Best Cocktail Bars In London

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London is home to some of London’s best cocktail bars in London Capital A List have put together a guide to the best cocktail bars in London.

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At The Savoy its all about the attention to detail to give you the best glamorous cocktail experience in London at one of the award winning bars – Beaufort Bar.

The Beaufort Bar is nothing but luxurious with the added dramatic jet-black and burnished gold décor. The creative mixologists shake up classic and newly elegant creative styled house cocktails made with an element of drama. Not to mention Beaufort Bar has one of the most extensive fabulous choices of champagne in London, by glass or bottle – perfect for all special occasions or for simply just dining in style.

The five-star menu, is illustrated as a tunnel-book, that pays tribute to the long history of The Savoy and some of its famous guests – namely Katherine Hepburn to name a few, who in her time was rejected from hotels due to her now popular fashion sense. Try the cocktail that was inspired by the famous actress – Incognito, a masculine mix of Patron Anejo Tequila, Averno and Martini Rubino with popcorn and walnut.

For a full glamourous day out in London, start off with the famous afternoon tea at The Savoy inspired and created by Gordan Ramsey, head to The Beaufort for a luxurious afternoon of cocktails and finally dine like the stars.

the coral room

The Coral Garden, is one of the best cocktail bars in London, is an intimate bar in Central London, located just 3 minutes away from Tottenham Court Road station.

The Coral Garden is equipped with heaters and a botanical canopy with cosy fireplace, just perfect for those cold days. The experts have put together a carefully curated afternoon tea to a 5-course feast with cocktails and canapés.

The Coral Room was designed by the acclaimed Martin Brudnizki, the vibrant grand salon bar reflects an exquisite country house transported to the city. The versatility of The Coral Room is sure to make it an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of Central London.

Open from midday daily, The Coral Room provides the perfect setting during the day for a lunch, afternoon tea, cocktails and wine, transforming itself into a lively cocktail bar in the evenings.

Moving onto the bar, the cocktails are inspired from England. Each cocktail combines local ingredients: Kentish cobnuts, Bramley apples, violets, rhubarb, rosehips – let you embark on an English journey.

best cocktail bar in london

Demon, Wise & Partners, a classic cocktail bar, is one of the best cocktail bars in London, just situated beneath a pub – The Arbitrager in the heart of The City of London on Throgmorton Street.

Reservations are a must at this superb location, and is a seated only venue. Expect fabulous canapes, cocktails, beers, wines and spirits from Demon, Wise & Partners.

A must try is the popular Demon and the Wise; two drinks using exceptional spirits, one reflecting there inner wickedness and daring characteristics, the other showing maturity of years, wisdom and complexity. Very unique that the team have a motto where each drink will be made 100 times, after that, it will be replaced by another recipe.

The super popular drink DEMON #25, is a smokey and flavourful Old Fashioned, with Laphroaig 10yo Sherry Cask, Lambeth Walk Porter reduction and Angostura bitters. The WISE #23, a decadent Armangnac Sazerac, made with Lauvia Armangnac Hors D’age, Peychaud’s bitters, Angostura bitters, sugar and absinthe.

 Bourne & Hollingsworth

One of the best cocktail bars in London, the Bourne & Hollingsworth, a venue to guarantee an entertained and fun night, be amazed at the setting to a host of notorious stories, the perfect venue to meet for after-hours drinks.

Try one of the cocktails, designed to tease you a little and let the music boost your mood. The cocktail menu will tease you with, Yo Ho Ho – spiced & Aged Rum stirred down with banana liqueur and butterscotch syrup, finished with old fashioned bitters.

Try the famous Smoked Blood Orange Margarita, tequila & Mezcal shaken with grapefruit liqueur, fresh lime & blood orange syrup, or try the Homebrew Punch, peach & raspberry gin, rose vermouth and bergamot liqueur blended with lemon verbena & berry tea cordial and topped with bubbles. Finally, the Star of Fitzrovia with vanilla vodka, coconut rum, Galliano shaken with passion fruit juice, pineapple juice and fresh lime juice. Topped with coconut & vanilla cream.

One of the best cocktail bars in London
Burlock Rum Room, is a hidden 1930’s Havana-Style basement bar making this venue one of the best cocktail bars in London.

Perfectly located close to Oxford Street, this hidden basement bar is a Rum haven for the keen Rum drinkers. We don’t expect anything less that the rum is Caribbean and of course premium. The bar is a true inspiration of Cuba’s rum history, walk in and be delighted to the 1930’s Havana-styled walls of Burlock that display stunning vintage prints, a sipping salon corner with authentic retro hairdryers and also a grand house veranda making it the ultimate Rum Room in London.

