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<p>Den of iniquity: the glorious Gerry’s </p>
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David Ellis at Gerry’s: Bermuda Triangle? Try Soho’s isosceles of ruin

Your recollection of this place is probably about as reliable as mine, says David Ellis, even if you’ve never been

<p>Local favourite: a Noelani cocktail, the bar itself and a selection of bar snacks at The American Bar </p>
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Lisa Goodwin-Allen takes Stafford’s American Bar back to its roots

It arrives in conjunction with a high-concept cocktail list from Benoit Provost and Salvatore Megna

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Drink in the view: London’s hottest rooftop bars

David Ellis has searched high and low — well, mostly high — for the capital’s finest sky dwelling spots

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10 fail-safe spots for a first date in London

Angelica Malin on her go-to spots for getting a first date off on the right foot

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Where to find London’s best martinis, from Dukes Bar to the Lowback

Tyler Zielinski on the capital’s bartender pushing the boundaries of the cocktail — with a few classic to boot

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Make mine a mar-teeny? No chance — make mine a double

Minature drinks are beginning to catch on — where’s the fun in that? asks David Ellis

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A brand new rooftop venue is coming to Camden just in time for summer

Tacos, margaritas and skyline views will be on offer at the new year-round restaurant and bar

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New Nightjar promises more live music and late nights

The original Nightjar — once widely thought of as the best bar in London — is getting its first sibling, in Carnaby

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The Guinness Guru and @shitlondonguinness on finding the perfect pint

Social media’s captains of stout tell David Ellis what to look out for on the hunt for a prized pour

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Thin White Duke: Bar inspired by Bowie’s controversial persona to open

Bowie’s infamous fascist-inspired character was quickly abandoned in the late Seventies

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David Ellis at Negroni’s: What’s in a name? Well, not what I thought

Expecting a bar with a knack for nailing Italian classics? Guess again, says David Ellis

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Swift named London’s best bar as capital dominates new ‘50 best’ list

London venues counted for half of the 50-strong ranking, including six out of the top 10

Food + Drink

A £73m shrine to Guinness is coming to Covent Garden

Guinness at Old Brewer’s Yard will offer tours, limited-edition brews, an open-fire kitchen and more

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A first look at Seed Library, Mr Lyan’s first bar in three years

In a break with his typical style, Chetiyawardana will take “a lo-fi, analogue approach to bartending” at his latest venue

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Izakaya-inspired Aubrey opens in old Bar Boulud site

The new izakaya-inspired space “will feel like you’re in a house party”, according to its owners

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I run ‘London’s best gastropub’ — it’s people that matter, not food

Guinea Grill landlord Oisin Rogers on what it takes to run to a great pub

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Guinea Grill named as London’s best pub for food at top awards

Six familiar London names made the list, but just one London spot made the top 10

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Silverleaf: The City set for new late-night bar from Milroy’s team

The bar will stay open until 2am, seven nights a week, offering a Japanese and Singaporean-influenced menu of drinks

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New LGBTQ+ bar and social space Common Counter to open on Brick Lane

The bar’s drinks menu has been designed as “a celebration of queer history”

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Banishing the booze: London’s best mocktails

Your guide to the tip-top tee-total tipples to see you through Dry January

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David Ellis, On the Sauce at his 10 favourite bars of the year

It’s a tough gig but someone has to do it — David Ellis names his favourite boozing haunts of this cursed year

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Connaught Bar named top in world but London overlooked by 50 best list

Ago Perrone and his team hold onto their hard-earned crown for another year, as UK listings fall from nine to three

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Amaro: Savoy’s former head mixologist launches new cocktail bar

The 38-seat spot will be staffed by bartenders from HomeBoy, Kwānt and beyond

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David Ellis, On the Sauce with ‘hair of the dog’ hangover cures

From a Rogers’ Bucks Fizz to Guinness bombed with coffee, David Ellis runs over his favourite liquid cures for a night gone too far

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David Ellis at the Drunken Butler: A great passion for golden oldies

David Ellis takes a negroni-fuelled trip back in time at this cosy Clerkenwell spot

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The Pig’s Head: ‘Pro-planet’ pub to open in Clapham Old Town

Founders Scott and Maria Hunter are looking to ensure their business is sustainable throughout

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Mister Nice and Nikita: New restaurant and club to open in Mayfair

The resurgence of Mayfair looks set to continue, with an unashamedly high-end nightclub and restaurant set to open over the coming months

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BrewDog reveals plans to open flagship venue at Waterloo station

The two-floor venue will come complete with a pub, pop-up food truck, cocktail bar, bowling alley and slide to get between levels

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Jackson and Frank Boxer to open new Soho dive bar Below Stone Nest

The new Shaftesbury Avenue spot marks the second collaboration for the brothers, following Brunswick House

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Pop-up offers claret at £850-a-glass and city’s biggest range of fizz

The Coravin bar in Mayfair will run from November 2 until the end of January next year

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London Cocktail Month: 10 must-visit events this October

From rum-themed masterclasses to gin and oyster pairings, here’s where to drink up

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Five wallet-busting dishes and drinks to rival Salt Bae’s £630 steak

From truffle burgers to velvet cloth-dried tea, why pay less than you have to?

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David Ellis at Soma: I left fond of the place, but not sure why

Soma is, the menu says, “In Search Of The Divine”. David Ellis wonders if they got lost

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Amazing Grace: Bar and music venue to open in London Bridge church

It’s set to feature booze, steamed buns and even an original Banksy

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Louche: New cabaret bar promises to revive ‘spirit of old Soho’

Soho’s ever-moving “golden age” is being evoked at the new opening, which takes the site once occupied by 68 & Boston

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Chic eats: Where to eat, drink and dance for London Fashion Week

As LFW struts through town, David Ellis presents a little black book of the places the A-list love