The Best New Bars in London
Last Updated: 15th January 2019
Welcome to our pick of the best new bars in London right now: a regularly-updated list of our favourite drinking-den openings from the past few months.
We’ve created it because if Christopher Columbus were alive today – and if he wanted to visit the best new bars in London – he’d have wanted a 1st Mate just like The Nudge to act both as his primary navigator and his moral compass.
But mainly as a navigator.
Which means, long story short, you are Columbus, and we’re here to help.
We’ll start by letting you know about the best new drinking dens in London – right now:
Heads + Tails | West Hampstead
A glamorous, retro neighbourhood spot with aperitivi and ‘light’ spirit cocktails upstairs, and a moodier, candlelit whisky and rum den downstairs… READ MORE
The Drop | King’s Cross
The latest thing to drop in the new Coal Drops Yard development is… The Drop; an intimate, approachable wine bar with a decent smattering of bar snacks, from the team behind Barrafina. READ MORE
Meraki Bar | Fitzrovia
A bar hidden within a bar, in turn hidden round the corner from the eponymous, critically-acclaimed Greek restaurant – Meraki’s new bar is a welcome addition in the form of tropical wallpaper, velvety banquettes, and private booths with lighting you control. READ MORE
Cattivo | Brixton
A stylish spot in a former department store, with regular live music, an absinthe-heavy cocktail bar, and its very own in-house micro gin distillery. READ MORE
Barge East | Hackney Wick
A bar and restaurant housed in a 114-year old Dutch cargo barge, with a private captain’s cabin to hire out with your friends… READ MORE
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