Where to celebrate World Cocktail Day

The LaLiT London

Looking for a place to celebrate World Cocktail Day in style? Head to luxury boutique hotel The LaLiT London near Tower Bridge for a tipple or two in an elegant setting. This chic destination is home to two beautiful bars – The Headmaster’s Room, complete with original Victorian fireplace, mother of pearl ceiling and wooden furnishings; and The Teacher’s Room, a more contemporary setting, ideal for evening cocktails or mocktails.

The innovative drinks menu puts an Indian twist on classic serves with choices including the Bloody Madhavi, a fiery Indian take on the British favourite; or for something fresh, try the Indian Summer made with Tanqueray London Dry Gin, homemade chai tea syrup, Nardini rhubarb bitter, fresh lime juice and ginger beer.

With summer weather round the corner why not venture out to the expansive al fresco terrace at The LaLiT London? Grab some friends and enjoy a selection of traditional Indian street food snacks including Bombay bhel, kathi rolls and Punjabi samosas, the perfect accompaniment to any cocktail.

Discount Suit Company

Drinks industry insider favourite bar Discount Suit Company recently celebrated their 5th Birthday and to celebrate launched a new collection of cocktails especially for the occasion. The new list, which changes just twice each year, features classically inspired cocktails with a twist, with a varied mix of exquisitely produced drinks, inspired by the favourite serves of the resident team of bartenders. Highlights include A Kick in The Head (gin, Italicus, cocchi americano, velvet falernum, citrus and Umbrella Brewing Sparkling cider), inspired by the Silver Fizz with hints of spice and a splash of cider for depth; and the Wooly Back (pisco, white port, coconut, jasmine and vitamin C), perfect for fans of a pisco punch.Discount Suit Company is located in a former tailor’s workshop on Petticoat Lane, down a discreet staircase, the bijou subterranean late-night bar is widely considered to be one of London’s best kept secrets for premium quality cocktail.

10 Greek Street

Critics favourite 10 Greek Street is renowned for their seasonal menu, changing twice daily, with head chef Cameron Emirali working very closely with suppliers to ensure he’s using the best produce available. He often draws upon Anglo, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours, inspired by his travels abroad. The same dedicated approach is taken to wine choices, carefully curated by co-owner Luke Wilson (formerly of Liberty Wines), to ensure the compact yet varied wine list is ever evolving. In addition, Luke also champions a Little Black Book, available on Sundays and with a considerable discount attached. Scribbled in pencil, these unique and rare wines (typically 1-3 a month) are from auctions, bin ends from fine-wine lists, and cellar sales.

Bar Douro

Finally London’s favourite Portuguese restaurant and wine bar, Bar Douro offers one of the best collections of Portuguese wine. Owner Max Graham is dedicated to bringing authentic Portuguese dishes and wines, with monthly rotating specials showcasing the finest of Portugal’s vineyards. To be enjoyed alongside their petiscos (small plate) offering, take a seat inside at the bar or overlooking the kitchen, amongst Bar Douro’s famous hand painted blue and white tiles with Portuguese motifs; or outside on Bar Douro’s terrace as the temperature warms for Summer!  

Punch Room,  The London EDITION

Punch Room is an intimate wood panelled bar nestled at the back of The London EDITION hotel, a modern reincarnation of London’s 19th century private members clubs. It’s simply the perfect place for a pre or post dinner drinks and reservations are essential.

This bar specialises in Punch cocktails, served both individually and to share. Work your way through the 30 strong list of drinks in the third incarnation of the renowned Punch Room Five menu. There’s even the option to take part in cocktail masterclasses, held every Friday and Saturday, 2pm – 4pm.

Barge East

Tommo was a kid dreaming of becoming a pirate. The dream never really ended and when the opportunity to set up a business on a boat along the River Lee in Hackney Wick arose it was as close to that childhood dream as you can get. Fast forward to 2018 and childhood friends; Blandy, Ryan & Tommo have launched what is set to be the most magical eating and dining destination in London.

Our boat, De Hoop, is an historic 114 year old Dutch Tjalk, lovingly restored using reclaimed materials and sailed on an epic journey across the North Sea from Holland to our Sweetwater mooring at Hackney Wick.

Our menu reflects Ryans journey across the world as a chef aboard yachts. Our small plate dining concept offers seasonal dishes with exotic flavours, utilising where possible, local suppliers. Blandy has created a drinks menu which showcases the best of London in our choices of beers, coffee, soft drinks and East London spirits. There is no better waterside food and drink venue in London. Across the year we will be hosting a regular series of events in our amphitheatre.

Pop in and say hi!

Ladies and Gentlemen

Small neighbourhood cocktail bars & distillery that throws the best parties in London, why not come down. Venues at 2a Highgate Road in Kentish Town, Junction of Royal College Street and Camden Road in Camden, and our floating bar and distillery with crui.

Meraki Bar

Meraki bar is a celebration of a chic bohemian style interior design, combining both glamour culture and contemporary modern era mixed with an exotic feel. A creative twist of mediterranean cuisine designed by the talented chef Athinagoras Kostakos (Scorpios Mykonos), all topped with an attractive quirky cocktail list. The two-floor venue includes bar/lounge, mezze and a private vip area.

