The American Bar is located within the Stafford Hotel and is decorated with celebrity photographs, club ties, sporting momentoes and baseball caps. It is open daily and serves a selection of tea and coffee and alcoholic beverages as well as light snacks and suppers.
Venue Details & Map
16-18 St. James's PlaceSt. James'sLondonSW1A 1NJ
- Public transport:
- Green Park, Underground
I thought that I would like the American Bar, or maybe even feel at home, but I can't really put my finger on what went wrong. The walls of the place are covered in pictures, in the way you would find a local diner in the States, and otherwise the décor isn't that upscale and comes off as rather contrived. My most recent hotel bar memory is of the Connaught, which was fancy in that American...more
Love this place! It's a great hidden gem amongst the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly. It's a small bar, very classic and cosy. Great atmosphere and décor, walls filled with pictures and memorabilia which really gives the cosy and comforting vibe.
Quite pricey, but great selection of drinks. Love the glasses too. It's not loud or overbearing. Just a nice little spot to go for a drink before...more
Expensive but a terrific bar, tucked away off St. James street. The decor is filled with American memorabilia, mostly from World War II. Part of the Stafford Hotel, the service is outstanding. Wonderful wine list. The bartenders make excellent cocktails and have an outstanding selection of gin, including Blackwood--which is hard to find outside a specialty shop. The food is excellent but a...more
This place has all the makings of my ideal drinks venue:
- outdoor seating in a cozy courtyard with vines and cobblestones
- no Abercrombie+Fitch type ambient music that sounds like you're on a spaceship to another dimension
- strong yet well-proportioned drinks, their current summer cocktail is an amazingly refreshing cucumber concoction that is a must try though their old fashioned was...more
We went here several times while staying at the Stafford. The bar is decorated in sports memorabilia. I didn't spend much time outside, as you could not eat there. It did seem like a place where the well to do came to socialize and have a drink. The drinks are not reasonable. 14 pounds for a cocktail certainly adds up, but I'm not sure what the average is in the UK.
The food was delicious. I...more