Kettner’s Champagne and Cocktail Bar

Kettners Champagne and Cocktail Bar SohoIf you’re a fan of the bubbly stuff and fancy yourself a bit fancy – then it’s time to visit Kettner’s. A Soho staple established in 1867, this bar (attached to a tasty and luxurious restaurant) has recently been revamped – making it a destination in its own right. The mosaic-tiled floors, marble top tables and deep red walls give a gentle nod to the history – Oscar Wilde used to drink here – but the interiors don’t feel dusty or stuffy, instead they are a modern appropriation of the building’s heritage.

To drink, we reckon it’s an obvious choice: champagne. Don’t worry, the pickings ain’t slim. And to get the most bang for your buck, go for the monthly special where you’ll find a discounted price for what is undoubtedly quality bubbles. If you want to mix it up, the Poinsettia is a bestseller with Chambord, pomegranate juice and prosecco. Or if it’s a classic gin Martini you’re after, the staff will knock one out for you as well. To eat, it’s only fitting to go for the oysters – a pairing that stands the test of time.

Whether you’re catching up with the girls, looking for a celebratory drink, or bringing along the gang from work – there’s plenty of space to settle into. If you’ve got enough people, try to book into the skylight nook in the back with its softy and cushy banquettes.

Best Bars tip: Not in the mood for splashing the cash? Then swing by on a Tuesday for the Gin, Fizz and Jazz. Free live tunes and £6 cocktails? Happy Tuesday indeed. 

— Sasha Filimonov, @SashaSips

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  1. BB Picks: Blues, Bubbly & Bots |

    […] Gin, Fizz and Jazz at Kettner’s Champagne and Cocktail Bar Every Tuesday from 7pm in the bar. Free entry. Gin, Fizz and Jazz Nights on Tuesdays see an evening full of live tunes and £6 gin cocktails. Expect hot jazz and blues, and giggles from their favourite drag artists. Where the hell else should you be? […]

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