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Here's where you should be foraging for food in September: Little Bao-Soho Kitchen & Bar Everyone's all over small buns. They're the new burger - and black - in this city. Little Bao's commandeering Soho Kitchen & Bar for a week in September, there's no reservations and they're not f*cking around, so forget whatever you had planned from the 7th to the 13th. What to eat? Start with the 'bao', which is the signature Asian burger created by Chef May Chow, then fill up on short-rib pan fried dumplings. Sweet tooth? They've got got Ice Cream Bao on deck. It's going to be mega; BarChick baos down. 19-21 Old Compton St, London W1D 5JJ Mac & Wild Fancy going to the Scottish Highlands without spending loads on a sleeper? Feast on wild venison, game and seafood in a sleek and proper rustic setting in the West End. The ledge behind the dishes is from Inverness, so you’re rooted and sorted. 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Drinks will be done up with tinctures and cordials that co-owner Ben made himself; this guy foraged and scrounged on hands and knees just to make our nights that much more tasty. What a guy. From September 7th//129 Pritchard's Rd, London E2 9AP poco   Hungerdog This new venture is all about radicalising the hot dog. Let’s be frank—hot dogs have the potential to be absolute sh*t sometimes; boiled cheap sausage link doused in Coleman’s mustard and encased in stale baguette is NOT a hot dog; it’s a travesty.  So Hungerdog’s intent on salvaging the reputation of them by showcasing smoking grills and fresh home-made toppings right where we can see em’. Not only will they be offering pork and beef sausages, but vegetarian ones as well; omnivores and carnivores unite. 21a Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE hungerdog   Nanban As a bit of an ode to Masterchef winner Tim Anderson’s first cookbook, said chef opened this izakaya and ramen bar in Brixton and everyone’s fawning over it. Expect food inspired by southern Japan (with minor Caribbean influences in honour of the neighbourhood) alongside Japanese craft beer. BarChick’s all dropped-jaw about  Electric Eel (deep-fried eel with lime, chilli, ginger and sanshō pepper) and curried goat tsukemen ramen. If you dig Asian cuisine, this place is a bucket list cert. They’ll even be throwing scotch bonnet eggs in ramen. 426 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8LF nanban   Rudie’s This’ll be Dalston’s token Jamaican den where there are gonna be genuine jerk drums smoking up chicken and lamb fillets with pimento and sweet wood.  Sweet Jesus. Envision a central rum bar with (rumour has it) the largest selection of quality Jamaican rums in any UK bar/restaurant smashing out bespoke cocktails, beloved Jamaican patties and Sticky Rum Cakes. The team behind Rudie’s travelled all over to scavenge for premier Jamaican ingredients and authentic methods of cooking so us Brits could bask in the Caribbean dream in East London. It's going to get messy. From mid September//50 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XB Rudies_BC_IMG_1898   400 Rabbits Aztec folklore says that their goddess of alcohol and god of fermentation got it on one night and popped out 400 rabbits. And as this establishment named themselves after these hammered happy-go-lucky rabbit gods, we can make a good guess at what to expect. Sourdough pizza? Check. Craft beer? Check. Gelupo Gelato? Check. All Press coffee? Check. This new all-day hangout in Crystal Palace will make the world’s (or at least anyone willing to go south of the river) glutinous wishes come true.  The aubergine and yoghurt topped pizza was probably one of the best we've ever eaten. And there’s even barrel aged Negronis for £3.50. We tell no lie… 30-32 Westow Street, London SE19 3AH 1V9A6788.1   Mother Clucker The badass mother f*ckers at Mother Clucker started out serving tea brined, buttermilk soaked, twice battered fried chicken from a converted US Army ambulance currently housed in the Truman Brewery. They then took a joy ride to Field Day and recently took over The Cat & Mutton kitchen. This autumn's looking just a little bit more epic; expect signature dishes such as the Cluckwich (brioche bun with fried chicken breast, pickled peppers, iceberg lettuce, hot sauce and lime mayo), fish gumbo and beer roasted chicken every Sunday. All hail the deep fryer and forget everything you thought you knew about Sunday roasts; forget everything you thought you knew about fried chicken. Roosters, you suck balls. 