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“One of the best bars worldwide”
Review of Knowhere Special

Knowhere Special
Ranked #235 of 1,344 Nightlife in London
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We started at Ladies and Gentleman which is a bar in an underground loo. This place was listed as one of the best cocktail places worldwide. It was a good place and the fact that you were in an underground bathroom made it even more unique. Even though the cocktails were good we don't think they are in the top 23 speakeasies of the world. We did know of another bar nearby and we asked about it and they said it was a good bar. The name of the bar was Knowhere Special. The name of this place is completely off, as this place is extraordinarily special. We seek out great craft cocktail places and speakeasies worldwide, we went to 14 countries last year. The day prior we had been in Kentucky at a bar that has over 2500 bourbons. We do some research and routinely seek out the best places a city has to offer and we check them out. Slightly challenging to find - but not that hard. Its a great space, although a bit small but we loved it. We got very lucky and got seated at the bar. We got very lucky that Ash was the bartender (and owner) and he was a pure joy to watch. Their cocktails are incredible, extremely well thought out and innovative. The bartender never looked at a menu once and these were not simple cocktails - it proves they are true professionals. We have quite a bit of tasting experience and these were in the top cocktails we have had worldwide. This place also pairs some small plates with their cocktails and the pairings were divine. They are unique but they really work well together. The staff was all top notch and very friendly and had a great time with all of them. But the stars are the cocktails and the bar staff. They worked so well together and like I said a joy to watch. They enjoy their craft and it shows. We loved our discussion with all of them and they were eager to talk cocktails. We can't wait to go back.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Knowhere Special is everything you could possibly want in a cocktail bar!!
Decor is quirky, staff are friendly and funny, good music, great seating areas offering privacy or socialising with the other customers! The cocktails, are amaaaazing with really creative, tasty side food!
The whole package is an experience!! This bar should most definitely be on your bucket list!!

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Goneaplace
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Came here for a cocktail after finding it on google search. We were the only ones in there, and the lady was attentive and friendly. we had our own little 'booth' nook in the corner which was lovely.

Cocktail was VERY strong and not what I'm used too, but was delicious and would get again.

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank rubert101
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

You could almost miss this place, it's got such an unassuming front door! [Which is good for us customers because it doesn't get too crowded] I expect that will change though.
I think it is an ex-police station and there are a couple of little cells off the main room for even cosier cocktails!

Date of experience: December 2016
4  Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

easily in the top 5 of Londons most preeminent cocktail bars, and i am including the likes of The Connaught...a dive bar ambience and a creative, almost molecular approach to cocktails coupled with fantastic staff means anyone stumbling in here will wonder whats hit them...its soooo good

Date of experience: February 2017
4  Thank I4814CUmark
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