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Pop Brixton – 27th October

We are always down for a fiesta, and when it’s fuelled by live music and mezcal then just try and keep us away. For one epic night, POP Brixton will be transformed into a spirited arena of painted skulls, mystic performances and NOLA inspired brass bands to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. This is gonna be one spirited affair, and death has never been so vibrant. Ahuevo! Free entry, turn up from 4pm 49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ  

Cantina Laredo - Candlelit Day of the Dead Dinner at Cantina Laredo

2nd November

Baby when the lights go out, that’s when things get lit. Candle light celebrations are getting underway at Cantina Laredo this Day of the Dead, where all things death and tequila are giving us life. With a free-flowing menu of unlimited Margaritas, and dishes including The Dangerous Don, a chocolate and dulce de leche cronut dessert, it’s set to get those spirits well and truly awakened.   10 Upper St Martin's Ln, London WC2H 9FB https://www.cantinalaredo.co.uk/  

Chino Latino – Day of the Dead dinner

2nd November

You’re not likely to miss Chino Latino this Day of the Dead. Just keep your eyes peeled for the colour-popping 4ft tall floral skull hanging in the windows of a restaurant. Expect vibrant cocktails to accompany the four-course dinner packed with more Latin twists than a telenovela. Jalapeno Maki Rolls, and ceviche of calamari, shrimps, sea bass and avocado are sure to enliven your taste-buds.. In true Day of the Dead style, the dessert will be a Passion fruit skull designed with edible flowers. Sweet. Tickets £45 Park Plaza Riverbank, 18 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 7TJ  

The Dia de los Muertos Cocktail at The Lost Alpaca, Lima Floral

The best way to pay tribute to the departed? Have a stiff drink in their honour. Awaken all the spirits this Day of the Dead and head to Covent Garden’s underworld. Descend into The Lost Alpaca Bar at Floral by LIMA for some fiery South American libations. The Dia de los Muertos cocktail is laced with a sweet and spicy mix of pumpkin, agave and Tabasco, with a base of gin to get the ultimate afterlife party started. 14 Garrick St, London WC2E 9BJ https://www.lostalpaca.com  

Ella Canta painted black tasting menu

from 1st – 17th November

Floral headdress, vibrant sugar skull face-paints and traditional flamboyant Mexican dress – we're in. Pair this all with an elaborate, modern 8-course “painted black” menu and a sh*t load of margaritas and these Day of the Dead celebrations are DOWN. The menu has a continuous trend of black running through it, including the accompanying Lady in Black Margarita. BarChick’s favourite way of channelling dark spirits. Tasting menu £80 Inclusive of one Painted Black Cocktail One Hamilton Place, Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY  

Patrón Tequila Presents Art of Patrón X Day of the Dead

November 2nd

There is a time and a place for tequila and an excessive amount of body gems. That time is November 2nd, and the place is UNIT London in Mayfair. Welcome to the Art of Patrón x Day of the Dead party. Strap in, because Art of Patrón promises to take you on an epic immersive journey through the lens of the world’s finest tequila. Expect Day of the Dead inspired Patrón Tequila masterclasses, wicked live art installations, and make-up stations by The Gypsie Shrine. We’ll be getting down to the tunes of London DJ Tasty Lopez playing a mix of electronic, bounce, house, funk, soul and nostalgia. Of course, there will be Patrón Tequila cocktails including the El Diablo, made with Patrón Silver tequila, lime, ginger beer and Crème de Cassis. Loco!   Tickets are priced at £15 each and include x3 cocktails and mixology masterclasses 3 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1HD  

Don Julio Presents Day of the Dead at Tropicana Beach Club

2nd November

A visit to Tropicana Beach Club means serious party times. Fact. So you can be sure their tequila-fuelled Dia de los Muertos party is not to be missed. Housed at the exotic & tropical twisted den of mayhem, drinks will be flowing for this spectacular evening of carnival riot. When BarChick wants to bring out her wicked side, tequila is a good shout. The The Devil’s Margarita, made with Don Julio cocktail, should do the trick. It's all about flower crowns and colourful garms as you dance the night away to an intoxicating mix of Latino, funk, soul and hip-hop beats. Shake those bones. Free Entry 5pm to 9pm. Happy Hour: 5pm - 8pm New London Theatre, Parker Street, London WC2B 5PW  

Day of the Dead brunch at Bluebird White City

3rd November 11am-4pm

There’s one sure fired way to get BarChick outta bed on a Saturday morning, and that’s tequila, tacos & tunes. This feasty fiesta at The Bluebird Café is adding some spice to the festivities and partnering with Patron & Fever Tree to create a menu of epic brunch cocktails, all with a Dia de los Muertos twist. This naturally means Bloody Marias & Margaritas a plenty. Love. Chuck in a live DJ set all day and you’re in for a wild start to your weekend. Now that’s what we’re taco-ing about. Tickets are £35 and include 3 courses & a cocktail Television Centre, Wood Lane, White City, London W12 7FR, UK          " ["post_title"]=> string(51) "A Drinking Guide To 'The Day Of The Dead' in London" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(27) "day-of-the-dead-london-2018" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2018-10-29 05:02:04" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2018-10-29 05:02:04" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=60025" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [1]=> object(WP_Post)#1056 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(60021) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2018-10-25 18:21:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2018-10-25 17:21:55" ["post_content"]=> string(8106) "When it comes to Halloween, us BarChicks are in the ‘hell yeah’ camp.  Not just an excuse for everyone to dress up a little slutty, Halloween is the one night a year you can go get your freak on, kit yourself in a costume and drink lurid cocktails named after body parts.  Time to summon the spirits and have a bl**dy good Halloween in these killer London bars.  

