A touch of fun is what the City needed – and exactly what Core Bar is giving it. From the pops of colour on its terrace to the sweet fizz of its cocktails and its eclectic interior, this place will take your mind off business for sure.
Signature drinks are a sweet tooth’s paradise. Start the night with something light to get your mood up – The Gaffa with Sailor Jerry’s Rum and ginger beer is sweet from the peach liqueur but leaves a pleasantly bitter fizzy aftertaste. If you’re after something with a kick, the coffee-based Brew & Brew cocktails will keep you on your feet, like the Rooster with Jack Daniels, maple syrup, a touch of amaretto and a shot of espresso.
Core caters for all crowds. Suits will enjoy a drink in the country-meets-steampunk upstairs, while party-goers can make the most of the large downstairs club-like rooms, complete with neon signs and repurposed railings. There are even cosy booths (oddly Star Wars looking, in a good way) for those of you feeling a bit intimate.
Best Bars tip: Come hungry. The nibbles are a treat – try the extra-crispy onion rings and tasty little kofta pittas – and Core shares a butcher with no one else than the Queen.
— Gaëlle Laforest, @gaellelaforest