American Bar

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Location – Covent Garden, London

Almost every person in the world will know of the Savoy Hotel in London and the renowned American Bar, where first class cocktails are served.

The 125-year-old American Bar is Mecca for bartenders the world over and has influenced the design and menus of boundless cocktail bars with its retro ritzy glamour. We love it.

It is the oldest surviving cocktail bar in Britain, having opened in 1893, and is willing to share that heritage in liquid form… but for a price, we might add.

Its pedigree is phenomenal, having played home to legends of the bartending scene such as Ada Coleman, Harry Craddock and Peter Dorelli.

It is, simply, a beautiful bar and place to be. The shelves behind the bar are stocked to bursting, making it look like what could be one of the world’s best libraries.

This bar pays the most attention to detail when it comes to serving drinks, with the taste, theatre, glassware and aroma of the drinks clearly being the most important things to the bartenders.

American Bar’s cocktail menu is a beast to behold and somewhat indescribable. It is a history lesson in cocktails, as well as the bar’s past. We’re not going to say anymore. You need to check it out if you haven’t already.

Prices range from £18 to a hefty £5,000 for a vintage Sazerac, and no, that’s not a sharing size.


American Bar at The Savoy Hotel
100 Strand
The Strand

020 7836 4343


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