La Maison Gothique at Oriole

Wed Oct 31st | 8.00pm-11.59pm Faded glamour. Bewitching burlesque. Grey Goose cocktails to blur the senses. Sounds suitably seductive for BarChick. Descend into the dark underbelly of Paris at the turn of the century (via 2018 Smithfields) for a night of macabre revelry. Grab your crew to channel Parisian Gothic with your dress and vodka decadence with your drinks. There’ll be an extraordinary circus of cabaret and showmanship until the witching hour descends, so prepare to party.  Tickets are £25 and include a welcome drink, live performances and a takeaway serve. East Poultry Avenue, London Central Markets, London, EC1A 9LH  

Discount Suit Company x Jack The Ripper Tour

Tues 30th October | 6:30pm & 8:15pm Wed 31st October | 6:30pm Follow the footsteps of the world’s most notorious serial killer, then knock back some drinks right around the corner from the crime scene. Creepy. After a tour of Jack The Ripper’s East End hunting ground, settle your nerves with The Rum Ripper. Rum + absinthe + unsolved murders = what Halloween was made for. Tickets £20 each including two cocktails and tour 29A Wentworth Street, London, E1 7TB  

Kraken Rum Screamfest: Ocean of Souls

A tentacled beast asking for your soul? Do it. Especially when Kraken Rum cocktails are up for grabs. Wave goodbye to your mortal soul and prepare to get wet ‘cos you’re going down to an underwater world. Secrets, plots, a shipwrecked galleon... sick. Obviously there are cocktails at the end, or BarChick would be elsewhere. Do seaweed, squid ink and snake venom mix well with rum? You’re gonna find out. Tickets and info 76 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 7XB, UK  

Goat, Chelsea – Potions class

31st October | 7pm-10pm We’d usually advise against getting your wand out in a bar. That is until you enrol at GOATWARTS. If you’re anything like BarChick you’ll have been sent to the naughty corner at school one too many times, but when it comes to boozy concoctions we’d be Head Girl. Potion classes, wand duels and mythical beasts make this a night to remember. C’mon, it’s Harry Potter themed, for f**ks sake. It’s gonna be fun. Tickets cost £40 and include drinkable (alcoholic) potions and canapes. 333 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QL  

Twisted Circus Party at Savage Garden

Friday 26th October If clowns aren’t your thing, it might be worth having a tequila shot to steady yourself before heading here. Nightmarish performers and creepy circus acts = one savage night. Devilishly good cocktails will tear your eyes from one of the best rooftop views in London, and fancy dress is a must. Question is, who’ll be dancing on the human table when midnight rocks around? Tickets are £20 per person and include a Halloween cocktail 7 Pepys St, EC3N 4AF  

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Night at The Book Club

Saturday 27th October | 4pm-3am Angel, Spike or Xander? If this wasn’t the question plaguing your teen years then where were you? Spend Halloween reliving your youth by watching the most iconic episodes of Buffy. That's after joining Art Macabre for a life drawing session. Epic. Need a drink? Cocktails like the ‘Slayers Sour’ with Four Roses Bourbon and Solerno Blood Orange liquor sound pretty killer. It’s not just the 90s fashion we’ll be loving. Later on the tunes go retro too and out comes the 90s dance music. Dust of that pleather mini skirt and prepare to slay. Tickets and info 100 Leonard Street, London, Greater London, EC2A 4RH  

Dark Circus Party

Sat 27th October Risque, sultry and tantalisingly twisted. The Dark Circus Party is one hell of a saucy way to spend Halloween. Embrace your inner voyeur and succumb to a night of wild abandon and pleasure seeking. Costume is mandatory, so choose your most outrageous outfit and indulge your darkest fantasties. Inside the haunted big-top, anything could happen. We like those odds... Tickets £40 admission 13 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BH  

The Spirits of Alcatraz

28th – 31st October | 7-10pm Some of the best nights end up behind bars. The grave digging, missing bodies and zombies are more unusual. That’s Halloween trapped on Alcatraz, people. Dead inmates have risen, and they want revenge. Will you join them? These kind of decisions require cocktails. Luckily there are three criminally insane ones to choose from. Sorted. Tickets from £35.99 and includes 3 cocktails 212 Brick Ln, London E1 6SA  