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From slick new hotel bars to Hawaiian hangouts and a mermaid bar; September's got it going on. And with dim lighting, anything goes...hello dark debauchery. Seymour’s Parlour-Zetter Townhouse Here’s the lowdown: The Zetter Group teamed up with the cocktail maestro Tony Conigliaro (69 Colebrook Row, Bar Termini) and they’re bringing the best of everything to their slick new hotel in Marylebone. Seymour’s Parlour, which is named after the fictitious ledge that is Wicked Uncle Seymour, is where you wanna kick back: we’re talking coupe glasses galore, curios, dark red walls and flattering lighting .  Gear up for a cocktail list inspired by the races made with tasty sh*t like grass-infused gin and Champagne syrup, a Georgian drawing room conducive to what could very well turn into roaring high-class orgies and an al fresco roll top bath for those who can’t drink without stripping and splurging 684 quid on a penthouse suite. Farewell rent. 28-30 Seymour Street, London W1H 7JB Zetter.bar_3406662k (1) The Manhattans Project at POND Fancy Tiki without someone in a coconut bra and hula skirt sashaying in your face?  This East London bar concept is launching a new residency at POND for 3 months and we're on it for the Hawaiian fusion cuisine alongside classic cocktails with a twist. Eat Kalula Pork (Smoked pork with iceberg cups, coriander and lime dressing, kohlrabi and pineapple pickle) pair it up with American Gothics (Rye Whiskey and Calvados, sugar and bitters smoked with applewood) and (if you're hard enough) 8 Rum Mai Tai (Tiki mix of 8 Rums, pineapple, almond syrup and fresh citrus).  Go get some. From September 4th//3 Gillet Street, Dalston N16 8JH maitaimanhattansproject   Humble Grape Wine Bar It's time to sub that chilled rose for some real wine. This two-story shop/bar/eatery on Battersea Rise also doesn't skimp on the charcuterie and cheese and if you can’t be ars*d to match the wines for yourself, take it from us and crack in to their prized Garnier and Fils Pinot Noir (a heady flavour profile of Campari, Christmas spices and cherries), savor many picante meat platters and go on and throw in a few baked Camembert with garlic and rosemary for good measure.  Stop by a Monday and you can buy a bottle from their adjoining wine shop and pop the cork and hangout in the wine bar for no charge. 2 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1ED humble.grape   The Mermaid Bar-Wright Brothers The Wright Brothers are oyster legends but now they’re marching on to the next frontier—cocktails. Inside their newest South Kensington launch is their first independent basement Mermaid Bar where you can expect killer cocktails such as Fish Tail (Buffalo Trace bourbon, Calvados Morin VSOP, Dom Benedictine, lime juice, orange marmalade and fresh rosemary) and Sirens Call (Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka, Luxardo Cherry, anise syrup, apple juice, egg white and lemon juice) as well as some epic ‘Oyster Happy Hours’. Think Parisian bistro with green leather bar stools, granite table tops and shiny chocolate brown curtains. When Wright Brothers are at the helm, you know it's gonna be good. 56 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3DY mermaidbar (1)   Bussey Building Rooftop Bar Bussey boys ask ‘Do you like Pina Coladas and sporadically getting caught in the rain?’ and BarChick responds with a resounding YES. We love it up here with the view across London and the cheap cocktails and that’s why we’re stoked that they’re sticking it out past the end of summer. What bang do you get for your buck? Cocktails shaken up by The Bar Wizards, hot slices from Pizza Pilgrim and Polaroid photos of you and your mates with cocktail recipes written on the back if you get chummy with the bartenders. Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham SE15 4ST busseyrooftop   Threadneedle Bar In the historic Royal Exchange building by Bank, this bar's cocktail menu is inspired by Jerry Thomas’ 1862 ‘Bartender’s Guide’; think old school with drinks that run the gamut from John Haig’s Crusta (Haig Club with Mandarine Imperial, lemon juice, gomme syrup and orange blossom essence) to the Mexican Couperee (vanilla liqueur foam, Patron Anejo, Citronge, lime juice and homemade Falernum).  It's all dark hues and sexy Med inspired food from the restaurant next door like oyster carpaccio: yep, bring the plastic. 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Burgers are a culinary cornerstone and they’re not just flourishing stateside: they’ve floated across the pond and they’re bigger and filthier than ever. Wanna get your hands dirty with burger juice? Of course you do. Whether you’re lining your stomach in London or out on a dirty date night in Liverpool, these are the UK’s best. Go get some.

