London’s Boroughs: Top 10 Bars in Soho this Summer

Soho is one of the most vibrant and lively places in the capital, so whether you’re thirsty for wine, exotic cocktails or premium spirits, you’re sure to find the bar for you!

Disrepute Soho

Still in its first year, Disrepute is the swishest addition to the Soho bar scene, and is the latest brainchild of the duo behind Brixton cocktail bar Sovereign Loss, and the team behind the Barrio chain.

With a cheerful 60’s vibe, the enigmatic cocktails are sure to get your taste buds excited, and with each ‘speakeasy’ cocktail served with a separate coded sheet so you can find out exactly what’s gone into your drink, you’ll sure go away with a story or two to tell.

Although technically a members-only bar, they do accept walk-ins, however they recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

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Check out the website for more information: http://www.disrepute.co.uk/

The Blind Pig

Hidden away on a top floor on Poland Street above Social Eating House, The Blind Pig is part of Jason Atherton’s growing empire. The infamous drinks are served in a handsomely decked out bar filled with leather furnishings and concrete views.

From the outside, you wouldn’t even know you’re at a bar as you enter via an unmarked separate door, and behold as you enter an atmospheric space with soulful music, laughter and an inventive menu waiting for you to choose from. During those long summer days, this bar is sure to quench your thirst.

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Check out the website here: http://www.socialeatinghouse.com/

Aqua Spirit

Set up on top of the iconic former Dickens & Jones store, Aqua Spirit is widely recognised as one of the finest eating and drinking destinations in London. Not only does the bar offer stylish surroundings, Asian-inspired interiors and a mesmerising rooftop terrace that offers beautiful views across all of London, this is THE place to be if Alfresco drinking is your thing.

If you get a little hungry, inside Aqua Spirit you’ll find an impressive restaurant where you can dine or perch at the bar. You’ll also find a fine selection of bar snacks. Aqua Spirit does not accept bookings so be sure to arrive as early as possible as it’s a very popular drinking spot, especially during the summer months.

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Check out the website for more information: http://aquaspirit.co.uk/ 

Barrio Soho

From the flamboyant Latina interiors to the welcoming staff, Barrio Soho is a bar with such exotic energy, it’s one to certainly not be missed this summer.

Barrio Soho cleverly combines a cocktail bar, kitchen and basement club, all into one, with a fantastic range of activities for all to enjoy.

You’ll find the bar packed with quirky objects that will have you uploading to Instagram quicker than the time it takes to whet-your-whistle.

Step outside and you’ll find a little garden filled with palm trees, chilled out music and comfy seats. But, make sure you don’t leave before stepping down into the basement where you’ll find lively DJ’s, cosmopolitan crowds and again, a fabulous range of drinks to choose from.

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Check out the website for more information: http://www.barriobars.com/soho

MASH

The Danish restaurant and cocktail bar MASH is an interpretation of a Modern American Steakhouse - which is where this fab restaurant gets its name from. Boasting a handsome dining room with luxurious red carpets and a grand staircase to greet guests, MASH really is a dining space like no other.

As you enter the bar you’ll notice the glamorous, art deco feel to the place as the waiter will tempt you with one of their signature cocktails.

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Check out the website for more information: http://www.mashsteak.co.uk/menu/

Ham Yard Hotel Bar

Ham Yard Hotel is the latest flagship hotel from the Firmdale group who also run Covent Garden Hotel, Soho Hotel, Haymarket Hotel & Charlotte Street Hotel.

Their courtyard has tables for outdoor dining, however, they do reserve tables by the bar for customers on a first come first serve basis.

With a bar stocked with only the most premium of spirits, exotic cocktails to choose from and the finest of wines, you won’t leave thirsty. Just be careful to watch the tab as most drinks are priced on the wrong side of ten pounds.

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For more information, check out the website: https://www.firmdalehotels.com/hotels/london/ham-yard-hotel/ham-yard-bar-restaurant/ 

68 & Boston

Nestled in the heart of Soho, 68 & Boston is a wine and cocktail lounge positioned on Greek Street. The bar showcases an impressive selection of seasonal wines from the finest vineyards all over the world.

The name comes from the fact that there are no less 67 main wine producing nations around the world, and so the owners of 68 & Boston want their venue to be the 68th destination where guests are able to explore what type of grape suits their taste buds.

The mixologists specialise in using a diverse range of spirits from all over the world to mix up a charming array of mouthwatering beverages for guests to order at the bar with a decor inspired by the golden age of drinking.

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Basement State 

Bringing a hearty dose of Parisian chic to the centre of Soho, Basement State is the go-to bar if you’re after a delectable range of cocktails followed by some hardcore dancing towards the end of a colourful night in Soho. Think dark wood furnishings, exposed brick walls, cosy space and enthralling music to compliment your summer evening of fun with friends and loved ones.

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For more information, check out the website: https://www.basementsate.com/

The Rum Kitchen

This Caribbean-inspired kitchen found in the heart of Soho has a cool beach shack vibe with a focus on rum & reggae.

This is the perfect destination if you’re after a bite to eat too as they deservedly have a reputation for offering the best jerk chicken in the area. After all, you know a bar/restaurant must be good if the likes of Prince Harry, the Beckhams, Harry Styles & Rita Ora often frequent there.

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For more information, check out the website: http://www.therumkitchen.com/

Milk & Honey

Milk & Honey is the place to go if you love cocktails and want the option of sitting inside or outdoors weather dependent. Like a lot of bars in Soho, they work on a membership basis, however, they allow access to non-member early in the week until 11pm, with members having access 6 times a week until 3am.

If you often frequent in Soho, it might be worth considering the membership as it’s reasonably priced, and the membership will grant you access to their other exclusive clubs all over the world such as The Club House in Chamonix, The Milk & Honey in New York as well as other London clubs.

The club has an excellent selection of drinks and food, not to speak about the possibility of spending your time on three different floors each providing a lively atmosphere.

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Still in its first year, Disrepute is the swishest addition to the Soho bar scene, and is the latest brainchild of the duo behind Brixton cocktail bar Sovereign Loss, and the team behind the Barrio chain.