The late Sasha Petraske’s NYC original ignited the neo-speakeasy craze worldwide, and in 2002 its UK equivalent opened. With no signage and only a subtle entry bell, it still feels secret, intimate and seductive. If accompanied by a member, access to the Red Room—where a frozen ice block is carved and chipped throughout the evening—is granted. Make friends fast, and play by the house rules. They’re strict.
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- bar food
- craft cocktails
- good wine
- outdoors / patio
What to drink
The Penicillin (lemon, ginger, honey, scotch), created by the original Milk & Honey's Sam Ross.
Booking can be challenging: Non-members can only make reservation for before 11 p.m. Call during office hours and book at least a few days in advance.
London is home to, arguably, the world’s most progressive cocktail culture. Its bars dominate "best of" lists, and ...