Tags: cocktails, dive bar
Shady Pines Saloon never fails to attract large crowds thanks to the excellent decor, high quality cocktails and excellent customer service. Excellent single malt whiskeys, boozy cocktails (get 'em to make you an Old Pal while you're there - equal parts whiskey, sweet vermouth and Campari), an excellent range of beer, friendly vibe and expert bartenders.
Hidden away on a small lane parallel to Oxford Street and with no sign outside, this boutique dive bar is nonetheless drawing good-sized crowds throughout the week. The bar staff take their cocktails seriously: fruit juices are freshly squeezed and the quality is great.
Shady Pines actually combines both assets with knowledgeable staff and a cool, quiet (the country music is barely audible) vibe.