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American Bar

Cocktail Bar, Hotel Bar, and American Restaurant££££
Charing Cross, London
  • Dan N.
    "however some call this the best bar in London"(2 Tips)
    Diplomatico Rum
    "... to be featured at the Savoy Cocktail Book. It is a beautiful cocktail with Reserva..."(2 Tips)
    Phat B.
    "Moonwalk cocktail originating from the 1969 recipe"(2 Tips)
    Kevin M.
    "Very relaxing, classy place to have an afternoon cocktail."(7 Tips)
43 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • fancy
  • good for dates
  • bar in london
  • dressy
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  • o_miaxara
    o_miaxaraMay 14
    Awesome! The environment and the cocktails!
  • Rebecca M.
    For being the number two bar in the world, I was expecting a little more. Good drinks and presentation but wanted a little more
  • Justin W.
    Great cocktails
  • Jane T.
    Jane TimmApril 7
    Order an Aviation, a criminally underrated American classic first introduced to Europe at this very bar, on a lazy afternoon. Leave by 6p, when it gets busy and less zen with tony pre-dinner crowds.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SmithApril 6
    Ranked as one of the best bars in the world and for good reason too. It's just perfect. Their originals are interesting and classics are mixed flawlessly.
  • Dan N.
    Dan NegruFebruary 16
    Really amazing bar. Great and historic experience, however some call this the best bar in London but I disagree.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmDecember 5, 2016
    A must visit for any cocktail enthusiast. Come to the birthplace of so many iconic drinks, like the Hanky Panky!
  • Ross W.
    Ross Webster-SalterSeptember 4, 2016
    Winner of "Best International Bar Team" in the Spirited Awards (July 2016)
  • Aydl
    AydlMarch 20, 2016
    New Zealand red wine - Little Beauty and Cosmopolitans are lovely.
  • Baldwin H.
    Baldwin HopmansMarch 11, 2016
    good espresso in a hotel .. I was surpriced
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie StasiukFebruary 20, 2016
    Sitting at the bar and feeling like you have gone back to an era of fine service and true sophistication.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BellDecember 28, 2015
    Not as special as the main hotel bar but cheaper and more casual. Good fun and friendly service
  • Tobias O.
    Tobias OtteDecember 5, 2015
    Amazing cocktails in a classic hotel bar atmosphere. Not very experimental but the menu is a walk through the history of mixology.
  • Justin A.
    Justin ANovember 24, 2015
    Classy spot for cocktails, can't really go wrong.
  • Steve G.
    Steve GrahamSeptember 29, 2015
    All known cocktails are available here there's no need to stick to a menu. They are great but I prefer the Old Fashioned from The Ivy.
  • Kristen H.
    Kristen HabichJuly 20, 2015
    Rose champagne!!!
  • Marco S.
    Marco SilvaJuly 3, 2015
    Amazing cocktails, great service
  • Simon B.
    Simon BruceFebruary 27, 2015
    The cocktails were probably the high end of London prices but you can't fault the fabulous service and attention to detail. Cocktails were amazing to top it off.
  • Best Bars
    Best BarsDecember 18, 2014
    The bar is over 125 years old, and it is still THE place for a fancy tipple. Some of the best classic cocktails were created here, so indulge yourself. An elegant experience with a live pianist daily. Read more
  • Ian M.
    Ian McBoyleDecember 13, 2014
    Very classy place to take a date.
  • Justin W.
    Justin WilliamsNovember 21, 2014
    The Special Agent drink comes complete with bullet holes and blood spatter.
  • Brad T.
    Brad TOctober 24, 2014
    Craft cocktails at their finest. Go have fun with anything on or off the menu. You won't be disappointed.
  • Kenney M.
    Kenney MarlattOctober 10, 2014
    Open for over a century, The American Bar was one of the first "American-style" cocktail bars in London and was once home to legendary bartender Harry Craddock, author of The Savoy Cocktail Book.
  • Phat B.
    Phat BuoySeptember 25, 2014
    Excellent quality cocktails in salubrious but unpretentious surroundings. Try the Moonwalk cocktail originating from the 1969 recipe to celebrate the moon landing. Classy
  • Brad T.
    Brad TAugust 27, 2014
    One of the best cocktail bars in the city. If you can find Luca at the bar, sit back, relax and follow your (and his) cocktail heart.
  • David A.
    David AAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Classic London spot for drinks.
  • Dmitry A.
    Dmitry AkhanovAugust 7, 2014
  • Maite Z.
    Maite ZerónFebruary 7, 2014
    Please, ask for Dominic Or Eric prepare you Antigua Plaza with Zacapa 23 is amazing!!!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MontgomeryJanuary 14, 2014
    Very relaxing, classy place to have an afternoon cocktail.
  • World Class 50
    World Class 50January 6, 2014
    The Savoy is the Art Deco doyenne of London’s premiere hotels, so chic it has the only right-hand street in the UK leading to its bronzed portal. One Night, their signature cocktail is delicious! Read more
  • Simon W.
    Simon WillisonOctober 31, 2013
    If you decide to order a Sazerac, be careful not to accidentally end up with the one that costs £5,000.
  • John G.
    John GibbonsSeptember 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Have a Maid in Cuba! Created by Tom Walker at The Savoy, London - Bacardi Superior, lime juice, mint, cucumber, splash of soda, absinthe rinse. I really like cucumber daiquiris and this is next level!
  • Diplomatico Rum
    Diplomatico RumDecember 26, 2012
    The Savoy Daisy by Daniel Baernreuther is one of the American Bar signature cocktails created to be featured at the Savoy Cocktail Book. It is a beautiful cocktail with Reserva Exclusiva and Ruby Port Read more
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhelanOctober 7, 2012
    Finally got to try Churchill's famous 'breakfast' drink - the Corpse Reviver No. 2. Delicious, and highly recommended.
  • Nimrod K.
    Nimrod K.July 18, 2012
    Avoid Penguin Books employees coming for a sip between 5 to 6pm.
  • BarChick
    BarChickMarch 15, 2012
    The guys behind the bar are up there with the best of them and the menu is a like a cocktail history lesson, with many of the classics originating from the bar itself. Read more
  • Londonist
    LondonistMarch 4, 2012
    No booking needed, and smart-casual's fine. Just walk right on in and have one of the most relaxed cocktail-drinking experiences on earth.
  • Nimrod K.
    Nimrod K.November 1, 2011
    espresso includes cookies
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    The White Lady cocktail! Read more
  • Arnaud d.
    Arnaud de TheuxAugust 6, 2011
    Recommended place for cocktails and they were indeed brilliant
  • Derryck B.
    Derryck BJuly 31, 2011
    Really enjoyed the Red Thames non-alcoholic Mocktail. Piano player was delightful
  • EmeraldStreet
    EmeraldStreetJune 8, 2011
    With award-winning bartenders and a pianist playing American jazz standards, The American Bar sure is classy. Read more
  • herman w.
    herman wallisJanuary 3, 2011
    Try the Moonwalk cocktail
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