Bassoon at the Corinthia

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SUNDAY - THURSDAY: 5 P.M. - 2 A.M. | FRIDAY - SATURDAY: 5 P.M. - 3 A.M.
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After a major refurbishment to this Victorian building, with a bar that cost £4 million alone, the Bassoon is a study in luxurious detail. The wallpaper is made from stretched stingray skin, the undersides of the tables are lined with velvet and the ebony bar has a built-in piano. A musical theme runs throughout; look for the piano key carvings on the ceiling and the bassoon shaped door handles with artwork from South Carolina-born artist William Johnson adorning the walls. Bar service is thoughtful, decked out with Japanese tools and bespoke glassware. Come winter, a seat by the marble fireplace is a coveted spot.

Known For
  • bottle service
  • hotel bar
  • craft cocktails
  • bar food
  • live music
What to drink
Something from the Musical page of the menu, which lists signatures. Look for unfamiliar bottles behind the bar; they often get new labels before they hit the market.
Neighborhood
Westminster
ProTip
They discreetly shut the bar doors some evening for the hotel's big name guests.