5 best coktail bars in Europe

Expert Travel selects 5 European suggests famous for their coktails. Next  time you find yourself  in one of these cities, visit them!

Experimental cocktail bar, Paris

The atmosphere

The queue outside will indicate the location and will prepare you for the crowd… Here, beautiful city girls hang around either sitting  in black Chesterfields sofa or at the typical Parisian bar.

Focus

 Experimental cocktails. The Romée de Gorianoff, Pierre-Charles Cros and Olivier Bon opened a few years ago the way for a new generation of cocktail bars in town and immediately made ​​sense .

What to drink

Forget the usual. Try the Strawberry Alarm Clock with vodka Ketel One, strawberries, and mint or Dry Stone Sour with rye whisky, malt and maple syrup .

Tip

Look down at the left bank for the «Curio Parlor», another great bar in the same group with the baroque interior.

Where: 37 Rue St-Sauveur

Experimental cocktail bar, Paris

Experimental cocktail bar, Paris

Artesian bar London

The atmosphere

Multiple Award Winner , impressive and luxurious hotel located in the beautiful «The Langham». The bar is great – but it has only four seats – and it is the ideal place to watch the bartender Alex Kratena at work .

Focus

The extremely kind and low-profile Alex Kratena, who excelled in this year’s awards The Tales of the Cocktail staged in New Orleans.

What to drink

If you like Martini, here you can choose from a unique range of tailormade : London-based with aromas of rhubarb and elderflower, Tokyo with yuzu and nori, Parisian Lavender .

Tip

This particular smell of space is the characteristic aroma of all the chain’s hotels worldwide, which you can buy if you want .

Where: «The Langham», 1c Portland Place, Regent Street

Alex Kratena at Artesian bar, London

Alex Kratena at Artesian bar, London

London Coktail club, London

The atmosphere

Small and narrow space, the color of dark woods, cozy corners, low lighting and loud enough funky music. The bar is always crowded,  so prepare for crowd and  delays. Worths the trouble.

Focus

In J.J. Goodman, who is the soul of the restaurant. Observe working in the hall and then go behind the bar, where he’ll be holding the shaker while making jokes with the regulars .

What to drink

The signature cocktail Bacon & Egg Coupet, garnished with a piece of crispy bacon, which is clearly inspired by the famous bacon and egg ice cream of Heston Blumenthal.

Tip

Try the eight -course tasting menu accompanied by eight different cocktails.

Where: 61 Goodge Street

London Coktail club

London Coktail club

Victoria Bar, Berlin

The atmosphere

Behind the dark windows, and very close to Potsdamer Platz, this retro lounge bar is perfect to start the evening with jazz, soul and reggae. At the very stylish interior coexist harmoniously leather couches and artwork.

Focus

At the regulars : here chatting with strangers is a matter of easy , relaxed and unpretentious. It also organizes seminars on whiskey and champagne.

What to drink

Extremely classics, like Ginger Gimlet and Mint Julep. When you are hungry , you can accompany with any of beautifully crafted sandwiches.

Tip

It is one of the expensive city, but also has happy hours: Monday thru Saturday at 6.30-9.30 pm and throughout Sunday .

Where: Potsdamer Strasse 102

Victoria Bar, Berlin

Victoria Bar, Berlin

Door 74, Amsterdam

The atmosphere

In the busy streets of the Dutch capital, behind a black facade lies a secret. Here you will come upon reservation only,  to enjoy classic cocktails with quality materials and ’20s jazz atmosphere.

Focus

Reservation can be made only on the same day (+310634045122 , from 9 am -8 pm) as follows: leave a message with your name, number of people and time and they call you to confirm.

What to drink

If you love Manhattan, theirs is excellent, and the list contains creative cocktails and a fine selection of champagnes.

Tip

The golden rule of the bar is «Behave as ladies and gentlemen» (« Behave as true gentlemen and true ladies “) and keep like that even with the ringing of the  bell at the entrance.

Where: Reguliersdwarsstraat 74, Binnenstad

Door 74, Amsterdam

Door 74, Amsterdam

Bar photos: Victor, Camper English, Magalita Biancocanto, Jason Whittaker, Once upon a time

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