Being just round the corner from work, Apres has been on my radar for a while, and I often frequent it with friends. A trendy cocktail bar opposite Selfridges, every month they have a different mural on the outside wall. I love seeing them change it, and I think this months has to be my favourite so far! The cocktails at Apres are fabulous, absolutely delicious, and not badly priced for London.
The cocktail bar itself is intimate and stylish, and always busy and buzzing. They also have outside seating where you can smoke shisha, and a club 'lounge' area downstairs where a DJ plays and it has more of a dance vibe. Last week Claire and I headed down for a catch up and a few drinks. Apres had invited us down to try out their cocktails, sadly as always I was driving, and it was a work night, so I went easy and just had one cocktail and a 'virgin cocktail'. Claire went all out though and had her favourite; the Paloma, and another one who's name has escaped me.
I love Apres cosmopolitan's, they're my favourite cocktail and Apres certainly do a good one! The Virgin Mocktail I had was the Lavender Lemonade, an unusual twist on lemonade it was surprisingly tasty and incredibly refreshing. Despite being called 'Lavender Lemonade' it actually contains fresh watermelon, cherry cordial, and cranberry juice. I do love bars that have decent virgin cocktails, it makes me feel like 'one of the gang' when I'm driving and having to be good, instead of just sticking to plain ole co-cola.
Apres was also the place where I tried Tequila for the very first time! Take a look at the video below...
As well as a wide variety of unique and delicious cocktails, Apres also serve food that always looks really good and gives me major food envy while I'm sat there with my drinks. Sadly we didn't try this as after a few cocktails we decided we needed to go to MEATLiquor because Claire hadn't been before. Next time I go with the work crew though I'll definitely be trying out the food!
Have you been to Apres?