5 European bars that mastered cocktail science

European bars that are, for different reasons, in the space of cocktails and the passage of experiences. The next time you find yourself in one of these cities you should definitely squeeze them in your program.

Door 74, Amsterdam

In the busy streets of the Dutch capital, behind a black facade a secret is hiding. Here you will come upon reservation only, to enjoy classic cocktails with quality materials and ’20s jazz music. Focus on the way the reservations are made. You make the reservation the same day by leaving a voice message with your name, number of people and time and they call you to confirm. If you love Manhattan cocktails, theirs is excellent and the menu contains creative cocktails from mixologists and a fine selection of champagnes. The golden rule of the bar is Behave as ladies and gentlemen.

Door 74, Amsterdam

Door 74, Amsterdam

Artesian Bar, London

Multiple Award Winner, impressive and luxurious hotel located in the beautiful The Langham. The bar is great but it has only four seats and is the ideal place to watch the bartender Alex Kratena working. In communication, the extremely gentle and low key Alex Kratena, who was excelled in this year’s awards The Tales of the Cocktail staged in New Orleans. 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 or Parisian Lavender. This particular smell of space is the characteristic aroma of all the chain hotels worldwide, which you can buy if you want.

Artesian Bar, London

Artesian Bar, London

The London Cocktail Club, London

A small and narrow place with the color of dark wood, cozy corners, low lighting and loud funky music. The bar is always crowded, so prepare for jam and for delays. J.J. Goodman is the soul of the restaurant. Observe him working in the hall and then going behind the bar, where he is pounding the shaker while he’s making jokes with the regulars. The signature cocktail is Bacon & Egg Coupet, garnish with a piece of bacon, which is clearly inspired by the famous bacon and egg ice cream of Heston Blumenthal. Try the eight course tasting menu accompanied by eight different cocktails.

The London Cocktail Club, London

The London Cocktail Club, London

Victoria Bar, Berlin

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. Here chatting with strangers is a matter of easy, relaxed and unpretentious. It also organizes seminars on whiskey and champagne. Extremely classics, like Ginger Gimlet and Mint Julep. When you are hungry, you can accompany your drink with any of the beautifully crafted sandwiches. It is one of the most expensive bar in the city, but it also has a happy hour. Monday – Saturday at 6.30-9.30 pm and throughout Sunday.

Victoria Bar, Berlin

Victoria Bar, Berlin

Experimental Cocktail Club, Paris

The queue outside will indicate the location and will prepare you for the jam. Here circulate beautiful city girls, either seated in black Chesterfields sofas or the typical Parisian bar of tin. In 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. 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. Look down at the left bank of the Curio Parlor, another great bar in the same group with the baroque interior.

Experimental Cocktail Club, Paris

Experimental Cocktail Club, Paris

By Nicole P.

Cocktail bar photos: Once upon a time, Hg2Hedonist, Ewan Munro, Victor, hawkinsinternation-alpr.

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