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The newest bars, pubs and drinking spots, reviewed anonymously by our critics

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Stay in the loop with the latest reviews on the hottest drinking spots in town. Updated weekly, this is our archive of 'recent reviews'. For the bang-up-to-date 'current reviews' (updated daily), check out the pages for either restaurants or bars

Latest Time Out London bar reviews

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Bars and pubs, Wine bars

Forza Wine

Peckham
4 out of 5 stars

A cleverly named rooftop bar from the people behind Peckham Italian Forza Win

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Luigi's Bar, Shoreditch
Photograph: Luigi's Bar
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Luigi’s Bar

Shoreditch
4 out of 5 stars

A vermouth-heavy night-time takeover of an Italian caff in Shoreditch

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Mona's Bar, Tottenham
Photograph: Andy Parsons
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Mona’s Bar

Tottenham
3 out of 5 stars

A sleek Tottenham cocktail bar with late-night DJs

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Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

Rockwell

Trafalgar Square
4 out of 5 stars

A central London hotel bar with more than a touch of the tropical about it

Bars and pubs, Wine bars

Sylvester

East Dulwich
4 out of 5 stars

An East Dulwich party bar serving natural wine and pizza

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Kwãnt

Mayfair
5 out of 5 stars

An atmospheric basement bar from a former Savoy bartender

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Murder Inc

Fitzrovia
3 out of 5 stars

A central London follow-up from Cocktail Trading Company, dubiously based on New York gangsters

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Tabac

Kentish Town
4 out of 5 stars

A French-themed bar occupying an old tobacconist’s in Kentish Town

Venue says Electric energy, endless wine, unrecognisable cocktails and happy hour every day, 5-6pm. The place to be tonight. Where are you?

Bars and pubs, Mezcalerias

Hacha

Dalston
4 out of 5 stars

London’s first agave bar from a tequila and mezcal expert

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Heads + Tails

West Hampstead
4 out of 5 stars

A bar with two personalities, both tailored to a West Hampstead crowd

Venue says Have you tried our aperitivo hour yet? We have a delicious selection of aperitivo-style cocktails available for £5 every day until 7pm!

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Supermax

King’s Cross
5 out of 5 stars

A late-night King’s Cross bar spinning Italo disco and pouring vermouth

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Lyaness

South Bank
5 out of 5 stars

The ‘World’s Best Bar’ Dandelyan makes way for Lyaness

Venue says Lyaness is launching Fancy Tea, a tongue-in-cheek take on a high-end 80s dinner party with a bold Lyan twist & cocktails created by the team

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Bars and pubs, Pubs

The Gun

Spitalfields
3 out of 5 stars

A multi-purpose Spitalfields boozer from the team behind The Ten Bells

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Homeboy

Islington
4 out of 5 stars

An Irish-run bar doing a strong line in whiskey drinks

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

The Parrot

Aldwych
3 out of 5 stars

Tropical-themed cocktail bar brought to you by Idris Elba

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Funkidory

Peckham
4 out of 5 stars

A diddy, music-filled cocktail spot on Peckham Rye

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Bars and pubs, Gastropubs

Newman Arms

Fitzrovia
3 out of 5 stars

A historic Fitzrovia pub, now the first tap house from Truman’s Brewery

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

FAM

Marylebone
5 out of 5 stars

Cocktails in central London from a startender team

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Bars and pubs, Pubs

Mikkeller Bar

Hackney Road
3 out of 5 stars

A craft beer bar from the Danish brewery in collaboration with, er, Rick Astley

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Bars and pubs, Pubs

Gunmakers

Clerkenwell
3 out of 5 stars

Multi-faceted Clerkenwell pub – complete with hair salon – from the Nine Lives team

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