The Lab Bar

Cocktail Bar
The Lab Bar The Lab Bar, which stands for London Academy of Bartenders, is world renowned for its extensive menu of innovative cocktails and, in its heyday, was considered the best bar in the world, setting the precedent for mixed drinks... London England 51.5137033 -0.1299734
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The Lab Bar - Cocktail Bar in London.
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Party Earth Review The Lab Bar, which stands for London Academy of Bartenders, is world renowned for its extensive menu of innovative cocktails and, in its heyday, was considered the best bar in the world, setting the precedent for mixed... ... read full review

  • Tube:

    Northern, Piccadilly Lines: Leicester Square

  • Phone:

    020 7437 7820

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Sa 4pm–midnight, Su 4–10:30pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Lab Bar Review

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The Lab Bar, which stands for London Academy of Bartenders, is world renowned for its extensive menu of innovative cocktails and, in its heyday, was considered the best bar in the world, setting the precedent for mixed drinks...

The Lab Bar, which stands for London Academy of Bartenders, is world renowned for its extensive menu of innovative cocktails and, in its heyday, was considered the best bar in the world, setting the precedent for mixed drinks and producing the most knowledgeable bartenders.

Although the immense cocktail menu can be a bit daunting, the savvy bar staff is happy to provide suggestions or to just whip up a heady concoction based on the patrons’ preferences – and since bartending is still considered an art at Lab Bar, the mixing of those drinks is often accompanied by friendly competitions of bottle tossing and cocktail creation.

The bar itself is on the small side and offers its young professional patrons a more vibrantly-colored ground floor as well as a darker and sleeker downstairs area where black leather sofas provide plenty of lounging space.

With a lively atmosphere, an unabashedly 1970s retro décor, and bathrooms labeled Bitches and Bastards, The Lab Bar still retains much of Soho’s traditional bohemian vibe for its trendy crowd.

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Tip from Lucas:

The cocktail menu is so big, it’s pretty easy to find something new to sample. Try the Red Hot Chili Pepper, a mind-blowing concoction of Goldschläger, lemongrass-infused tequila, champagne, ginger ale, sugar, and chili powder.

  • Crowd

    Media types, bar and restaurant workers, and young professionals, mid-20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    DJs play dance, house, techno, and upbeat music every night. Monday nights are set aside for rock and roll, remixes, and pop, while Sundays focus on funk.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Japanese cuisine and sushi, including gyoza, fried chicken, noodles, and rice.

  • Prices

    Appetizers £3.90+, sharing platters £5.85+, entrées £6.50+. Beer £3.25+, wine £3.50+, cocktails £6.80+, mixed drinks £6.20+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual. Dress code: no ties or football colors.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    This place typically reaches full capacity by 9pm on Friday and Saturday nights.

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