The Bootlegger is a speakeasy bar that, despite the changes happening around it, 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 in London have been busy at work, creating a number of bourbon-based cocktails for guests to sink deep into.
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.
Armed with giant smokers, the best meat that money can buy and recipes that are as old as time, Porky's is a London-based barbecue brand that's been transporting its guests to the sun-baked 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 Southern-inspired cocktails served at the bar, this American bar in London is perfect for anyone looking for a taste of the South.
Originally owned by their father in the 1970s, Jack's bar in Waterloo is run by two brothers and offers it's guests an impressive selection of classic American comfort food treats. 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.
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 the DJs and cocktails.
A loud 'n' lively late night American-style bar and restaurant, Roadhouse is a banging bar in Covent Garden any day of the week. With a brash attitude to rival that of its American counterparts, the nightly entertainment of bands, DJs and dancing girls will keep you partying till 3 AM. Their great happy hour deals and cheap entry make it a perfect place for students or Stag dos wanting a central London party bar.
Consistently rated as one of the best speakeasy bars in the world, Nightjar has perfected the blueprint when it comes to prohibition-inspired drinking at an American bar in London. Found in a magical basement space below the streets of Old Street, expect all kinds of inventive cocktails, superb table service and live jazz bands every night.
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.
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.
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 like the bad boys pictured above. Tuck into Po'Boy sandwiches and Key Lime Pie, swig Kentucky bourbons and hit the dance floor for a breathless evening featuring live bands and DJ sets. Why limit the fun to Brixton, too? You'll also find Blues Kitchen outposts in Shoreditch and Camden.