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The 100 best bars and pubs in London: the people's top ten

We asked for your favourite boozer in town from our top 100 list and here are the results

By Laura Richards
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It seems like you Londoners love a drink. We had over 20,000 votes on our poll for the best boozer in town from our list of the 100 best bars and pubs. Read on to discover which pubs and bars made your list – the people's top ten. And don't forget to check out Time Out's top ten selection, too.

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10. Trailer Happiness

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Portobello Road

We say...
'Underneath the thick layer of kitsch is a very good cocktail bar.'

You say...
'I've had some really superb evenings at Trailer Happiness – fantastic drinks, great ambience, delicious food and super friendly staff.' Rosumund

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8. Vinoteca

Bars and pubs Wine bars Chiswick

We say...
'Forget naff wine bars of the past: Vinoteca shows London has come a long way when it comes to appreciating the better sort of bottle.'

You say...
'I am a qualified sommelier and am very impressed with the quality of the wine at Vinoteca, there is clearly real passion involved.' Beenaroundtheblock

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7. Cross Keys

Bars and pubs Pubs Covent Garden

We say...
'It’s a look which, these days, is uncommon enough to be endearing and, when paired with a line-up of mass-produced lager and real ale, evokes memories of a bygone era of boozing.'

You say...
'Welcoming but not over-friendly. Authentic atmosphere. Beer looked after properly. Food is value for money. A proper pub.' Al Blaney

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6. Peg & Patriot

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Bethnal Green

We say...
'The puntastic cocktails at Peg & Patriot are as creative as their names suggest, each made with an eye-catching combination of novel ingredients.'

You say...
'My new favourite bar. Amazing drinks and service. Really cool atmosphere too so even if you're not into cocktails this is still a great place to drink!' Natasha D

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5. Euston Tap

Bars and pubs Craft beer pubs Euston

We say...
'The sheer number of brews on offer here is enough to make beer fans go weak at the knees before they’ve even got a glass in their hand.'

You say...
'I am a huge fan of craft beers, and an even bigger fan of having a large selection of them at a decent price, especially in the heart of London.' Natalie

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4. Dove

Bars and pubs Pubs Hammersmith

We say...
'Inside, it’s basically a classic duck-your-head heritage pub experience, with a fire in the winter, but most drinkers come here to sit in the vine-entangled conservatory or the riverside terrace overlooking the houseboats.'

You say...
'Found this little gem of a pub almost by accident after wandering along the Thames path from Hammersmith Bridge. What a find! It's remarkably unspoilt, a real London pub.' Andy D

3. Jerusalem Tavern

Bars and pubs Pubs Clerkenwell

We say...
'This Farringdon bar has the sort of look many pubs invest a lot of time, effort and money into imitating, but the Jerusalem looks the perfect part.'

You say...
'A wonderful discovery! Small but perfectly formed.' Imogen

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2. Brewdog

Bars and pubs Breweries Goldhawk Road

We say...
'The menu is displayed on a backlit bar, the beers listed like blockbuster movie screenings at a boutique cinema, with Brewdog staples joined by hard-to-find brews.

You say...
'This bar is second to none. If you like beer, it's the place to go.' Kuba

1. The Salisbury

Bars and pubs Pubs Green Lanes

We say... 'Apart from its architecture the main reason for a trip to the Salisbury is for a peaceful pint with extensive elbow room.'

You say...
'Best quiz on Mondays! I come from Dalston to do this every week. Beautiful bar and great ambiance. Food is pretty good too. Stunning people aplenty. Five thumbs up!' Sophie II Fifty

See the full list of 100 bars and pubs

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