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Plastic Free Bars in London

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Plastic Free Bars in London

Don't let a single straw get in the way of a good night out

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If you’re anything like us, you’ll like trying new things. New theatre productions, new art exhibitions, new restaurants, and new bars to make an after-work drink more interesting. But nothing crushes the mood more rapidly than spotting a plastic straw. Or being told you can’t take that glass into the smoking section and are asked to pour your once guilt-free beverage into a plastic cup that will not be recycled and will stay on the earth causing damage for over 1000 years. Sound like a familiar struggle? These plastic free bars are the answer.

As we as a company continue to be aware of our environmental impact, we have started to notice things like this more and more. So we want to help you avoid the feeling of despair when walking into a bar and seeing they are still (for some strange reason) using disposable plastic straws or cups. Stick to the below list of some of the best bars in London where you won’t find a single plastic straw in sight, and let the good times roll.

Plastic Free Bars in London

1. Nightjar, Old Street

Best plastic free bars: Nightjar, Old Street


Speakeasy-style bar Nightjar specialises in handcrafted cocktails, which can be sipped on via a bamboo straw. Try the smoking ‘Eye Opener’ with vermouth and galangal root.

2. DUKES Bar at DUKES LONDON, Mayfair

Plastic Free Bars: Dukes Hotel, Mayfair

Step inside the historic DUKES London hotel on it’s sweet cul de sac in Mayfair and into the renowned DUKES Bar, known for its martinis. Plastic? Not a chance. Dukes is far too elegant for that.

3. Laki Kane, Islington

Laki Kane, Islington

Tropical-themed and lively with a fun events schedule including rum-tasting sessions, Laki Kane use only glass, and biodegradable straws made from pasta. 

4. The Bloomsbury Club Bar, Holborn

Plastic free bars in London: The Bloomsbury Club Bar, Holborn

Suave, sophisticated and elegant. Very impressive for a first date. The cocktails are named after famous writers, critics and painters, accompanied by a delicious selection of bar bites.


5. GOAT, Chelsea

Plastic Free Bars in London: Goat, Chelsea

A favourite among locals, GOAT do a great bottomless brunch and their drinks menu, with a huge selection of wines and cocktails, makes it a great contender for a Friday afternoon tipple. All straws are biodegradable, made from potato starch, and all cups are glass.

6. The American Bar at The Savoy, Strand

Plastic free bars in London: The American Bar at The Savoy, Strand

In all its art deco excellence, The American Bar at The Savoy Hotel is a truly classy option. The biodegradable straws make it even more so. Plus, they host a live jazz pianist every night!

7. Sketch, Mayfair

Sketch, Mayfair

Eclectic, eccentric, a feast for the eyes – whether you go for a drink in one of the bars, afternoon tea in the pink parlour or for a michelin-star meal in the library, a visit to sketch, inside an 18th century townhouse, is a must. And don’t even worry about plastic straws – Sketch campaigned against them last year.


Cocktails With a Conscience

Cocktails With a Conscience

In aid of World Earth Day, Patrón Tequila launched a campaign to limit the negative environmental impact that comes with creating their tequila. To get their customers excited and on board with sustainablility in the world of cocktails, Patrón has partnered with Cub in Hoxton, Eve in Covent Garden and Scout in Hackney to create special cocktails that do good and taste good.

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