Claire Byrne Claire Byrne

A discerning Dubliner, exploring London coolest drinking dens and sharing my finds along the way. 

Be At One Kings Cross London - Cocktail Bar Review

Be At One Kings Cross London - Cocktail Bar Review

It may be part of a well known bar group, but with a buzzing atmosphere, great drinks offers, and perhaps the friendliest staff in London, Be At One King’s Cross has a personality all of its own.  The Venue: With a nifty central location on the King’s Cross end of Caledonian Road,this…

A Cool New Party Spot In Stokey

A Cool New Party Spot In Stokey

Scenario is a chic venue amid the bustle of Stoke Newington that double jobs as a stylish cocktail bar upstairs and a refurbished party bar in the basement. With events on throughout the week, from movie screenings to parties, this new bar in East London is an exciting addition to an already exciting…

Princess Victoria London - Pub Review

Princess Victoria London - Pub Review

This bar has now closed. The Princess Victoria is a chic, cosy and ultimately traditional boozer located in Shepherd's Bush, with a decidedly delectable menu and an upmarket vibe, I had to try this gastro delight. The Venue The Princess Victoria is a rather regal looking pub indeed. By far one ofthe…

One Stop Shop For Sports In The West End

One Stop Shop For Sports In The West End

Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket is two floors of fun in the heart of the West End. A lively spot on bustling Haymarket, a recent refurbishment sees this contemporary bar become a haven for London sports fans, whether they want to sit back and watch the action on the large screen, or get competitive…

Pimlico Gets A New Moo

Pimlico Gets A New Moo

Moo Cantina is a new bar and kitchen in Pimlico offering Argentinian steaks and street food. The new London bar is the third venture from the folks at Moo Grill, though this new addition has more of a gastro pub feel with a great selection of wines and London craft beers. Inside the bar it is bright…

Win a £100 bar tab at The Old Crown Pub

Win a £100 bar tab at The Old Crown Pub

Fancy winning a £100 bar tab at a cool West End gastro pub? Well, OBVIOUSLY.  The Old Crown Public House is a rather dapper, rather cosy, rather cool boozer in London's West End. Popular with the after work crowd, shoppers from nearby Tottenham Court Road, or those looking for a chilled out…

Revolutions in Sound 2013

Revolutions in Sound 2013

Revolutions in Sound is back in London and this year, it's all about the clubs. On November 14th, this event will bringing together 30 of Britain's most iconic club nights for one massive session on the London Eye. Celebrating the 14th anniversary of the Red Bull Music Academy, the event will pay homage…

Sugar, Spice & All Things Nice At The Folly

Sugar, Spice & All Things Nice At The Folly

Sometimes we graft really hard here at DesignMyNight. Other times, we sample cocktails and get to call it work. Yeah, we're jammy. So it was with potent pleasure that we headed down to cool London City bar, The Folly this week, to check out their latest mixology masterpieces. First up was their utterly…

New Mayfair Bar Whips Up The Cocktails

New Mayfair Bar Whips Up The Cocktails

The Whip is a new cocktail bar in Mayfair, located above newly refurbished pub The Running Horse. Carrying on the horsey theme, the bar is an ode to the Kentucky derby, with Southern equestrian decor, and a focus on the julep, the derby's traditional drink, flavoured with home-made preserves and…

Next Stop, Stoke Newington

Next Stop, Stoke Newington

Cocktails, food, DJs, live music and much much more; Stokey Stop is situated right in the heart of Stoke Newington, this vibrant new bar brings concepts normally only found in the East End, to the doorstep of those who'd normally be forced into travelling across London. With an extensive list of cocktails…

Ace New Bar and Restaurant in Shoreditch

Ace New Bar and Restaurant in Shoreditch

An all day-modernist brasserie, open for breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, aperitifs, dinner, supper and nightcaps, Hoi Polloi is a new bar in the new Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. With power points and WiFi provided, the London hotel bar and restaurant has very much the same feel as Ace's New York…

Be At One Hits 20 With A New Covent Garden Bar

Be At One Hits 20 With A New Covent Garden Bar

In line with plans to do a little bit of an expansion, Be At One have established a second Covent Garden venue, their 20th bar in London - Be At One, Telephone Exchange. The new bar is be the first Be At One to offer a late night party in the West End. Be At One Telephone Exchange continues the brand…