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Pubs, Bars and Nightlife
Pubs, Bars and Nightlife

10 must-visit highlights of this year’s London Cocktail Week

From DJ nights to tequila supper clubs, here’s how to make the most of the annual celebration

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Everything you need to know about this year’s London Cocktail Week

The drinks festival returns for another year of discounted cocktails

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Avora: ‘Carbon neutral’ immersive cocktail bar to launch in London

The bar will ask its guests to face up to a fictional billionaire intent on destroying the world around him

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Where to drink mezcal in London, for Mexican Independence Day

The capital’s gone mezcal mad. Here’s how to join in on the fun, says Tyler Zielinski

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London’s must-try Negronis, from Quo Vadis to Vermuteria

There’s an art to getting this deceptively simple mix just as it should be

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Royal restaurants: Where the Queen ate and drank across London

A lifetime of royal eating, from smoked eel at Bellamy’s to afternoon tea at Fortnum’s

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Bunga Bunga team to launch new bar in Battersea Power Station

The new all-day offering will show guests a little of life in the brutalist technicians’ den

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Prost! Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in London

Steins at the ready — it’s time to party like the Bavarians

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International Tequila Day: Five delicious tequila cocktail recipes

Explore this surprisingly versatile spirit with one of these tastebud-tingling creations

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Inception launch first new bar in four years, Mr Fogg’s Apothecary

The new venue is something like a club without a sub, co-founder Charlie Gilkes told the Standard

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Lisa Goodwin-Allen takes Stafford’s American Bar back to its roots

It arrives in conjunction with a high-concept cocktail list from Benoit Provost and Salvatore Megna

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10 fail-safe spots for a first date in London

Angelica Malin on her go-to spots for getting a first date off on the right foot

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Where to find London’s best martinis, from Dukes Bar to the Lowback

Tyler Zielinski on the capital’s bartender pushing the boundaries of the cocktail — with a few classic to boot

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Make mine a mar-teeny? No chance — make mine a double

Minature drinks are beginning to catch on — where’s the fun in that? asks David Ellis

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A brand new rooftop venue is coming to Camden just in time for summer

Tacos, margaritas and skyline views will be on offer at the new year-round restaurant and bar

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London’s top bartenders on the cocktails you need to try this spring

Four mixology gurus tell David Ellis which drinks we should be raising a glass to this season

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David Ellis, On the Sauce at Trivet: A wardrobe to another world

Geeks will find a safe space; the indifferent will simply see an upmarket restaurant with a hell of a wine list that’s good to be in, says David Ellis

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Gasping for a Guinness? London’s top pubs for the black stuff

Happy St Patrick’s Day! The perfect pint is out there — if you know where to look for it

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It’s said we pour “the best Guinness in central London” — here’s how

The landlord of the Guinea Grill, Oisin Rogers, explains how his pub picked up a reputation for its pints

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New Nightjar promises more live music and late nights

The original Nightjar — once widely thought of as the best bar in London — is getting its first sibling, in Carnaby

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The Guinness Guru and @shitlondonguinness on finding the perfect pint

Social media’s captains of stout tell David Ellis what to look out for on the hunt for a prized pour

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Thin White Duke: Bar inspired by Bowie’s controversial persona to open

Bowie’s infamous fascist-inspired character was quickly abandoned in the late Seventies

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Discount Suit Company team announce new bar Umbrella Workshop

Umbrellas are unlikely to be workshopped in the new Boundary Street spot, but cocktails will be

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Ukrainian bar Pinch launches ‘donate with drinks’ fundraiser

Cocktails will be £10, with every penny raised going to British-Ukrainian Aid

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Hangover, begone? The Standard hotel to launch nootropics cocktail bar

Mind-boosting mixology will be on the menu at this 10th-floor hangout

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The best bars for a date in London

Whether you want to curl up in one of London's most romantic hideaways or are just looking for somewhere to drink away the awkwardness, London has you covered, says David Ellis 

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A first look at Seed Library, Mr Lyan’s first bar in three years

In a break with his typical style, Chetiyawardana will take “a lo-fi, analogue approach to bartending” at his latest venue

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Izakaya-inspired Aubrey opens in old Bar Boulud site

The new izakaya-inspired space “will feel like you’re in a house party”, according to its owners

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I run ‘London’s best gastropub’ — it’s people that matter, not food

Guinea Grill landlord Oisin Rogers on what it takes to run to a great pub

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Guinea Grill named as London’s best pub for food at top awards

Six familiar London names made the list, but just one London spot made the top 10

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Silverleaf: The City set for new late-night bar from Milroy’s team

The bar will stay open until 2am, seven nights a week, offering a Japanese and Singaporean-influenced menu of drinks

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New LGBTQ+ bar and social space Common Counter to open on Brick Lane

The bar’s drinks menu has been designed as “a celebration of queer history”