American Bar at The Savoy

American Bar at The Savoy

American Bar at The Savoy

American Bar at The Savoy

American Bar at The Savoy


When Yankee bartenders found themselves out of work thanks to Prohibition, some jumped the pond to find work & the best ones came here. Over the years, they've become as famous as the constant stream of celebrity guests who frequent[ed] the place. Like Frank Sinatra: he used to sneak in after hours to swig whiskey & play piano. What an absolute legend. The bar team are quite literally (according to several awards) the best in the world, so you're in good hands.  The menu is basically a cocktail history lesson, which comes as no surprise because this is the birthplace of Harry Craddock's Savoy Cocktail Book, also known as the bartender's bible. Congratulations people, you've reached the Holy Land. Of spirits that is...

Dress up, queue up & prepare to bliss out and enjoy your drink in peace. It should be worth every penny.  You're essentially drinking history.  Once in, head to one of the bar stools & watch those white-jacketed geniuses at work. Oh, & tell Johnny (the piano man) that BarChick sends her love: he’ll tickle the ivories however you fancy it. Sure The American Bar won't become your local (unless you've got some serious plastic) but it's absolutely one for everyone's list. 

It's the ultimate bar experience, the epitome of hospitality and it'll blow the socks off everyone from your work mate to your nan.  It's not just the drinks and service that make this place epic, it's the stories behind it. When Neil Armstrong landed on the moon they made him a cocktail and sent it to NASA, boom - the Moonwalk cocktail was born. Sir Paul McCartney got jealous of Jagger's spot on the wall so he's not got his own tequila laced cocktail. This bar's as legendary as they get and we're damn smug it's here in London.

By BarChick


The Savoy, Strand, London WC2R 0EZ, UK Tel: +44 20 7836 4343


Sunday 12:00 - 00:00
Monday 11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday 11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday 11:30 - 00:00
Thursday 11:30 - 00:00
Friday 11:30 - 00:00
Saturday 11:30 - 00:00



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