Go business chic in Canary Wharf
Bars in Canary Wharf are primarily frequented during the week by office workers and business men and women enjoying a post-work tipple. The vibe here is more formal, though not in an exclusive way – it’s not unusual to see drinkers whip off their ties as they tuck into a pint or three after a hard day at the office.
Boisdale is one of the more famous Canary Wharf bars. All red walls and opulent carpets, this classy live music venue also claims to have the largest whiskey collection in the world – over 900 varieties.
Up next, head over to Goodman Canary Wharf, a refined steakhouse and cocktail bar that originated across town in Mayfair. The meat here is truly incredible and the selection of cocktails and wines is equally impressive. You can opt for anything from a classic Pinot Grigio to a rather pricey 2004 Screaming Eagle, which comes in at a little under two grand.
Rum lover? Then boy, have we got the place for you. Located in West India Quay, Rum & Sugar takes its name from the 200-year-old former warehouse it’s set in, which was one of the largest homes to the UK’s rum and sugar imports for generations. The menu boasts a dizzying list of over 200 rums to choose from, and the signature cocktail list draws inspiration from the venue’s history as well as the vibrancy and energy of the countries its rums come from.
Finally, make sure you check out The Parlour, a stylish bar and restaurant specialized in creative cocktails and imaginative seasonal food. The venue has an airy, relaxed atmosphere with a modern, industrial style, and we love coming here in the warmer months to enjoy the sun-soaked alfresco terrace, complete with its own outside bar.