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The American Bar

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars St James’s
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
The American Bar
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Time Out says

A cocktail lounge at The Stafford London hotel. 

The American Bar says
The American Bar at The Stafford is legendary and belongs to the great tradition of the American cocktail bars that became renowned in London and Paris during the 1920s and 30s. It remains one of the longest surviving American bars in London and is much-loved by its discerning clientele.

Blending English heritage with contemporary sophistication, its intimate corners and clubby atmosphere is the perfect setting for lively conversations every night of the week. Its striking mahogany wood-panelled memorabilia filled interiors are lined with an intriguing collection of artefacts donated by patrons and guests over the years, along with photographs of British and American celebrities who have frequented this stylish, luxury hotel.

Serving classics and signature cocktails, The American Bar is overseen by Bar Manager, Benoit Provost whose creations, new and vintage, are a reference for cocktail lovers the world over. A menu of 12 specially-curated cocktails includes a journey around the secluded streets and hidden secrets of St James’s.

In contrast to the typically British interior, the bar menu is full of exciting Mediterranean inspired dishes, showcasing the distinct style of Culinary Director, Ben Tish, ideal for an al fresco lunch or dinner in the private cobbled courtyard.

With its stylish décor, quality service, superb drinks list, discreet glamour and cool clientele, this confidential address is ‘the place to be’.



Address: 16-18 St James's Place
Menu: View Menu
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8am – 1am (12am for Non Residents) Saturday: 8am – 1am (12am for Non Residents) Sunday: 8am – 12am
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Users say (2)

5 out of 5 stars
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Decor is great, nice music. Really great the bar snacks but most important were the service and drinks.The quality of both is outstanding! I will definitely be back soon and I will suggest to friends and family. 

Lovely Sunday lunch in a quite courtyard and wouldn’t know you were in central London.