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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 (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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Eileen's Bar - Four Pillars

Branded bars are tricky to pull off, without a diverse enough catalogue the drinking can get monotonous, the branding can be too in your face and they

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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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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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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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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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Julio Lobo was a plantation owner, sugar broker and the sugar king of Havana until Castro took over the show: even today in Cuba, his name is synonymous

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Huber's Café

Dating back to 1870, Huber's is the oldest restaurant in Portland and a trip to the city is not complete without at least one of the Flaming Spanish Coffee

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Byrdi is a bar unlike any other, pulling the concepts of seasonality and locality together with culinary techniques, in a venue that is both day and night,

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vesper Bar

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

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Long Bar, Sanderson Hotel

The more famous of the Sanderson Hotel's bars, the Long Bar is the place to see and be seen. Flowing off the iconic Philippe Starck designed Lobby, where

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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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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 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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Hyde & Co

Tucked away on a small, nondescript street, Hyde & Co is a dark venue with an unmarked, locked entrance. Once you’ve buzzed to get in, a black panelled

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The Wild Rover

Enter through the big wooden door with the red light on Campbell St in Sydney's Surry Hills and you will discover a world of fun and whiskey. Living

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Tirsa Cocktail Bar

This smashing little cocktail bar lies a little way out of the centre of town in the La Torrassa neighbourhood of L'Hospitalet, towards the airport, but

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ECC Chinatown

Epitomising the modern speakeasy, ECC Chinatown, was the first London outpost of Paris' Experimental Cocktail Club, is reached through an unmarked doorway

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Chotto Matte

Peruvian-Japanese Chotto-Matte fuses the cuisine and cultures of Tokyo and Lima in a new twist on the Peruvian foodie trend sweeping the capital. This

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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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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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Carlton's Capitano might not look it, but this small Italian restaurant on the corner of Rathdowne and Palmerston serves up some of the very best drinks

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Hawksmoor Seven Dials

The Covent Garden outpost of the Spitalfields steak and cocktails specialist, Hawksmoor Seven Dials is situated in the former Combe's brewery, which by

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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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Murder Inc.

A dingy narrow backstreet traversing the corner between Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road is a fittingly seedy setting for a bar which celebrates

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A Bar and Amstel Hotel Bar

Built in 1867, InterContinental's Amstel Hotel sits like an old palace on the Amstel River and over the years we've enjoyed its starchy yet relaxed old-school

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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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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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Florería Atlántico

Cofounded by Ocho7Ocho's Julián Díaz, Florería Atlántico is another winning Buenos Aires speakeasy. A combination florist and

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The Whisky Room

The Whisky Room is upstairs from the Red Rock pub, and is a delightful little bar with clubby leather chesterfields, barrels for tables, with whisky paraphernalia

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Cantina OK

When travelers think of Sydney bars it's often big corporate-owned waterside venues which snarl at open shoes and uncollared shirts. Cantina OK is here

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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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A long player, long stayer on the Sydney cocktail bar scene, Hemmesphere's impact on the city was not dissimilar to Oliver Peyton's opening of the Atlantic

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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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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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Named after an 18th century engraver, James Gillray, this steakhouse and cocktail bar lies within the 1920s County Hall building on London's Southbank

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Palmer & Co

Equipped with that rare and beautiful thing, a 4am license, this offering from Justin Hemmes' Merivale group takes speakeasy style to the absolute max

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Double Deuce Lounge

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The Mayflower Pub

Claiming to be the oldest pub on the River Thames and originally named the Shippe, this picturesque Thameside pub was built in 1550. Its modern name celebrates

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The high concept of Grandma's - a Tiki bar styled like your granny's lounge - might seem, at first blush, counterintuitive. But this quirky little basement

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Surfer’s Den

Surfer’s Den is a cocktail bar visited for two important things: the relaxing atmosphere and the misture, the original Italian name of cocktail. Franz,

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Sun Liquor Distillery & Bar

Sun Liquor owns two venues in Seattle: one a lounge and the other this bar/distillery. A small copper pot and small column still can be seen through a