Pleasure vs Pain at The Little Blue Door

Wed 31st October – Friday 2nd November This Halloween The Flatmates at The Little Blue Door are out to get your blood pumping. These sick supper-clubs will test your limits to the max. 5-courses of daring delicacies paired up with their weird and wonderful cocktails await. Expect jalapeno spiked drinks and canapés laced with creepy crawlies. Buggin’.   Tickets £45 for set menu and paired cocktails 871-873, Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 5HP  

Rumpus Room – Malice in Wonderland

Sat 27th October We’re never one to shy away from a scandalous situation. Macabre fantasy with a hint of titillation? You’re talking BarChick’s language. Fall down the rabbit hole at The Rumpus Room and prepare to get trippy. Illusions and adventure are promised, so grab a drink and soak it up. The cocktail menu is by the team at Dandelyan (World’s Best Bar, FYI). We want the Bada Boom made with grapefruit gin & ‘exploding’ syrup. Costumes are a must, so get planning.   £40 per person. Tickets include one welcome drink upon arrival. 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD Tickets and info" ["post_title"]=> string(39) "Killer Halloween Parties in London 2018" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(24) "halloween-in-london-2018" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2018-10-25 18:21:55" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2018-10-25 17:21:55" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=60021" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [2]=> object(WP_Post)#1057 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(60011) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2018-10-04 22:28:56" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2018-10-04 21:28:56" ["post_content"]=> string(7691) "Bigger, better, more bad-ass than before… no, we’re not talking The Rock in Baywatch 2. It’s the London Cocktail Week Village. Obviously you’ve already got your pass and are working through killer £6 cocktails around the city. But now for the big dog: from Wednesday 3rd October until Sunday 7th October The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane welcomes a whole village of cocktails. Woof. 40 cocktail experiences, the best booze brands in the world, here’s what not to miss.

The Back Yard Market 

The House of Peroni Bar   Overindulged? Swing by The House of Peroni bar and opt for one of their low-alcohol drinks and some Italian appetizers. Expect bar talent from The London EDITION, Bar Three and The Bon Vivant. Tasty. St-Germain Living Wall  ‘Mystery hands’ giving you a cocktail. Enough said. The Monkey Jungle from Monkey 47 Last year these guys took the top spot for most creative space. This year they’ve gone even wilder with a Jumanji themed gin jungle. YESSS. Games. Fortunes. Monkey characters. We’re in. The Talisker Voyager boat bar Channel your inner sailor and climb aboard. We’ll be navigating our way to the Talisker 10 Salt & Chilli Hot Choc - salty chocolate, chilli and Scotch. Boom. The Sidecar Bar Want to get glam? Rémy Martin & Cointreau buddy up in a dream team to create The Royal Sidecar cocktail. Fancy. Tia Maria Coffee Project  Need a pep? Get a caffeine buzz on courtesy of Espresso Martini’s on tap. BarChick would like one of these installed in our home, thanks. Tanqueray No. TEN Terrace Bigger isn’t always better. Get misty-eyed at The Tiny Tim. It’s a small copper pot still that’s been chilled down to create an ice-cold mist that’s ideal for adding to cocktails. Cute and crafty. Tails Cocktails Container …Or throw caution to the wind as you visit this double-height shipping container. Drinks served in bottles and on tap = faster cocktails = more chance to try them all in double quick time.  

Brick Lane Yard 

Bulleit Truck  Things we love about autumn – chunky knits. Woodland walks. Bacon appearing in cocktails. We’re gonna get into the October spirit with the Bulleit 10 Smokin Old Fashioned - Bulleit 10, smoky mustard syrup, paprika grilled Jackfruit, and cola glazed bacon rasher. Hell to the yes. Virgin Atlantic’s pop-up Clubhouse Always wondered about the perks of flying business class? See how the other half live and head to this pop-up Clubhouse. Virgin Airways are pretty damn proud of their cocktail offerings, so have flown in some of the very best bars and bartenders from around the world to mix their magic. Don Julio’s ‘La Cantina’ bar Head down Mexico way and become a bona fide resident of Margaritaville. It’s no secret that BarChick’s partial to a damn god tequila, so you’ll find us propped up at this pop-up. Fords Gin  For something a little more suave, Fords Gin are having a shucking good time with E8 Fish. They’re serving Oysters and Martinis – and if you’re lucky maybe you’ll find yourself slurping gin out of an oyster shell. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Fever-Tree Whisky & Ginger Bar Get yourself to the garden, where Fever-Tree have buddied up with Black Rock. 25 whiskies, kick ass fiery ginger mixers, sold. Plus fresh oysters and Black Rock’s signature soda bread with seaweed butter. Restorative snacks all round. Ketel One's Kitchen Disco Everyone knows that the real party can be found in the kitchen. Masterclasses, tips for making drinks at home, and a straight-from-the-tap Nitro Espresso Martini? Should keep us buzzing until kick-out time…

