London’s Top rated All five Cocktail Bars
If there’s something London isn’t in short supply of, it’s a cocktail bar. They’re everywhere and Martinis and Cosmopolitans are being mixed all over the city inspite of the credit crunch. Some are cheap, some are very expensive. Some of them are only right. Obviously, it’s not necessarily easy to tell which ones are worth the money. This informative article talks about the Goldilocks of cocktail bars throughout the capital, and never having to venture in to a scary looking members club or swanky hotel bar.
1. Bourne and Hollingsworth – Rathbone Place
This tiny little slip of a place is a newsagent to the naked eye. But once you spy the sneaky stairs, you’re treated to an attractive 30s bar and some excellent mobile cocktail service cocktails. The £7.50 Sebastian Martini wins points for being probably the most divine – passion fruit, vodka and champagne for the reason that ever important martini glass. (Cocktails always taste better in a martini glass, don’t you believe?) Think flapper dresses and feathers and you’ve got the design just right.
2. Bob Bob Ricard – Upper James Street
This new haunt is taking trendy Soho by storm. It’s a break fast bar, a diner and cocktail bar all rolled into one. How very U S of A. Press a dinky little button at your table to order more champagne (very nice touch) or have one of many charming waitresses bring you a rhubarb gin and tonic. It’s not cheap though. Drinks are around a tenner. It’s worth it; you’re spending money on style here.
3. Fluid – Charterhouse Street
Cocktails AND arcade games? Yes please! Throw in some sushi and this can be a fantastic little find in Clerkenwell. With favourites like Space Invaders and Pacman on the old school arcade machines, you’ll have a good time getting in touch with your inner child. They play great music and execute a mean Polish martini. I’m more of a supporter of these long drinks, but if you actually genuinely wish to, you could have yourself a Wasbabi Martini. It’s a pricey night out though – most cocktails are £7-8.
4. Lab Bar – Old Compton Street
This is among the most used cocktail bars in London and its obvious why. The cocktail list is gigantic. You’d be very hungover if you tried to work your path through it. It’s not the least expensive cocktail bar – the drinks will be about £8 each, however the mixologists are some of the finest available and if you can’t decide what you want, you are able to always get them to whip up something new. Having your own personal signature cocktail is pretty cool y’know.
5. Freud – Shaftesbury Avenue.
Freud is quite cool little place. It’s not just a bar having an immense cocktail menu, it’s also a skill gallery. There’s always something interesting going on here. You’ll meet some very cool types here as well. Artists, writers and philosophy students mostly. The cocktails are mostly novelty, but it’s that’s your thing then you’ll really such as this quirky little bar. Expect to pay around £6 for your tipple.