Bars in Mayfair
These liquid lairs in Mayfair are some of the most exclusive and impressive in the capital; frequented by celebrities, royalty and wealthy clientele and offering some of the best cocktails in London, often being regarded as some of the best in the world. Whether you are looking for the finest liquid lair for an after work shindig or somewhere striking to take a date, our list of the recommended bars in Mayfair will ensure you get on the right guest lists, secure VIP table bookings and find the top London bars to make it an unforgettable night.
Immerse yourself in the exotic atmosphere of Trader Vic’s, where influences come from as far afield as the Med, Middle East and Asia. Get the ball rolling by sampling the original 1944 Mai Tai cocktail before heading to dinner, where plates like the Indonesian rack of lamb and BBQ spare ribs come via the Chinese wood-fired ovens.
The Met Bar, a lavish London cocktail bar occupying an exclusive post in Mayfair, draws in crowds from all over who descend upon its doors to discover super delicious cocktail combinations, great live music acts and a setting of divine elegance and class. From fun filled party themes to classic cocktails and LBD's, Met Bar boast the best of both.
Decked out in 1920s valour, Smith & Whistle is a Mayfair haunt with a heady dose of liquor laced swagger and NYC cool. Mixology is the main focus at this bar where the cocktail connoisseurs create indulgent drinks of flare and fancy. Sip on something exquisite here and discover somewhere to drink in London with air of class.
This extravagant bar in Mayfair is a high end experience for those wanting a lavish night out in the West End. With its vintage Hollywood style decor, special Cristal Champagne Towers and cool live band, Baroque is the bar in Mayfair to visit when you want to treat yourself. Pin curls and classic cocktails come in a charming, and lavish abundance.
There's no unnecessary pretension at Bonds; it's just a homely, relaxing gastropub that lets the quality of its cuisine do the talking. Step off Dering Street to enjoy an extensive menu covering everything from English classics to charcuterie boards, and a good range of cocktails, wines and craft beers. They show all the big sporting fixtures, and the venue is available to hire for private functions.
Cartizze bar has the swagger of a classic American saloon bar but with an all important contemporary uplift. Polished crystal ware, waistcoat clothed bartenders and bespoke design all characterise this illicit style drinking den in Mayfair. Their mixology philosophy is mean and world class making this place quite the perching ground for atmospheric supping.
An elusive cocktail bar located on the corner of Grosvenor Square, The Luggage Room oozes style and sophistication whichever way you look. It's a speakeasy styled drinking hole that evokes the spirit of the roaring twenties with its exceptional heritage cocktails, handmade wine cabinets and intimate vibes.
A suave hideaway located in Mayfair’s Berkeley Square; Fifty9 offers a stylish venue for cocktail supping and late-night dancing. It’s a handsome venue befitting of its postcode, with candlelit tables, impressive lighting displays and leather furniture creating a classy vibe.
Noir offers a sophisticated drinking, dining and dancing experience on Duke Street. This is a dark and lustrous place, where refined cocktails are sipped and classy bar snacks are nibbled, before DJs spin a mix of pre-noughties tunes until late. There’s a covered, heated garden if you’re going alfresco, and a stylish basement bar known as the Frolic Room to explore too.
This classy Mayfair cocktail bar has given the Playboy bunnies a new sophisticated home in which to wiggle their fluffy tails. Coming from the mind of the number one cocktail mixologist, Salvatore Calabrese, his bar is perfect for those wanting a chic place for something a little different in London amongst a cool Mayfair clientele. Make sure you check out the ground breaking cocktails and bar at Salvatore.
To experience one of the best bars in Mayfair for a variety of wines and hearty Italian cuisine, head down to Monty’s Wine Bar and Restaurant in Wells Street. The relaxing setting is guaranteed to help you wind down after a long day at work. Grab your friends for after work drinks or book out one of Monty’s private rooms for a party or special event.
Come to Sketch if you feel like splashing the cash and having a night, and a cocktail, you won't forget for a long time. Located near Green Park and Oxford Circus tube stations it is great for drinking amongst the trendy crowd, having a business meeting or for sex and city cocktails. Boasting interior designs that will make you swoon, try Sketch on for size and draw up your own conclusions.
A tropical nightclub or tiki bar is the best way to describe Mahiki. With a lounge that looks like you have stepped into a tropical Hawaiian paradise, this club is sure to brighten up even the dreariest partygoers on a rainy night in London. Here you can taste exotic dishes and cocktails, listen to chilled-out music in the lounge or hit the dance floor on more upbeat tempo music.
If you want to brush shoulders with the local celebrities The Mayfair bar in London is the place to be. Close to Green Park, Bond Street and Oxford Circus, The Mayfair bar is perfect for impressing a date or sipping on delicious, albeit pricey, cocktails and champagne. The staff here understand good customer service and the atmosphere is excellent.