Summer is sadly over and if the change in seasons is enough to drive you to drink then the return of London Cocktail Week is just what the doctor ordered.
This October will see the official opening of The Racketeer, a new cocktail bar / wine shop in Kings Cross. The pub, which was once The Carpenters Arms, has been given a revamp and restored to its Victorian Glory. Completely restored, the venue is now run by an experienced team who’ve spent more than 20 years honing their craft in bars across London.
Expect great brunches and a whole lot of babka as the boys behind N16's Israeli/Canadian cafe expand to the melting pot of Kingly Court
Yes, you read that right - and you can see from the picture above - there's a bar in Paris where the bartenders serve drinks in their pants. While we're tempted to write something about "those crazy French" at this point, we should also point out that Le Calbar also gets rave reviews for the drinks too.
And now those drinks - and those pants - are coming to London where they're popping up for one
Tucked in under the arches at Cambridge Heath is a pop-up inspired by travels around regional China
If you like a bit of an illicit vibe to your drinks, be it Bucks Fizz at breakfast or a secret speakeasy, now you can go the whole hog and literally drink in prison at Alcotraz, a new prison-themed cocktail bar popping up on Brick Lane - orange jumpsuit
The recently opened Napoleon Hotel holds the illustrious titles of London’s smallest hotel as well as that of ‘most bars per guest’. This single room ‘grand’ hotel sports THREE - making that more than one per guest. We spent the night...
After getting off to a great start down in Tooting, Brick and Liquor has made the move to Clapham to open their next branch of his cocktail bar. It's larger, with seats for 100, has a decently sized menu for bar snacks, and serves brunch (including a full English with savoury pancakes) on the weekend.
27/7/17 - updated with details of the menu
It recently got voted number one in the World's 50 Best Bars list, but if you haven't managed to make it to New York to try Dead Rabbit, then fear not - it's coming to you.
Fresh on the heels of the
Sometimes detail is too much - enjoy the simpler things with this two note pop-up
300 Kentish Town Road has just been taken over again, this time by seasonally focused brasserie Neighbour, who’ll be catering for locals and visitors to The Forum with lunch, brunch, dinners and drinks above ground, plus cocktails in basement bar Jukes.
There'll be tea and more in the deli, but the cocktails are the REAL draw at Stoke Newington's Mint Gun Club, the newest project from cocktail master Rich Hunt.
With Calvados and more on the menu, Coupette is a very French cocktail bar in Bethnal Green. We head east for an early look.
Yes, you read that right. An entire FESTIVAL dedicated to the mighty espresso martini. It's being set up by Mr Black (who have a similar festival in Australia) and DrinkUp.London. There will be 50 bars serving £5 espresso martinis all over the capital. All the caffeine infused cocktails you could ever want.
Confirmed so far are Milk & Honey, Jason Atherton’s Blind Pig, all the Grinds, Cocktail Trading Company,
After enjoying a homely Japanese dinner in Machiya, head downstairs to their new basement bar to try the whiskey, cocktails, and maybe even bowl of lotus root chips with miso mayo (if you have room).
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