Around The World In 20 Bars

Are you desperate to travel the world but struggling to find the funds? Or are you simply looking to try something which is slightly out of your comfort zone? Whether it's Southern France, Brazil or the 'Deep South' of the USA, London's vibrant nightlife has something for you. If you are looking for an adventure or a chance to sample different cultures then this list of bars is for you. Travel around the world in 20 bars, bars which take their influence from all corners of the globe. Happy travels!

Last updated on 18th July 2017

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Blues Kitchen Camden

15 user reviews
Blues Kitchen Camden
Double Down Wednesday and 1 other offer available.

Blues Kitchen in Camden encapsulates the atmosphere of an American dive bar, in all the right ways. An ideal spot for music lovers, Blues Kitchen has live music and DJ sets throughout the week playing vintage soul, country, rock 'n' roll and of course blues. Offering their customers traditional American BBQ and soul food favourites, with an impressive amount of Kentucky bourbon stocked behind the bar as well as cocktails and beers, Blues Kitchen is the ideal place to sit back and relax, USA style.

 

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

Cha Chaan Teng

197 user reviews

And with Cha Chaan Teng we land in Hong Kong! Modelled on the notoriously inauthentic Hong Kong diners of the same name, they serve up a range of deliciously playful cocktails, wines and beers (including their own brew!). If you’re feeling a bit peckish, their kitchen serves up tonnes of Chinese treats to keep you satisfied.

Happily Affordable ££
Holborn

Rosa’s Thai Café represents Thailand’s corner, offering the cutest and best in East Asian food. Their bold red front and contemporary interior is a draw from the hustle of the nearby market, while the delicious Thai curries and spices, and Asian inspired cocktails will keep even the most ardent foodie traveller.

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Cinnamon Kitchen

9 user reviews
Cinnamon Kitchen
Express Lunch Menu 2 Courses £18 and 2 other offers available.

Cinnamon Kitchen is an award winning restaurant which serves modern Indian food in a relaxed atmosphere. Combining the flavour of India with fresh British ingredients makes Cinnamon Kitchen the place to go if you are on the hunt for innovative Indian food. Delicious food is not the end though, as their adjoining bar Anise offers customer stylish and spice infused cocktails as well as a range of beers and wines.

Splash the Cash £££
Liverpool Street

Baranis

89 user reviews

Located in an old vault in an auction house, Baranis is a cocktail bar which takes it's influence from Southern France. Named after its wide range of Pastis and Absinthe drinks, Baranis brings all the style and glamour of Southern France to the heart of The City. Serving refreshing and innovative cocktails including a Thyme Daiquiri and Julie's Mamou as well as some traditional French lounge drinks, Baranis brings the taste of Provence to Chancery Lane.

Happily Affordable ££
Embankment

Barrio Shoreditch

122 user reviews

Barrio Shoreditch is a cantina and club providing East London with a Latino vibe. Serving up cocktails with a tropical twist and tapas throughout the day Barrio Shoreditch is the place to go for a lively South American atmosphere. Bright and colourful enough to brighten up even the greyest of days, Barrio Shoreditch have live music and DJs playing until 1am providing a real South American experience.

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Floripa

62 user reviews

Dishing up traditional Brazilian cuisine in a bright and beautiful environment, Floripa provides customers with the true taste of Brazil even on the greyest of days. Why not wash it down with a bottle of Xingo, a traditional Brazilian black beer from the rainforest; and if that doesn't spark your interest then one of their cocktails certainly will. With late night live music and DJs playing their unique sound, Floripa offers customers the opportunity to experience a Brazilian beach party without having to leave London.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Kanaloa London

20 user reviews

Kanaloa is a Polynesian tiki bar providing their customers with a party island atmosphere. Decorated with palm trees and crazy paving, Kanaloa has an undeniable summer vibe, with drinks served in pineapples you feel as though you are in Hawaii rather than Central London. With an extensive list of cocktails featuring their signature Kanaloa Kula as well as the classics, Kanaloa has a relaxed party atmosphere. Plus, with a DJ playing summer classics and pop music everyone appreciates, there aren't many people left standing still at the end of the night.

Splash the Cash £££
Holborn

Salsa! Charing Cross

33 user reviews

Salsa is an authentic Latin bar and club. Aiming to enlighten the senses Salsa serves an extremely wide range of cocktails, with signature cocktails, fish bowls, a strong range of wines, beers and ciders. With a food menu packed full of flavour and a barbecue grill as well as a tapas menu, Salsa caters for all tastes and appetites. With Latin music pumping throughout the bar, Salsa is a great homage to South America in London.

Drinkonomical £
Leicester Square

The Driver

99 user reviews

All these exotic tastes and flavours has us yearning for a familiar taste of blighty, and that’s where The Driver comes into the frame. A boutique, five-storeyed venue in King’s Cross with each floor offering a distinctive vibe of its own, enjoy a classic taste of British drinking and dining at this elegant north London all-rounder.

Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross

Cabana Brixton

6 user reviews

Bringing the vibrant flair and love of life that Brazil's famous for to the streets of Brixton, Cabana is a party bar and restaurant that showcases the very best of Brazilian culture. Bursting with colour and full of eye-catching pieces of furniture, the kitchen serves mouth-watering skewers of marinated meat while the bar keeps the mood light with its selection of fruity cocktails. 

Happily Affordable ££
Brixton

The Elysée

7 user reviews

Serving traditional Greek food with a contemporary twist, Elysée is a sophisticated setting with a relaxed atmosphere. With belly dancers and live Greek jazz music there is light and friendly atmosphere until 3.30am. Separate from the restaurant is the cocktail bar which serves Greek inspired cocktails mixed to perfection by their mixologists, so you really can get a taste of Greece.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Opium

260 user reviews

Hiding behind a plain green door and up a dark staircase, Opium is a cocktail and dim sum parlour in Gerrard Street. A stark contrast to the dark staircase, Opium is a luxurious and ornate bar reflecting the oriental influence but with a modern edge. Serving carefully crafted cocktails with an oriental twist, indulge in drinks such as the Feather of the Pheonix and munch on dim sum until late to combat any peckish moments.

Splash the Cash £££
Soho

Barrio Soho

73 user reviews

Housing a fusion of different Latin cities Barrio Soho has a neighbourhood feel with a distinct party atmosphere. With cocktails taking their inspiration from South America and organised into regions, you are able to sample as many different cultures as you wish in one night. A real culture clash, head to Barrio Soho to experience a sunny slice of South America in London.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Bodo's Schloss

6 user reviews

Bodo's Schloss is a bar and restaurant decorated like an Austrian ski lodge. Staff wear traditional lederhosen and dirndl whilst serving Austrian cuisine, customers feel as though they have escaped London and hit the slopes. With trained mixologists behind the bar, your cocktail orders are in good hands; for a more traditional beverage Bodo's Schloss also serve steins as well as their own homemade schnapps. With the addition of some of Europe's finest DJs playing on the weekends in their, Bodo's Schloss provides their customers with an unforgettable Austrian experience.

Splash the Cash £££
Kensington

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