One of the Most Unique Cocktail Bars in London


The American Bar at The Stafford is legendary and belongs to the great tradition of the American cocktail bars that became renowned in London and Paris during the 1920s and 30s.  It remains one of the longest surviving American bars in London and is much-loved by its discerning clientele.

Blending English heritage with contemporary sophistication, its intimate corners and clubby atmosphere is the perfect setting for lively conversations every night of the week.  Its striking mahogany wood-panelled memorabilia filled interiors are lined with an intriguing collection of artefacts donated by patrons and guests over the years, along with photographs of British and American celebrities who have frequented this stylish, luxury hotel.

Serving classics and signature cocktails, The American Bar is overseen by Bar Manager, Benoit Provost whose creations, new and vintage, are a reference for cocktail lovers all over the world.  A menu of 12 specially-curated cocktails includes a journey around the secluded streets and hidden secrets of St James’s.

In contrast to the typically British interior, the bar menu is full of exciting Mediterranean inspired dishes, showcasing the distinct style of Culinary Director, Ben Tish, ideal for an al fresco lunch or dinner in the private cobbled courtyard.

With its stylish décor, quality service, superb drinks list, discreet glamour and cool clientele, this confidential address is ‘the place to be’.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8am – 1am (12am for Non Residents)
Saturday: 8am – 1am (12am for Non Residents)
Sunday: 8am – 12am

Dinner is served daily until 11pm.  Tables can be reserved inside The American Bar from 8am – 3pm daily.  Outside tables are offered on a first come, first served basis.