POP UP BARS IN LONDON | August 2022
Cocktails In The City
It’s like a cocktail bar crawl, except all of London’s most celebrated cocktail makers – everyone from Funkidory to TT Liquor to Laki Kane – come to you, serving you limitless ice cold drinks, whilst you sit and soak up the sun in a leafy Central London location, also packed full of street food, live music, shuffleboard, and more.
Details: 11th-13th August (12-4pm or 5-10pm) | Bedford Square Gardens, Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES | £20pp inc. welcome drink
Sunday Lyan x Present Company
Lyaness – Ryan Chetiyawardana’s beautiful powder-blue cocktail bar overlooking the Thames – has finally brought back its Sunday Lyans. They’re relaxed, late Sunday afternoon sessions, where the team crank up the hip hop and test out some new ideas in development – some previews of what’s to come on the menu, others just wacky, small-batch experiments. And this month, Liverpool’s hit drinking den Present Company will be dragging a trunkful of their booze & talent along for you to try out…
Details: 28th August | Lyaness, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 9PD
Roku Summer Terrace
If you’ve not tried Japanese gin before, then this will really roku. The craft spirit is taking over the spacious terrace area behind Belgravia’s Pantechnicon for the summer, where you’ll find a menu of shaved ice cocktails, whisky highballs, gin concoctions, and stalls serving sizzling hot takoyaki (fried balls filled with octopus, a seriously more-ish street food dish). And if you get really addicted to them, they’re even hosting takoyaki-making workshops…
Details: Open Mon – Weds (5-9pm), Thurs – Sun (12-9pm) | Halkin Arcade, Motcomb Street, SW1X 8LB
Spritz on the Square
An alfresco pop up spritz bar with free pétanque? Um, yes please. Spritz on the Square comes to us from the people at Pergola On The Wharf, and it’s got two bars and two custom-made pétanque courts for you to play on while you sip away at a refreshing summer cocktail.
Details: Throughout August (Weds-Sat) | Cabot Square, Canary Wharf
Aime Wine Studio
Eccleston Yards is a lovely place at any time of year, but in the summer, when life can spill out into the courtyard itself, it’s particularly nice. And it’s now the home to the first ever pop up from Aime Wine Studio, who’re going all-out on their debut with something that’s part bar, part wine shop, and part gallery…
Details: Throughout August | Eccleston Yards, SW1W
Frank’s Rooftop Cafe
Raising a glass is always easier when you’re already on a roof. And visiting Frank’s – one of the original carpark rooftop bars, and popping back up for the warmer weather – means that said glass will be filled with Italian refreshers like Negronis and Aperol spritzes. Though usually not at the same time.
Details: Throughout August | 10th Floor, Multi Storey Car Park, 95A Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST
Cherry Blossom Garden at The Queen of Hoxton
The Queen of Hoxton is reasserting her regal supremacy of the East London rooftop scene by once again getting dolled up in an all-new eye-opening theme. This summer, it’s cherry blossoms, so expect a whole lot of pink…
Details: Throughout July | 1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3JX
Huzzah! Everyone’s favourite bar-on-a-museum-rooftop is back. The mercury has finally crept high enough for the folks at the Midnight Apothecary to reopen the botanical cocktail garden slapped on top of the Brunel museum. Expect a tour of the underground tunnel shaft, followed by an evening in the charming fairylit rooftop garden, complete with salvaged garden furniture, firepits, and thriving vegetable and herb patches. And booze.
Details: Fridays & Saturdays in August | Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden, Railway Avenue, SE16 4LF | £8