An intimate setting with floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase our magnificent ‘Living Wall’, The Bar at The Athenaeum is a destination in its own right. Small nooks, plush sofas and leather chairs provide a luxurious environment, while backlit display cabinets show off our prized whisky collection alongside our favourite collectibles from around the world.
From classic to inventive, we’ve crafted a unique cocktail list that you won’t find anywhere else in London, including a Zero-waste cocktail. Whisky lovers can take their pick from more than 100 bottlings, ranging from the produce of exciting new whisky distilleries, to old and rare varieties.
The ultimate experience for Whisky connoisseurs, our one hour masterclasses are hosted by our bar team and include four 25ml whiskies, complete with perfectly-paired cheeses.
If Whisky isn’t your thing, join one of our cocktail masterclasses where you’ll have expert guidance in constructing 3 cocktails.
Meet our Head Bartender, Alex Aber. As well as previously working at The Crown at Bray and Coppa Club, Alex’s previous work includes creating his own cocktail company, Doorstep Bartender. Alex has a passion for dreaming up brilliant new concoctions out of thin air and will be shaking up a brand new cocktail menu for The Bar at The Athenaeum. But his ambitions don’t stop there. Alex is determined to put our bar on the map as the go-to spot for drinks in Mayfair. An integral part of visiting a good bar is social interaction, which is something Alex enjoys thoroughly, being a self-confessed ‘people person’. So don’t be shy, come on down and say hello!