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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dandelyan bar

Lying in the belly of a vast landmark hotel on London's Southbank, Dandelyan boasts a stunning location overlooking the River Thames. This is the place

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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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Pizarro Restaurant & Bar

Jose Pizarro opened his standing-room-only sherry and tapas bar further up fashionable Bermondsey Street in 2011 and so popular was it that he followed

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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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Crying Wolf

Crying Wolf is home to a creative, well-trained team who focus on excellent service. Spread over two floors, this bar is larger than it appears. The bar

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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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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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Hedonist

The Hedonist Project was launched in Leeds as a pop up originally, and then evolved into a rotating concept bar, that showcased a new direction and creative

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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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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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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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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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Barreldier

Mario Basso, the Italian owner and bar manager gives this small corner bar a very homely feel with an Italian touch - it's great for appetitivos and classic

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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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The Tippling Club

Joe Schofield, formerly of London's Savoy, took over as head bartender in 2016 and his cocktails continue to draw those in the know and industry veterans,

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Feijoa

One of Amsterdams oldest cocktail bars, Feijoa is known to be a bartenders' hangout and for good reason. Whether you are planning to go to the movies

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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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Punch Room

Secreted at the rear of the lobby of Ian Schrager's gorgeous London Edition Hotel, the Punch Room is a reservations-only lounge bar that specialises in,

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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,

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The Gin Joint

This tiny bar has a huge reputation and is one of our favourites - due to both the great cocktails and friendly atmosphere. Given the name, unsurprisingly

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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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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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Mr Peacock

Another high volume bar in the northern suburbs, Mr Peacock is noted for its back yard with its VW camper van installation. A colonial-style interior and

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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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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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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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Bryant & Mack Private Detectives Cocktail Bar

Named after co-owners Ross Bryant and Jason Cormack who opened this tiny speakeasy-styled bar at the tail end of 2016. As befits such a venue and the theme,

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Black Pearl

Rightly praised, and the recipient of a bunch of awards, Black Pearl is the reason most drinks fans make the short trip out of the CBD to boho, shabby

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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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The Seven Jokers

This late - very late night bar is a bartender's after shift favourite. Seven Jokers has a theatrical interior and is perhaps better known for its draught

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The Clumsies

Perhaps the most renowned bar in Athens and even Greece. This is a large venue, yet is still packed with the young and hip drawn by the quality of the

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Odori

The third bar offering from the folk behind the Clumsies, Odori opened in May 2016. With its slightly elevated position up a few steps, Odori has the appearance

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Bitters & Love

Despite relocation to a standalone space in Telok Ayer Street, this popular cocktail bar retains its speakeasy feel. A discreet doorway - look for 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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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 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