Tucked away in a former Chinese takeaway in Dalston and oozing with personality is Ruby's Cocktail bar, which will be more than happy to serve you up a great glass of whiskey. While the cocktail list is eclectic and served in a series of interesting containers, you might not be able to resist drinking a bourbon in this atmospheric little drinking den.
Where to Drink Bourbon in London
Bourbon is perhaps one of the best spirits in the world, but you can’t get a good glass of the brown stuff outside of America, right? No! This is London, and among the cocktail emporiums and speakeasy bars, there’s plenty of places to get a really good glass of whiskey. So before you head out tonight, make sure you find out where to drink bourbon in London with our list below.
Not only do Moonshine Minnie's serve a wonderful selection of bourbon, but their cocktail list is filled with whiskey-based drinks. There's also southern American bar snacks and a female-led RnB soundtrack, if you needed any more excuses to seek out this speakeasy.
Sometimes all you need is a relaxed, refined backdrop as you chill out and drink bourbon in London. Demon, Wise & Partners is a wonderful basement bar off the bustling streets of the city – a little oasis where you can spend some time drinking whiskey.
If you're looking for a mighty fine Old Fashioned look no further than this quirky Charing Cross pop up. Boasting a great range of bourbons and barrel-aged whiskies, Double Barrel is a top spot for anyone looking for new kind of whisk(e)y experience.
Decadent, luxurious and completely inconspicuous, if you manage to find your way into The Luggage Room, you'll find the perfect place to drink whiskey in London. After locating the black door, waiting for the shutter to open and strolling down the winding corridor, you'll meet a chic, 1920s cocktail bar absolutely bursting at the seams with bourbon.
The Lucky Pig is the definition of a trendy bar, offering up chabby chic wallpapers alongside exposed brickwork and a 1920s style bar. The talented bar staff will whip you up a wide range of drinks, but of course it's all about the bourbon, which you can sip while watching live music from their cosy sofas.
For a refined bourbon bar in London, look no further than The Arts Theatre Club. Stepping up the game for speakeasies in the capital, they've added even more class to prohibition-era décor, with decadent sofas, private tables and a candlelit lounge. This private member's club is a perfect place to sip on your whiskey, while the DJ – hidden in a vintage piano doubling as a booth – plays you classic tunes once the drink gets into your bones.
Oozing speakeasy vibes and channelling 1920s cinema stylings, there's lots of reasons why Megaro Bar should be your London whiskey bar of choice. But amidst the velvet curtains and the ambiance of an old fashioned 'talkie' film, there sits a wonderful selection of bourbon, to drink straight or in one of many bespoke cocktails.