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Martini Bar

The Barbican Martini Bar

Located on the first floor, the Martini Bar offers views over the foyers and lakeside and is perfect for a pre-performance drink.

Treat yourself to one of London's finest cocktails at the Barbican Martini Bar. We serve a selection of classic Martinis and cocktails all created by our own mixologist Harvey Macaraig, as well as champagne, beer and wine.  

The Martini Bar was created in 2012 to cater to discerning Martini drinkers visiting the Designing 007 exhibition, and has been producing an exciting range of cocktails, both shaken and stirred, ever since. 

Alongside a seasonal drinks menu, don’t miss out on our happy hour from 5pm to 6pm daily where you can get 2 cocktails for £14. 

‘Bitter espresso, small-batch vodka, brutalist architecture and high art...‘

Barbican Gin, Yuzu & Basil Martini

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Cocktail Recipe

Making use of our very own Barbican Gin, our head mixologist has created this signature cocktail to perfectly complement its flavour profile.


  • 50ml Barbican Gin
  • 25ml apple juice
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 15ml yuzu
  • 7 basil leaves

Add your ingredients to a cocktail shaker leaving the basil till last, then add ice cubes and shake to release the flavours. Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass, garnish with basil and enjoy.

Barbican Gin is available for purchase in the Barbican Shop.

Members' Cocktail Offer

Members enjoy £7 cocktails in the Martini bar every Monday, 5pm–10.30pm. Simply show your membership card and start the week off in style. 


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Our Martini Bar features a striking structure by Omer Abel. Learn more about its origin and the team behind it on their project page. 

Hire the Martini Bar

Planning an event or special occasion? You can reserve a section of the bar or hire the whole Martini Bar outside regular operating hours.

To make an enquiry, contact [email protected]

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