The Boiler House 

Café Italia Fancy stepping into a South Italian piazza? Who wouldn’t. Expect everyone’s favourite Italian bartenders, the best Italian booze from Italicus to Amaro Montenegro and Blue Lie and damn good espresso, of course. Belissimo! Cockspur Rum Shack Bajan bliss reigns supreme at this beach bar popup. Rum punches and island vibes? Bring it. The Lillet Aperitif Bar White-picket-fence chintziness makes for pretty-as-a-picture sipping at this French-garden inspired Aperitif Bar. Expect elegant and insta-worthy spritz cocktails. Kyro Sauna  Tutored rye tasting takes place in the sauna, while you can play Mollky (no idea) in the forested area. We’ve heard rumours of naked bartenders, so be prepared. Belsazar Aperitif Bar  Want to feel virtuous? Get your hands on a Belsazar vegan Pineapple Sour (fresh lime, chickpea water and pineapple rocks, FYI). You can even meet the founders Maximilian Wagner and Sebastian Brack for a natter. Roe & Co Station Bar  Kick up your heels and indulge in an Irish Whiskey Julep. Irish games and good craic also included, BarChick is assured. Greenall’s Wild Berry Squeeze Don your wellies as you get very involved in making your own Greenall’s Wild Berry Squeeze cocktail. Just forget those images of Glastonbury circa 2016… REAL Kombucha  If by now your body is 86% cocktail and you feel the need for some mocktail goodness, then REAL Kombucha have your back (and your liver) They’re smashing it with their booze-free options that show fermentation at its finest. New and Niche Zone A BarChick hot tip, this is fresh for 2018. Every day 3 different brands (some of them not even available in the UK yet) will be popping up to serve you their specialty serves for one session only. Now there’s your excuse to visit the Cocktail Village every damn day until it closes on Sunday. The Cocktail Village, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL 03/10/2018 to 07/10/2018 Free entry with your London Cocktail Week festival pass " ["post_title"]=> string(50) "There's A Village Of Cocktails In London This Week" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(28) "london-cocktail-week-village" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2018-10-04 22:33:43" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2018-10-04 21:33:43" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=60011" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [3]=> object(WP_Post)#1058 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(60007) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2018-10-04 20:50:22" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2018-10-04 19:50:22" ["post_content"]=> string(7155) "The 50 Best Bars in the World have just been announced, and London, baby, you’ve done us proud. We’re damn lucky to live in this city with the best bars on our doorstep, but this epic list has also created one hell of a travel itinerary for the next year. Who's with us? Whether you're top 50 in the world, top 100 or just knocking out killer drinks in a quiet neighbourhood somewhere, big up to all the bars, bar teams, owners, everyone involved that works so hard to give us such incredible hospitality.  Hats off to you all. 1: THE WORLD’S BEST BAR: DANDELYAN, LONDON And the best bar in the world is…… about to close forever. Right. Two days after announcing Dandelyan (as we know it) is no more, it’s been crowned World’s Best Bar. CURVEBALL. This purple leather clad, botanically inspired god of a bar right on the Southbank will be sorely missed. So what’s next for Dandelyan? Agreeing that his approach can be ‘divisive’, Ryan Cheti aka. Mr Lyan and his crew of creative masterminds were keeping schtum about the new project. One thing’s for sure – whatever this bunch turn their green fingered hands to turns to magic. 2: THE AMERICAN BAR AT THE SAVOY, LONDON After being crowned best bar in the world at Tales of the Cocktail this summer, The American Bar’s swooped in at 2nd place on this list. Well it would be boring if the same bars won all the time wouldn’t it (cough)?. It’s hosted more stars than a SNL special, it’s a landmark in booze history and is the birthplace of the Savoy Cocktail Book (aka the bartender’s bible). New head bartender Maxim Schulte is keeping the standards high as ever – he’s only the 11th head bartender in The Savoy's 125-year history. Impressive. 3: MANHATTAN, SINGAPORE Singapore bar’s scene means business. Taking the top spot in Asia is Manhattan: New York glam, Golden Age cocktails, plush chesterfield sofas and candlelit marble tables. Hell yeah, this has got seduction written all over it. Manhattan boasts the world’s first in-hotel rickhouse and a sick collection of house-made ingredients. Head bartender Philip Bischoff is just one of the many mixology maestros casting their magic in Singapore. 4: NOMAD, NEW YORK So dark, so sexy, so bl**dy good. New York’s NoMad is everything you want a cocktail bar to be. It’s got killer drinks, a shimmering golden and sky high back bar and insane food (hello, truffle and foie gras chicken pot pie). Downstairs is a little more laid back, upstairs is all dressed up for date-night. Bar manager Pietro Collina is the guy you want to know; lucky for you we’ve got a BarChick TV episode with him coming out soon. 5: CONNAUGHT BAR, LONDON Want to feel special? This is our go-to spot. It’s a showstopper: sleek and stylish, with cocktails to match. Hailed as the legend of this list, this beautiful hotel bar more than deserves the accolade. As does Ago Perrone who has built a great team and created a seriously impressive menu. But let’s face it, you’re here for the Martinis. Get that trolly wheeled on over, you’re in for a real treat. 6: BAR TERMINI, LONDON Did someone say Negroni time? Everyone knows that this Soho bolthole is where to head if this is your drink of choice. This no-fuss Italian bar, that’s name and concept were inspired by Termini station in Rome pours practically faultless bottled cocktails. 7: THE CLUMSIES, ATHENS Welcome to the Greek bar that’s killing it at the moment. Yes, the cocktails are awesome. Yes, the all-day vibe encourages locals to party at this hotspot. But it’s also the focus on interaction between bartender and customer that makes this bar rock; no pretence just damn good times. 8: ATLAS, SINGAPORE There’s something awesome about a Great Gatsby jazz-age bar in a city that’s all high rise and mod-con. There’s a focus on gin-based cocktails, so lie back in your velvet armchair and enjoy. Make sure to clock the three-storey gold gin refrigerator shining like a beacon of booziness (it’s pretty impossible not to). 9: DANTE, NEW YORK THIS is why Dante is one of the best bars in the world. Refreshingly simple, there’s nothing OTT about Dante – unless you count the quality of the drinks, or perhaps the killer Golden Spbagliato. This Italian café is an NYC institution; Unpretentiousness Italian drinking is also mirrored on the menu – think Aperitivo style and low-ABV. Cocktails are best enjoyed perched at the bar, soaking up the charm of the bar team. Head bartender Stacey Swenson is girl-bossing her way through the industry, which we love. 10: THE OLD MAN, HONG KONG Recognise the guy in the abstract portrait? Yep, it’s Hemingway – and suddenly the name becomes clear. He famously loved a good cocktail, and the nine drinks on the menu are a nod to this. This bar has cosy casual vibes all over it – more living room than smart bar. Kick back and enjoy the creations from Roman Ghale, Agung Prabowo and James Tamang. With time spent at the Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental and The Mira hotel, you know you’re in good hands. 11. Licorería Limantour – Mexico City, Mexico 12. Bar High Five – Tokyo, Japan 13. Native – Singapore 14. Florería Atlántico – Buenos Aires, Argentina 15. Attaboy – New York, U.S. 16. The Dead Rabbit – New York, U.S. 17. Oriole – London, U.K. 18. Coupette – London, U.K. 19. Himkok – Oslo, Norway 20. Speak Low – Shanghai, China 21. Sweet Liberty – Miami, U.S. 22. Baba Au Rum – Athens, Greece 23. Operation Dagger – Singapore 24. Le Syndicat – Paris, France 25. Lost & Found – Nicosia, Cyprus 26. Employees Only – New York, U.S. 27. Central Station – Beirut, Lebanon 28. Scout – London, U.K. 29. Three Sheets – London, U.K. 30. Black Pearl – Melbourne, Australia 31. Tales and Spirits – Amsterdam, Netherlands 32. Linje Tio – Stockholm, Sweden 33. Little Red Door – Paris, France 34. 28 HongKong Street – Singapore 35. Happiness Forgets – London, U.K. 36. La Factoría – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico 37. Paradiso – Barcelona, Spain 38. Indulge Experimental Bistro – Taipei, Taiwan 39. El Copitas – St Petersburg, Russia 40. Tommy’s – San Francisco, U.S. 41. BlackTail – New York, U.S. 42. Candelaria – Paris, France 43. Schumann’s – Munich, Germany 44. Trick Dog – San Francisco, U.S. 45. Fifty Mils – Mexico City, Mexico 46. Swift – London, U.K. 47. Salmon Guru – Madrid, Spain 48. Buck and Breck – Berlin, Germany 49. Bar Benfiddich – Tokyo, Japan 50. 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GOOD. Cos' it’s that time of year again.  From Monday 1st October to Sunday 7th October London Cocktail Week is back baby! The big city is buzzing with cocktail shenanigans, people swaying merrily from bar to pop-up to world-famous bar team takeover. If you’re finding checking out the list of what’s on is as overwhelming as trying to pick a Netflix movie on a hangover, then fear not. We’ve picked the hottest goings on, so all you’ve gotta do is get your ticket and get OUT there. You’re so welcome.