Scout Bar

Simplicity underpins Scouts menu. Simplicity sets the scene and waste truly is a dirty word! With a focus on minimal waste to ensure its conscious sustainable operation that shouts from the rooftop how incredible the produce from the British isles is. Scouts menu changes daily adapting to seasonal produce from foragers, farmers and growers alike.From foraged ingredients to house ferments to a zero waste food offering, Celebrating Great British produce with inventive unforgettable cocktails.

ABQ London

ABQ is the world’s first immersive molecular cocktail bar where you get to make and infuse your own drinks in an RV (Motorhome) on some banging hip-hop and gangster rap tunes. You will be working with molecular techniques to cook your cocktails and then…ermmm drink em!

Acids, hazmats, alcohol, loads of fun, amazing music and other stuff provided. Non alcoholic options available too. Just book a station and enter the RV. Come as early as you want and leave whenever you fancy as we now have many different spaces in the venue Walk-ins welcome too but we encourage to book as it gets busy.

Purl London

With everything from secret speakeasy joints through to Alice In Wonderland based hangouts, London is full of quirky cocktail bars. And it’s not just their interiors that are unusual; weird and wonderful cocktail bars in London also have serious mixing credentials, with mixologists who have mastered their craft to a T. Read our recommendations for quirky cocktail bars in London and get ready to see another side to the capital’s drinking scene.

Located in Marylebone, Purl is a themed London cocktail bar that whizzes you back to an era of glitz and glamour. With regal chandeliers, lots of nook and crannies and wow-factor cocktails, this bar has got date night written all over it.

Swift

This summer at Swift, join us in the upstairs bar for a special menu of summer spritzes. Everyday between 3-6pm all drinks from the spritz menu will be £5! We will be treating the first 100 guests on May 1st to a spritz on us, so get down early to avoid missing out! Bookings aren’t available for the upstairs bar.

The Grosvenor Arms

The Grosvenor Arms is a stylish coaching inn, found in the heart of the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury. It’s a stunning property, a Georgian beauty though it roots are far older, dating back to medieval times when it was known as The Red Lion.

Shaftesbury is steeped in Saxon history. It was here that King Alfred built his great abbey. It’s the ‘Shaston’ of Thomas Hardy’s novels and we’re a stone’s throw from the famous Gold Hill which looks out over the beautiful Blackmore Vale.

We’ve taken very good care of this much-loved treasure, updated where it’s been needed, refreshed and enhanced. There are 16 lovely bedrooms. The laid-back bar features sumptuous fabrics of midnight blue and green velvets, butter soft-leather banquettes and crystal lights. The charming restaurant has dreamy, muted grey tones. The Grosvenor Arms has elegance and style with a modern rusticity. Above everything it is welcoming and relaxed.

Restaurants are popular in Shaftesbury and thanks to our exec chef, Tom Blake, The Grosvenor Arms especially so. Tom was head chef at River Cottage and is famed for his network of local West Country growers and producers. He celebrates provenance and the seasons. His menus reflect this: all locally sourced, all traceable and, most importantly, the food tastes fabulous.

We’re open all day, every day, to eat, drink and stay.

Fitz’s Bar

Our cocktails pay tribute to the free spirits of Bloomsbury’s past and present – from ‘Spy Princess’ Noor Inayat Khan, to French/Italian novelist Emile Zola. The menu also incorporates illustrations by the renowned Jazz-age artist, John Held Jr, which originally appeared in magazines such as Life, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker

Little Mercies

Our focus is on cocktails, with an aim to be easy drinking, and seasonal. With a rotating menu, we use modern kitchen techniques and ingredients to create drinks that are delicious and unique to the city. We take great care selecting our wine, which we rotate regularly, as will our beers. Our coffee is from Alchemy.

Alan previously worked in Hawksmoor, Peg+Patriot and in the beginning of 2017 opened Scout as the Bar Manager with Matt Whiley, aka The Talented Mr Fox. Little Mercies exists with thanks to both Max and Noel Venning, the brothers behind Three Sheets in Dalston, and with the help of Rosey Mitchell previously of 69 Colebroke Road and Drinks Factory fame.

Vermuteria

Vermuteria is an all-day Café & Bar serving creative food and drinks inspired by the origins of Vermouth distilling, established during the 18th Century in the city of Turin, and the great Vermouth bars of Italy & beyond.

Amaro’s

Amaro’s Table brings a modern American dining experience to downtown Vancouver USA. The restaurant’s highlights include its steaks, seafood, and craft cocktails.

Duddell’s

The new cocktail menu takes inspiration from the defining style and individuality of the renowned drinks list from the original Duddell’s in Hong Kong. Crafted by JIA Group’s long-standing former bar manager and Diageo World Class Finalist James Barker, the revitalised menu at the London outpost will explore the world of flavours and textures from Asia and beyond in a manner that is unpretentious, elegant and honest.

Imperial Treasure


We are very excited about the release of our new drink menu featuring our Asian-inspired, signature cocktails for cocktail lovers.

Our passionate and talented bar team have created a collection of drinks for you to explore from the East to the West. Take on a new adventure by broadening your drink palette with these tropical twist on classic cocktails!

Manettas at Flemings Hotel

Plush velvet, supple black upholstery and polished rose gold set the scene for some seriously stylish sips in an ambience redolent of the glamorous 1930’s. It was during this time that Manetta’s was the favourite hangout for the cognoscenti from the worlds of literature and the arts who mingled with celebrated rakes and aristos. The clientele may have changed a little over time but the atmosphere still lives on, making Manetta’s one of the best cocktail bars in Mayfair.