In the words of NSYNC it is almost time to say bye bye bye to Dry January, thank god for that! For those of you that have missed the sweet smell of liquor we have 5 bars that will welcome you and your date with open arms to toast the month goodbye. New Year, New Who?
The “BO-ttoms up” Date
Jin Bo Law is one of London’s cosiest and coolest rooftop cocktail bars. Elevate your date by taking your special someone to the 14th floor of Dorsett City Hotel in Aldgate and experience the breath-taking views of London’s most iconic skyline. Take a sip of your trendy tipple whilst you take in Tower Bridge, the Shard, Walkie Talkie, Gherkin and more. Jin Bo Law offers everything from signature cocktails to Asian spirits, so you won’t be disappointed.
The “I Can’t COUP without you” Date
London is full of romantic bars, but Coupette in Bethnal Green is hard to beat. Inspired by France, Coupette offers high quality, great value drinks that are expertly made and simply served in a very inviting setting. Think warm lighting, colourful cushions and candles on every table – pure winter bliss. Pop in on a Monday or Wednesday when you can catch live piano music and special price cocktails.
The “HOLY Sh** that is good” Date
What do you do when you find a flat that used to belong to Reverend JW Simpson of the parish of Fitzrovia? Turn it into a bar of course! Reverend JW Simpson is a cosy cocktail bar with a quirky design, giving an insight into the life of the former inhabitant. To say they put love into their cocktails and menu is an understatement and their reputation precedes them. There is something on the menu to suit every palate.
The “You BOWL-ed me over” Date
Dry Jan is ending with a bang as the first weekend of February brings a sporting event like no other. The 54th Super Bowl is coming to town and that means super screens, burrito beans and chicken… weengs. Tropicana Beach Club is whipping up an all-American frenzy with one of the biggest Super Bowl LIV parties that London has to offer on Sunday 2nd February so you might want to tell your date to book Monday off now.
The “The Di-STILL my beating heart” Date
If you are looking for an excuse to have a drink, then there is no better destination than The Distillery in Portobello Road. They call themselves “a four-floor mecca for the discerning drinker” as they combine a working distillery, two bars and gin hotel into one building. They are the first of their kind in the UK and offer multiple gin-lover experiences. With over a curated list of over 100 gins from across the world, this is not a bar to miss.