"The best martinis in London, without a doubt. Really good staff, who somehow manage to remember what I like to drink, even though it's off menu and I only go in once every couple of months."
"The BEST cocktails in London. Very reasonably priced for the amazing quality, and an incredible place to start the night out. How can these crap members' bars charge 12 quid for a simple mixer when this place has the most knowledgeable bar staff I've come across and uses the best ingredients to make delicious cocktails for just £6-£8??"
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"The bar staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The drinks kick arse. I've read some criticisms here that they are all too sweet. I don't like a sweet cocktail: I like something pungent with a kick, and I get that every time. If you're concerned about a drink being too sugary, why not just ask the mixologist for recommendations before you order? I love it here. I've had a stream of out of town visitors this year, and I've taken them all here to universal raving approval. And honestly, the drinks are not that expensive when you consider that Pizza Express will charge you £6.50 for a bad glass of white wine."
"Simply a great place to start your night if you are not planning to end it too early. Fantastic Bar staff, great music, lovely crowd and even friendly doorman. Started going to this place when they have first opened it and after all these years it is still there with the cocktails being the best ones I've had in London town. Don't bother with the extensive menu, just tell the barman what alcohol base you want and let him make you a cocktail that will knock your socks off... Leave the attitude at home, just go there to have a good time..."
"The default destination for a decent cocktail in Soho. The 'London Academy of Bartenders' is consistently busy and it's ways to see why. They have a big selection of drinks, they're not stupidly pricey for the location and they make a mean cocktail.
Lots of fresh fruits used, good quality booze, knowledgeable bartenders (obviously) and they seem to hire stupidly attractive people too which always helps.
Good for a quick drink after work or for a full on party."
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Best bar on Earth. The drinks alone would make it so, but the service is friendly and there's nothing snooty or sniffy about the crowd here. I regularly get in conversations and end up sharing sips of drinks with strangers (plastic straw method of course!). In my ideal world I'd be sat at the end of the bar every night watching the genius mixologists do their magic, and chatting with them about how they make the drinks. Fabulous.
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Best for cocktails
My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this little diamond by accident and now it's a regular favourite if we want a cocktail. It is the best place to find the most yummy cocktails in London. All made from fresh fruit! Great to out with the girls!! My fav is the three berry daiquiri. The cocktail list is very extensive there is something for everyone. They even do non alcoholic cocktails! The bar tenders are trained to the max and do all the fancy moves and shakes. I think you can even book lessons with them on cocktail making. Its def worth a visit!
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Bitter and Twisted - Dan Priseman
There are a handful of bars that have become truly iconic and have stood the test of time; Milk & Honey in New York springs to mind, Lonsdale for many years, but go into any quality cocktail bar almost anywhere in the world and mention LAB bar in London's Soho and bartenders know exactly where you're talking about.
For those of you who are scratching your heads and saying, 'LAB? Never heard of it!' it's about time you crawled out from under your rock and had a look around. LAB has been at the sharp end of the bar scene in the UK for over a decade and while it's had its ups and downs it's never really fallen from grace. Right now LAB feels as though it is on an up-swing again, so I'm readily anticipating many more years of greatness from them.
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