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Tayer + Elementary

At first glance, this is yet another brutalist Shoreditch/Hoxton/Old Street bar with bare concrete, exposed aircon ducking and raw steel trunking. But

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Claridge's Bar

Tucked away under the staircase of Claridge's lobby is this quaint lounge bar, which acquired its warm Art Deco look in 1999 when the hotel embarked on

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Pig and Punch

This restaurant with a downstairs bar is most known for its ribs, especially on Wednesdays when there is a special deal on them, and tiki drinks. With

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American Bar at The Savoy

Perhaps the most famous hotel in the world, The Savoy reopened in 2010 after a three-year, £100m+ refurbishment. While the rest of the hotel now sparkles

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D.Bespoke

For a dose of solemn, ritualistic high Ginza style, look no further than D.Bespoke, a temple to the art of Japanese bartending. The man behind the stick,

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Scarfes Bar Rosewood Hotel

Scarfes Bar sits across the courtyard entrance from Holborn Dining Room and is the Rosewood hotel's official bar. It's been decorated to resemble a plush

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CV Distiller

Huge collection of whiskies and rums. Simple classic cocktails. We've listed this as being in the central area - it is but it's also a short taxi ride

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Three Sheets

Brothers Noel and Max Venning opened this neighbourhood café-bar in September 2016 and have urned a well-deserved reputation for their cocktails.

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Senios Café Bar

Lying on a pedestrian street in Athens’ textile neighbourhood, Senios (which opened in October 2018) is the third all-day café bar by the team behind

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Manhattan

On the first floor of the imposing Regent Hotel, this jewel-like enclave is what all hotel bars would aspire to if only they had the funds. Plush dark

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Cut Throat

Barber, coffee, beer and drinks: what is not to love? Wait for your barber appointment while playing a video game with a coffee, Gin & tonic or cocktail.

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The Boilerman Bar

The Boilerman is Joerg Meyer's other bar (see Le Lion). It couldn't be more different and he set out to ensure it was. Boilerman is best described as a

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Rehab

Rehab has what is best described as a psychedelic interior. Known for its rum selection, all eight drinks on the menu, made by Alexandros Gkikopoulos,

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Jose Tapas Bar

José is a wonderfully authentic sherry and tapas bar occupying a tiny corner shop mid-way down Bermondsey Street. As well as hailing from the home of

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Alexander Bar at Hotel Grande Bretagne

Dress up this place is posh. The Alexander Bar lies off the lobby of the Grand Breatagne five-star hotel, in Syntagma Square. It's very classic in appearance

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Bar Hemingway

A mixed international upscale hotel elite give this famous little cocktail bar something of the air of an upmarket shrink's waiting room. And Colin Field,

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The Holy Birds

Best described as a posh Nando's with great cocktails and 1960s furnishings, The Holy Birds is officially billed as being London's first poultry dining

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Rules Cocktail Bar

Rules was established by Thomas Rule in 1798 making it the oldest restaurant in London. It serves traditional British food, specialising in classic game,

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A-Bar

Tucked in the luxurious Intercontinental Amstel Amsterdam you can find the A-bar. Most known for its terrace and amazing view of the Amstel in the summer,

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Atlas

Epic art deco lobby bar with over 1100 gins in a three-storey back bar tower. We’re familiar with hotels spending seven figures on a statement lobby

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Artesian

The Artesian is named after the 360 foot artesian well beneath the foundations of the hotel, which supplied the original hotel during its Victorian heyday.

