Social 24 Bar, Tower 42

Rooftop Bar in the City

Situated on the 24th floor of Tower 42 is Social 24, a beautiful rooftop bar in the City. The panoramic views of the City are absolutely gorgeous – spot the Gherkin, Shard, Tower Bridge and more!

Social 24 Bar, Tower 42

We felt welcomed immediately by the staff and were seated right by the window to take in the amazing scenery. If there are no seats at the window don’t fret as you can watch the action at the bar or in one of the comfortable booths.

Social 24 Bar, Tower 42
Social 24 Bar, Tower 42

The Cocktails

The bar serves a great selection of amazing cocktails and offers a wide range of beers, spirits, wines and champagnes. As Albert Einstein said (and it was on the menu to remind me), “A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory. ”

We genuinely loved the sound of all of the cocktails on the menu. We started with two lighter cocktails to begin the evening. The Cacao D’Amour with Amaretto, Drambuie, Citrus, Egg white & Cacao perfume (£12) was fruity with the Amaretto and Drambuie working well together. The Social Mistress with Bacardi Rum, Pear liqueur, Maraschino, Blackberry ice cream candy (£13) was pretty sweet. The caramelised blackberry accompanying the cocktail was a lovely treat!

Social 24 Bar, Tower 42

Given how good the cocktail list was we could not resist trying another. The One More: Absolut Elyx Vodka, Blood orange, Vanilla syrup, Citrus, egg yolk, Smoked marshmallow & Champagne (£13) looked absolutely stunning with a gorgeous baby pink colour. It was fresh, lightly sparkling and we loved the toasted marshmallow.

Social 24 Bar, Tower 42

Our lovely bartender, Andreas, also recommended that we try a cocktail from the new menu! We had gin based cocktail with Bombay Sapphire, blue orange liqueur and a passion fruit and citrus foam. It doesn’t have a name yet so just ask for the pretty blue cocktail! Let’s just say it went down very well!

Social 24 Bar, Tower 42

The Bar Food

Social 24 has snack dishes, small and large dishes which are great to share in a group. We absolutely loved the Truffle arrancini (£6.50) which were lightly coated and full of flavour without the truffle being overpowering. An absolute must order if you come here!

Social 24 Bar, Tower 42

The Goat’s Cheese churros, London truffle honey (£6) were moreish and the truffle honey was a delicious dip. The Smoked Pork Empanadas, harissa and red onion compote (£6) had a hint of spice and were packed with filling. Lastly, we had the Avocado Tempura, Spicy aubergine dip (£6) which are great if you are an avocado lover.

Social 24 Bar, Tower 42
Social 24 Bar, Tower 42

Overall

Social 42 is a must visit rooftop bar in the City offering stunning views and fantastic cocktails. The service was friendly and professional with suggestions for the cocktails forthcoming. We also recommend ordering a few of the small dishes which are great value and really tasty.

Social 24 Bar, Tower 42

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