- No.5 The World's 50 Best Bars 2019
- The Legend of the List 2019
London’s longest-surviving cocktail bar and 2019's winner of Legend of the List, American Bar is a prestigious, dependable purveyor of good times, good jazz and good drinks. Following Erik Lorincz’s departure, the wildly talented Maxim Schulte now presides over the Art Deco room, with its exuberantly patterned red carpet. The latest cocktail list, ‘The Savoy Songbook’, boasts 20 pours inspired by 20 songs. ‘Sun Sun Sun’, an homage to The Beatles’ ‘Here Comes the Sun’, features gin, white crème de menthe, orange blossom, yuzu wine, lime and egg white. A small roster of bar snacks includes oysters and caviar.
The Savoy Hotel, The Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0EZ