London

Dirty Burger You’ve got all the basics covered: the cheeseburger, the dirty bacon and the dirty cop-out (your veg option), but there’s really nothing basic about them. So the question is, how dirty are you willing to go? And will you be getting a vanilla shake and a side of crinkle cut fries with that? Yes. Yes you will. 13 Bethnal Green Road, London, 13 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA Dirty Burger Honest Burger They’ve infiltrated London, from Brixton to King’s Cross (and now rumours of a new Peckham posting yo), but they haven’t lost sight of the task at hand, which is to use the finest English produce to create classic grade A burgers. Opt for a ginger pig dry aged beef burger with a side of triple cooked rosemary fries; BarChick doesn’t do favourites but these fries are what our 3am dreams are made of. 12, Brixton Village, London SW9 8PR Honest Burger Bunsmiths Go get boozed up and bunned at Sebright Arms in Hoxton. It’s a PROPER pub; no flimflam about gastro or gentrification, but they’re serious about their supreme burgers. We’re all about the 12 hour apple wood-smoked Pulled Pork Bun in and around our mouths, but they’ve even got a Veg Fritter Bun if you’re not about that beef life. These meaty guys are food coma certs. Go. 31-35 Coate St, London E2 9AG Bunsmiths Burger Bear Nunhead isn’t just for pervy punters and middle class families; it’s for burgers. So get your *ss on the overground, head south and get acquainted with Burger Bear (your new best mate). Take note: he only comes out to play on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays, but he’s a real keeper. Which bear are you? BarChick’s a ravenous Grizzly Bear (cheeseburger topped with double oak smoked bacon and Burger Bear’s bacon jam) who fancies some hot wings to finish the dirty deed. The Old Nun's Head, Nunhead Green, London SE15 3QQ Burger Bear MEATliquor These guys have made it big. So what if it’s an international chain restaurant? (Hey Singapore). It’s for reason - these guys have nailed it and we’ve tried but you can’t beat their Dead Hippie Burger. With spiked shakes like the Maple Bourbon and burgers like The Tower Block ( fried chicken fillet, cheese, hash brown, jalapenos, slaw, onions and russian dressing), BarChick comes here to stuff face, hit the killer cocktails and then party it all off. 74 Welbeck St, London W1G 0BA MEATliquor

Bristol

Atomic Burger Think PAC-MAN wallpaper, alcoholic milkshakes and burgers named after 80s movie stars. They boast burgers, hot dogs AND pizza, so all your needs for oil overload on your debauched nights out are met. They even offer a substantial Gluten Free menu for those allergic to celiac. Come here if you want to feel like you’re straight chilling with Screech from Saved By the Bell for sci-fi and burger banter. 189 Gloucester Rd, Avon, Bristol BS7 8BG Atomic Burger Ciao Burger If you’ve got the raging munchies cos your toasted, go to Ciao. It’s a bit of a student haunt because of the penny-pincher-friendly prices, so a fiver’ll do you just fine but if you want fries and a soda pop with that New Yorker (beef, mustard, gherkin, bacon and cheese) then come strapped with a bit more cash. Their fresh off the grill burgers are the boss; grab n’ go and you won’t even care if there’s some gap yah sh*t regaling his mates with his Burmese travel tales. 207A Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8NN Ciao Burger

Edinburgh

Burger Meats Bun They’ve got meat encased in (what has now become prerequisite) brioche buns, craft beer, cheese dripping down the sides of burgers, greaseproof galore and little plastic cows grazing on plastic grass for the distracted child in you. When you’re done playing with your food, get familiar with the drink menu, which gives you your fill of everything from boozy shakes to New York Sours. Annihilation on every front. 1 Forth Street, Edinburgh EH1 3JX Burger Meats Bun Bell’s Diner You after the anti-fast-food-no-frills affair? Go to the warm red diner that is Bell’s and budge over; this 43 year old institution is micro. But urbanites beware: there are NO BRIOCHE BUNS and no bespoke cocktails in sight but thank f*ck for that: everyone to get back to basics for a nan-approved fix sometimes. Except crunchy iceberg lettuce, retro ice cream sundaes, hot fudge sticky toffee puds and more bottles of condiments than you could shake a chip at. 7 St Stephen St, New Town, Edinburgh EH3 5AN Bell's Diner

