68 and Boston
Can’t decide between a bottle of Pinot or an Old Fashioned? At 68 and Boston, you don’t have to. The stylish Soho venue, perched at the top of Greek Street, dedicates its ground floor space (68) to all things vinous and its first floor (Boston) to the shaken and stirred.
While the bottles of wine are cleverly curated, they’re also extremely affordable – every vintage on the menu is priced at £20. Upstairs, the classic cocktails wouldn’t be out of place in a five-star hotel bar – bar manager Luca Cordiglieri is a veteran of the Dorchester’s China Tang Bar, after all – though they skew more avant-garde (and forgivingly priced). The sinister-looking Squid Ink Martini adds a salinity to the classic drink, while the Dazed and Confused elegantly blends vodka, cardamom-infused vermouth, and citrus.
The gentle price tags at 68 and Boston feel like even more of a treat against the bar’s Art Deco backdrop, all jewel tones and rich wood. Glass in hand, you can pretend you’ve time travelled to the Jazz Age for an evening.