The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair

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There is no shortage of Cocktail Bars across London, each individually bringing something unque to the London Cocktail scene. Some of the very best can be found in Mayfair, below is our guide to The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair.


The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair


The Bar at the Athenaeum is one of Mayfair’s exclusive, intimate Cocktail bars. A sophisticated, comfertable Bar serving exceptional cocktails creations to guests, The Bar at the Athenaeum is certainly one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair.

The Bar At The Athenaeum promotes a relaxed ambience for guests to unwind with one of The Bar’s unique cocktails, created by Giovanni Castorina and his team. The cocktails at The Bar At The Athenaeum are like no-other found in London, their Menu currently has 15 ‘Signature’ alcoholic cocktails and five ‘Signature’ non-alcoholic Cocktails, providing something for each individual taste and prefence. Without a doubt our favourite Cocktail from the menu was named ‘Only my name’, a divine combination of Fair Vodka, Creme de Cacao, Cherry Puree, Maraschino, Lemon Juice and Chocolate Bitters, and there wasn’t  a single complaint to be made. The Bar also features a Food menu for those wanting more than just a drink, a variety of dishes from nibbles to large plates can be ordered, these dishes are certainly complemented by the delights found behind the bar. To compliment our second order from the Bar, we ordered a handful of items from The Bar Menu, one of those being The Crab Linguine with Corriander and Chilli, a light, delicious pasta dish which complimented our drinks perfectly.

The interior is decorated with plush, soft yellow and grey toned seating, surrounded by display cabinets of The Bar At The Athenaeum prized collection of Whiskey’s bought in from across the world and other collectables. The interior of the Bar is beautiful, the soft tones are enhanced by the bright corner-lighting, creating the perfect, relaxed atmosphere for guests to enjoy their visit to one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair. Image source 


The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair


The restaurant Street XO, known for re-defining the term ‘fine dining’ is home to one of The most unique, and most definitely one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair. Street XO, opened by Chef Dabiz Munoz who has incorporated European, Asian and South American influences to devise his menu, has bought a new take on ‘Infusion’ cuisine to London. Located at 15 Old Burlington St, Mayfair, London W1S 2JR, Street XO has been a huge success with diners ever since it opened in 2016.

Dabiz Munoz introduced a new, unique aspect to the restaurant, bringing an exceptional Cocktail Bar to the restaurant called Circus XO. Circus XO is where Munoz has experimented with ‘liquid cuisine’ and has produced some of the best tasting cocktails in London. Introducing ingredients such as ‘worm salt’ into their cocktails, Circus XO is a completely different cocktail bar to those commonly found in London. The Cocktail Bar is lit with a dim-blue lighting, creating a relaxed yet sophisticated ambience for guests. At a first glance, the display of countless bottles is certainly impressive and the menu is certainly one-of-a-kind to be found in London. Initially, the combinations of flavours seem Bizarre – for example the ‘Drinking Peking Duck’ (minus the duck) Cocktail, can only be described as weird but wonderful! 

Chef Dabiz Munoz has experimented with liquid Cuisine to produce some of London’s most unique Cocktail Creations in one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair that is certainly worth a visit.



Found at 28 Upper Grosvenor St, Mayfair, London W1K 7EH, Dickies Bar. Dickies Bar can be found within one of The Best Restaurants in Mayfair. Corrigan’s Mayfair, opened in 2008 by Chef Richard Corrigan, redefining the concept of quintessentially British and Irish Cuisine.

Within the Restaurant, Dickies Bar is the aspect bringing the restaurant and drinks to life, providing guests with exceptional cocktails, and delicious bar snacks. The first thing to note was Dickies Cocktail Menu, presented as ‘Dickies Game Book’, each cocktail is carefully described alongside a unique illustration, a very different and exciting aspect for guests to enjoy whilst browsing The Bar’s Menu. Our favourite cocktail was named ‘Stage-Door Johnny’, a delicious blend of Jameson’s Black Barrel Irish Whiskey, Peach, Bergamont, Vanilla and Lemon, a soft, delicious Cocktail bursting with flavours. Other options included ‘SYD 782’, full of fruity flavours, incorperating Chateau Le Blanche Armangnac, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, Strawberry, Rosehip, Grapefruit, Lime, Bittermans Burleseque Bitters and Chapel Down English Sparkling Wine, which was another Cocktail which incorperated a unique blend of excellent flavours!

As well as serving guests excellent Cocktails, Dickies Bar also has a Food Menu, serving both Meat and Fish plates and other delights such as Lake District Venison Tartare and Salted Cod Croquettes. This Food menu can be found on a larger menu featuring Dickies selection of fine Wines and Spirits.



The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair


Manetta’s Mayfair Bar is a beautiful Cocktail Bar found in the heart of Mayfair. With a 1930s setting, Manetta’s serves guests some of The Best Cocktails found in Mayfair. To be one of the best Cocktail bars in London you must have a great sense of style, and thankfully Manetta’s style is truly iconic. By incorperating velvet textures the Bar is very plush, many London Cocktail Bars follow Modern Trends, which is what differentiates Manetta’s from the others.  The ambience created before ordering one of the Cocktail’s is delightful, with the comfortable, yet stylish chairs, black and gold colour-theme, and cosy bar area, it is impossible not to feel relaxed.

