Pop Up Bars In London

POP UP BARS | London January 2022

Saicho x Coupe

Coupe, the English sparkling wine bar at The Gantry hotel, has found an interesting way to reshape itself for dry January – they’ve invited in the folks from Saicho sparkling tea to show off their alcohol-free wares for the month. They’ve bussed in a former Blind Pig barkeep to mix up some elegant cocktails for them, using a base of effervescent Darjeeling, Hojicha, Jasmine, and their fancy sounding ‘Eight Immortals’ tea.

Details: 10th January – 7th February | The Gantry, 40 Celebration Avenue, Stratford, E20 1DB

Whisky Tasting aboard the Golden Hinde

If getting a little tipsy reminds you at all of being aboad a ship, then prepare to have that experience either doubled or somehow cancelled out. Because in honour of Burns Night, the The Scotch Malt Whisky Society have decided to create a pop up whisky tasting experience aboard the Golden Hinde. You’ll get to sample from the various malt whisky at stations positioned in different areas of our Tudor galleon, all while hearing the dulcet tones of bagpiper Hector Munro.

Details: 24th January | The Golden Hinde, Cathedral Street, SE1 9DE | £65

The Winter Bar at Sky Garden

Sky Garden already has one of the best views over the city, and now it’s going to be home to some of the best sound too, thanks to live music from live bands & DJS playing almost every day of the week, all month long. It’s happening at their Winter Garden pop up, which involves a ski-chalet styled bar, fir tree foliage, and a whole lot of fairy lights.

Details: Tues-Sat Until February 5th | Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 8AF | £12-£16

Billy Bonker & The Cocktail Factory

We’ve all heard of Billy Bonker, who makes the finest cocktails in all the land. And anyone lucky enough to receive a Golden Packet (it looks an awful lot like a ticket) will get a theatrical tour of his cocktail factory, complete with plenty of creative drinks, and army of Lumpy Dumpies, and a visit from the “conniving, dastardly and loose-moraled than Horatio Slutworth”…

Details: Throughout January | Bonkers Bar, 79 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 8AD | £35

Veuve Clicquot Le Tram

Veuve Clicquot’s retro, funicular-shaped pop-up bar has returned to Selfridges. A trampagne bar, if you will. You can get it here in all kinds of interesting serves – including an edition designed to be enjoyed over ice with a red pepper garnish – as well as a couple of signature Champagne cocktails, which you can enjoy propped up at the bar lining the tram’s windows, or inside the special listening booth lounge at the front, where you can play your own favourite song through retro speakers.

Details: Open daily until end of January 2022 Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB Walk-in

Coravin Wine & Bubbles Bar

So, this entire pop up is basically one big advertisement for the fancy Coravin machines that keep wine fresh after the bottle has been opened. But that’s not exactly a terrible thing, considering that you can get a whole load of excellent wines by the glass here, that you might otherwise have ever gotten the chance to sample. In fact, there’ll be 300 types of vino available by the glass (princes range from £9 to, er, £850) with 50 champagnes & sparkling wines that stay effervescent long after the cork is gone. So, it might be worth popping in.

Details: Open Tues-Sat throughout January | 4-7 Lancashire Court, London W1S 1EY | Book here

Alice in Winterland

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The Queen of Hoxton usually does something spectacular with its rooftop space each season, but this time they’ve really gone down the rabbit hole. The entire building is wearing an ‘Alice In Winterland’ themed hat, with Cheshire Cats, teacup cocktails, shisha pipes, and random little shot bottles that say ‘drink me’ on them… READ MORE

Details: Open daily throughout January | The Queen of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Rd, EC2A 3JX | Book here


Main image: Queen of Hoxton

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