June 12 2019

The Dark Horse shortlisted as one of the top 10 best bars in Europe

We’re absolutely delighted that the head honchos behind Tales of the Cocktail’s illustrious Spirited Awards (one of the most prestigious bar-related gong-givers in the world) agree with us on the fact that The Dark Horse (Kingsmead Square) is one of the top 10 best bars in Europe.

Dark Horse owner Louis Lewis-Smith opened the doors to his characterful, seductively charming subterranean speakeasy in 2015, and supplemented his super-sophisticated hangout with the opening of the intimate Blackbird (the private space adjoining the main event bar and the location for the Dark Horse’s monthly Whisky Social events, of which The Pig Guide is also extremely fond) two years later.

Dark Horse cocktails are amazing, the ingredients used to make those cocktails are always, always of the highest quality, the staff are super-friendly, and the vibe uber-beguiling – which is why we firmly believe that, when the 10 finalists on the Spirited Award list of fellow nominees find out if they’ll be heading to New Orleans in July to fight it out for the top spot in a couple of weeks time, there’ll be yet more reason to party on at – and with – the Dark Horse: one of the top 10 bars in Europe that Bathonians are lucky enough to be able to call one of their very own.

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