Oxford

Rusty Bicycle This wicked community pub just off Cowley Road is rife with hops, geeks and succulent meats. It’s a token of the no frills gloriousness but the but the burgers mean business: Angry Texan Burgers (beef patty, pulled pork, cheddar, spicy slaw, pickled onion and mayo), chips with rosemary salt and mini doughnuts with nutella dip, naturally. 28 Magdalen Rd, Oxford OX4 1RB Rusty Bicycle Big Society The inside looks like a New York student cafeteria with rudimentary scribblings on the wall. Decor? Copper light fixtures, what look like pinewood tables and chairs from Ikea and shiny white brick wall tiles. We’ve seen this stock American greaser menu invade the UK time and time again, but it’s all about the execution. Cheeseburgers, chili dogs, hot wings, deep fried pickles: all the staples. There’s even a ping pong table. 95 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1HR Big Society

Manchester

Almost Famous When BarChick hits up Manchester this is always on the menu. The Northern Quarter is banging and this burger joint is testament to that. Get your hands on a red plastic baskets packed with bacon, cheese and juicy meats. Basically, this is where you go get bossed-up burgers that are the size of your head. Like the Triple Noms with some criss cut fries on the side. Go beast. 100-102 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1HP Almost Famous Solita Labeled as a Northern Quarter institution by Mancunians and Britons in general, you go big or you go home. Steak patties, nuggets of bone marrow and candied bacon? No brainer. The prices will make a slight dent in the wallet, but it’s worth it as the nosh here is outrageous. Their massive menu offers everything from Baby Back Ribs to Krabby Patties (tempura fried soft shell crab, sriracha mayo, lettuce, tomato and wasabi pumpkin seeds). Cue salivation. Turner St, Manchester M4 1DW Solita

Glasgow

Crafty Pig This little piggy went to the market and came back to open up a banging burger spot equipped with all the rural American South staples: smoke pit, pool table, murky light and maybe a brawl if you’re lucky. Hickory smoked beef burger topped with fried dill pickle and smoked Islay Whisky barbeque? Yes, please. 508 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8EL Crafty Pig

Liverpool

Nolita Cantina What do you expect from a Manhattan old-deli style dive bar? A slew of slow cooked meat from pastrami to pulled pork, frickles (battered and deep fried dill pickles, f*ck yeah) and chili pops (breaded and fried jalapeno peppers stuffed with cheese). We always opt for a Big Boy - triple stacked with swiss and jack cheese topped with bacon, hash brown, onion ring and pickle: you’ve gotta contort your jaw to get him in, but he’s well worth it. 81 Bold St, Liverpool, Merseyside, Liverpool L1 4HF Nolita Cantina

Brighton

The Troll’s Pantry Get inside the Hobgoblin’s adopted burger shack for hand baked brioche buns from Flint Owl, wild range beef and artisan cheeses. Tales of their burgers have spread far and wide and they’re every bit as tasty as you’ve been led to believe. Be prepared for meat slathered in Troll Stink Sauce (Brighton Blue cheese, anchovy and Langham’s hip hop beer), St. Giles cheese and garlic mayo; it’s gonna blow your goddamn top off. 31 York Place, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GU The Troll's Pantry

Newcastle

The Fat Hippo In this utopic underground burger cave BarChick snags the stools near the neon lights and doesn’t dress Sunday best because this is where you go to get naughty and glutinous. There’s even a hippo hour that’ll satisfy the penny-pincher in you: 3 courses for £12. Go on and deep throat some Mac n’ Cheese Balls,Triple Fried Handcuts and Southern Discomforts (Double 4oz. patty topped with cheese, bacon, garlic mayo and Holy F@$% hot sauce)—it’s all wicked. 35A St George's Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE2 2SU The Fat Hippo" ["post_title"]=> string(21) "The UK's Best Burgers" ["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(20) "the-uks-best-burgers" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-08-27 11:13:40" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-08-27 10:13:40" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=57531" ["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)#402 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(57519) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-08-26 12:48:10" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-08-26 11:48:10" ["post_content"]=> string(10329) "Jerk chicken, curried goat and a sh*tload of beats: it’s Carnival baby and we can’t wait. This bad boy is bigger than Christmas to us. There’s nothing better than partying on a huge speaker with a Red Stripe in hand, but what happens before the beats drop and when all the parade and sunshine shenanigans are done?! WE PARTY. Get your booty poppin’ and start killin' the dutty wine because from the warm up to the afterparty, things are gonna get LOCO.

