Tayēr & Elementary

Tayēr & Elementary


Industry legends Monica Berg & Alex Kratena bring hustle magic to Old Street

Tayēr & Elementary gives us two separate bars in one - and they're both bangin' enough to have scored the Best International Cocktail Bar award at Tales of the Cocktail 2022 and the number two spot in the World's 50 Best Bars list in 2022. No biggie.

At the front of the venue, led by Alex Kratena, is Elementary, a bright and chilled all-day bar churning out bottomless coffee and light lunches through the day, and killer drinks on draught to give you a different kinda buzz in the evening. Meanwhile, Monica Berg rules the roost in the back at Tayēr, where it's all about experimental cocktails with a daily changing menu of kick-ass drinks.

The cocktails in Elementary are of the pre-batched variety, with bottles and taps of cleverly crafted serves, from Negronis to Gimlets. Tidy. At the back of the bar, in place of a bottle shelf, is a slushie machine, repurposed for their Elementary Frozen Coffee and churning away Havana Club Rum, coffee liqueur, coffee, coconut milk and condensed milk. Give us a grande of this any day. Then there's the small but MIGHTY One-Sip Martini, with a blue cheese olive that will blow your f*cking mind. And the drink is half the size of a standard 'tini, so you can have twice as many. Boom!

Then get yourself to the back for a whole other cocktail experience. The drinks list back here is ever-changing, and they're always knocking up some hella creative drinks. Check out the menu and note the bold ingredients, 'cos that's the base flavour of each serve. Be sure to tuck into a few of the awesome dishes on the constantly rotating food menu, too.


By BarChick


152 Old St, London EC1V 9BW, UK


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
Sunday closed


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