Dominykas Smagurauskas’ Top 5 Cocktail Bars in London

Dominykas Smagurauskas, Head Mixologist at Bokan and formerly of The Pig’s Ear and Soho House, shared his top 5 cocktail bars in London.


Scout. Dominykas says, ‘This is a place that gives me a lot of inspiration and always makes me rethink the approach I take on drinks. Amazing bartenders there, working with a very humble concept and the end products are spectacular drinks, which are updated regularly based on seasonality of ingredients.’

Scout, 93 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3JD


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Callooh Callay. Dominykas says ‘One of the Shoreditch bar staples that has won numerous awards. Super warm atmosphere. Every new menu is better than the last. Definitely a must-visit destination if you are in the area.’

Callooh Callay, 65 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY


Black Rock. Dominykas says, ‘If you are a whisky lover, this is an absolute must to visit. They have everything from individual water taps on the tables to a huge 150-year-old tree trunk as a table and a barrel that is designed to praise and admire the whisky. The people who work there always have something interesting to say about the products as well.’

Black Rock, 9 Christopher Street, EC2A 2BS 


Cahoots. Dominykas says, ‘Just a simply stunning bar design that transports you to the 1920s. Very interactive staff dressed in period clothing. They have everything from intricately garnished cocktails to tables designed to look like the inside of a train.’

Cahoots, 13 Kingly Street, W1B 5PG

Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey. Dominykas says, ‘Cosy and romantic speakeasy in the middle of Soho, staying true to the concept.  Definitely a great date location. Cocktails are to die for and there is plenty of choice, so even the pickiest sipper will find something to please their pallet.’

Milk and Honey61 Poland Street, W1F 7NU

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