Burlock is mainly all about Rum, but there is a wide selection of cocktails with and without Rum. Cocktails include, signature Daiquiris, Gunfire, Painkiller, Mojito’s and of course beers, ciders and wines. We suggest going for tasty tacos and bar snacks paired with a good rum cocktail.


Purl London, has been open since 2010 in Marylebone. The word purl comes from an old English drink consisting of warm ale, gin, wormwood and spices.

Purl is known for being innovative with culinary techniques that tell a story of each and every cocktail on the menu. Expect drinks that will blow you away on every sensory level, using aroma, fogs, airs, foams, food, bespoke glasses and liquid nitrogen to bring the drink to life and transport you to another place or time.

Go for the music themed nights of swing/jazz/blues or funk. Fridays are themed jazz music nights.

The drinks menu also caters for wine drinkers and serves three flavours of wine – red, white and pink. The venue also boosts a selection of craft beers and great canapes and bar snacks.

Purl and the expert mixologists offer cocktail masterclasses that will teach you all the techniques used to mix up some super drinks using food, smoke and foam to name a few.

apple and pears bar

Apples & Pears Bar, is a lovely cocktail bar just tucked away behind a graffiti covered shutter at the Aldgate East end of Brick Lane.

Walk in and feel the music to be eclectic and lively, playing everything from soul, funk, old school hip hop and 80s/90s party classics at the weekends and midweek, live acoustic sessions. Great for cold nights out with outdoor heating available.

The cocktail menu includes, No Whey Jose – Mexicana meets Tropicana: fruit and fiery with just a touch of smoke. Not A Negroni – Bitter, boozy with a splash of forest fruits and woken up with Prosecco. Cococabana – A surprisingly light but boozy-banoffee fizz. French Connection – Like a night out at the Moulin Rouge for your mouth.

Definitely a night to remember with great vibes, cocktails and music to start or end of the weekend.

The Proofing Room, a very popular destination in London, is one of the best cocktail bars in London, is the ultra-slick basement cocktail bar in Soho.

This underground cocktail bar is known for having a bespoke seasonal cocktail menu, which is rather unique and inspiring. Expect the cocktail menu to include, the Nikka Highball (Nikka whisky, kummel, absinthe, peach, orange, soda), and Sweet Pea & Elderflower (vodka, sweet pea, elderflower, bitter lemon), the Coconut Butter Old Fashioned (bourbon, coconut butter, bitters).

The Proofing Room also has a great bar food menu to go with the cocktails, on the menu expect quails’ scotch eggs with honey-whisky mustard mayo, and whisky-cured salmon charcoal macarons, roquefort, grape and walnut truffles.

One of the best cocktail bars in London Nine Lives

Nine Lives is a hidden gem, located in the Victorian basement of No.8 Holyrood Street, is packed full of incredible cocktails, great vibes & a killer soundtrack.

The name Nine Lives refers to an ethos of salvation – unveiled treasures, nothing wasted and of course, everything lovingly sourced. As you can imagine, the drinks menu is designed by the superb bar team. The team have created all cocktails and drinks with a passion and creative inspirational spirit.

Start your weekend the right way with the great music and sound systems that are perfect for some after-dark listening, drinking and dancing.

Nine Lives also has a great food menu, all fresh and seasonal, try the popular seafood tacos, with the sun-kissed flavours of 70s Southern California. Chef ‘El Tigre’ from Guadalajara, Mexico, created this dish from his childhood memories in Mexico.

One of the best cocktail bars in London

Callooh Callay is guaranteed to deliver high quality drinks and service, has won numerous awards including the Top 50 Cocktail Bars 2022, 2019, Top 500 Bars 2021, 2020, 2019, with Imbibe’s Best Drinks List 2020, Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar at Tales of the Cocktail 2016 and Top 4 Best Int’l High Volume Cocktail Bar 2019, 2018 and 2015, not to mention Worlds Best Cocktail Menu in 2012 and have been named in Drinks International’s World’s 50 Best Bars in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Cocktail Masterclasses are taught by the very skilled bartenders, know all the tricks and learn how to make classic hit cocktails of your choice. We wouldn’t expect anything less than fabulous spirits, quality ingredients, and bartending equipment

The cocktail menu has many delights such as Bruja Verde made with Bruxo X Mezcal – Ancho Reyes Verde – Tío Pepe Sherry – Italicus Bergamot Rosolio – Coriander – Lime – Saline – Tonic. The Fist Bump is made with Brugal 1888 Rum – Bacardi Ocho Rum – Smith & Cross Rum – Triple Sec – Lime – Orgeat – Absinthe – Raspberry. Not foregetting the popular High Five with Banana Rum – Rumbar Gold Rum – Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum – Sugar – Lemon.

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