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. As they're offering some of the sexiest cocktails in the city (and in the world), whether you're looking for the finest drinking den for an after-work shindig or somewhere striking to take a hot date, our list of the best bars in Mayfair will ensure you get to the right place.

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Last updated on 15th April 2024

10 Degrees Sky Bar

Home to chic cocktails and an impressive whisky selection, 28th-floor den 10 Degrees at the London Hilton on Park Lane is also one of the best bars in Mayfair, bringing you stunning vistas of Central London. Serving a carefully curated menu of premium wines, spirits and bespoke cocktails, the drinks feature goodies named after out-of-this-world wonders like Golden Hour and Mars. Sip your tipple of choice as you take in the sights of Hyde Park, Mayfair and Buckingham Palace, all while nestled in a peaceful, gold and burnt yellow-hued oasis, perfectly capturing the golden hour outside.

Davy's at St James

Located underneath the hustle and bustle of Pall Mall, Davy's is a subterranean cellar providing punters with an impressive selection of fine wines (more than 40 by the glass) alongside some delicious British bites. What's more, this underground bar is a real beauty, with vaulted ceilings, candle-lit surroundings and vino-related artefacts. Head down for an intimate date night with your beau and a taste of vino goodness courtesy of Davy's Wine Merchants.

Clémence Bar

Champagne dens in Mayfair are rarely topped by Clémence, a gorgeous drinking destination inspired by those in France. Hidden away in Shepherd Market, here you can expect plenty of bottles (and cigars) accompanied by old school, chic Parisian-inspired decor and French-influenced food in an intimate setting. Prepare to indulge in a range of bubblies from the top Champagne houses in France, as well as iconic cocktails and sparkling wines. Plus, they're paired with cheese and charcuterie boards featuring artisanal delights as well as meats from the likes of France, Italy, and Switzerland.

The Luggage Room

An elusive cocktail bar on the corner of Grosvenor Square, The Luggage Room oozes style and sophistication, boasting sleek Art Deco-inspired furnishings complete with leather-studded sofas and a scale model of a Bentley Blower. 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. We're talking signature libations like the Gatsby Gorge (Rabbit Hole rye whiskey mixed with coffee cinnamon syrup, angostura bitters and cloves tincture) and a Hannibal Hamlin (Plantation Barbados 5-year stirred with peach, lemon, orange and honey).

The Barley Mow Mayfair

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The Barley Mow is a Grade II gem and a standout gastropub in the heart of London. At the helm, Ben Tish sails through with a menu that's a love letter to British fare sprinkled with a dash of French flair. Think top-tier pub grub that'll have you planning your next visit before the last bite. And, keeping it in the Cubitt House group family, this joint shares its siblings' knack for delish seafood, treating oysters and langoustines with the respect they deserve. The showstopper? A daily carvery with melt-in-your-mouth meats and sides, plus tableside flambeed desserts like crepe suzette and baked Alaska.

Bonds, Mayfair

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. Whether you're wrapping up work, gearing up for a game, or kicking off a night to remember, this joint is your spot for that perfect blend of tasty tipples and a laid-back, inviting atmosphere.

The White Horse

If you're wondering where you can tip a few back in town, The White Horse is a great shout. Mayfair's first-ever wine-led pub, brought to you by Hedonism Wines, this place is ideal for an evening's imbibing, especially if that's for date nights and after-work drinks. An upmarket pub and slinky wine bar in one, they've also got an extensive vino list, as well as draught beers and a unique selection of spirits from around the globe. Head over for a glass of goodness in between your Piccadilly and Hyde Park escapades.

May Fair Bar

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On the lookout for best cocktail bars in Mayfair? Set in the glamorous Stratton Street Hotel, May Fair Bar offers elegant surroundings and wonderful cocktails created by master mixologists. The swanky late lounge has got you covered with sexy tipples like the Socialite, a bittersweet, fruity, vodka negroni, and My Sour Lady, a delish gin, Chambord and Aperol concoction. And while you're there, make sure to go celeb-hunting, as this swish venue is a hit with celebrities across the capital.

