From Bloody Marys to Tom Collins, there's nothing we like more than sitting on a high stool (or a low stool, chair, sofa or simply standing) and sipping on a tasty cocktail.
We'd like to think of ourselves as cocktail connoisseurs here at HuffPost UK and have pain-stakingly scoured the capital to bring you a range of fine establishments to wet your whistle.
Think we've missed any or disagree with our choices? Let us know in the comments below.
"Blink and you'll miss it, this tucked away bar on Old Street is one of London's hidden gems. Grab a cosy corner at this old-school glamour venue and drink the night away," says students editor Lucy Sherriff.
"The cocktails are rich and dressed to impress. Smoking, bedecked in foliage or dressed up in sweet treats, the drinks are split into four categories: pre-prohibition, prohibition, post-war and nightjar signatures."
She added: "My faves were the Hobson's Kiss, served up with pineapple sorbet and topped with champagne, and the naughty but delicious Adam and Eve. All topped off by the delightful live blues band, who well and truly made the night."
Consumer marketing manager Caoimhe O'Reilly says: "This place is so much fun: authentic cocktails, great music and a lot of dancing. I would recommend to book in advance. Good spot and it’s open til the small hours of the morning. Perfect blend of prohibition alcohol, jazz and great company." Nightjar
129 City Road, EC1V 1JB
0207 253 4101
"Glass-fronted, white walls, minimalist - the interior is inspired by the council block that the cocktail-bar-slash-restaurant calls home," says Brogan Driscoll, HuffPost UK Lifestyle. "It's pretty damn cool and well worth the walk from Shoreditch High Street."
"My favourite cocktails are the 100 Hoxton (prosecco with a hint of lychee, ginger, lemongrass & chili) for some uplifting fruity fizz and the Jamaican Me Oriental (Appleton VX rum, pomegranate, lime, coriander & chili) for a spicy, citrussy edge."
"The bar prefers punters to eat while they sip cocktails, so pick something delicious from the Asian-inspired menu - it'd be rude not to."
"A Dalston basement masquerading as a cross between a tiled butchers shop and a fifties living room, Ruby's has a distinctive vintage charm that runs right through its drinks menu," says 'cocktail king', who prefers to not be named.
"From an old fashioned mixed with Japanese whisky to the tall blackberry mojito, nothing is quite what you expect, and while the prices are definitely more modern than retro, the atmosphere alone would be well worth the price."
"Specialises in gin," says comedy editor Andrea Mann. "Central, spacious and quirky (it likes its art and serves some drinks in paint pots) but MOST EXCITINGLY OF ALL it does a cocktail which, for £30,000, will be presented to you while Tony Hadley sings 'Gold', live, at your table.
"Clearly, they must have some sort of hotline to him which they use whenever someone orders it. If, indeed, anybody ever has."
"A secret speakeasy hidden beneath an ordinary looking juice bar," says Ellen Stewart, celebrity reporter MyDaily. "Book a table, bring a bottle of booze and watch an expert mixologist knock up some delish cocktails at your table. Exposed brick, proibition era music, vintage drinks trolly."
BYOC 28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Central London
Ridley Road Market Bar
Ridley Road Market Bar
Jess Elgot, HuffPost UK's assistant news editor says: "Cheap as chips ginger mojitos or tequila and grapefruit mixers. Tiki-themed, with plastic fruit a-plenty and a different street food served outside every week while you queue."
"A fun and lively joint with a massive cinema screen downstairs and lots of cosy sofas and chairs," says Asa Bennet, HuffPost UK's business reporter. "Jetlag has a great variety of treats from around the world for food and a colourful cocktail menu to match."