Best boozy collaborations:

Oriole x Grand Marnier

Cocktails, dinner and contemporary dance? Now that’s our kind of date night. Head to Oriole for ‘A Touch Of Rouge’ – exclusive Grand Marnier cocktails that have an element of the eccentric about them. Expect impromptu contemporary dance from The Divine Company as you sip away. Counts as your culture for the week. Reservations are strongly recommended via the Oriole website. Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd October, 6pm - late

Mr Fogg’s Residence x Talisker

It’s all about the Highland jinx at Mr Fogg’s Residence on Wednesday. Sojourn in Skye is a night of Talisker fun.; expect a bespoke whisky menu, live Ceilidh music, bagpipers and a selection of Scottish delicacies. We’re dusting off our kilt. 15 Bruton Lane, London, W1J 6JD Wednesday 3rd October

COYA Mayfair x Seedlip

Life’s about balance. Hit it too hard Monday? Or just want to give your liver some love? Crack over to Coya on Tuesday where BarChick favourite (and serious pioneer of the drinks world) Seedlip are serving up free No & Low ABV cocktails alongside COYA's new vegan menu. Virtuous (and v. tasty). Free to attend, email [email protected] to sign up to the guestlist. COYA Mayfair, 118 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NW Tuesday 2nd October, 5pm - 8pm  

