DesignMyNight Awards 2015/16 - London Winners
Votes came in thick and fast for this year's DesignMyNight Awards, but the people have spoken. From the best pubs to the most impressive outdoor spaces, the coolest pop-ups to the best club in London and everything in-between, we give you, the DesignMyNight Awards 2015/16 winners.
Housed in a former commercial laundrette, the aptly name Laundry in Hackney is a multi-purpose space, primed for fringe partying and wild club nights. Voted by the DMN readership as London's Best Club, guests of this warehouse-style haunt can expect forward-thinking line-ups, a killer sound-system, and even tasty lunch options if you're visiting during the day.
Ping pong, pizza, cocktails - Bounce is the real deal. Which is probably the reason you voted it as London's Best All-In-One Venue. Paving the way for so many other bars of its kind, Bounce revolutionised the way in which we party, promising not only multiple ping pong tables for group games and nights out, but also heady DJs, slamming cocktails and tasty food.
Boasting beautiful interiors, hearty food and now, London's Best Outdoor Space, The Eagle in Hammersmith is an idyllic outpost with bucket-loads of character. Its serene beer garden features BBQs, chalets, comfy outdoor furniture, perfect for lazy summer weekends in the sun. Fly high, Eagle; we salute you.
Though recently upping sticks and making the move from Soho to a bigger plot in the Brick Lane area, The Cocktail Trading Co still managed to win the Best Cocktail Menu award in this year's coveted honours. Offering innovative boozy combinations, served in all manner of quirky vessels - this cocktail haunt has made an international impression over the last year, and if their new opening is anything to go by, the only way is up for these guys.
Since its opening in 2010, this innovative speakeasy-styled bar has been winning international nightlife awards left, right and centre; so it will come as no surprise to many it was voted as London's Best Bar in the DesignMyNight Awards 2015/16. Combining expertly mixed drinks - all inspired by different historical eras - with a subtly-unique interior, Nightjar is a must-try London bar, well worth adding to your bar bucket list.
Think succulent steaks, mouth-watering sides and an expansive menu at the Jones Family Project in Shoreditch. With two floors of sleek-cum-botanical interiors, and a boastworty cocktail offering too, it's not hard to see why they've scooped the Best Casual Dining gong in this year's awards. Head over for boozy brunches, after work drinks, or romantic evening meals - this place has it all.
Quite simply, the home of the happy hour, Simmons have had a blinding year. 2015 saw multiple openings and renovations, and to top it off, they've gone a scooped the Best Happy Hour in London award. Proving that you don't need to compromise on quality when enjoying their crazy-generous happy hour, guests of their outposts can enjoy £2.50 beers, 2 for £10 cocktails and plenty more treats, six nights a week.
We'll be honest, when we first heard there was a 'darts-based-bar' opening in London, we had our doubts. But against all odds, Flight Club in Moorgate did the unthinkable; it made a game once only associated with smokey regional pubs, genuinely cool again. Using state-of-the-art technology - combined with delicious food and quirky interiors - Flight Club beat off tough competition in the public vote to be crowned as London's Best New Bar.