BarChick's Cool Restaurants For Creative Cocktails

When you want something more casual than fine dining, but still have a craving for killer cocktails, these are the spots to hit up.

Blacklock

In the mood for chops? Blacklock has it down. They even have a Butcher’s Price evening - serious stuff for carnivores. BarChick never turns down a hunk of meat, especially when we can enjoy alongside epic £5 cocktails. That’s right - tumblers of Corpse Reviver #24 and Grandma’s Spiked Lemonade can be yours for that crumpled fiver in your pocket. Check out the awesome pre-mixed Negronis and Old Fashioneds as well - also £5 for a glass, or order a bottle for the table for £24. Chop chop, what're you waiting for?

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Greyhound Cafe’s Bangkok Underground

Descend the stairs of this bright and lively Thai restaurant-slash-cafe, and see where the party really starts. Okay, so upstairs might have origami fish hanging from the ceiling, but head down and it's all strings of neon signs, exposed bulbs, and an edgier vibe. Think the cool factor of Bangkok's edgy backstreets, with a DJ chucked in for good measure. Bring a crew and get feasting - here the speciality is hot and sour tom yum soup with prawn ravioli, designed for sharing. The Asian-inspired cocktails are the ideal accompaniment. We love the tequila, chilli and coriander-laced Phra Kanong People. Making a night of it? Order the two-foot-high Chang Beer tower to your table. Boom. 

37 Berners St, Fitzrovia, W1T 3LZ

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Bánh Bánh Vietnamese 

Do fragrant Vietnamese dishes and killer cocktails go hand in hand? Uh, pho sure they do. If you love bún noodles or a bánh mì as much as BarChick, then welcome to your new favourite hang-out. SW London is sorted because you can find this sibling-run restaurant in both Peckham and Brixton. Alongside the food inspired by their grandma's cooking in 40's Saigon, the cocktail list is what you come for. Curated by Nick Stride, formally at The Knights bar at The Savoy, it's an explosion of exotic ingredients. Go for the đ10,000 Man - a blend of Pisco, apricot liqueur, Aphrodite bitters pistachio, fresh lime juice, and egg white, with a panda and rose mist. Just don't spend it all at once. 

46 Peckham Rye, SE15 4JR | 326 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, SW9 8QH

www.banhbanh.com

Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia

Got buns, hun? This hip restaurant certainly does. Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia serves Nikkei cuisine, which is a seriously tasty cross between Peruvian and Japanese. Sushi, ceviche, and Korean chicken wings that are legit some of the best we’ve tried. They’re famous for their bao buns which you stuff yourself. But it’s the Press for Pisco button on each table BarChick rocks up for. Push it real good - in a moment a sweet a*s vintage bar trolley is rolled to your side, then watch as your Pisco Sour is mixed right before your eyes. Perfect for a pis*-co up.

32 Berners St, Fitzrovia, W1T 3LR

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Hoppers

Looking for somewhere to dine with your crew that’s gonna pack a punch? We got you. Head to Sri Lankan hotspot Hoppers. Their roaming Punch Pot Trolley is where it’s at. The idea of ‘roaming’ cocktails already sounds pretty wild. Add the fact they’re personalised drinks wheeled straight to your squad and we’re wheely excited. An array of spices, jaggery & infused Arracks mean guests can create their favourite mixes served in traditional toddy pots. Punch infusions include ‘Island Spice’ with apple brandy, black pepper, coriander seed, cinnamon, kaffir lime leaf and lemongrass. Hop to it.

49 Frith St, Soho, W1D 4SG | 77 Wigmore St, Marylebone, W1U 1QE

www.hopperslondon.com/

Breddos Tacos

Tacos + tequila = match made in heaven, are we right? Flying the flag for this pairing is Breddos Tacos. Influenced by the taquerias throughout America and Mexico, this has authentic dishes using premium British produce. BarChick has the horn for the Sashimi Grade Tuna tostadas alongside a Paloma on tap. After a mezcal hit? Head to the Kingly Street site in Soho. Downstairs is their 'secret' Cocteleria bar. Serving creative margaritas, smoky mezcalitas and fiery Micheladas, plus a smaller menu including *those* Baja fish tacos, 

82 Goswell Rd, EC1V 7DB | 26 Kingly St, Soho, W1B 5QD

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