By Esin Huseyin
With the bank holiday weekend on the horizon, why not make use of the great cocktail bars we have and enjoy the weekend to it’s fullest.
London Cocktail Club
They describe themselves as loud and extroverted, and play home to multi award winning bartenders. You’ll be able to grab hold of classic flavours and some more adventurous flavours like egg and bacon martini. These cocktails are fun and flirty served in tin cans, definitely makes these Instagram worthy.
Based on a line from the Jabberywocky, this bar can be found behind a Victorian wardrobe. This bar relies on the small details, such as serving cocktails in mini gramophones.
This Old Street bar was voted third best bar in the world last year. The menu is divided into pre-prohibition, prohibition and post-war drinks. Whilst you sit back and sip on a lovely cocktail, you can find yourself listening to live jazz performances.
The Permit Room at Dishoom’s King Cross
Reminiscent of colonial Indian train cafés, you’ll relax among dark wood panelling and emerald green leather seating. Their speciality is cocktails aged in bottles and served over hand-chipped ice by the ‘chota peg’ or ‘burra peg’ — traditional Indian liquor measures. Escape London for a couple of hours.
Intimate and opulent in equal measures, this bar screams the roaring twenties. In the old luggage room of a five-star hotel, you’ll fit right in with the marble floors and leather trunks. The cocktails are a little pricier, but they’re worth it.”