Heads + Tails
Setting the city's non-alcoholic cocktail scene aflutter, Heads + Tails' split personality makes for the best hangout in NW6. The brainchild of Will Partridge and Chris Dennis, this two-floor bar slots two entirely different vibes (plus an outdoor terrace) under one roof. On the ground floor you'll find the airy Heads cocktail bar: think walls splashed in shades of eggshell blue, plush, gold-laced bar stools and, centre stage, a long, turquoise-tiled bar. Skim past the house cocktails and the order the alcohol-free Old Pals - a zingy, floral concoction in which elderflower ably stands in for gin. We'd strongly suggest snagging a side of the homemade houmous with sourdough. If sticking to resolutions isn't your style, slip downstairs to Tails, the sultry, lower-level bar - all wooden beams, exposed brick and matte-black walls, plus a lengthy list of short and stirred options. Looking for something light and fresh? Try the French Pearl Martini.
175 West End Lane, London NW6 2LH