The Best New Bars And Pubs In London

Jul 9th 2015 | lifestyle | london

SINTILLATE rounds up the hottest new openings in London. Trendy cocktail bars, rooftop hangouts and craft beer pubs all feature in our list of the best new bars and pubs in London.

Howling Hops
Rather than serving beer from cask, keg or bottle, the tank bar only serves beer directly from tanks in the brewery. In this case, 10 tanks serving 10 different beers behind a 10 meter long bar. By cutting out the bottles, cans, pipes or kegs of traditional dispense, the Hackney Wick based brewery is able to service up the freshest beer possible. There’s food too – simple stuff like sausage baps, roasts and grilled cheese sarnies, all made with fine quality ingredients.


Roofnic is a new rooftop popup located in the heart of Central London, offering a peaceful retreat from the crowds of Oxford Street below, perfect for after work drinks, sunny lunch breaks and picnic set against the backdrop of the city’s rooftops. With a secret entrance tucked away at the far end of Oxford Street near Marble Arch, guests will be led up a staircase to discover a hidden rooftop oasis.


Vintage Salt
The latest incarnation of Selfridge’s rooftop restaurant is inspired by a Cornish fishing village, with a menu comprising of delicious grills, light salads and grains, plus an elegant afternoon tea menu. The new Drift Bar, specialising in unabashedly British G&Tea cocktails, craft beers and English sparkling wine will also become the destination for enjoying skyline views and summer sun.


The Light Lounge
The Light Lounge is a new boutique cocktail bar situated between Soho and Covent Garden. The cocktail menu features the usual classics complimented with seasonal creations. Expect a cool, soho lounge vibe with fantastic disco and funk being played throughout the evening. Off the beaten track, this hidden treasure has the feel of a member's bar without the door policy.


Joyeux Bordel
Joyeux Bordel is an intimate, subterranean cocktail bar located behind the slightly inconspicuous black door of a Shoreditch side street. The name literally means ‘happy brothel’, but used in France to mean a happy mess. But far from a mess, this bijou new arrival delivers classy drinks with an electric atmosphere.

It’s really lovely to have assurance from the company arranging the night that we will be looked after, even after we have paid the money - Charlotte