Eat & drink

Martini Bar

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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 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.

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

Barbican Gin and Elderflower Martini

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Cocktail Recipe

To celebrate the launch of our very own Barbican Gin, our head mixologist created this signature cocktail to perfectly complement its flavour profile.


  • 35ml Barbican Gin
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 20ml apple juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 15ml of St. Germain
  • Teaspoon diced fresh ginger

Add your ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and shake to release the flavours. Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass, garnish with an edible flower and enjoy.

Barbican Gin is available for purchase in the Barbican Shop.

Into the Night Cocktail Special

Ticket + Drink Offer

In celebration of our new exhibition, journey Into the Night and add a cocktail to your ticket for just £20.

Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday throughout the run of Into the Night, book in for a post–5pm slot and pay £20 for:

  • a ticket to the exhibition
  • a classic cocktail from the Barbican Martini Bar

Bookable online only (not available at the Box Office or over the phone).

Book now


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Watch: creating the Brutalist

Fancy creating your own Brutalist cocktail at home? Follow our instructions...


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Watch: creating the Red Chimney cocktail

Fancy creating your own Red Chimney cocktail at home? Follow our instructions...

Reserve 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

Barbican Member Deals

Barbican Members can enjoy £6 cocktails in the Martini bar every Monday, 5pm–10:30pm.


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Martini Bar