Top 50 Cocktail Bars

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Satan’s Whiskers

Bethnal Green, London

Satan’s Whiskers in Bethnal Green, London, remains the city’s original neighbourhood cocktail bar, having opened in 2013.

Top 50 Accolades
  • Number 1 Top 50 Cocktail Bars 2019 & 2023
Two-time winner of the number one spot, this Bethnal Green monument serves exceptional classic cocktails using a range of spirits and ingredients the bartenders are truly proud of.

The daily changing menu ensures those local to the establishment keep coming back to find out what drinks will delight their tastebuds next.

Whimsically known as London’s ‘bartenders’ bar’, it is not your clichéd swanky London cocktail bar, but full to the brim with character that oozes from its exposed bricks, taxidermy and hip-hop music and unique décor. Unassuming would describe it in one word.

We’d also say this is a humble venue that doesn’t make a song or dance about its many accolades gained over the years and blends in well with the local surrounding community.

Some customers have described the interior, in a light-hearted way, as like “going to hell” on account of the stuffed animals mounted on the walls and in dark corners.

Mostly, visitors praise Satan’s Whiskers for its “damn good music” and excellent service. “It would be a crime not to pop over for a drink,” says one review on the bar’s Facebook page.

The bar also offers a range of pre-batched bottled cocktails for guests to order as takeout, perhaps to take home to sip in their own personal space or to give as gifts to share the passion and expertise this amazing venue has to offer.

As the drinks list changes to often, it is difficult to say what you might be consuming but know that each day the bar takes many classic cocktails and expertly twists them with fun and ingenuity. Expect high-quality craftmanship with simple serves in quality glassware using the freshest ingredients.

Previous drinks have included Bitter Summer, using mint, passionfruit syrup, lemon juice, gin and Campari with grapefruit juice, or an Industry Sour which combines lime, Chartreuse, Fernet Branca and egg white.

There is also a food menu consisting of bar snacks and veg options, while some days cocktail and food pairings sees a broader dining offering, such as variations on a Bloody Mary with tacos and quesadilla.

A clear array of knowledge between all the bartenders alongside quality drinks and unbeatable atmosphere makes this industry hotspot number one in the UK.

Key Information

  • SPECIALITIES: Classic & contemporary cocktails, vibes, hip hop
  • PRICE RANGE: ££
  • WEBSITE: Visit Here
  • PHONE NO: 02077398362
  • ADDRESS: 343 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9RA