All Bar One Picton Place

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A top pick of affordable bars in Mayfair, All Bar One Picton Place is truly a destination with something to suit everyone. Whether you're after a rum punch sharer to have with all your girlfriends, classic concoctions across bottomless brunches or a signature serve, this watering hole has it. Get ready to dive into a wonderland of stunning cocktails, from the Strawberry Sbagliato with Campari, Martini Rosso, and prosecco to an El Jimador Blanco tequila, agave and lime-mixed Tommy's Margarita.

Mercato Mayfair

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Whether you're craving street eats or just a cracking good time with friends, Mercato in Mayfair is the place to be. A stunning foodie paradise set in a restored historical church, this venue offers everything from farm-fresh produce to specialty coffees, bespoke pastries, craft beers, fine wines, and gourmet delicacies. Spread across two extensive floors, this upmarket hotspot serves an international palate of culinary delights complemented by a rooftop terrace, a stunning wine cellar, and a communal seating area. Make a beeline for the vino basement to revel in crafted cocktails and premium gins, perfect for those looking for a sophisticated gulp.

German Kraft Brewery Mayfair

Looking for rooftop bars in Mayfair? Located within a gorgeous historic Mayfair church, a mere five minute walk from either Marble Arch or Bond Street station, German Kraft is a stunning addition to the area's bustling bar scene. Settle down indoors at this chic brewhouse venue, venture down to the underground crypt bar opposite their 250l micro brewery or head upstairs to the rooftop terrace to sip on 'Keller König', barrel-aged smoked beers and modern sours with international cuisine. It's the perfect place to enjoy craft German brews in a beautiful surrounding.

Comptoir Cafe & Wine

From coffee and cake to small plates paired with wines from their extensive list, Comptoir Cafe & Wine is one of the best bars in Mayfair with music. A casual all-day café, wine bar and shop located two floors behind Bond Street Station, this Parisian bistro-style joint is owned by a master sommelier and decked out in classic lounge tables, dangling bulb light fixtures and a swish zinc countertop. With a menu that features over 20 pages and more than a 1000 bottles of vino alongside charcuterie and cheese, this is one for those who like their tipples and global goods.

Dear Darling

If you're looking to party among opulence then this Mayfair bar is for you. Descend chandelier-adorned stairs into the hedonistic world of Dear Darling, where you'll be transported to a bygone era, surrounded by velvet booths and mirrored ceilings. Head through the secret Narnia-inspired door to the basement where desire and elegance go hand in hand. Think DJ nights, live performances and more at this jaw-dropping venue. 

Jaks Mayfair

One of the best bars in Mayfair with a DJ, Jaks is an eclectic Bond Street haunt that's got you covered for everything from after-work cocktails and craft beer to fine wine or dancing to the resident DJ's bangers. Head over to this slick townhouse to make the most of its four floors of hospitality, especially the speakeasy-style late-night cocktail bar offering a massive list of wines, refreshing fruit cocktails, spirits and in-house Jak's & Zefi brew beer. We'd recommend the tequila-infused Man On Fire served with malt whisky, smoked salts, orange and agave syrup.

The King's Head Mayfair

Searching for a taste of tradition in the heart of Mayfair? Look no further than The King's Head, located just a stone's throw from must-see landmarks like The Ritz and Buckingham Palace. Step inside this historic gem and discover a main restaurant and a cosy cellar bar, perfect for escaping the city buzz. Wash all the tasty grub down with a drink from their extensive selection of tipples, including perfectly poured cask ales, fine wines, and top-shelf whiskies and gins. It's the perfect quintessential pub experience that hits all the right notes.

