Top 50 Cocktail Bars

Trailer Happiness

Notting Hill, London

On London’s Portobello Road sits Trailer Happiness, a famed rum bar that serves award-winning classic and contemporary cocktails with a Tiki twist.

Operating since 2003, Trailer Happiness is world renowned and has spawned many of the world’s greatest bartenders.

On entrance Bianca, the Polynesian statue, greets guests before they move down the stairs into a 50s-themed retro basement, with low booths and walls clad in wood.

Although slightly themed in style and offering, Trailer Happiness remains sophisticated and well thought out. The menus, for example, are of high design and present guests with a fun elegance.

Drinks include Dad’s Army made with orgeat, fresh lime juice, mint, apple juice and soda; Total Tea, which is made with kombucha, mango and cardamom green tea syrup and fresh lime juice; and La Quencho, mase using grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, pineapple syrup and botanical mixer, all of which are, you might have noticed non-alcoholic.

Guests looking for an alcoholic cocktail have a fine selection to choose from, including The Cotton Mouth Killer, made with Don Q Rum, Wray & Nephew Rum, apricot brandy Galliano liqueur, blue curacao, guava, apple juice and fresh lime; Hell in the Pacific, made using Goslings 151 Overproof Rim, maraschino liqueur, grenadine, fresh lime juice and pomegranate molasses; and Trailor Grogo made with Rum Sixty Six 12 YO, Don Q Spiced Rum, mango puree, fresh lemon, apple juice and Angostura Bitters.

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