This jet-black bar is a calm spot ideal for sipping strong cocktails. Sink into the sofas with a martini made to order for one of the more fancy ways to pass the time before your train gets in – you can just about see the King’s Cross concourse through the windows. The range of gin and vermouth is impressive and bar staff seem to get the martini-making craft. It may not be the trendiest spot, but for martini lovers, it’s time to get squiffy.
If you’re stepping straight off the train into King’s Cross, you may be forgiven for thinking there’s not much to its drinking scene. But if you know where to look, there are some great places for wine, spirits, craft booze and beyond. Take a look at our list of the best places to drink in the up-and-coming neighbourhood – from old-school and new-fangled DJ bars (check Spiritland for sure) to quirky cocktail joints and upmarket wine bars (Chapel Down are among the newest boozy residents).
RECOMMENDED: Find more fun in the neighbourhood in our King’s Cross area guide