Outside the four walls of our prime Mayfair London offices and meeting rooms lies an impressive district brimming with some of the best bars that the city has to offer. From classic cocktails to fully-immersive drinking experiences, Mayfair bars truly deliver when it comes to post-work drinks, networking evenings or client entertainment options.
The Halkin team have worked in the London office industry for over 100 years combined, and all of our office locations have been carefully selected to ensure that the local culture and entertainment reflect our high-end office atmospheres. Below, we’ve collated our personal list of some of the top bars in Mayfair, which we feel all combine great drinks, unique décor and the perfect ambience to set the right tone for any professional drinks setting.
Mayfair’s Best Cocktail Bars
For classy cocktails and a truly luxurious atmosphere, Dukes Bar tops our list as Mayfair’s premier cocktail establishment. A frequented drinking spot of Ian Fleming, this very bar is said to be the inspiration for the world’s most iconic martini request: “shaken not stirred”. Impress any client with personalised cocktails or a renowned martini and let the timeless history of Dukes Bar do the talking.
The American Bar in Mayfair transports its guests straight back to the 1920s and 30s, with its elegant décor and sophisticated ambience. You’ll be greeted with a diverse drinks menu that offers old classics and innovative new recipes, which means there’s something for everyone, perfect for a post-work tipple with colleagues.
Emphasising the importance of fresh and seasonal ingredients in all of its food and drink, Dickie’s Bar is a sublime location tucked away in Corrigan’s restaurant. Boasting a stunning menu of delicious cocktails to sink into during a long lunch with clients or after a busy workday, you can also take advantage of the sumptuous Corrigan’s menu if you and your party find yourselves getting peckish.
Mayfair’s Best Outdoor & Rooftop Bars
When it comes to rooftop bars, the main requisite is stunning views of London’s iconic landscapes, of which 10 ° Sky Bar has plenty. With drinks menu specialities including champagne and vintage whiskies, you can take the opportunity to show off London to clients with Hyde Park as an impressive backdrop.
On the outskirts of Mayfair lies The Rooftop bar at The Trafalgar St. James, with arguably one of the best locations in London. Overlooking the iconic Trafalgar Square, The Rooftop serves an enticing menu of carefully-curated cocktails as well as a variety of European-inspired dishes.
Mayfair’s Best Wine Bars
One of Mayfair’s best-known wine bars is Comptoir Café & Wine, delivered by the master sommelier Xavier Rousset. Explore your way through a diverse range of delicious wines that hail from across the globe, and stave off hunger with tempting small plates and charcuterie boards.
Shepherd Market Wine House is a cosy, French-inspired wine bar with an extensive wine list hailing from France and beyond. Nestled amongst the boutique shops and Victorian pubs which characterise the charming Shepherd Market, you’ll feel worlds away from the London hustle and bustle despite remaining in a central location, meaning that it’s perfect for a more relaxed business drinks setting.
Full of character and charm, Gordon’s Wine Bar is a must-see considering that it is thought to be London’s oldest wine bar. With a diverse list of award-winning wines available, this is the perfect spot to treat any wine connoisseurs; experience the ambience of its candlelit cellar or enjoy your drinks in their year-round al-fresco areas.
Mayfair’s Best Hotel Bars
Mayfair’s prestigious reputation is only ameliorated by its array of iconic 5-star boutique hotels, perhaps the most esteemed of all being Claridge’s. Claridge’s Bar, designed by David Collins, is as sleek and polished as you would expect in its décor, with one of the most extensive champagne lists in the city of London, ideal for celebratory professional occasions.
The Coburg bar at The Connaught Hotel exudes a peaceful, rural country ambience, inviting its guests to sink into the comfortable furnishings and enjoy a vast array of premium drinks, including delicious non-alcoholic options. Overlooking the elegant Carlos Place, the Coburg provides the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed conversation to network.
The luxury Brown’s Hotel is home to the Donovan Bar, which truly embraces the swinging sixties in its interior design, and effuses a vibrant and lively atmosphere. Boasting an impressive master mixology team, this drinking spot maintains a classy sophistication whilst embracing its playful side.
Mayfair’s Best Sports Bars
For a relaxed post-workday social event, Bond’s Bar provides a fun atmosphere and regularly shows sporting events to encourage healthy competition and bonding between colleagues. With a modern interior and a variety of delicious dishes to graze from, you can’t beat the simplicity of this location.
This traditional London pub was established in the 19th century, and is located in the Shepherd Market area. King’s Arms is a popular location given its large number of screens available for viewing sports events, and with a lively atmosphere throughout the pub, it’s a fantastic spot to let loose after a long day.
Enjoy the Best Bars in Mayfair With a Halkin Workspace
Our portfolio of premium Mayfair office buildings is built to emphasise collaboration and union between teams and clients. However, it’s important that this continues outside of the traditional working space, leading bars and restaurants to become a popular denouement to important business meetings or a successful day in the office.
With flexible leases to suit your needs and private workspaces ranging from meeting rooms to managed offices, Halkin’s diverse offering will provide you with the ultimate London address to take advantage of the myriad bars in Mayfair and find the perfect setting for your work event.
No matter the size of your company or the industry you work in, there’s a Halkin office space to suit you. To find out more about your options and start your journey towards a prestigious Mayfair address, you can enquire online with our team today.