The menu at Manetta’s Mayfair features two signature cocktail sections inspired by  two of Agatha Christie books, the first being The Fantasist, which contains ‘They do it with Mirrors’ made from ocho blanco tequila, creme de peche, lavender and chamomile syrup, egg white, lemon, and fleurie red wine, a drink which is tantalising for the taste buds in every way. Then there is The Realist section, the highlight being ‘Three Lives’ a perfect mixture of dark plantation rum, Napoleon mandarin liqueur, lemon juice, orange juice, strawberry jam, and orange jam. These are just a taste of what this fantastic cocktail bar has to offer, which also includes classic cocktails with a twist. This includes ‘The Mysterious Affair’ a cocktail that contains chase England vodka, creme de mure, absinthe, lime juice sugar syrup, and fresh blackberries. Each of these classics contains tastes which are equally as wondrous as the one found here. At Manetta’s the options are endless, with a wide variety of rums, vodkas, gins, brandys, whiskeys, tequilas, lequeirs, and wines. Each of these options is home to many of the best drinks that you could ever ask for and more. 

 Menetta’s Mayfair Bar is one of The Best Cocktail Bar’s in Mayfair, certainly one not to be missed.



Pronounced ‘Quaint’, Kwant, found below one of Mayfair’s Best and most popular Meditteranian Restaurants ‘Momo’s’, is certainly one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair. Serving diners exceptional creations underneath one of Mayfairs much loved restaurants. 

Kwant was once a vision brought to life by Erik Lorincz, who was previously worked as Head Bartender at London’s Savoy Hotel. Lorincz knows what makes a Bar a success, and has most definitely trasnfered his experience to Kwant, making it one of The most sucessful Cocktail Bars in London. The Bar’s interior was designed by French Artist Alain Grandne, who has incorporated both green and tropical themes with elements of class and sophistication which is evident throughout the bar, including intricate lighting, Bamboo Leaves and plush seating for their guests. 

The Cocktail menu at Kwant includes 24 alcoholic drinks and 5 non-alcoholic, many of which incorporate the in-house grown herbs, each carefully monitored to ensure the flavours of each individual herb are heightened to enhance the flavour of each cocktail that they’re a part of. We couldn’t go without mentioning our favourite cocktail which is ‘Santiago’, which is priced at £15, the combination of Matusalem Gran Reserva Rum, mixed with Muyu Chinotto Nero, Coffee Aroma and Coconut Water was just perfect!

If their Cocktail Menu isn’t enough, Kwant, who shares a kitchen with the restaurant upstairs Momo’s, recognised for their Meditteranian Cuisine, guests can dine from delights such as Oysters, Hummus, Beef Tartare etc. In Regards to finding one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair, Kwant certainly comes into that list.


The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair


Known for welcoming both Royalty and A List celebrities through their doors, Mahiki Mayfair is London’s tropical themed Cocktail haven. 

Located on the corner of Dover Street and known for welcoming some of the biggest names in music, film and even royalty through its doors, Mahiki, set out like a tropical paradise is one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair. Serving guests some of The Best Cocktails to be found in London, Mahiki Mayfair is certainly an unmissable experience.

Upon arrival, the Tiki inspired decor creates a unique ambience for guests, the wooden furniture and brown colours, incorporated with the green, tropical patterns across the walls bring an exciting vibe like no other across London. Acting as one of London’s most renowned bars/nightclubs Mahiki not only provides a beautiful space for guests to drink, but also serves guests some of the best Cocktails in London. Served in either Tiki Mugs, Coconut Shells and Treasure Chests, the Cocktails not only taste amazing, but they look it aswell.  Our favourite in regards to both presentation and taste was ‘The Blue Lady’, a blend of spit-roasted Pineapple Gin, Tanqueray No.10, Legay-Lagoute Blue Curaco, Fiorente Elderflower Liqueur and Egg White. Aside from the unique Cocktails to Mahiki, they also have a list of ‘Classic Cocktails’, offering more traditional, well-known trears for guests to enjoy.

For an exclusive venue known for welcoming some of societies biggest names through their doors, Mahiki Mayfair is one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair that you won’t want to miss!


The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair


In one of London’s Best Hotels lies one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair. The Ritz, being one of the Best Hotels in the world, is full of delights one of those being Rivoli. The Rivoli Bar is an intimate, exclusive Cocktail Bar treating guests to some of the best cocktails in London. 

In Regards to the interior, it is in keeping with the beautiful classic British design of the Ritz Hotel, the gold, brown and soft copper tones are enhanced by the crystal lighting and the array of bottles behind the bar. The seating designs differ across each table, some have leopard print designs whilst others have a simpler design, creating a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

The Cocktails at The Rivoli Bar include both Classic favourites and original creations from the bartenders at The Rivoli Bar . The Bar also provides guests with a wide selection of wines and champagnes. The Cocktails and other beverages can be served alongside selections from the Bar Menu, featuring both small and large plates and aslo and extensive Caviar list, each indvidually priced, varying in both rareity and place of origin. Both our cocktails and the service was impeccable, a beautiful venue in one of the words most exclusive hotels.



