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Door 74

For our review of Door 74, please see our Amsterdam’s 10 best cocktail bars page.

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PDT

PDT (short for Please Don't Tell) is one of the original Manhattan bars modelled on Prohibition speakeasies. This one is a rather wonderful cocktail lounge,

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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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J.D. William's Whisky Bar

For our review of J.D. Williams, please see our Amsterdam’s 10 best cocktail bars page.

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Vox

Vox is a classic, top spec, hotel bar. Curved leather seats, black polished wood, stainless steel, and a baby grand in the corner. The barmen are suited,

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Ladder Shed at Chiltern Firehouse

This hotel, restaurant, bar and cobbled garden courtyard are housed in a former Grade II listed gothic Victorian fire station on the eponymous upmarket

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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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Morse Bar at the Randolph Hotel

The Morse bar is named after a once-famous TV detective show set in Oxford. Several scenes were shot here and its wood-panelled walls are peppered with

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Callooh Callay

Callooh Callay was inspired by the nonsensical poem 'Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll and the Mad Hatter decor and cocktails found here make for a refreshing

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Nottingham Forest

The Nottingham forest was opened in 1970 by Carlo Comini, Dario’s father. In 1980 under the guide of Dario Comini the Nottingham Forest became one of

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Spinte 'The Whisky Bar'

Recommended both for its range of single malt Scotch whiskies and well-crafted cocktails.

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Dos Hermanos

Practically next door to the Havana Club Museum is Dos Hermanos, which translates as 'two brothers'. It's a long, narrow space that's filled with life

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The Roger Room

This 'speakeasy' might not have a sign, but can find it easily enough because a) it sits behind a psychic's shop window with a red neon hand and b) there

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Red Light

Looking for Red Light can be a real challenge for those who have never visited before. Another speakeasy in the Bristol bar scene with a luminous red

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Tio's Cerveceria

Whatever your drinking dilemma, it's likely Surry Hills' Tio's Cerveceria has the remedy. Cheap cocktails in the sun? Grab a seat at a new outdoor table

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Le Cellar at Galvin

Although practically hidden in the basement of Galvin Bistro De Lux on Baker Street, and reached only via a tiny stairwell from the middle of the dining

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Verne Cocktail Club

Secreted on a side street a few blocks away from Plaza Armenia in Palermo, Verne Cocktail Club is gorgeous, romantic, and wildly popular. Its namesake,

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Kwãnt

You can take the boy out of the five-star hotel but you can’t take the five-star hotel out of the boy! Erik Lorincz’s new bar, Kwãnt, operates to

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Harry Gordon's Bar

Take the escalator down to the lower ground floor of Selfridges to find its spanking new drinks department, with a bar nestled in the middle. Named after

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Gollem's Proeflokaal

When the original 'Café Gollem' opened in 1974 it was the first bar in Amsterdam to offer a large range of specialist Belgian and other foreign

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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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Charles Lamb

The street on which this pub stands is named Elia, after the pen name used by the essayist Charles Lamb when he contributed to The London Magazine in the

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Feijoa

This good-time bar is named after the fruit that flourishes in South America and New Zealand, and indeed the fruit crops up in some of the cocktails served

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Vesper Bar

For our review of Vesper, please see our Amsterdam’s 10 best cocktail bars page.

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Garage Bar

. MONDAY - TUESDAY 5pm - 10pm WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY 5pm - 10pm FRIDAY LUNCH 11am - 4pm FRIDAY DINNER 4pm - 10pm Late night menu until 11pm SATURDAY 11am

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Barfish

Built to accompany Blowfish, the upscale Asian restaurant with which it shares an entrance, Barfish can easily be said to be the prettiest bar space in

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Le Lion - Bar de Paris

Widely recognised as being one of the world's 20 best bars, Le Lion lies behind a locked door and buzzer system but is open to anyone who makes a reservation.

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Pat O'Brien’s Bar

O'Brien's deserves a mention as it is celebrated as the home of the Hurricane cocktail, a tall, fruity, rum laced drink which was allegedly invented here

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Meat Mission

This Shoreditch offshoot of Meat Liquor takes over a former church hall in this cobbled square next to Hoxton Square. There's less graffiti and it feels

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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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The Botanist

Another from the Tom and Ed Martin stable, the Botanist is slap-bang on Sloane Square. Named in honour of Sir Hans Sloane, a botanist, it is brightly decorated

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Clover Club

Clover Club has the same owner as the Flatiron Lounge in Midtown Manhattan: there, Julie Reiner's drinks have a contemporary bent, but here in Brooklyn

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The Woods

A discreet polished concrete entrance leads down to this stylish basement affair, set amid the chaos of Hollywood Road. Skeletal, sculptural trees, decked

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The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog

One of the most praised and awarded bars in the world, The Dead Rabbit is headed up Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, the duo who rose to prominence a Belfast's

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Belvedere Mykonos

The last years we have witnessed what is now characterized as the true golden age of bars and cocktails. Almost every detail and every aspect has been

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1105 Bar

Named after the postal code in which it resides, 1105 is what in American might be described as an 'ultra lounge', basically a micro nightclub with a disproportionately

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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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PS40

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Dry Martini & Speakeasy

Dry Martini is something of a relic from a bygone era with its much used wooden bar and panelling aging gracefully. The service is also distinctly old

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Her Majesty's Secret Service

Right at the entrance to Clifton Down train station sits HMSS. You enter through a traditional and iconic British red phone box into an equally British

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Scarfes Bar Rosewood Hotel

Scarfes Bar sits to the right as you walk under the arch into the courtyard entrance to the Rosewood hotel and is the hotel's main bar. It's been decorated

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Falk's Bar

Beyond the lobby of Hotel Bayerischer Hof and vibrant purple-pink domed orangery you'll find the elevated and decoratively plastered Falk's Bar. The island

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Attaboy

When the late Sasha Petraske took Milk & Honey to the Flatiron, ace bartenders Sam Ross & Michael McIlroy stayed behind, and opened up Attaboy in its former

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1806

Named for the year in which a New York local paper defined the new-fangled word cocktail as a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar,

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The Bon Vivant

Defined as a person who enjoys the good things in life, especially food and drink, Bon Vivant is co-owned by Stuart McCluskey - enough said. Lying on

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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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Doheny & Nesbitt

Doheny & Nesbitts is a legendary bar and classic example of a Dublin pub in both its patrons and decor. Its front bar boasts original Victorian snugs,

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The Trap

Hidden down a narrow alleyway off the Syntagma Square, directly opposite the Grand Bratagne hotel. The entrance to the alley is next to Alpha Bank. Although

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Bread Street Kitchen

We first visited Bread Street Kitchen when it launched and despite the opulent setting and an offering of two bars, the cocktails were below standard.

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Brandy Library

The name hints at what to expect: wood, floor to ceiling book case-style shelves lined with brandies from around the world. The selection is incredible,