A shimmering gold 15-metre high tower. Containing over 1,400 bottles of gin. Surrounded by the kind of Art Deco dazzle that would make Gatsby himself lose his sh*t. You can see why Atlas has been voted one of the best bars in the world - and is one of BarChick’s faves.
There’s no doubt this is a spot for gin enthusiasts. After all, Atlas has the world’s largest collection of the stuff. We always start with the killer Atlas Martini: London dry gin, ambrato vermouth, orange bitters and Champagne vinegar make for a cocktail that’s definitely not pulling any punches. But hey, neither are we.
Not one for gin? There’s plenty of others to choose from, including the smoky and seductive Nude on a Terrace, with Venezuelan dark rum, Italian bittersweet liqueur, citrus, agave and red hibiscus. They had us at "nude", obvs. Feeling flash? Order a Vintage Martini with gin from your favourite decade. If this happens to be the 1920s, nbd, it’ll only cost you about £130. As F. Scott Fitzgerald said: ‘“Here’s to alcohol, the rose coloured glasses of life.” You might need a pair of those glasses after ordering a couple of these babies.
Interior images: EK Yap and Atlas