Coming third in the World’s 50 Best Bars in 2012, Nightjar is my girlfriends and my favorite cocktail hangout.

Hidden away, down some stairs through a very unassuming door way on City Road inside the decor is exquisite and speakeasy style, with regular live music of old school jazz reminiscent of the 20’s-40’s era. The menu is a history of cocktails, split into per-prohibition, prohibition and post war, as well as their signature cocktails.

I thoroughly recommend the Soyer au Champagne, Millionaire and the Cosmo Roast, and could happily spend evening after evening working my way through the menu, and it is so refreshing to be in an establishment that makes drinking pleasurable, with hostesses that are attentive, passionate and will happily recommend cocktails to you if, like me, you cannot decide.
Booking is almost essential, although I have been lucky enough to have turned up on a couple of…

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