One of the newer additions to Mayfair’s Cocktail Bar scene is The Tale Bar. The Tale Bar can be found in London’s Playboy Club, serving guests some of London’s finest cocktails.  

The Tale Bar isn’t your typical high-end Cocktail Bar in Mayfair. Found within London’s Playboy Club, The Tale Bar is a wonderful venue, serving guests an array of delicious Cocktails. The Cocktails featured on the menu are split into three sections, The Classic Cocktails, Signature Collection and favourites. All three sections feature an vast selection of delicious cocktails, our favourite being ‘Back to the Lab’, found on the ‘favourites’ section, priced at £12, a sweet, fruity blend of Tropical flavours creating a delicious cocktail. Similarly, I can’t go without mentioning how delicious The Tale Bar’s Pornstar Martini is, exceeding all expectations, it was truly one of the best we have tried in London. As well as serving guests a variety of new, exciting Cocktails, The Tale Bar has a large selection of other alcoholic drinks for guests to choose from, including G&T’S, vodka, Rum, Whisky, Wine and Champagnes.

The plush blue seating and golden-lit bar provides a relaxed, comfertable ambience for guests. Located at 14 Old Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1ND, The Tale Bar is in a prime position to attract both fans of The Playboy Club and those looking for one of Mayfair’s best Cocktail Bars. Typically, The Cocktail Bars in Mayfair promote a sophisticated atmosphere, and whilst doing so, The Tale Bar brings a fun, exciting vibe to the London Cocktail scene! .


Trader Vics, found inside London’s Hilton Park Lane is certainly one of The Best Cocktail Bars in London. With over 200 signature cocktails, including The Original Mai Tai in 1944, Trader Vics uses the finest ingredients to create their delicious cocktail creations using unique glassware to present their exceptional creations. 

Open since 1963, Trader Vics, Mayfair is London’s Tropical paradise for both food and Beverages. Since 1963, guests have been provided with some of the very best Cocktails in London. Following Trader Vic’s infamous creation of the ‘Mai Tai’ in 1944, he has created over 200 unique, delicious cocktails throughout his career, the very best of these are avaliable for customers to purchase! Served in oversized Vessels, Mugs and Glassware, these Cocktails certainly don’t disappoint. One we couldn’t go without mentioning was the Siboney, found under the ‘Tikinis’ section, the combinations of Dark Rum, Passionfruit, Pineapple and Lemon created a light, refreshing tropical flavour served up in one of London’s very best Cocktail Bars. 

As well as providing guests with delicious Cocktails. Trader Vics also allows guests to ‘Taste the World’ with their ever-evolving menu featuring Cusisines from across the world. By featuring both a Bar and Restaurant Menu, Trader Vics caters to each guests individual requirements. Within the Bar Menu, smaller plates are found such as Dim Sum and Fish and Chips, an ideal menu for those attending the venue for Tarder Vics Cocktails. The Restaurant menu features an array of delicious courses, each individually incorperating delicious combinations of flavours, that can each be complimented by one of Trader Vics signature Cocktails.

The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair


Tucked away within one of Mayfair’s many hidden Courtyards is one of The Best Cocktail Bars in Mayfair. Hush is a cosy Brasserie, serving some of the best Cocktails and best food to be found in Mayfair 

Whilst being one of London’s hidden gems, Hush certainly stands out in regards to exclusivity and elegance. The 60s inspired Cocktail Lounge called ‘The Aviator Bar’, provides guests with excellent, carefully-crafted Cocktails. As well as being a Cocktail Lounge and having a wonderful, relxaed ambience for guests to enjoy, Hush also provide Cocktail Masterclasses, avaliable six days a week between 1pm-4pm. Within these Masterclasses, guests will learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to crafting the perfect Cocktail. The classes will teach guests to make two premium Cocktails each, guests will then be handed their ‘passport’, so on return to their second class they can create other cocktails from around the world. Within the Aviator Bar, guests are able to reserve private areas for up to 40 guests, as well as hiring ‘The Concorde Room, a discreet room set aside from the main bar, where groups of up to 18 can enjoy some of The Best Cocktails, and some of the best service that we had ever experienced in Mayfair.

Aside from providing a beautiful venue for Cocktail Bar, Hush also has a restaurant attached to it, with seating both indoors and outdoors on the Courtyard. Serving Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner, Hush cater for each individual taste and preferance. Prior to our dinner reservation we attended The Aviator Bar, a relaxed, formal yet comfertable atmosphere, with excellent service. We were advised which Cocktail would suit our personal preferances and were able to enjoy the overall ambience before being seated for dinner. In regards to the food at Hush, there were no faults, each course was presented beautifully, the service was excellent and the food was delicious. The Lobster Taglierini was excellent, the rich tomato sauced, complimented by the perfectly exceuted Lobster left us only wanting to try the other items on the menu.  

Many of The Cocktail Bars in Mayfair provide guests with excellent drinks, and as well as doing son, Hush provides guests with excellent service and a beautiful venue.        



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