Events and parties not to be missed:

Cub becomes Cub-a with Havana Club Icónica’s Paladar Series

BarChick loves a slice of the island life. Add to this rum, Cuban food, and a multi-sensory, private dining experience and… well, we’re there faster than Hemingway could order a daiquiri. For two nights only, Cub becomes Cub-a in a badass collaboration between Havana Club and legendary NYC bar BlackTail. 10 courses, 30 guests each evening, and an immersion into Cuban culture. Sí, por favor. Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd Tickets for the ten-course set menu including drinks will cost £85pp, excluding service 153 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6PJ

Piscoteque parties

It’s LCW people. Expect to get pis…coed! With three opportunities to get down with your bad self at these Chilean Pisco parties, there’s no excuse not to. Whether you head to Apples & Pears, Looking Glass Cocktail Club or Resident of Paradise Row, then Pisco! Waqar pisco cocktails, a killer latin playlist and exotic light bites are calling you. 4th October - Apples & Pears, Brick Lane 5th October - Looking Glass Cocktail Club, Hackney 7th October - Resident of Paradise Row, Bethnal Green

Cocchi Negroni Journey @ TT Liquor

By the time it gets to Saturday, it’s time to go hard or go home. We recommend going hard by immersing yourself in the world of the Negroni cocktail. Join Georgio Bava in tasting 5 Negronis, creating your own bespoke serve, and even walking away with a goody bag. You made it this far – you’re allowed to be Cocchi. The Spirits Collective Pop-up TT Liquor, 17B Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch, London E2 8AA 2pm to 3.30pm and 8pm to 9.30pm sessions

The Light House

There *may* come a point in the week when the idea of living a lighter life appeals – and when that happens, we recommend you find sanctuary at The Light House. Keep things fresh with a selection of low-calorie cocktails created by a different legendary bartender each day. Then there’s a beautiful multi-sensory light instillation, and ‘Light Talks’ in partnership with the awesome Healthy Hospo about how to find balance (and for once we’re not talking balanced cocktails). Monday 1st - Sat 6th 5-7 Grape Street, London, WC2H8 DW Tickets cost £12 for two cocktails and entry to the instillation.

Nine Lives bar x Bulleit Bourbon = ultimate block party

You know it’s gonna get off the chain when the street’s on lockdown, people – and this is exactly what’s occurring on Saturday. Channeling New York parties in the 80s, Nine Lives bar and Bulleit Bourbon are closing down Holyrood Street to throw the people of London the ultimate block party. Bespoke Bulleit cocktails, Bulleit glazed BBQ treats and old skool sounds –right up BarChick’s street. Saturday 6th 3pm – 10pm

Porter's Gin vs Fernet Branca - Pickup Basketball Game

Booze and basketball – hell yeah. This is the second pick-up style basketball game from Porter's Gin and Fernet Branca. Show your ball control skills (or just cheer from the side-lines with a drink) by swinging over to CitySport on Friday. Open to everyone, with jerseys and refreshments provided. About the only time in LCW dribbling is encouraged. Friday 5th October - 2pm - 4pm CitySport, The Franklin Building, 124 Goswell Rd, London EC1V 7DP  

Top takeovers:

Blacktail at Bloomsbury Club Bar

When it comes to Friday night of London Cocktail Week then it’s a tale of two halves – BlackTail in NYC, and the Bloomsbury Club Bar in, well, you know where. Talk about power couples. From 6pm guests can enjoy a menu of bespoke creations that give an authentic taste of the ‘lush life’. Plus, the sultry hideaway vibe of the bar is the ideal place to conceal any tired eyes... The Bloomsbury Club Bar, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN Friday 5th from 6pm

Swift at Licoreria Limantour

It’s also getting a bit fiesta-friendly at Swift. Award-winning cocktail bar Licoreria Limantour bring the vibes of Mexico City to Soho for a series of guest shifts and collabs. Start the party a day early with their Mexican Party on Sunday night (screw X Factor, there’s gonna be live Mariachi). Or bunk off work in time for their Mexican aperitivos Monday afternoon. Free grilled oysters, yo. Sunday 30th September | Mexican Party | 6pm - late Monday 1st October | Mexican Aperitivos | 1.30pm -  4pm Swift, 12 Old Compton Street, W1D 4TQ

Jack Wareing at Worship Street Whistling Shop

No one ever tell Jack Wareing he’s punching. The Porter's Gin brand ambassador and former Dandelyan bartender will be jumping behind the bar at WSWS to serve up four excusive punches. With concoctions ranging from dark and daring through to saucily refreshing, there’s a punch for all tastes. Get in.

Worship Street Whistling Shop, 63 Worship Street, EC2A 4JH Saturday 6th October, 6pm - 12am 

The Broken Shaker at Madison Rooftop 

Suits, step aside. St Paul’s hottest rooftop, Madison, is being taken over by renowned Miami hotspot The Broken Shaker, and they’re Miami beach good vobes with them. Expect an urban oasis with expertly mixed cocktails from Bobby Eldridge. There’s a cocktail called a Coco-nut Case which will probably sum up BarChick by the end of the week. Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London EC4M 9AF 2nd to 5th October.

