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Bar Américain at Brasserie Zédel

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Soho
5 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

The greatest thing about the scene here is that there is no scene. This basement bar, part of the Brasserie Zédel complex, is equally wonderful whether you’re treating it as a way-station en route to dinner, a nightcap-dispensary before heading home, or an evening’s entertainment all in itself (with terrific bar snacks). It’s also one of the loveliest bars in London, with an art deco look that’s changed little in decades of its existence (under various names). And just as lovely (and unchanging) is its approach to building a cocktail list: short, classic, no need to blind with science. The Martinez (vermouth, gin, maraschino, curaçao and orange bitters) is as good as we’ve had in London; and everything except champagne cocktails comes in at under £12. When people ask for a bar recommendation around Piccadilly Circus, we always raise the Américain flag.

Bar Américain at Brasserie Zédel says
Located within Brasserie Zédel, Bar Americain is a classic cocktail bar. In its glamorous Art Deco setting, the dark wood-panelled space is perfect for a pre- or post-dinner drink. Classic cocktails are served nightly, alongside a selection of wine, champagne, beers and bar snacks.


Address: 20 Sherwood Street
Cross street: 20 Sherwood Street
Transport: Tube: Piccadilly Circus tube
Price: Free
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 4pm–12am, Thurs-Fri 4pm-12am; Sat 1pm-1am; Sun 4pm–11pm
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