Best Bars To Drink Bitter Cocktails In London

In recent years there's been a resurgence in drinking bitter cocktails with the sales of Asperol, Campari and Cynar increasing dramatically. With the popularity of such drinks and the amount of bars beginning to make such specialised concoctions, it made sense to make a handy list for you guys, so read on to find the best bars to drink bitter cocktails in London.


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In the style of a 1920's prohibition speakeasy, Purl is definitely one of the coolest cocktails bar you'll experience in London. Serving experimental and grand drinks made by their mixology experts, you're sure to be impressed. A throwback to the golden age of cocktails, it's a great place to try something new, especially if its one of their awe-inspiring drinks.

A pop-up bar based in Peckham, Franks Café and Campari Bar is only open during the summer, but when it is it becomes one of the most popular haunts in the area. Offering affordable yet incredible cocktails, their trademark Campari drinks are ideal accompaniments for long lazy summer days. 

& Co.

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Located underneath Central & Co, & Co is an enigmatic bar offering mystery drinks with its emphasis on unbranded bottles and low lighting. With a huge range of spirits on offer, all selected for their taste and flavour, most come served straight but can also be complimented with the addition of liqueurs, bitters, and vermouths. This place is ideal for the fan of pure bitter cocktails. 

Liquor Cabinet

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One of the best drinking dens in the Hoxton area, the Liquor Cabinet is a great cocktail bar and with their new cocktail menu, they now offer a very promising list of bitter drinks. Offering three types of Negroni based cocktails and other options, their expert bar staff will make you some impressively good drinks for you to enjoy. A definite choice, the Liquor Cabinet is ideal, especially if you head down between 5pm and 8pm for their generous Happy Hour.


Inspired by the permit room culture of Bombay, Dishoom have decided to set up their own version in their Shoreditch cafe. Based on private drinking rooms, this Indian paradise offers a number of traditional cocktails, including a varied list of bitter cocktails. Expect everything from Old Fashioneds, Negronis, and more in their bitter end cocktail selection.