Five types of bars in London for every occasion recommended by Shannon Tebay
If you are looking for expert advice for visiting bars in London, follow American Bar bartender Shannon Tebay to find the best addresses for every occasion.
Shannon Tebay is the first American bartender to take over London’s famous American Bar. Through CondéNast, she shared her best addresses in the English city to taste cocktails, and even food, depending on your mood and the occasion.
The mixologist, former Death & Co, particularly enjoys Japanese gin and absinthe, or rye washed down with peanut butter and sherry.
We take you to discover the bars in London that she most enjoys visiting.
5 bars in London that you must visit according to Shannon Tebay
Style: contemporary British
“A former Lipton’s tea warehouse with polished concrete floors, high ceilings and white tiled walls is the perfect backdrop for elegant but unpretentious dishes. The wine list is incredible.”
Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St
Style / occasion: to enjoy drinks with a good view.
“As well as using some of the most advanced drink making technology I’ve ever seen, Lyaness impresses with its commitment to the community.
Every time I visit, they host a roadshow to raise funds for another bar in need, or present a collaboration with an emerging brand.
This stylish bar located on the Thames, the brainchild of superstar Ryan Chetiyawardana, offers a high-concept drink menu with seven signature ingredients. Your drink depends on your level of curiosity.”
20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD
Occasion: to taste mezcal and make a good pairing.
“I first went to this bustling Mexican restaurant in Marylebone to meet my predecessor at American Bar, Maxim Schulte, who runs the restaurant’s Mezcaleria. I was captivated by the pork carnitas with collard greens and a mezcal Hanky Panky. I love mezcal and am happy to have an agave place here.”
Occasion: tasting and listening to good music.
“I like to sit at the counter to watch the chefs prepare fiery foods like Burmese ginger curry and beef neck in clay pots, woks and the wood-fired oven. An eclectic selection of music -vinyl! – adds to the cozy atmosphere.”
58 Brewer St, London W1F 9TL,
Artesian at The Langham
Style: ecologically responsible.
“I love bartenders Lorenza Pezzetta and Giulia Cuccurullo’s “connections” menu, which explores concepts like sustainability and wellness through ingredients. Their Around the Kitchen drink turns coffee grounds, pineapple rinds and avocado pits from breakfast service into a cocktail.”
1C Portland Pl, London W1B 1JA
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Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.
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