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Top Cocktail Bars in the UK

Top Cocktail Bars in the UK

If you know your Mojito from your Manhattan and your Cuba Libre from your Cosmopolitan then you’re in luck! Cocktail drinkers, read on! We’ve picked out some of the UK’s top cocktail bars to show you, and they’re all perfect for wiling away the spring and summer evenings with a relaxing drink (or two!).

The Bon Vivant, Edinburgh

The Bon Vivant in Edinburgh is celebrated as one of the best cocktail bars in Scotland. With an extensive and ever-changing cocktail menu set within a traditional interior, you’re sure to find a new and exciting tipple that will take your fancy! Plus, with 44 wines on offer including smaller unheard-of wines and boutiques, we think it’s well worth the trip!

The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel and Cocktail Lounge, Birmingham

Fancy a cocktail in the Midlands? You could do far worse than give The Edgbaston in Birmingham a visit as it boasts multi award-winning mixologists who are sure to serve up a treat as the venue is proud of its meticulous and discreet personal service. Plus, the setting is divine with three art deco interior cocktail lounges decked in black and gold (think of the film The Great Gatsby and you’re on the right lines!).

American Bar at the Savoy, London

If you want a good cocktail head to London which is home to many of the UK’s top cocktail bars, and among them is the American Bar at the Savoy in Covent Garden. It’s the longest surviving American bar to open in London in the early days of transatlantic travel and has claimed second place in The World’s 50 Best Bars guide for the past two years. Expect to find a menu of cocktails inspired by London and its stories!

The Milk Thistle, Bristol

With a reputation as one of Bristol’s best kept secrets, the Milk Thistle in Bristol is housed in one of the city’s finest buildings and is spread across four floors!  The cocktail menu is full of twists on cocktail classics. Plus, you can also learn mixology secrets to practise at home by booking on to the venue’s cocktail making masterclass!

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