high-end club that provides a livelier but equally exclusive partying scene.