Dirty Martini London

It’s the end of the week and you have a few options:

  1. Stay in, order a Chinese and pig out watching two seasons of Friends.
  2. Down half a bottle of vodka and hit a grubby club, with added sticky floors and graffiti walls.
  3. Dress up and head over to a cocktail bar and treat yourself to a luxury, classier scene.

There really is no debate, is there? If you’re based in London or are looking for somewhere to be seen while visiting the capital and are looking for the perfect mix of ‘spirit and sophistication’, The Dirty Martini bars are on point for just that.

They are already known for their bespoke range of Martinis, signature cocktails and world-class mixologists. Their martinis are highly celebrated – classy and modern. They take them seriously. A ‘Peach and Wild Tea Martini’ includes Absolut Wild Tea Vodka, Peach Schnapps, egg white and pineapple syrup, how amazing and different does that sound? They also have the classics, such as a French Martini. They also offer many cocktails spread on over 4 pages of the menu. From your usual Mai Tai and Belini to a huge range of unique cocktails such as The Diva, Sherry Blush and the Mischief Maker. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, there is plenty of spirits and wines on offer.

Their stylish cocktails bars are located in every stylish part on London; Bishopsgate, Clapham, Covent Garden, Hanover Square, Islington, Monument and St Paul’s. With all these locations to choose from, there’s no way you can pass on sipping in style. All bars offer a generous Happy Hour including half price Martinis, £10 off bottles of Champagne & Prosecco and a special price on selected beer, every night! If I still haven’t persuaded you to get your best heels on and go, the food may just push you.

Plus, if you’re feeling peckish or you need some light bites to soak up that last martini you shouldn’t of had, they have a food menu. They offer a great selection of smaller snacks, try their halloumi (order it just so you can say it, I dare you), vegetable and pesto kebabs or the salt and pepper crispy calamari with lime mayonnaise. These snacks start from £2.50 and will compliment your cocktails perfectly. If you and your cocktail partner both fancy a sharing platter, order the ‘Mediterranean’. For £15.95 you get a platter of parma ham, salami and Spanish chorizo, flatbreads with pesto hummus, caper berries, marinated artichokes and olives. I’m on my way!

There are options for you to get on the guest list and book an area for special events. You can also hire the whole club for a big celebration. In the heart of London’s vibrant cocktail bar scene, Dirty Martini are perfect for after work drinks, cocktail making classes, a sophisticated date night and a huge party. Let’s be honest, you’d be mad to choose ‘Netflix and chill’ over this.


By Hannah Williams