It may be autumn, but it’s never too late for a summery cocktail at Double Standard.
Double Standard, found on the ground floor of The Standard Hotel in Kings Cross, is one of the chicest bars in London. They serve craft beers, wines, champagne and the heartiest meals in the most beautiful setting. Summery cocktails however, are their speciality, and their famous Aperol Spritz slushy is a must-try – it’s both refreshing and delicious. Even though summer is over, this venue manages to bring the sunshine all year round.
This bar has a 1970s retro feel but it also takes inspiration from a very interesting, albeit unlikely source. Their décor is a nod to the transport system that we all love to hate: the Underground. From curtains that mimic the tube’s iconic seat cover designs to coat hangers that resemble the strands of London Underground map, you’ll feel right at home (or as at home you feel on the Piccadilly line).
Double Standard has two equally lovely places to dine. Their street facing bar is absolutely stunning for an alfresco dining experience, whilst their open plan terrace is a great choice. They are known for their amazing sizeable burgers and fortunately, they have a £10 Burgers and Beer deal! A variety of other American treats including pancakes, hot dogs, pretzels, and more are also on offer – plus, on Mondays and Tuesdays, you can get yourself a discount of up to £10 as they are continuing the Eat Out To Help Out scheme for the remainder of September.
The good news doesn’t stop there. On Sundays they host an incredible brunch which includes American and English dishes as well as plenty of alcohol. Bloody Marys, champagne, and all the Aperol Spritz slushies will be available – and if one drink doesn’t quite cut it, you can even go bottomless…
Open 5-10:30pm, Mon & Tues, and 8:30am-10:30pm, Weds to Sun. Walk-ins are welcome.
The Standard Hotel, 10 Argyle Street, WC1H 8EG. Nearest station is Kings Cross St Pancras.