FRIDAY

Gin and Juice Carnival Party at Proud Camden The bass babes that are the Gin and Juice crew are kicking out the juniper spirit for one epic night of rum ‘n tings. Knocking out reggae, dancehall and bashment beats, you’ll find us in the hot tub with a Red Stripe, getting down at the disco boudoir or getting fresh on the terrace. The Horse Hospital, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London NW1 8AH Trouble Vision Carnival Warm Up at Corsica Studios Back for another year, this warm up party will have you seeing trouble in their Elephant & Castle warehouse digs. Spinning tunes from house to deep soul to disco, this is gonna be one hell of a pre-party. 4-5 Elephant Road, London SE17 1LB Zonk Carnival at Bussey Building Peckham’s regular disco party Zonk is getting a Carnival refresh for the weekend, all kicking off on Friday at the legendary (and damn right dirty) Bussey Building. They’ll be cheap booze and heaps of jungle, dub, reggae, calypso and garage; wear trainers and get down to the Afrobeats. 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4STcarnival.3

SATURDAY

Boombox Carnival Special at The Horse & Groom Retro lovers: this party is spinning nothing but vinyl. With Andy Smith of Portishead fame on the decks, the party starts with hip hop, early house and reggae, you’ll be spinning like a disco ball til the sun comes up and then it’s straight off to Carnival. 28 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3NZ Jamaica Rum Tings at Big Chill House Wray & Nephew are hitting it big with the Jamaica Rum Tings crew - think banging jerk BBQ on the terrace, bucketloads of rum cocktails, big tunes from Massive Attack’s Daddy G as well as drum & bass ledge Fabio getting all rub ‘n roots. Carnival warm up, come at us. 257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL Regression Sessions at TBC The venue may not be confirmed yet but the crazy antics are, so watch this space. Bouncy castle? Check. Space hoppers? Check. Celebrity pinatas? Check. Chuck in a sh*tload of rum and you’ve got yourself a killer kids party with added booze. Go play. Venue TBC carnival.2 Tremors Carnival Party at Prince of Wales POW! Brixton’s party place (and one of the best terraces in London) is kicking things off at their al fresco digs for some Carnival action south of the river. Garage master MJ Cole is hitting the decks downstairs where it gets sweaty but you’ll find BarChick up on the top floor of the roof terrace where the bar queues are short and the party people hang. 467-469 Brixton Road, Brixton London SW9 8HH Troupe Carnival Block Party at Loft Studios Troupe know how to party and with added badass action from Grandmaster Flash, kick off at 2pm to get your fill of street food before you lose the night to rum.

77-81 Scrubs Lane, London NW10 6QW

SUNDAY

Deadly Rhythm Carnival After Party at Bussey Building

When the police stop the street party get back to the Bussey for quality tunes and all night raving. Keeping things out of the mainstream, Deadly Rhythm have got a gang of underground DJs to spin the decks to keep you popping. There’s 4 (or more, BarChick always loses count) floors of madness - including a roof terrace for lighting up and spacing out - so you’ll probably lose your mates but make a whole lot more.

133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST

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The Hot Caribbean Carnival at O2 Academy, Islington Bringing the Caribbean beats to Islington, the carnival vibes will be spread across two rooms filling party people with dancehall, hip hop and reggae jams. They’ve also got giveaways (holla freebies) and a surprise live act. N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington London N1 0PS The Jamm Carnival Clash at Jamm Repping the Carnival vibes south, things are about to get grimy in Brixton with Gold Teeth DJs, Soul Jamm and the crew from About to Blow spinning the beats ‘til 5am. Boom! 261 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 6LH Your Mum’s House: The Carnival Turn Up at XOYO Sh*t’s about to get cray at Your Mum’s House, y’all. They haven’t got any confirmed DJs yet but whoever’s on the decks is guaranteed to pump out those dancehall tunes to keep you booty poppin’ and sippin’ that punch ‘til late.

