3. Artesian Bar
OK, so technically the Artesian bar has been around for a while now. But it's also THE WORLD'S BEST BAR, so if you haven't been here you NEED to go this year. It's pricey, but honestly, the cocktails will blow your mind. Go with friends, order one each, and share so you can try as many as possible.
This ultra cool distillery has been going for the last two years, so you might be familiar with their gin, vodka, or rum. The bar in the distillery however, has remained fairly under-the-radar, and this is the year you should discover it. Not only is it beautiful, with soft lighting, distressed wood, and two stunning copper stills as a backdrop, it also has a cracking cocktail menu, a bottle shop outside, and some of the cheapest high-quality gin around (£18 a bottle).
In 2015 the Zetter Townhouse opened its second cocktail bar, Seymour's Parlour. Tony Conigliaro (of 69 Colebrook) is the mixology wizard behind the drinks, so you know you're in safe hands, and the plush setting is everything you'd expect from the Zetter Group. If the original Zetter is your eccentric great aunt who gives you free range of her country house, Seymour's is the slightly more wicked uncle. Defs worth a visit.
If you're missing Mad Men, you need to make Old Tom your regular haunt. If Don Draper designed his own personal bar, it would look like this. They opened last year in Soho and serve a gorgeously rich, smoked Old Fashioned that will complete satisfy any Mad Men cravings.
16. Milroy's Bar
The beloved Milroy's whisky shop has opened up a bar downstairs, so now you can buy a bottle of the good stuff and chase it with a solid whisky cocktail. Oh, and if you're a picky whisky drinker, not to worry – they have over 250 varieties behind the bar.