This slick, pocket-sized spot in the heart of London’s financial district is dedicated to craft beer (yes, craft beer is mainstream these days). Aside from the pinstriped types yakking about the latest merger, it’s every bit the modish watering hole, decked out in polished tiles, upcycled gramophone lamps and a massive map of Victorian London. It’s London-only beers behind the bar (a policy that extends to the gin list), and pints are poured from 12 taps, by the third, making this the ideal spot to sink a post-work bev – or even better, a liquid lunch. Well, this is the City after all.
The City of London is famed for its skyscrapers and banking halls, but you’ll also find drinks worth a million bucks (thankfully not literally) in the area’s many great cocktail and wine bars. But given the affluence of the area, value for money isn’t always the name of the game at bars in the City. That’s why we’ve pulled together a list of the best bars where you’ll still get bang for your buck. Whether that’s City bars mixing a mean martini, the area’s pioneering gin distillery or champagne bars that don’t actually suck.
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