Le Syndicat at Experimental Cocktail Club

Feeling chic? A little bit of je ne sais quoi is arriving in central London, courtesy of Le Syndicat bar and Grand Marnier. Be transported to Paris via ECC – they’re promising spellbinding cocktails, a low-key urban vibe and retro hip-hop playlists. Sounds achingly cool, we’re there. From 6pm-1am, 2nd – 4th October. 13a Gerrard Street, London, W1D 5PS

Hot pop ups:

Scout’s Like-Minded Creatures Pop-Up

Gang’s all here, folks… on Tuesday 2nd internationally renowned bartenders Matt Whiley, Luke Whearty and Alex Kratena will be taking over the bar at Scout for one night only. Nine drinks, three bartenders, surprises a plenty and a party to (hopefully) remember. Scout, 224 Graham Road, E8 1BP Like-Minded Creatures Pop-Up, Tuesday 2nd October, 6pm - late

Hendrick’s Tini Martini Bar

Teeny tiny ‘tinis are coming your way this LCW, courtesy of Hendricks gin. For a trio of nights they have guest bartenders putting their spin on the Hendrick’s miniature martini. Expect appearances from the crew at DUKES bar, Employees Only and Kinly bar. Small but very, very mighty. Swordtail Studios 2083 Acton Mews, London E8 4DG Weds 3rd – Friday 5th from 7pm

Absolut’s Porn Star Martini Townhouse

Porn and Soho go hand in hand, so it makes sense that Absolut have decided to raise the roof (and maybe some eyebrows) with their Porn Star Martini Townhouse on Greek Street. We can pretty much guarantee it’s not what you expect. Passion Fruit Kaleidoscope. Misty vanilla forest. Bubble filled maze. If these are tickling your fancy, you know where to go. From 6:30pm, Wednesday 3 October 19 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4DT

Tequila & Mezcal Fest

There’s not much in life BarChick loves more than tequila. Fact. So there’s no bl**dy way we’d miss hitting Bargehouse OXO Tower for the fifth year of Europe’s biggest Tequila, Mezcal and agave spirit festival. Over 50 agave brands, 6 pop-up cocktail bars and 3 restaurants serving up Mexican street food – if it sounds epic, that’s because it is. With signature serves from MNKY HSE and Ella Canta, food from places including Peyotito and Café Pacifico, and TWO pop-up bars from the Patrón Tequila Experience... you can sleep when you’re dead, right? 5th, 6th and 7th October Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, London SE1 9PH Tickets HERE

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London Cocktail Week takes place from Monday 1st - Sunday 7th October. Expect 300 bars taking part and a Cocktail Village at the Old Truman Brewery - in other words, a sh*t ton of fun. Digital passes are £10 through the DrinkUp app and get you special £6 cocktails (and £4 non-alcoholic drinks) at all participating bars, free entry to the Village and priority access to pop-up events and parties arranged by London Cocktail Week." ["post_title"]=> string(48) "London Cocktail Week 2018 - BarChick's Top Picks" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(37) "london-cocktail-week-2018-the-best-of" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2018-09-28 17:30:32" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2018-09-28 16:30:32" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=59995" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } } ["post_count"]=> int(5) ["current_post"]=> int(-1) ["in_the_loop"]=> bool(false) ["post"]=> object(WP_Post)#1055 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(60025) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2018-10-25 18:37:19" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2018-10-25 17:37:19" ["post_content"]=> string(7509) "This might sound like a bit of a bummer, but trust us when we say The Day of the Dead is all about the celebrations. Down Mexico way they believe that the soul is immortal and can travel between worlds. Día de Muertos – 2nd November – is the time to honour your dead loved ones. People leave offerings and decorate graves with the idea of encouraging a visit from your favourite spirits – and there’s the chance to have one awesome party, too. It’s vibrant, it’s lively, and it’s the ideal way to honour the dearly departed. Plus, there’s tequila involved. Sold.

Pop Brixton – 27th October

We are always down for a fiesta, and when it’s fuelled by live music and mezcal then just try and keep us away. For one epic night, POP Brixton will be transformed into a spirited arena of painted skulls, mystic performances and NOLA inspired brass bands to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. This is gonna be one spirited affair, and death has never been so vibrant. Ahuevo! Free entry, turn up from 4pm 49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ  

Cantina Laredo - Candlelit Day of the Dead Dinner at Cantina Laredo

2nd November

Baby when the lights go out, that’s when things get lit. Candle light celebrations are getting underway at Cantina Laredo this Day of the Dead, where all things death and tequila are giving us life. With a free-flowing menu of unlimited Margaritas, and dishes including The Dangerous Don, a chocolate and dulce de leche cronut dessert, it’s set to get those spirits well and truly awakened.   10 Upper St Martin's Ln, London WC2H 9FB https://www.cantinalaredo.co.uk/  