32-37 Cowper Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4AP

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MONDAY

Carnival Afterparty at Notting Hill Arts Club Keeping it west ‘til the tubes have emptied? Wise. Hit this epic afterparty with reggae king Kiko Bun headliing with a mix of beats then Smutlee hitting the bass with ragga and dancehall. We won’t be leaving til Tuesday morning. 21 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11 3JQ Deviation Carnival Session at Paradise They’re hungry for bass at Paradise so get involved for a serious jungle, grime and bashment mayhem. The line up is a secret but last year’s afterparty had some banging DJs behind the beats so you can expect the same again. Order up all the rum and get down on it. 19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green, London W10 4AE Notting Hill Carnival Afterparty at Lockside Lounge This is where it’s at northside for BBQ jerk, epic cocktails and banging beats to get down to. Hop on the 31 bus from Carnival and get ready for the Afrobeats… 75-89 West Yard Dock, Camden Lock, London NW1 8AF carnival.5 Not into the mayhem of the Carnival? That’s cool. These guys are keeping things chilled: Crazy Homies Stuck in Notting Hill but not feeling the rum flex? Tequila is the perfect alternative, trust us. Order up an Anejo Margarita (it’s a strong’un so be prepared) and get Mexican. 125 Westbourne Park Road, London W2 5QL Dub Jam Reggae-infused rum punch? Yep. This Jamaican hole in the wall has got a Wray & Nephew mix up that’s taken through the bass of the reggae and served up after the beats are done with it. Sure. 20 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HP dub.jam.rum.punch Cat & Mutton Carnival Jamaican you crazy? Get your ass east to the Donkey Disco at Cat & Mutton for some crazy all day party action. From daytime donkey rides to shots of Ass Juice (don’t panic, it’s bourbon) this is the perfect antidote to the Carnival dread. 76 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 4QL Rum Kitchen They’re hittin’ the party vibes hard at their Notting Hill digs but if you’re kicking around in Soho then head to their Kingly Court spot and get on the rum punch. 1st Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby, Soho W1B 5PW rum.kitchen" ["post_title"]=> string(40) "Where To Party Over The Carnival Weekend" ["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(40) "where-to-party-over-the-carnival-weekend" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-08-26 18:19:24" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-08-26 17:19:24" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=57519" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [4]=> object(WP_Post)#403 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(57512) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-08-25 16:55:56" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-08-25 15:55:56" ["post_content"]=> string(6151) "

AMERICAS

Bottle & Barlow - Sacramento Fancy a cocktail with a side of haircut? At this new Midtown art deco marriage of barbershop and cocktail bar you can have the best of both worlds with a solid menu on one side and a bottle of booze or pitcher on the other. Don Draper, eat your heart out. 1120 R St, Sacramento, CA 95811, United States Dante - New York Formally known as Cafe Dante, this joint has had a complete do-over with a brand new team, menu, decor and concept, all the while staying true to its Italian roots with good coffee, simple italian fare and classic drinks. Naren Young is the dude behind the booze program here and keeps things light and fresh - it’s always aperitif hour here, so grab a fresh squeezed OJ and Campari and viva italiano. 79-81 Macdougal Street, New York City, NY 10012, United States NEW.BARS.DANTE The Green Room at Multnomah Whisk(e)y Library - Portland The Library, with it’s 1,500 bottle strong collection, always has a queue longer than Rapunzel’s hair, so they’ve gone and opened a second bar for you to hang out in before getting whisked away to the main event. There’s a serious green motif going on (surprise), a menu of low-proof drinks list designed to leave you begging for more and tasty bar snacks. Our kinda waiting room. 1122 Southwest Alder Street, Portland, OR 97205 The Golden Tiki - Las Vegas Ticking all the boxes - 24 hours, tiki, speakeasy, epic cocktails, wonderland decor - this place is sure to transport you to another world entirely. From Vegas’s resident powerhouse and creative weirdo mastermind, Branden Powers, The Golden Tiki has four areas filled with all the island idols, plenty of rum, a talking skeleton, DJs, dancers, and everything in between. 3939 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102, United States NEW.BARS.GOLDEN.TIKI Izakaya - Houston Opening at the very end of the month, this highly anticipated not so traditional japanese pub was months in the making from the Azuma Group in Midtown. The menu has sushi, but that's not really the focus this time around with ceviche, bacon wrapped mochi balls and other sharing snacks getting equal amounts of attention. The drinks are top notch with Claire Sprouse (ABV, San Francisco) from the Tin Roof Drink Community the driving force behind it; grab some mates and get ready for a proper session. 318 Gray St, Houston, TX 77002, United States

