Whether you're looking for a top Tom Collins, a magnificent martini or the quintessential cosmo – somewhere in town there's a bartender just waiting to mix it for you. Some of the best cocktails can be found in hotel bars, while there are also some pretty cool bars in London shaking things up in a more low-key fashion. For the full range, check out our guide to the best cocktail bars in London.
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London's best cocktail bars
The Colony Club Restaurant and Bar
Venue says: Live music and DJ every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Trendy, relaxed and funky cocktail bar open until 4am. Don't miss out!
This Mayfair restaurant and bar is connected to the exclusive casino - so it's little surprise to see a dining room that looks very much the swanky part. The bar - run by Riccardo Andreotti and specialising in creative cocktails - is every bit its match. There's plenty of flexibility when it comes to the food menu. Dishes range from confit duck terrine, seared duck foie gras and meats cooked on the grill to aromatic crispy duck, char-grilled satay chicken and braised pork belly served with crispy ginger, pak choi, mange tout and a ginger and oyster sauce. Middle Eastern mezze also features. If you do fancy a flutter next door then there's plenty of scope to do so. Expect more than 20 tables serving up American roulette, blackjack, baccarat and three card poker. Big-paying slots feature, too.