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American Bar

American Bar

9.06 reviews
Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Bar, Cocktail Bar
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  • 8.4
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Strand, London WC2R 0EZ, UK
+44 20 7836 4343
https://www.thesavoylondon.com/restaurant/american-bar/
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Local from London, UK

Any cocktail lover should visit this bar at least once to pay their respects to its history. The drinks are wonderful but I find them a tad over complex. The space is beautiful too. Come here to celebrate getting the fantastic new job you never thought you’d actually get.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

I was expecting better for the #2 bar in the world. It felt like a cruise ship bar. Drinks were good but nothing special other than maybe presentation.

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San Francisco, California, USA

The American Bar is one of the Bars in The Savoy Hotel. I was originally turned off by the name and location thinking it would be too touristy. It turned out to be the best drinks I've had in London. The cocktails were delicious, the service was fantastic, and the piano player provided good background noise, without being cheesy. The cocktail menu is extensive and provides the history of each drink. It's not cheap, but if you feel like splurging for a great cocktail, go to the American Bar.

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When Yankee bartenders found themselves out of work thanks to Prohibition, some jumped the pond to find work, the best ones came here. The bartenders over the years have become as famous as the constant stream of celebrity guests who frequent the place. Harry Craddock's Savoy Cocktail Book is still the bartender's bible, and Frank Sinatra used to sneak in after hours to play the piano. You get it, this place is legendary.

The guys behind the bar are up there with the best of them, in fact head bartender Erik Lorincz was crowned World's Best Bartender. The menu is a like a cocktail history lesson, with many of the classics originating from the bar itself, and the glassware and finishings really are stunning. We say go for one of the four bar stools and watch those white jacketed geniuses at work. Try the Moonwalk, a Champagne cocktail created to celebrate the first walk on the moon, or Malecon, the drink that made Erik famous, made with Bacardi Rum, tawny port, oloroso sherry, lime juice and bitters. Oh, and say hi to Johnny on the piano for us, he's almost as legendary as Frank, and yes he takes requests!

You'll probably have to line up to get in, and yes you'll have to dress nicely, come on - it's not a pub and they don't allow dozens of people to pack in and elbow each other at the bar, so you can relax and enjoy your £14 drink in peace. It should be worth every penny, just.

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@The Savoy. One of my favourite bars in London. Delicious (very expensive, overpriced!) cocktails, pianist playing the gorgeous grand piano, excellent service, interesting crowd. Dress up.

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Aliases: American Bar, The American Bar

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