Heads + Tails | West Hampstead Bar
Heads + Tails is a cocktail bar in West Hampstead with a very simple premise.
Heads, you win.
Tails… you also win.
Because it’s a two-storey bar from two of the capital’s finest mixologists; Will Partridge of Kilburn Ironworks and Chris Dennis, co-founder of Brixton’s much-missed Sovereign Loss and gorgeous Soho speako, Disrepute. Together, they’ve created a ‘bar of contrasts’ which serves both sides of the cocktail coin. Here’s what you can expect…
The ground floor is Heads; a high-ceilinged aperitivo spot, flooded with light and spilling out onto what will be a cocktail garden at the back (which should open soon, although – let’s face it – the weather isn’t exactly in a ‘cocktail garden’ place right now).
Swathed in pale pastel tones and boasting a marble-topped bar, this is the spot for a quick refresher. It specialises in spritzers, wines, and lighter-spirit cocktails like The Dove (which blends pisco and jasmine cordial with sparkling wine) and the Lightning, a low-alcohol number combining Bianco vermouth with Italicus bergamot liqueur.
Tucked underneath, you’ll find Tails – a low-ceilinged, wood-cloaked bar with cosy, conspiratorial seating and an emphasis on shorter serves, whiskies and rums. Here you can find the Thunder to that Lightning, stirring aged rum, brandy and curacao; as well as cocktails like The Dynasty (a blend of herbs, cognac, and green tea) and a set of boilermakers.
Don’t worry if you get stuck choosing between them all…
…you can always flip a coin.
NOTE: Heads + Tails is open weekdays from 4pm and weekends from noon (until 3am Fri & Sat). You can find out more, and make a booking at their website HERE.
Heads + Tails | 175 West End Lane, NW6 2LH
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