The UK’s Best Vodkas (And Where To Drink Them)

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Siberia Vodka Bar


This Aberdeen bar has a fantastic party atmosphere with live music, trendy surroundings and 40 different vodka varieties from all around the world, including their own. That’s right, Siberia even blends their own flavoured brews to keep things strictly in-house, so you know you’re in for a liquid dinner of real quality.

Where? 9 Belmont St, Aberdeen, AB10 1JR


The Devil’s Advocate


In a bar with such a wildly eclectic selection of craft beers and international whiskies, we’re tempted to play Devil’s Advocate and invite you to try their great range of world vodkas. You’ll find the usual suspects including Ketel One, Belvedere and Absolut Blue, but with Great British Sipsmith on the menu we think we know where you’ll be putting your money.

Where? 9 Advocate’s Cl, Edinburgh, EH1 1ND

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Secret Arcade Vodka Bar


In the heart of Edinburgh’s old town, you’ll find the (not so) Secret Arcade Vodka Bar which doesn’t shy away from the fact that they’re a “vodka drinker’s paradise”. And who are we to argue when their menu styles options like frozen vodka, and blends that reach an astonishing 79% proof?

Where? 48 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PB

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Vodka Wodka


Vodka Wodka goes by a simple philosophy that “there are no ugly people, only too little vodka” and we wholeheartedly agree. Once inside this hip, popular bar you can expect to find no fewer than 70 vodkas from all around the world as well as a range of seriously creative cocktails like the Jolly Rancher and the Kamikaze.

Where? 31-35 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, G12 8SJ

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Blind Tyger


This legendary Leeds bar is a self-styled drinking den with a deadly array of spirits including must try blends like Rhubarb infused Wyborowa vodka, a brew best served in the God’s Own, a cocktail served over raspberry, pineapple and black pepper.

Where? 5 Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, LS2 8JP

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Vice & Virtue


There’s plenty of virtue to be found in the vices of this brilliantly independent cocktail bar. There’s also plenty of vodka, and the ways it’s used in Vice & Virtue’s incredible cocktail menu is something that honestly has to be seen to be believed.

Where? 68 New Brigade, Leeds, LS1 6NU

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Newcastle’s premier late night lounge has a stock of vodkas from all over the world and luxury surroundings in which you can try them for yourselves to the sounds of the ‘Toon’s top DJs. Order a Chase mixer for a quintessentially English drink or go the full Swede with the Pot Calling Ketel cocktail based on Ketel One vodka and ginger beer served in a copper steaming kettle.

Where? The Assembly Rooms, Fenkle St, Newcastle upon Tune, NE1 5XU

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As well as Manchester’s hottest burlesque acts, the decadent Cirque bar is the home of a great range of luxury vodkas and some of the city’s most exciting live entertainments. Put the two together and you’re on to the perfect start for a big night out in the city centre.

Where? Queens Rd, Manchester, M9 5FF



Mojo Liverpool


Mojo Bar in Liverpool’s city centre has a fantastic array of cocktails using the best of British vodka. Take the Bloody Mary using Chase Smoked Vodka or if you’re feeling like something truly unusual to match the quirky décor, a Peaches for Free with Black Cow Vodka and pureed peaches served over crushed ice.

Where? The Stables, Liverpool, L1 4BG

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Birmingham’s Pennyblacks will let you order a giant Pornstar Martini based on vanilla vodka to share in these neon-lit surrounds. Or if you’re feeling seriously spirited take on the Spiced Pear Sour with Grey Goose or the Candy Floss Colada with the bar’s own creation of Ciroc Coconut Vodka, shaken with pineapple juice and served over a ball of candy floss.

Where? 132-134 Wharfside St, Birmingham, B1 1RQ

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Little Water


This burger bar in Covent Garden also doubles up as a trendy vodka house with infused blends like coffee & orange, chocolate & caramel all the way to mint, lemon and honey. Or if you’re after “the pure stuff” you can just order a Kaufman or Beluga mixer to wet your taste buds for Little Water’s critically acclaimed “chocolate burger”.

