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12 Days of Pingmas: Christmas Cocktail Bars in London

Article authored by Hriday


Last updated: 20/12/2022

It’s the season to be jolly and what better way to bring out the holiday spirit than to sip on tiny tastes of liquid joy that bring the season’s flavours to life. Here’s what some of the city’s most brilliant bars are stirring up just in time for Christmas.

We at Ping Culture compiled a list of venues serving the most innovative and mind-bobbling cocktails going around this holiday season. From old-fashioned pub classics with your favourite seasonal menus to unique cocktails with a reinvented play on festive flavours. These venues are known to serve some of the meanest drinks sure to bring out the holiday cheer. Be it a chill date night or rounds after Secret Santa, there’s a creative concoction for everybody. So head on over and get your jingle on!

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Located in Devonshire House, Silverleaf is one of the first independent cocktail bars to be part of a luxury hotel offering. Dedicated to giving our guests a full sensory experience, the design of the bar by Tom Dixon is inspired by naturalism and its elements whilst the forward-thinking cocktail menu is rooted around flavour and colour profiles with a minimal presentation. There is a semi-priv...

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“RECALLING GENTLEMEN OF OTHER DAYS, WHO MADE DRINKING ONE OF THE PLEASURES OF LIFE - NOT ONE OF ITS EVILS; WHO, WHATEVER THEY DRANK, PROVED ABLE TO CARRY IT, KEEP THEIR HEADS, AND REMAIN GENTLEMEN. ” — THE OLD WALDORF ASTORIA BAR BOOK, 1935 Nightjar’s reputation for breathing new life into forgotten cocktails and bringing fresh perspective to classic recipes and presentation is world renowned. ...

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BookableCommon Decency
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Common Decency

Common Decency is an intimate subterranean lounge with a cocktail programme from the brand’s world-renowned bar team. Here, decency and decadence are lovingly conjured as the spirits of an open and inclusive age, a belle epoque of sorts for the new world. The space is enlivened by entertainment, dancing and unscripted surprises.

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Dirty Martini Covent Garden
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Dirty Martini Covent Garden

Dirty Martini offers a bespoke range of Martinis and signature cocktails. With glamorous interiors and music from some of London’s best DJs, it's the perfect destination for after-work indulgence, pre-club cocktails, sophisticated celebrations or a stylish late night party.

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BookableLooking Glass Cocktail Club
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Looking Glass Cocktail Club

A buzzing cocktail club, in Shoreditch's undiscovered Hackney Road, with a 'secret' speakeasy drinking den, mesmerising cocktail list and awesome DJs! In the heart of Shoreditch at the bottom of the hip Hackney Road, lies a parallel universe. Step through the giant opulent ‘looking glass’ and into a world of decadent debauchery with unique mesmerizing cocktails and eccentric entertainment in a lav...

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Seed Library

A bar from Mr Lyan and team with a focus on stripped back analogue forms – embracing natural variance and a maker's touch. You'll find this in our music, stylings, food and drinks

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Callooh Callay - Shoreditch
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Callooh Callay - Shoreditch

Callooh Callay opened in November 2008. At the time, cocktail bars in Shoreditch were few and far between. We wanted to open a venue which delivered high quality drinks and service, but without any of the pretension that came along with those things in 2008. We also wanted to do things a little differently with our design and with our menus, for which we have become pretty famous. In the 10 years...

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Sweeties - The Standard

Sweeties is a cocktail bar, discotheque and late-night lounge bringing innovative drinks and glorious misbehaviour to the top of The Standard, London. Think feel-good sips and trippy-coloured cocktails surrounded by floor-to-ceiling views and a good time soundtrack from our ever-evolving DJ line-up. This one hits the spot.

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