The Hottest New Bars To Hit This November 2015

You may have to ditch al fresco (begrudgingly) for a bit and stick to imbibing inside or by a blazing fire now that the clocks have rolled back. From a secret speakeasy under some arches to new wicked bar in a maze of studios in London Fields and a Soho joint that's big on bourbon, it's time to get inside, get warm, and start drinking. Flight Club Shoreditch has got itself a professional playground for anyone burnt out on work and desperate to play darts in a pub-meets-fairground atmosphere. This place is bound to be sh*t hot come holiday office party season, so get in before it’s rammed. BarChick’ll be guzzling many Tommy Lageritas in an oche (private space for darts and booze) with her mates in tow. There’ll even be real time live scoring (that was invented by a rocket scientist, natch) so no rows break out between your mates who are desperate to win. It’s all in good fun when there’s buttermilk fried chicken and Daiquiris in the mix. Alphabeta Building, 2A Worship Street, London EC2A 2AH Oriole The Cock Tavern in Smithfield Market has been commandeered by Rosie and Edmund (the ledges behind Nightjar) and BarChick is expecting nothing short of epic. If carousing in a cabinet of curiosity and music and drinking some of the best cocktails on the planet beneath an old market appeals then this is right up your alley. Although it comes from the minds of the 1920s Prohibition style Nightjar team, Oriole will have its own thing going on with a tiki-chic-colonial vibe, heaps more space and a v. late license. The cocktails are gonna be killer, the bar staff bad*ss and the live music spot on. We can't wait 'til it opens late November. East Poultry Avenue, London EC1A 9LH //From November 20th Oriole.L.optimised NT’s The Night Tales team has taken the leap into bricks and mortar in an empty 1960’s edifice in London Fields. It’s nestled amongst a maze of studios between Netil House and the historic arches, so just remember to dial 207 on the buzzer and you’re in. In this playground, plan to drink and party with a diverse crowd of cocktail aficionados, creative twenty-somethings and locals in an open plan apartment style space with massive windows overlooking East London’s railway tracks. Background Bars is behind the bar whipping up wicked cocktails like Lychee Gimlets etc. and Morty & Bob’s are there to plate you up some grilled cheese sandwiches and porchetta subs. Sip on the former and feast on the latter whilst hanging on vintage furniture under some neon glow. 207, 1 Westgate Street, London Fields E8 3RL NT.s.2 Tick Tack Club Transport yourself to a 1920’s Edwardian society gambling den via an old Edwardian wallpaper printing shop underneath the arches near London Bridge. They really stick to the 1920’s narrative here, so don’t be shy - get into character and get ready for a little role-play. Upstairs will be all art deco and silver-plated high society and downstairs will boast grittiness and low-brow gambling antics. Whether you fancy cocktails on trays or no fuss ale spilling on wood, you’re sorted. BarChick’s all about the horse betting. If you dig music more than racketeering, there’ll be a piano present for crooners. Unit 3, 8 Holyrood Street, SE1 2EL // From 6th November 2015 TheTicktackClub Camden’s Daughter Wicked local beers, Lebanese street food and all the coffee? BarChick’ll be taking advantage of everything Camden Town Brewery has to offer (praise to Camden Hells) at this new Kentish Town joint whilst eating some Baba Ganoush. There’ll also be fridges loaded with the brewery’s favourite beers worldwide for those of you who dig the transatlantic sort. And if you thought it couldn’t possibly get any better than this, you were mistaken: Tuesdays are dedicated entirely to cheese. 289-291 Kentish Town Rd, London NW5 2JS//From mid November camdendaughter Shotgun This one’s from the guys behind The Lockhart (epic BBQ) and it’s all low n slow Southern flavours and potent alcoholic punch bowls. Sidle up to the sleek bar where James Stevenson (from Peg & Patriot) will be making Matt Whiley’s cocktails come to life. The menu’s split in four with brown liquor, punch, absinthe and white liquor, so obviously sample each. BarChick’s all about sticking to the ritual of the punch bowl—preferably the one with Prairieville Punch with Sri Lankan Arrack, rum, jasmine tea, hiver amer and house-made Carolina rice wine. Peckish? Plates of pigs’ ears and chipotle chocolate ice cream await you. 26 Kingly Street, London W1B 5QD Silk Stockings Follow the red neon signage if you want to elude the happy hour hyenas and slip in to something sexy. This is the brand new bar from the Satan’s Whiskers gang so you know you’re in capable hands. It’s all oxblood leather booths, hip hop tunes, bulkhead lighting and retro Italian posters; the kind of place you go to for conversation. The bad*ss bartenders are also pretty serious about their cocktails, so if grapefruit isn’t in season, don’t count on a half-arsed Paloma. That being said, if you wanna go off-piste they’re keen to help. But if you wanna do it like BarChick, opt for the cocktail they’ve aptly named themselves after: tequila, cacao cream, grenadine and chocolate. 80 Dalston Lane, London E8 3AH silkstockings.000 Wringer & Mangle Gerry Calabrese (son of world-renowned bartender Salvatore Calabrese) of Hoxton Pony and Hoxton Gin is back on home turf and set on encapsulating everything he loves about it in his latest 250-cover bar and restaurant. It's on the site of a former industrial laundry featuring a wicked all-weather terrace with a fire pit. Get out there. When it’s p*ssing with rain get under cover right by the fire pit and sip on Blazing Collins with your mates, mum, lover, whoever. Or if you fancy keeping it indoors, snag the closest Chesterfield arm chair, sink in and hit the gin collection. The Laundry, 2-18 Warburton Rd, London E8 3FN wringermangle2 Noble Rot The men behind Noble Rot Magazine (dedicated to food and wine writing) are collaborating with Paul Weaver (former chef at St. John Bread & Wine and The Sportsman) and we’re expecting big things.  Think wines that punch well above their price point and British produce with French flavouring. These guys get their inspiration on nights out at Parisian wine bars (who doesn't?) and so Mark and Daniel decided that it was time to bring a piece of Paris to London. But this homage to a Parisian wine bar will not just limit itself to European stock: there will be wine from all over and they’re set on encouraging people to drink the good stuff, so keep your minds and tastebuds open. 51 Lamb's Conduit St, London WC1N 3NB//From mid November