Where? 19 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JS

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Dinner at The Twits


Now we’re pretty sure that when we read The Twits in school, they didn’t make any cocktails, let alone cocktails as devastating as these. We’re talking about drinks like “The Terrible Shrinks”, “Mr Twit’s Beard Old Fashioned” and “Mrs. Twit’s Special Milk” … All using vodka and a range of other theatrical ingredients in a brilliant themed drinking experience.

Until 30th October 2016 only

Where? The Vaults, Leake St, London, SE1 7NN

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Zima Bar


Russian celebrity chef Alexei Zimin has created Zima, one of London’s hottest vodka bars set in grade II listed townhouse in Soho. And as if that wasn’t trendy enough, head downstairs and you’ll find a Soviet themed basement bar, with homemade infusions and one of the capital’s best vodka selections. Nostrovia!

Where? 45 Frith Street, Soho, London, WED 4SD

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Bar Polski


Great vodka isn’t exclusive to either Britain or Russia as Bar Polski proves with its absolutely massive selection of spirits, the strongest of which packs a Wladimir Klitschko sized punch at a whopping 50% ABV. Try it if you dare!

Where? 11 Little Turnstile, London, WC1V 7DX



East London Liquor Company


East London’s first vodka, gin and whisky distillery in over 100 years has a seriously cool bar that you need to check out as well as some of the South East’s and indeed Britain’s tastiest blends. East London Liquor Company’s copper still was custom built in Germany for the purpose of turning the 100% British wheat spirit used in their distilling process to create an exceptionally pure grain vodka.

Where? Unit GF1, Bow Wharf, London, E3 5SN

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Dirty Martini


London’s ultra-modern Dirty Martini bars are dotted all around the capital in a prime position for you to party with an incredible range of spirits and cocktails to whet your alcoholic appetites. 6 different vodka types feature and if you like your drinks better when they’re on fire then ask for a Bohemian Sling.

Where? London & Cardiff, selected locations

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The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town


This bar is totally unique with neon fairground-style signs and taxidermy moose heads hanging from the walls. That quirky independent spirit can also be found in the cocktail menu, with vodka-based mixes like Aloe, Is It Me You’re Looking For, Stolichnaya vodka mixed with aloe vera and lime juice.

Where? 12-16 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7LS

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White Lyan


White Lyan walks the line between being modern and vintage very carefully with exposed brickwork walls and a state-of-the-art bar setup. But it’s what’s behind that bar that interests us most, namely their own brand of delicious “Mr Lyan’s Vodka” and a variety of cocktails in which to try it.

Where? 153 – 155 Hoxton Street, N1 6PJ

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69 Colebrooke Row


If James Bond were to head out and about for a late night vodka martini, 69 Colebrooke Row is where he’d go to drink it. This low-lit bar has a luxury, classic feel as well as a truly unique horseradish vodka, best enjoyed in a Bloody Mary with the bar’s homemade pepper sauce.

Where? 69 Colebrooke Row, London, N1 8AA

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Artesian has been named as the World’s Best Bar… For the 4th year in a row. And if that isn’t enough to convince you to try out this truly exclusive watering hole in central London then perhaps their experimental cocktail menu will, featuring vodka based drinks like the You’re So Gangsta and Spring Drifting into Summer #feelingawesome.

Where? The Langham, London W1B 1JA

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The Milk Thistle


Bringing London’s brilliant cocktail scene to Bristol is the prohibition style Milk Thistle, a bar that brings good times and even better vodka blends like Chase and the quirky Aylesburry Duck. This seriously cool bar has a menu of classic cocktails and the monthly Bartender’s Choice, a changing selection of drinks that guarantees you’ll never try the same brew twice.

Where? Quay Head House, Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 1EB

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Manos Liquor Bar


In the heart of Bristol’s high-end Clifton Triangle, you’ll find Manos, an independent liquor bar that resembles a cross between a Mexican cantina and an old fashioned British pub. And the cocktail list is one of the longest in the city… Sounds like our kind of party!

Where? 37 Triangle West, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1ER



Sub 13


Bath’s number one cocktail bar is still going strong, and while they’re branching out to experiment with champagne, Sub 13’s excellent range of vodka cocktails should not be ignored. We’re talking about the Espresso Martini, Bath’s best Porn Star and the Chocolate Orange with home infused orange Absolut vodka. Cheers!

Where? 4 Edgar Buildings, George Street, Bath, BA1 2EE

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