Chino Latino – Day of the Dead dinner

2nd November

You’re not likely to miss Chino Latino this Day of the Dead. Just keep your eyes peeled for the colour-popping 4ft tall floral skull hanging in the windows of a restaurant. Expect vibrant cocktails to accompany the four-course dinner packed with more Latin twists than a telenovela. Jalapeno Maki Rolls, and ceviche of calamari, shrimps, sea bass and avocado are sure to enliven your taste-buds.. In true Day of the Dead style, the dessert will be a Passion fruit skull designed with edible flowers. Sweet. Tickets £45 Park Plaza Riverbank, 18 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 7TJ  

The Dia de los Muertos Cocktail at The Lost Alpaca, Lima Floral

The best way to pay tribute to the departed? Have a stiff drink in their honour. Awaken all the spirits this Day of the Dead and head to Covent Garden’s underworld. Descend into The Lost Alpaca Bar at Floral by LIMA for some fiery South American libations. The Dia de los Muertos cocktail is laced with a sweet and spicy mix of pumpkin, agave and Tabasco, with a base of gin to get the ultimate afterlife party started. 14 Garrick St, London WC2E 9BJ https://www.lostalpaca.com  

Ella Canta painted black tasting menu

from 1st – 17th November

Floral headdress, vibrant sugar skull face-paints and traditional flamboyant Mexican dress – we're in. Pair this all with an elaborate, modern 8-course “painted black” menu and a sh*t load of margaritas and these Day of the Dead celebrations are DOWN. The menu has a continuous trend of black running through it, including the accompanying Lady in Black Margarita. BarChick’s favourite way of channelling dark spirits. Tasting menu £80 Inclusive of one Painted Black Cocktail One Hamilton Place, Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY  

Patrón Tequila Presents Art of Patrón X Day of the Dead

November 2nd

There is a time and a place for tequila and an excessive amount of body gems. That time is November 2nd, and the place is UNIT London in Mayfair. Welcome to the Art of Patrón x Day of the Dead party. Strap in, because Art of Patrón promises to take you on an epic immersive journey through the lens of the world’s finest tequila. Expect Day of the Dead inspired Patrón Tequila masterclasses, wicked live art installations, and make-up stations by The Gypsie Shrine. We’ll be getting down to the tunes of London DJ Tasty Lopez playing a mix of electronic, bounce, house, funk, soul and nostalgia. Of course, there will be Patrón Tequila cocktails including the El Diablo, made with Patrón Silver tequila, lime, ginger beer and Crème de Cassis. Loco!   Tickets are priced at £15 each and include x3 cocktails and mixology masterclasses 3 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1HD  

Don Julio Presents Day of the Dead at Tropicana Beach Club

2nd November

A visit to Tropicana Beach Club means serious party times. Fact. So you can be sure their tequila-fuelled Dia de los Muertos party is not to be missed. Housed at the exotic & tropical twisted den of mayhem, drinks will be flowing for this spectacular evening of carnival riot. When BarChick wants to bring out her wicked side, tequila is a good shout. The The Devil’s Margarita, made with Don Julio cocktail, should do the trick. It's all about flower crowns and colourful garms as you dance the night away to an intoxicating mix of Latino, funk, soul and hip-hop beats. Shake those bones. Free Entry 5pm to 9pm. Happy Hour: 5pm - 8pm New London Theatre, Parker Street, London WC2B 5PW  

Day of the Dead brunch at Bluebird White City

3rd November 11am-4pm

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Find a Bar

FIND A BAR
WHERE
WHAT
WHO
WHEN

Red Light

2$$

No1 Unity St, Bristol BS1 5HH

Tel: +44 117 929 1453

Opening hours

Tues - Thurs: 7pm - 1am,
Fri & Sat: 7pm - 3am

Check out their site

Barchick Says

Date Updated: 10/07/2014

Hiding in plain sight, the entrance to Bristol’s newest and sexiest speakeasy Red Light can be found just off Park Street. Find the curious looking payphone in the seemingly abandoned doorway; if the red light is on, then it’s open for business baby. Booking ahead is definitely recommended, this place is a secret everyone will want to share.

Inside it’s all sex and cocktails; flatteringly low lights and bygone decor will make you feel like you’ve found yourself in a real life Prohibition den. Sit by the bar and enjoy the eye candy or schmooze in one of the more intimate booths. The closed-door approach means that Red Light is able to create a certain atmosphere, you’re bound to start imagining yourself as a character in a film noir.

The boys behind the bar sport crisp shirts and slicked hair (they’ll show you their suspenders if you ask nicely) and the girls are just as glam as the retro pin-ups decorating the walls. As descendants of The Milk Thistle, one of Bristol’s first speakeasies, they’ve definitely got a unique vision when it comes to making cocktails, which are divided into categories such as Fortified and Aromatised and Eye openers and Bracers. Go for the bartender’s recommendation but expect bitters and plenty of vermouth. If you fancy a classic, they’re available as house, hip and daddy-o, depending on your preference or budget. Definitely something to keep in mind, as you’re going to want more than one round!


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