Top 5 Cocktail Hotspots

Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 8:00 am

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If you love cocktails as much as we do, you'll agree there's no place, or time that can't be made better with a cocktail in hand. Mid-week cocktails, #TGIF cocktails, celebratory cocktails, break-up cocktails: there's a perfect one for every occasion. Here's a rundown of 7 For All Mankind’s favourite cocktail bars…

bohemia

Inconspicuously hidden in the depths of East London lies the underground cocktail bar, Lounge Bohemia. Specialty cocktails, vintage lounge furniture, and a relaxed ambience, makes this one of our top picks. Expect to be surprised – you may even spot a milk bottle or a rubber duck in your drink over the course of the evening.

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Hidden away in a basement in the 1st Arrondissement is Le Ballroom du Beefclub, the speakeasy-style cocktail bar that offers mouth-watering steak on the side. Awesome names aside, this hideaway of evening fun is exactly the kind of bar we like to hang out in. Whether you're with friends, or planning a date, Le Ballroom du Beefclub is certain to impress.

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If gin is your drink of choice, then L'Entresòl is the place for you. With over 30 different premium brands of gin and every combination of gin-based cocktail, you'll be spoilt for choice. So indulge in a night of gin & tonics (with tea is our recommendation!) and revel in L'Entresòl's super cool music taste and modern aesthetics.

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Located in the district of Beyoğlu on the European side of Istanbul, Münferit is a favourite ‘modern meyhane' venue for dinner, late dinner and nighttime entertainment. The meze dishes are spectacular and are paired perfectly with a wide range of delicious cocktails, served up from behind the sleek wood-paneled bar. As the dancing goes on late into the night, Ferit the owner has been known to deliver rounds of free shots … Need we say more?

thebrown

In Tel Aviv, you expect the unexpected. Behind what at first look like abandoned doors and derelict hallways, there's a hidden bar, waiting to be enjoyed. The roof top bar at the top of the chic Brown hotel is a favourite spot for those in the know. It's a laid-back industrial spot with retro décor that allows you to enjoy Tel Aviv's skyline with a cocktail in hand. Sit back, relax and take in the view…