The PunchBowl

Nestled in the historic heart of Mayfair, The Punchbowl has served as a local legend since 1750, pouring pints and dishing up divine British bites to London's elite. Fresh from a grand makeover, each floor now offers a feast for the senses; from hearty ribeye steaks in the cosy Georgian pub space to gourmet delicacies in the spirited dining and whisky haven upstairs, each plate showcases the best of countryside cuisine. And for the ultimate indulgence, slip into The Club for private dining with a Victorian twist, where bespoke menus and canapés await.

The Terrace Bar at The Chesterfield Mayfair

Nestled between Green Park and Bond Street, The Terrace Bar at The Chesterfield Mayfair is the perfect place for a spot of boozing all through the week. At this swanky tipple house, you'll find dynamic cocktails, alcohol experiences and a delicious food menu, from bar snacks to afternoon tea, as well as live music in the evenings to keep the fun going 'til the wee hours of the morning. We'd recommend grabbing one of the specials, namely the Black Truffle Negroni, a red vermouth, Campari, parmigiano cheese and black truffle gin mix, as well as the Purple Rain, a blend of Nordes gin, jasmine patchouli liquor and lime.

Claridge's Bar

Set against the backdrop of David Collins Studio's gorgeous Art Deco design, Claridge's Bar offers an unparalleled selection of libations, from fancy Champagnes to coveted spirits. Whether you prefer your drinks straight up or expertly crafted into a cocktail masterpiece, their top-notch bartenders are on hand to elevate your experience. We'd recommend indulging in a curated collection of rare whiskeys sourced from American distilleries that operated before and during Prohibition, offering a taste of history unlike any other.

The Coburg Bar

Step into a world of luxury and refinement at Coburg Bar. With premium spirits and rare vintages lining the shelves as well as plush armchairs inviting you to stay 'til the wee hours of the morning, this Mayfair gem is the perfect spot for any time of day. Designed by India Mahdavi, the bar exudes sophistication with contemporary velvet upholstery and captivating artwork by Julian Opie. From daytime tipples to evening cocktails, there's an array of fine wines, Champagnes, and delish concoctions crafted by expert mixologists on offer.

Dickie's Bar

Only minutes from the iconic Hyde Park, this Upper Grosvenor Street watering hole is the place to go when you're after a good cocktail or two. Boasting a menu filled with premium tipples and G&Ts, plus an ambient atmosphere to match, Dickie's Bar is a jazzy lounge slinging out farm-to-glass cocktails made with fresh ingredients from chef Richard Corrigan's County Cavan farm. Changing with the seasons, the drinks list features a signature ingredient for each libation, with illustrations of the joys of country life woven through the menu. What's more, the venue is decked out in quirky decor like blue and white safari-print booths, brass-topped tables, and a massive pair of antlers hanging behind the bar. 

Connaught Bar

Step into another world at the Connaught Bar in Mayfair. Designed by David Collins Studio, the bar exudes timeless elegance with a nod to English and Irish Cubist art from the 1920s, decked out in textured platinum silver walls and candlelit tables. Buzzing with positive energy, the stars of the show here are the stunning vintage cocktails and other masterpieces conjured up by talented mixologists. Some examples include Faraway Collins, a blend of unexpected ingredients gathered from several continents like Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru, Sarsaparilla soda water and fresh yuzu juice, as well as the Allegro, a citrusy and spicy mingle of Fords Gin, Patrón Silver Tequila and Clab chilli distillate.

The Donovan Bar

A tribute to the iconic Terence Donovan, Donovan Bar is decked out in his captivating photographs, setting the scene for an unforgettable drinking experience. Boasting stunning, tastefully decorated interiors, this Mayfair hotspot exudes quiet elegance, serving sophisticated cocktails like Salvatore's Martini, featuring frozen Belvedere vodka, paired with Martini Extra Dry, and The Rock, a blend of Glenmorangie 18-year-old whisky with fresh pineapple, black pepper, and lemon juice. For wine enthusiasts, there's a delightful selection of vinos and spirits to complement proper English snacks like pork crackling with Bramley apple sauce.