Saturday, October 12, 2013

London's Top 5 International Cocktail Bars in Soho

Happy Saturday everyone!!  I have a guest blogger for you today who know's London's Top 5 International Cocktail Bars to go to in Soho.  If ever we travel to London, I will definitely be checking out some....a few......maybe ALL of these places!! 

Thank You Marta!

It’s Cocktail Week!
London’s Top 5 International Cocktail Bars in Soho
I´ve always had passion for cocktails but I have to admit that it was in London that I discovered the most unique flavours, and the real art of mixing drinks. The British capital houses hundreds of little cocktail paradises where the atmosphere and of course the drinks will make you feel as if you were Carrie Bradshaw enjoying a Cosmopolitan at the coolest Manhattan cocktail bar. This week is London Cocktail Week (7th- 13th October) so in order to celebrate it, I said to myself that I should have at least one cocktail on the weekend…If you fancy the cocktail revolution and the city of London, here I propose 5 places in the heart of the electrifying area of Soho.

           1.      ECC: A Sexy Parisian Bar in China Town
It’s literally the French Revolution in the middle of China Town, hidden behind an unmarked door. The Experimental Cocktail Club was opened by three friends who already owned a few famous bars in Paris. Here, the music and décor will take you back to the happy times of 20s France while choosing your cocktail- try their glamorous Habana, it’s simply amazing! ECC is one of those sophisticated and romantic venues you always want to return.
13A Gerrard Street, London

           2.      Barrio  Central: A Taste of South America in Central London
If you visit Barrio Central you will quickly transport yourself to the exoticness of Mexico. Barrio Central is a latino corner where Mojitos and Caipirinhas are served almost continuously - each cocktail comes with a recommended soundtrack - My tip: Amigo hour, which runs from 3-8pm is the best time to visit this busy place on a Thursday or Friday evening. If there’s a better transport connection for you to get to North London, don’t hesitate to have one at Barrio North (Angel Tube Station).
6 Poland St, London

           3.      Floridita: Salsa & Mojitos
In London it’s possible to travel to Cuba and South America without leaving Soho. Floridita is a famous bar & restaurant in La Habana but it’s also one of the most stylish cocktail bars in the British capital. For dance lovers, there’s live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There is no doubt that this bar will encourage you to travel to Cuba- the first time I visited it I had a delicious Margarita and have since fallen madly in love with the bar culture. Currently they run special events for the London Cocktail Week. It looks promising!
100 Wardour St, London

           4.      Milk & Honey: New York in London
Sharing the name of a John Lennon album, Milk & Honey has quickly become an institution in London. This New Yorker venue – it was opened 13 years ago in the Flatiron District- serves delicious and unique champagne cocktails such as the Dom Pedro (Cachaça, port, peach and lemon) or the Ambrosia (Calvados, cognac, triple sec and lemon). It was for this reason that the venue was awarded several times as the Best Bar at the UK Bars Awards…
61 Poland Street, London

           5.      Archer Street Cocktail Bar: Luxurious Champagne & Cocktails
This sophisticated & chic bar has two different personalities: upstairs you can enjoy a delicious champagne cocktail whereas in the basement, the dance floor will tempt you to party harder and longer. The latest: Actors from the TV Show “Made in Chelsea” visit the venue very often.
3-4 Archer St, London

London is a true Babel of cultures and luckily this has affected the bar scene in the city. Today places like Soho offer cocktail lovers very different ambiences. If you have decided to experience the cocktail experience for yourself, check out Londonhotels near Soho with HotelClub , so you won’t have to walk too far after closing time. For those still curious about London Cocktail Week, don´t worry as it´s not too late to join in some cool and free events such as MonkeyShoulder’s DIY Drinks Kitchen -From Monday 7th to Sunday 13th, Time: 12.00-22.00- Prepare yourself for a real mix up!

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Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.

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