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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Go Beyond Snout-to-Tail Dining in London

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4. Insider’s Tip


Steal away to Barts, an eccentric speakeasy with handcrafted cocktails.  

After fried food and football, cocktails are the other British obsession. Stop by the newly reopened American Bar at the Savoy, the birthplace of the cocktail in Europe, for drinks straight out of barman's Harry Craddock's famous 1930 tome, The Savoy Cocktail Book. Then head to the hidden, out-of-the-way speakeasy Barts, located through the back of a residential building off Sloane Square, for bespoke cocktails like the American-inspired Kentucky Cobbler ($15)—Harvey’s Bristol Cream and Maker’s Mark served in a pewter tankard.


Published on Dec 9, 2010 as a web exclusive.

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