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Noel

One of the most popular bars downtown. Actually, two bars joined by an alley in the same building. Noel is best described as theatrical, offering good

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The Only Running Footman pub

Given its upmarket location The Only Running Footman has a suitably swanky feel and accordingly, perhaps more than any other London pub, The Only Running

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NJOY

Located just off the Leidseplein, this veteran cocktail bar was among the very very first to open and still continues strong as ever. In recent years there

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Jeff Berry's Latitude 29

Jeff 'Beachbum' Berry is perhaps the best-known man in the world of Tiki so when he and his wife Annene moved to New Orleans and then announced they were

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TT Liquor

This impressive three floor venue boasts a cinema, a cellar cocktail bar and specialist liquor store stocking over 1,000 products, many of them rare and

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The Connaught Bar

Formerly known as the American Bar, the Connaught was named World's Best Hotel Bar at Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans in 2010 and again in 2016. Head

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5 & 33

5&33 combines art, design and culture with cocktails and bar bites. With DJ performances, support acts and events Thursday-Sunday, and La Suite on Friday

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Baba Au Rum

Thanos Prunarus is a regarded rum expert, a pioneer bartender for the Greek bartending scene and his bar is considered the first contemporary cocktail

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Kinkajou

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Skinny's Lounge

An oasis amid the tourist joints of Boat Quay and Clarke Quay, Skinny's is a textbook perfect little dive bar, owned and operated by bartenders with serious

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Pouring Ribbons

Joaquin Simo's resume reads like a lot of the truly great, classic-cocktail-bar bartenders. He cut his teeth in loud dives and busy restaurants before

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14 DE LA ROSA

Located in the bohemian barrio of Gràcia in Barcelona, 14 DE LA ROSA is an all-day cafe bar just 5 minutes walk from Passeig de Gràcia. Both coffee and

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The Nightjar

Some will find the whole Nightjar experience overly poncy but others will love the attentive service and incredible attention to detail evident in the

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The Gibson

Rusty Cerven and Marian Beke have taken a tiny (just 40 seats) emerald green tilled corner pub in no man's land and turned in into one of London's must-visit

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Il Marchese

Il Marchese is an osteria during its day time opening hours, and an amaro bar by night. It is the first amaro bar to open in Italy, with a capacity of

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London Cocktail Club Bristol

A well-known staple in the London bar scene, the London Cocktail Club chain expanded to Bristol in 2018 and the venue has since established itself as a

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Milk Thistle

The major attraction for this bar is its location - an impressive heritage Grade II Listed building, restored to its former glory by the owners. Stretching

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The Blue Bar

Turn left as you enter the Berkeley Hotel lobby and you'll find yourself in the aptly named Blue Bar. Although it is tiny, no one could accuse this David

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The Rummer Hotel

Despite its name, The Rummer is not actually a hotel. The title comes from its once being a public house, and the outside of the building, in a small alley

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Bar Termini

Named after and inspired by the small bars found at main Italian railway stations, this tiny espresso and cocktail bar is one of London's smallest but

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Charles H.

Named after legendary drinks writer Charles H. Baker, this is a cocktail bar discreetly hidden in the lower levels of Four Seasons Hotel Seoul. Lorenzo

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The Baxter Inn

The Baxter Inn might be hidden in a basement, which is itself hidden down an alleyway in the heart of the city, but that does not mean you won't have to

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FAM

FAM bar and kitchen, situated in the West End of London, has launched as a collaboration by Megs Miller, Dre Masso, Rhys Wilson, Eric Yu and Martin Malley.

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Coburg Bar

The Connaught Hotel boasts two very different and equally impressive bars. The Coburg, which lies at the front of the hotel, near the entrance is the more

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The Filthy Thirteen

For a bar with a name like The Filthy Thirteen, this haunt is actually a very charming affair and a bright beacon in Bristol’s cocktail scene. From the

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Epernay

Épernay in Northeast France is one of the two towns of Champagne, so it is perhaps not surprising to find that this eponymously named bar specialises

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Satan's Whiskers

A former jerk chicken restaurant has been reborn a 50-cover cocktail den with a mix of eccentric taxidermy, candle-lit seating and grungy east end watering

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Revel Cafe & Bar

Chris McMillian and his wife Laura are two of the best-known characters in the New Orleans bar scene. Indeed, Chris is one of the city's most regarded

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Happiness Forgets

Happiness Forgets is not only a firm favourite with the eastern locals but has very much become the bartender's bar in London. Happiness remains underground,