Are You Ready For Wet February?

With Dry January Over, Drink Insiders Are Gearing Up For Wet February This Weekend

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With Dry January Over, Drink Insiders Are Gearing Up For Wet February This Weekend

With Dry January over, London’s bars, restaurants and hotels are preparing for record numbers this weekend as thousands descend on the Capital to celebrate their first weekend drink since New Years Eve. Need ideas? We've got 9 right here.

The Dorchester

Ease yourself back into the saddle with bubbles at The Dorchester Hotel’s Promenade Bar. This weekend they'll have a brand new Champagne menu offering 12 premium varieties by the glass. And check out their champagne cocktails from £19. Using fresh botanicals and the very best fizz they’re practicallydetox-worthy.

Park Lane, London,W1K 1QA

Patty & Bun

Get yourself a burger. Street-food devotees Patty & Bun are opening a brand new branch in Old Compton Street with a cocktail list designed by Berber& Q’s infamous bartender, Danny Varley. Expect boozy concoctions such as the Patty&Bullsh*t: a dangerous mix of Bourbon, Aperol, Maraschino, and Lemon.

18 Old Compton St, W1D 4TNUK


Pull an all nighter for The Superbowl. For one night only, on 7th February, Balthazar Covent Garden will be transformed into the ultimate, Super Bowl arena with five giant screens, surround sound, all American sharing platters, cocktails, popcorn, unlimited caffeine to keep you awake, and finally breakfast for the hard core fans. Its just £50 per person and kicks off at 11.30pm.

4-6 Russell St,WC2B 5HZ

45 Park Lane hotel

Do New Year all over again at 45 Park Lane, where they’re kicking off ChineseNew Year celebrations in style this weekend with a special luxury package fortwo including dinner at the legendary China Tang restaurant, overnight stay ina superior room plus breakfast from £500.

45 Park Lane, W1K1PN

Belgo's Holborn

Go retro at old school mussel joint Belgos. To celebrate its 20th birthday, Belgos is launching Lobster February this weekend in their newly re-furbished Holborn restaurant featuring 52 craft beers, killer cocktails and double cooked chips to die for.

67 Kingsway, WC2B 6TD

Django Bango

Go Wild at the Saloonbar of East London’s newest American Western restaurant Django Bango’. Feast on Wild West street food and whisky sours in a fully authentic recreated street from the Wild West. Afterwards, kick off your shoes and dance the night away to live country music. Yee ha.

22 - 36 Raven Row, Whitechapel, London, E1 2EG

Mr Fogg's Tavern

Retreat from the rain at Mr. Fogg’s Tavern, the brand new little sister of the wildly popular Mayfair bar Mr. Foggs. Cosy, theatrical décor,lethal cocktails and classic pies and roasts make this a great place to while away a Saturday or Sunday with friends and forget about the raging gales outside.

58 St Martin's Lane,WC2N 4EA

The Vault

London’s oldest whisky shop is a hidden retreat. Through a secret bookcase leading to a tiny door you’ll find the best bit - a speakeasy cellar bar, serving cocktails mixed withhouse-infused spirits and syrups and a great selection of craft beers, premiumwines and high quality spirits. Perfect for secret dates.

3 Greek Street, W1D 4NX

Espa Life, Corinthia Hotel

And finally…., if you’ve decided to keep Dry January going for good, why not blow some of the cash you’ve saved laying off the booze so far with a spa and pamper day at Espa Life at the Corinthia Hotel. London's premium wellness spa offers a range of massages, and specialist skincare and treatments to keep you glowing smugly through February.

Whitehall Place,SW1A 2BD

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