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  • The Old Fashioned trolley launches at One Aldwych

    Forget dry January, this is the sort of news we like. The Lobby Bar in Covent Garden's One Aldwych hotel has launched something we can really approve of - a specially-made Old Fashioned drinks trolley. Wheeled around the bar, it has three types on offer:

    • Bourbon Old-Fashioned (“One-Fashioned”): macerated morello cherry & spice syrup with Angostura bitters
    • Tequila Old-Fashioned: kaffir lime leaf
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  • polo

    Popping over the pond, Ralph Lauren has just opened his first eatery in London. Ralph's Coffee & Bar takes the Manhattan spots of The Polo Bar and Ralph's coffee and combines them for London. The new space can be found at the Polo Ralph Lauren store on Regent Street.

    So what can you expect? Well, obviously it's rather beautiful in a clubby sort of way with saddle leather banquettes, a brass-topped bar, wooden panelling and green billiard cloth on the walls. There's

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  • The Aplpha Beta cocktail bar comes to the Modern Pantry with Mr Lyan

    There’s a new cocktail bar coming to Finsbury Square, and it sounds worth breaking Dry January for, particularly as the drinks list has bee designed by Mr Lyan, aka Ryan Chetiyawardana who’s been called, among other things, the king of cocktails *and* world’s best bartender.

    The Alpha Beta bar takes over the space at the front of the Modern Pantry on Finsbury Square, so it’ll have a handsomely paired bar

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  • fount

    If you’re an intrepid cocktail explorer keen to hunt down the next big thing or the freshest flavour combos, you’re in luck - The Fount has just opened in Selfridges, and the menu is wild.

    It’s headed up by world’s top mixologists, Ryan Chetiyawardana, who also won International Bartender of the Year in 2015, and he’ll be using his own personal spirits to whip up many of the unique drinks on offer.

    The menu is divided up into lots of sections, including tea and

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  • archerst

    If you find yourself in need of some Christmas spirit while braving London’s shops this festive season, duck into Archer Street, a newly cocktail pop-up on the fifth floor of Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge. The bar will be dishing up all kinds of stiff drinks, which you can enjoy while you soak up the highly festive atmosphere and recline on one of their many velvet armchairs.

    The Let It Sloe is Archer Street’s take on a mojito, given a Christmas twist, and is made

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  • Tony Conigliaro to open Untitled bar in Dalston

    Just when we thought 2016 had little else to offer us, along comes a new bar by one of the shining lights of the London bar scene. 

    Tony Conigliaro has announced the launch of ‘Untitled’ in Dalston this month. The enigmatically named bar will be the third bar from Tony and his team, already known for his award-winning 69 Colebrooke Row in Islington and Bar Termini in Soho. 

    The new space has been put together with the help

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  • Swift bar launches in Soho

    Cocktail duo Bobby Hiddleston and Mia Johansson will join forces with the team behind Night Jar to launch a new bar in the heart of Soho this month. 

    Taking the place of what was once the iconic LAB Bar on Old Compton Street, Swift will feature an 'elegant and grown up' cocktail offering. Staying true to its name, the venue will be characterised by slick, speedy service and will feature two distinctive bars spread across two floors.

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  • Hopscotch brings feel good vibes, buns and cocktails to Brick Lane

    Hopscotch, a playful new bar and restaurant that’s all about the atmosphere, has landed in Brick Lane. They’re serving up buns, ‘bombs’ and cocktails, in a venue with a 1am license that’s full of cool little touches that make it perfectly suited to its East London location. The man behind it all is Jonathan Cowley, who’s got an impressive list of names under his belt, including Milk &

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  • otherist

    Fans of the popular City lunch hotspots the Anthologist, and the Folly and Fable, will be pleased to know that there’ll soon be a new opening from the group on Old Broad Street: The Otherist.

    If its sister restaurants are anything to go by, the new venue will be a useful new place for city workers to enjoy a proper wine and dine session. It’ll live on the site of what used to be the Old Broad Street branch of the Corney & Barrow wine bar, a chain recently

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  • Fox Bar is bringing espresso martinis on tap to Brixton

    Inspired by the knees-up watering holes of Chicago and New Orleans, FOX BAR is a new underground drinking den hitting Brixton. It follows the original Fox Bar, also by Soho House, which launched in Chicago.

    Dark spirits are the name of the game here, so there’ll be plenty of bourbon, whiskeys and rums on the drinks menu. Their signature cocktail, the

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  • Cocktails for starters, mains and desserts thanks to Ray’s Bar in Dalston

    The people behind inimitable East London pizza joint Voodoo Ray's and Dalston Superstar are launching Ray’s Bar, a new basement cocktail bar on Kingsland Road.

    Punters who choose to follow the drinks menu as intended, split up as it is into aperitifs, mains and desserts will be in for a long boozy night. You won’t even be able to crack into one of ‘mains’ until it’s past midnight, giving you all the more

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  • kabuki

    We love bar snack innovation, so the new kabuki cocktail and theatre snack menu at ROKA Aldwych sounds right up our street.

    Inspired by Japanese theatre, the new bar snacks incude Japanese popcorn and sweet potato crackers served with the Kabuki Hour cocktails. They've flown over a kakigori machine to serve up boozy slush-puppie style drinks such as a yuzu and blackberry kakigori, or cherry blossom and almond kakigori made from Japanese Shochu alongside their classic

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  • Zelman Drinks

    17/10/16 - updated with opening plans

    There's been a fair bit of end-is-nigh-ing in Finsbury Park when it became known that local live music venue The Silver Bullet was closing. But we're MUCH more interested in what's coming in its place. It's been bought by the people behind Goodman and will open as Zelman Drinks.

    Hot Dinners caught up with Goodman operations director Dave Strauss who told us that they want to open a

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  • nickel 600 Crouch End has a cracking new bar serving up snacks and small plates which is worth a trip 

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  • burlock int

    Updated 13/9/16 with drink details

    A whole bunch of rum cocktails are coming to Duke Street with the latest from the people behind Opium. Called Burlock (and briefly also Plantation), the basement bar is all based around the 1920s - 40s period of Havana, so expect all the rum you can handle and a colonial style for the place itself. Alongside the rum, there will be cachaça, rhum agricole and mezcal. And apparently, a Havana style barber shop doubles

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