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21 Sep 2010

The Best Cocktail Bars in London


Craving a perfect cocktail? London has got some of the world's best cocktail bars that will impress and delight you. Bartenders armed with secret concoctions are waiting to serve you your heart's desires.

We've rounded up some of the city's finest so that you don't miss out:

1. LAB
12 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 4TQ

This small but beautifully formed Soho bar is a training ground for mixologists – the staff are graduates of the London Academy of Bartending, and both skilled and enthusiastic when it comes to demonstrating their skills.


2. Connaught Bar
16 Carlos Place, Mayfair, W1K 2AL

While its sibling the Coburg Bar specialises in more traditional cocktails, the Connaught isn’t scared to take risks. Their mojito is pepped up with sparkling sak√©, and the mint julep arrives looking like a fruit sundae.


3. Dirty Martini
11/12 Russell Street, Covent Garden

Get here early for their 2-4-1 deals. Make sure you get the chocolate martini. Dirty Martini is Covent Garden’s premier cocktail bar & one of London’s top destinations for a stylish & sophisticated night out in the West End.


4. Fluid
Charterhouse Street, Farringdon

Sumptuous cocktails amongst contemporary Japanese culture infused with futuristic graphics and arcade games . What's not to like ?


5. Guanabara
Parker Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5PW

This Brazillian barfest offers Fabulous cocktails with exotic fruits from the Amazon for its cocktails and bargain 2-4-1 deals.


6. Beach Blanket Babylon
45 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill

Decorated in Opulence and Stunning design, BBB also boasts an extensive cocktail list and features only the choicest of brands and ingredients.


7. Sketch
9 Conduit Street, Mayfair

Chic and Artsy, a fashionable hotspot with cutting edge cuisine and intoxicating cocktails.


8. Zensai
16 Inverness Street, Camden Town

Stylish Thai bar with seriously good cocktails in the heart of an eclectic camden spirit.


9. Shoreditch House
Ebor Street, Shoreditch

Based in a former tea warehouse, this swanky members’ club offers a glamourous venue with an indulgent onsite bowling alley, a heated rooftop pool, as well as an excellent bar.


10. Anam
3 Chapel Market, Islington

Modern meets retro in this great cocktail bar oozing style and class with funky DJs.


11. Cubana
48 Lower Marsh, Waterloo

A genuine cuban bar with fresh tropical cocktails on offer including a passion fruit mojito. Great Value Great Cocktails !


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