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Tanner & Co, 50 Bermondsey Street, London
What Emerald Street says: "Gym class was not our favourite at school, but somehow Tanner & Co made us nostalgic with its retro school gym fittings."
Common, 39 Edge Street, Manchester
What Emerald Street says: "It’s like a reliable friend, one that always has a well-stocked booze cabinet and something delicious in the oven."
The Botanist, 67 Boar Lane, Leeds
What Emerald Street says: "Walk into new bar The Botanist and you’ll be transported from busy Leeds high street to low-lit potting shed, albeit one with a really good cocktail menu and a pianist tinkling the ivories in the corner."
The Last Word Saloon, 44 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh
What Emerald Street says: "With a drinks menu full of forgotten classics and a slightly terrifying chainsaw behind the bar for cutting ice, the Last Word is a quietly cool spot for mid-week cocktails."
The Lost & Found, 8 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham
What Emerald Street says: "This new Victorian-style bar and restaurant is brilliant. Fabulous cocktails – including a festive fig-based concoction – great food and stunning surrounds mean that it’s already one of our fave hangouts."