Technically, the bar over at 69 Colebrooke Row doesn't have an official name. People just refer to the address whenever they want to go there. And that's only part of their many charms. Another is that this bar is a surprisingly intimate nightlife establishment that serves delicious cocktails. More often than not, the hottest spots in London are packed and play pulsing music that you can no longer hear yourself talk. But here, it's the complete opposite, which makes it a perfect place to take business (and pleasure) with your clients after office hours!
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Any bar nestled in a five-star hotel is open for business. Usually, it's these kinds of cocktail hotspots that are sophisticated and intimate enough that you can still work even when it's late. And the Artesian over at the Langham Hotel is no different! Here, you can talk about work for as long as you want, all while sipping the delicious concoctions that they're acclaimed professionals mix behind the bar. The has just the balance of fun and fancy to make it suitable for big business but also for a nightcap to perfectly end the day!
Similarly, the Bar Américain over at Brasserie Zédel is another hotel cocktail bar worth checking out after a hard day's work. Though compared to Artesian, this is more of a relaxing retreat than a suitable place for business. However, that's never stopped a few executives, lawyers, and the like to seal a few deals over a pair of delicious cocktails. Situated at the trendy West End distinct, the place offers up a swanky view of London all while serving some immensely tasty drinks. You'll probably go in thinking you'll just have one drink or a shot, but before long, you'll be ordering drinks by the dozen here!
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The Oriole cocktail bar over at East Poultry Avenue has that sophisticated yey homely feel to it that will instantly set you in the mood the moment you sit down. There are so many elements that one can attribute to it: the friendly service, the delectable drinks, or the peaceful atmosphere that often overtakes this rather intimate space. This is yet another one of those cocktail bars that best serve as a retreat after an intense day at work. You may still talk business here, but ultimately, you'll probably just want to chill, hang out, and take a few shots!
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Ever seen a 1940s film noir where the characters talk over the bar about a crime or an important mission? You can just sense that the place is so private and intimate, you're sure no one can hear them. Well, The Nightjar situated near City Road has the same each feel. And this is what makes it perfect for a business round fo drinks. With their exclusive booths and low-lit ambiance, the bar is as private and secretive as you want it. You might just be discussing your company's biggest deal yet here and you can still stay confident that nobody else heard about it!
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How about something a little bit old school for once? When talking big business, the only appropriate place to do so is in an opulent setting. And if it's a cocktail bar you're after, none are quite as grandiose as the Victorian Bath House, Don't worry, the place isn't as sketchy as it sounds, though it is a hidden gem—a secret safeguarded by executives. The place looks almost cinematic with its vintage appeal and subtle grandeur. And paired with drinks as strong as the decor, you'll likely impress your clients and colleagues even more! Consider your deal sealed!
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Above all else, the Zetter Townhouse offers comfort. This cocktail bar knows that the city is full of hardworking business people who want nothing more than to chill, relax, put their feet up, and take the load off after a long day. And this is why they set up their intimate space. So that people can still socialize, possibly even work a little more, in a comfortable setting that's equal parts suave and cool. It's the type of place you'd see James Bond pop into as a mysteriously beautiful woman approaches him for his next mission.
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Here in London, you have to do what you gotta do to impress your business clients. And sometimes, that means inviting out to a swanky bar and keeping the drinks flowing all night long. If you have such plans, consider these great hotspots for your next business-over-cocktails session!