These NYC-inspired bars and restaurants are a must-visit for those looking to get a taste of the US of A. Serving up everything from chicken & waffles to cheese dumplings, there's also a fantastic array of cocktails, shooters and American beers to wash it down with.
Best American Bars in London
You know that special relationship politicians are always talking about? It extends to London's restaurant and bar scene, too. Whether you're celebrating Independence Day, Superbowl Sunday, Thanksgiving or you're just looking to indulge in a taste of the best Stateside food and drink this side of the pond, we've got it sorted. Read on for the full list of recommended American Bars in London.
Caboose is a quirky private dining experience in East London, offering guests the chance to shack up in an American railway wagon and indulge in some good ol' fashioned BBQ. Not only does the restaurant give you and your mates the chance to tuck into irresistible eats but it's even BYOB.
Jack's in Waterloo is run by two brothers who offer guests an impressive choice of classic American comfort food. To help wash the pizzas, fiery wings and delicious hotdogs down, the venue's bar serves an intriguing selection of craft beers and daring cocktails, never failing to please.
Pay homage to some of the greatest US presidents in history at this slick bar in Vauxhall. Offering a menu of hand-crafted delicacies including the Teddy Smash “Hat Club" and the JFK & Mary, the American bar pairs its mixes with an equally-enticing food selection.
With bowling, ping pong, pool and plenty of beers, Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes is one of the best American-inspired bars in London. Turn up for the old-school bowling fun, but don't forget to stick around for dancing with DJs and delicious cocktails afterwards.
Huckster is a bodacious American bar in London, with an impressive roof garden that features street food from across the world, as well as housing Rubell's Karaoke Lounge. If you're looking to inject a little Manhattan cool into your night out in Paddington, this is your place.
Hidden out of sight in the basement bar, Absurd Bird Spitalfields houses its very own speakeasy serving up signature sips of moonshine and quirky cocktails inspired by the South. Feeling peckish? Head upstairs and tuck into classics from fried chicken tenders to dirty buns and sliders.
Porky's is a barbecue brand that transports its guests to sun-soaked streets of Tennessee. With a menu of spicy wings, hearty cuts of steak and fiery ribs for guests to tuck into, plus an impressive array of cocktails, this American bar in London is perfect for anyone seeking a taste of the South.
Found beneath Blues Kitchen Shoreditch, Moonshine Minnie's is a great speakeasy giving Londoners a taste of the States. At the bar, you'll find twists whiskey cocktails such as Sazeracs, Scotch Manhattans and Bourbon Sidecars all flowing freely, with delicious Southern bar snacks and an R&B soundtrack.
Rated as one of the best speakeasy bars in the world, Nightjar has perfected the blueprint when it comes to prohibition drinking at an American bar in London. Found in a basement space below Old Street, expect all kinds of inventive cocktails, superb table service and live jazz bands.
Decorated with bright and beautiful American fairground-inspired interiors, Flight Club Bloomsbury promises a buzzing atmosphere any day of the week. Take part in a round or two of social darts before tucking into paddles of pizza with unlimited prosecco when you visit for their famous boozy brunch.
The Bootlegger is a speakeasy bar that refuses to leave the sparkling 1920s. With one eye fixed on the door, looking out for the prohibition police, the bartenders behind this rustic American bar have been busy at work, creating a number of bourbon-based cocktails for guests to sink into.
No one does all-day American brekkies quite like The Breakfast Club. Expect towers of waffles, eggs any way you can think of and mouthfuls of bacon for devoted diners craving the most important meal of the day, you may even get the chance to check out their secret bar downstairs if you're lucky.
Inspired by the dive bars of the deep south, Blues Kitchen is your go-to spot if you like the sound of BBQ ribs, sweet soul music and cocktails. Tuck into Po'Boy sandwiches and Key Lime Pie, swig Kentucky bourbons and hit the dance floor in Brixton, Shoreditch and Camden.
As its name would suggest, Sticky Fingers was born to legendary Rolling Stones rocker Bill Wyman. Food here is to get your fingers dirty and your face sticky with short ribs, BBQ pulled pork beans and mac 'n' cheese all going down a treat with hard shakes, beers and American-inspired cocktails.