The American Bar

Hotel Bar, Wine Bar
$ $ $
16-18 St James's Pl.
London, Greater London SW1A 1NJ
+44 20 7493 0111
8:00am - 11:00pm
8:00am - 11:00pm
8:00am - 11:00pm
8:00am - 11:00pm
8:00am - 11:00pm
8:00am - 11:00pm
8:00am - 11:00pm


  • Try a French 75 for a great summer cocktail, or a Vespa for the very best version of Jimmy Bond's classic cocktail available anywhere
  • Great negroni menu
  • Upscale bar off the beaten trail, we stumbled across this place while walking through town. Looked like a nice hotel also
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lovely interior and terrace, octopus is very good.
  • Service and Ambience
  • Great classic cocktails, nice atmosphere. Don't forget there a nice outdoor courtyard when the weather is nice.
  • Friendly service. Nice atmosphere!
  • Escape the busy streets to relax here. The free bar snacks did kept us there. The drinks kept us in conversation. And the decor kept us entertained.
  • Just heard a "tut, tut" from a waiter when he realised we were not resident but would like a drink after 11pm - service shows its true colours!
  • Wonderful sense of history
  • Often thought of as Duke's poorer relation but that's unfair. A super destination in its own right. Awesome service and cocktails. Great terrace in the mews outside too.
  • Amazing place to smoke a cigar!
  • A perfect little out of the way bar - awesome staff, fantastic cocktails.
  • Cigar experience. Florent Joly
  • Great outdoor spot if the weather is nice and you can grab a table. Interior is filled with interesting odds and ends, great spot for a coffee or some quiet drinks.
  • Best Bloody Mary I've had!!
  • 10 November: The Bar at the Stafford Hotel dates back to the 1930s, when rich American tourists began arriving en masse by ocean liner. Today the bar is covered with yacht-club flags & signed photos.
  • Una joya desconocida en medio de St James's para una comida rapida con magnifica terraza.
  • Great for a beer/cocktail and a chat... inside or out... try not to eat all the olives, nuts and other nibbles they keep giving you.... :-)

Nearby places

35 St. James's Pl
160 Piccadilly (Arlington St)