Bars in London

As Dr. Samuel Johnson stated ‘When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life’ and we agree. It seems that in London there are never ending bar destinations, therefore we have gathered our topics for you to make your next visit easier. How did we base our decisions in the broad range of hospitality? – Go and explore further!

 

[sorted alphabetically]


 

Behind This Wall (Hackney)

ATMOSPHERIC / EXPERIMENTAL / VINYL

411 Mare St, London E8 1HY, UK

Dive down a dimly-lit flight of stairs at 411 MARE ST; Behind This Wall is a contemporary basement bar in Hackney Central. A seasonal, innovative cocktail list awaits you, which you can enjoy whilst tucking into some fresh oysters and listening to forgotten vinyl – this really is a treat for all the senses.

BIRDS COCKTAIL RECOMMENDATION: Please ask the bartenders for their current Birds serve!

 

Chotto Matte (Soho)

HIGH QUALITY / ELEGANT / INTERNATIONAL CUISINE

11 - 13 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 4RB, UK

An evening at Chotto Matte is an experience you will want to repeat. It is a mix of contemporary urban environment, spectacle and great cuisine.. Imagine the best of Japanese and Peruvian cultures combined. Get yourself ready for bold eye-catching natural colours and mouth-watering taste sensations with their high-quality Nikkei cuisine!

BIRDS COCKTAIL RECOMMENDATION: Please ask the bartenders for their current Birds serve!

 
© Giles Christopher – Media Wisdom Photography Ltd –  Something Curated

© Giles Christopher – Media Wisdom Photography Ltd – Something Curated

First Aid Box (Herne Hill)

bright / healthy / friendly

336 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8QH,UK

For any of you in desperate need of some therapeutical drinks, this is the place to go! The concept is health, nutrition and doctor’s orders but with an unusual alcohol based twist. Opposite to the usual dark and musty bar vibe one is welcomed with light and vibrant colors. On Saturdays they also offer Alchemy coffee, Jing tea and fresh juice throughout the day, so go ahead and be sure to have your BIRDS prescription ready!

BIRDS COCKTAIL RECOMMENDATION: Please ask the bartenders for their current Birds serve!

 

Henson’s Bar (Soho)

decadently inviting / intimate / eclectic atmosphere

56 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 3JG, UK

This bar is located on the ground floor of Mimi’s hotel and welcomes you during the day to a relaxed meeting spot with a delicious light breakfast. When evening falls Henson’s turns into a vibrant cocktail bar. Enjoy the eclectic atmosphere of this capital at this special place!

BIRDS COCKTAIL RECOMMENDATION: “NOMAD PUNCH (ON TAP)“

 
© Sketch London

© Sketch London

Sketch London (Mayfair)

extraordinary / avantgarde / eye candy

336 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8QH,UK

This place is nothing like you’ve ever seen before! Here you will find music, art, drinks and food to inspire your evening. Let your breath be taken away by their four completely differently designed rooms as you stumble upon The Gallery (afternoon tea / a la carte dinner), The Parlour (all day casual, with affordable drinks, food and music), The Glade (most stunning interior, same menu as The Parlour) and The Lecture Room (two star Michelin restaurant).

BIRDS COCKTAIL RECOMMENDATION: Please ask the bartenders for their current Birds serve!

 

The Mind Palace - Sherlock: The Game is now (Holland Park)

secretive / special / adventurous

W12 Shopping Centre, London W12 8PP, UK

The Mind Palace is a private cocktail club for the curious. It is hidden within the walls of the W12 Shopping Centre. It is an exciting and thrilling moment to find a fully Sherlock themed club. Previously open only to "Network" members, this secret bar can only be accessed by booking an "eye appointment" at Doyle's Opticians. You better get your eyes checked right away and see if you can detect your favorite BIRD.

BIRDS COCKTAIL RECOMMENDATION: “Sour Bird“

 
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The Shrub & Shutter (Brixton)

local / fresh / easy going

336 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8QH,UK

Sister bar to First Aid Box, The Shrub & Shutter offers a quite bright and friendly welcome. Here one can enjoy an easy and fresh meal as well as perfectly mixed drinks all at a pure and high quality level. Located across from the local market, the bar looks more like a kitchen block giving you the feeling of being invited into someone’s own kitchen. Definitely worth it after your casual market stroll!

BIRDS COCKTAIL RECOMMENDATION: Please ask the bartenders for their current Birds serve!