EUROPE

Hotel Chantelle - London Decedent and seriously OTT but in all the best ways. It certainly has the vibes of it’s NYC older sister, and without the flight costs it’s an ace option when you're missing the Big Apple. Their drinks aren’t going to change your life, but they’re session drinks, perfect to wash down their insane food menu. Sit back under naked bulbs, on plush red velvet sofas and enjoy the perfect French inspired hospitality. BarChick hits this joint for weekend brunching, NYC style. 23 Orchard Street, London, W1H 6HL, United Kingdom NEW.BARS.HOTEL.CHANTELLE Her Majesties Secret Service - Bristol The Cocktail Trading Company guys are back with a second location and this time, the party’s in Bristol. Another hidden number, showcasing the fun drinks from the first edition of the CTC menu filled with awesomely bad puns, candy floss, and plenty of owls. Hush's the word here, with secret doors, passports for menus and a gun cabinet. Pretty sure this’ll become Bristol’s worst kept secret. Whiteladies Gate, Bristol, BS8 2PH, United Kingdom Lotti’s at The Hoxton Hotel - Amsterdam With two knockouts already throwing down with aplomb in London, it’s about time The Hox took their show on the road. Known as much for their comfortable, kitschy yet chic hotel rooms as their food and bev, we knew that Lotti’s, their all day restaurant and bar, would be awesome. catch some rays under their retractable glass roof while sippin’ on the some of the best booze Amsterdam has to offer. Herengracht 255, 1016 BJ, Amsterdam NEW.BARS.LOTTI

AUSTRALIA

The Black Pearl - Melbourne Ok, so this isn’t actually a new bar, but this award winner just had a massive facelift after a six week closure - the first in its 14 year history so it’s back on the radar, big time. They recently won Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar at the 2015 Spirited Awards, and are back looking bloody gorgeous. 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Here's where you should be foraging for food in September: Little Bao-Soho Kitchen & Bar Everyone's all over small buns. They're the new burger - and black - in this city. Little Bao's commandeering Soho Kitchen & Bar for a week in September, there's no reservations and they're not f*cking around, so forget whatever you had planned from the 7th to the 13th. What to eat? Start with the 'bao', which is the signature Asian burger created by Chef May Chow, then fill up on short-rib pan fried dumplings. Sweet tooth? They've got got Ice Cream Bao on deck. It's going to be mega; BarChick baos down. 19-21 Old Compton St, London W1D 5JJ Mac & Wild Fancy going to the Scottish Highlands without spending loads on a sleeper? Feast on wild venison, game and seafood in a sleek and proper rustic setting in the West End. The ledge behind the dishes is from Inverness, so you’re rooted and sorted. 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Find a Bar

FIND A BAR
WHERE
WHAT
WHO
WHEN

Crazy Bear

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26-28 Whitfield St  London W1T 2RG

Tel: +44 20 7631 0088

Goodge Street

Opening hours

Mon - Weds: 12pm - 12am,
Thurs - Fri: 12pm - 1am,
Sat: 3pm - 1am

Check out their site

What to Order

Go for the Champagne

Barchick Says

Date Updated: 21/01/2014

Churchill’s great grandson once told BarChick that if he wanted to get a lady’s knickers off then a date at Crazy Bear wouldn’t disappoint, so BarChick met her date there with anticipation…

Descending the copper trimmed staircase BarChick was met by a crazy cave of seating, brass, tables and garish alcoves. It’ll take your eyes a while to adjust to the bustling space, and despite the dim ambience, shades might be wise to counteract all that surface shine.  The sunken bronzed bar is impressive and the hostesses are sexy. Dress like a tart and you’ll be just fine, but get the balance between leg and chest just right, you don’t want to look like you can’t afford the sobering prices.

Taking a seat on what looked like a glazed marshmallow, BarChick’s date disappeared to the loo, and disappear he did. If you’re familiar with the 80s classic Labyrinth then you should be able to conquer the mirrored maze, if not it is highly recommended that you either watch it before or take your drink because you’ll be there till your date comes to find you.

The cocktail menu is long and complex, if you can think over the music examine it, if not stick to the classics or make like a baller and order a bottle of Bolly.

Let’s just say this place lived up to all expectations you crazy, crazy bear.


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Take a date, Take your mates, Take your mistress, Debauchery, Food, Killer cocktails, Music, People watching, Pulling, Daytime, Evening, Late