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The American Bar

#27 of 1,278 Nightlife in London
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Address: 805 Commercial Road, London E14 7HG, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7836 4343 x2018
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11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00

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If you like cocktails this place together with PDT in New York is the best place for cocktails in the world by a mile, the knowledge of the bartenders is amazing, cocktails that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
London74400
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like cocktails this place together with PDT in New York is the best place for cocktails in the world by a mile, the knowledge of the bartenders is amazing, cocktails that you order of the menu ar always what you want and better. The menu at the moment with the different boroughs of london is just perfect, classy... More 

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London
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best bar EVER. Super cocktails, service, piano music, atmosphere and venue. We felt absolutely like king and queen in there. Our bartender, Martin, made us fell special and we tasted his excellent cocktails. Everything was amazing in there! Just WOW!

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Thank Pandoras K
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear Pandoras K Thank you so much for your kind words - I don't think we could have asked for a more positive review! I'm delighted you enjoyed every aspect of your visit to the American Bar and that we made you feel like royalty. AT the Savoy we are very proud of the standards of service that we provide,... More 

Long Beach, California
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're a fan of nostalgia, if you love the classic cocktail, the American bar at the Savoy Hotel is the originator and is considered one of the most sought after cocktail recipe books since the 1930s. Come into the beauty of this vintage hotel and it's like stepping back into the 1920s and 30s. The American bar is outstanding,... More 

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Thank idram7
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear idram7 Thank you for taking the time to provide such a detailed review following your visit to the American Bar. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We do pride ourselves on our extensive list of cocktails and are extremely proud of our team of highly skilled mixologists. I will certainly share your comments with them. We hope you... More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my wife stay in London a few times a year. There is no dress code as such as I often see people in jeans / trainers etc. I feel though that you should be smart to show respect to such a nice bar and its staff. The decor is great along with photos on the wall which let... More 

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Thank GeorgeMadiga
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear GeorgeMadiga Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the American Bar. I am delighted that you chose to visit us during your time in London, and that you enjoyed the atmosphere of the bar and your drinks. It is always pleasing to hear that the service was first rate and that you were looked after... More 

London
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87 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Save your pennies and revel in the luxury. The cocktails are spot on. The menus creative and elaborate, the snacks delicious. The setting glamorous and the pianist wonderful. Feel like a star and treat your most beloved and special people.

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Thank TaffsterLondon
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear TaffsterLondon Thank you for your kind words following your visit to the iconic American Bar. I am so glad you enjoyed all aspects of your evening with us. At the Savoy we are very proud of the standard of service and food that we provide, ensuring each guest who visits has the most memorable and special experience. We look... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

took my daughter for a drink after a show. had to wait 10 mins in reception for a table to come free. worth the wait..service / decor / experience / free nibbles ...all very very nice. i had 2 small beers and my daughter had a glass of wine. bill 35 quid ish.inc. service. wonderful experience and memory. hope to... More 

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Thank steve c
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear steve c Thank you for your kind words - I am delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit to the American Bar. We look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future (maybe with your wife!). Kindest regards Lee Kelly Director of Food and Beverage More 

Pasadena, California
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been listed by Travel and Liesure as one of the top 10 bars in the world so we had to go while in London. It is located in the exquisite Savoy Hotel on the strand. The bar has a bar museum at the entrance where you can watch your bartender expertly mix your cocktail. It is an older... More 

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LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear tnieves We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to the American Bar. Thank you for your kind words - we hope that you will visit us again in the future to experience more of what the Savoy has to offer. Kindest regards Lee Kelly Director of Food and Beverage More 

Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The free bar snacks did kept us there. The drinks kept us in conversation. And the decor kept us entertained. This place is pricey. We dropped over 100 American in 4 drinks. But we didn't feel gypped. The atmosphere was the perfect getaway from the busy streets of Piccadilly Circus. Will 100% return, and with friends.

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Thank Jon W
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear Jon W Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to the American Bar. At the Savoy we pride ourselves on consistently meeting the high expectations of our guests, and I am delighted we succeeded on this occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back at the Savoy very soon. Kindest regards Lee Kelly Director of Food and Beverage More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great drinks and service and lovely atmosphere encouraging you to stay for several drinks before heading back into the Christmas shopping

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Thank Lindanne1234
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear Lindanne1234 Thank you for your kind words following your visit to the American Bar. I will make sure that they are passed on to the team. It is always nice to hear such positive comments about the atmosphere and service, and I am so glad you enjoyed your Savoy experience. We hope that you will visit us again in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous service, incredible place, amazing drinks, great location, comfy seats, lovely look to the whole area, expensive. Great experience; definitely recommend.

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With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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