We’ve resisted for as long as possible, but now Halloween and Bonfire Night have been and gone, the time has come to breath a sigh of defeat and welcome in the winter months with open arms. As easy as it is to pine for the long summer days, the prospect of hiding from the elements with a warming drink in hand is equally as hard to resist. Never one to miss a trend, DesignMyNight.com has put together a list of the top five secret basement bars in the UK, in response to the recent upsurge in ‘speakeasy’ style drinking dens that have sprung up across our major cities. No need to resign your LBD to the wardrobe for the harsh winter months – after all, everyone is excited to see what is beneath that winter coat. London Cocktail Club Shaftsbury Avenue The vibe at London Cocktail Club is as dark and stormy as its drink selection. Serving up a menu of rum-based libations to a stylish crowd of late night London revellers, LCC packs one hell of a punch. Bringing a sort-of-subterranean-tattoo-parlour vibe to the central London cocktail bar scene, this secret basement bar is a comfortable drinking space, with more attitude than you can shake a stick at: expect walls laden with pin up girls, cutesy skull and cross bones and plush leather sofas. A consequence free drinking space and a favourite for those classic occasions when a couple of drinks after work turns into a couple too many, London Cocktail Club is the perfect place to throw away the winter coat and show off that new little number. Team LBD recommends – Wear the Liquorish Sequin Evening Dress (£90) to this quirky cocktail club. Embellished in dazzling gold sequins and finished with a bold red trim, the festive colour palette and glamorous style is bound to make you the trendiest of them all. Montpellier’s, Manchester Nestled amongst the backstreets of the Northern Quarter, Montpellier’s is a bit of a je ne sais quoi amongst the hustle and bustle of the city streets. With a special ambience reserved only for basement bars, Montpellier’s is a fashionable haunt that finds inspiration in the rustic charm of rural France. Although the venue is spread across two floors, the basement bar of Montpellier’s is full of charming little hideaways and all sorts of nooks and crannies; un-intrusive and undeniably intimate, this is the ideal spot for a romantic rendezvous. A warm oasis away from the blustering winds of The North, you’re in the right place for a relaxed and convivial atmosphere in which to shrug off the jacket and impress with that failsafe LBD. Team LBD recommends - Head to this Northern hidden gem wearing Chi Chi London’s Sheree Dress (£103.99). A little black dress is perfect for any occasion, but the gorgeous, bead embellished bodice of this cute number makes it the ultimate cocktail party dress. Fleet Street Kitchen, Birmingham If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a bit of a Daisy Buchanan or a Blousy Brown, then you’re in for a treat. The basement bar at Fleet Street Kitchen is a renowned party hotspot, always managing to pull in a loyal and particularly good lookin’ crowd over the weekend.  An indulgent retreat from the harsh winter months, this is a secret basement bar that excels in decadence, and its regular offering of 1920s opulence. Flaunt that Little Black Dress upon the mosaicked floor and get involved in the party atmosphere at this charming basement party space. Team LBD recommends - A stylish venue calls for a super stylish cocktail dress, and the Lipstick Boutique Olivia Dress (£60) is exactly that. The intricate lace fabric and off the shoulder style are simply stunning. What’s more, the beautiful and festive berry hue means this cocktail dress can double up as your Christmas party dress. Perfect. Moskito, Glasgow It’ll come as no shock that along with the rest of the country, it gets pretty chilly up in Scotland. Don’t get caught out in the cold, head on down to Moskito on Bath Street for a night of great music, great chat and even better drinks. Offering a fresh alternative to the rest of our favourite basement bars in the UK, natural light streams into the underground venue during the day, hitting the exposed bricked walls and the stylish, fun-loving crowd of regulars. For a fun and friendly atmosphere alongside a whole host of drink promotions and a spectacular soundtrack, this is the place to let your hair down after work, or alternatively to get down and dirty when you’re out with the girls! Team LBD recommends - The Kate Fearnley Carrie Dress (£175) is the right attire for this hip and happening hotspot. The emerald green shade is adorned with a beautiful, black leaf design, whilst the cutesy collar and black waist belt provide a pretty and feminine twist. Zenna, London If you really want to heat things up on a brisk winter’s day, head down to Zenna. Dark and sumptuous, this secret basement venue is London’s first luxury Indian cocktail bar and a softly lit oasis of calm. Expect bronze water vessels, flowers floating upon still water, twinkling tea lights and plush leather upholstery. As lively as it is luxurious, Zenna is a laid back space for drinks after work, picking up over the weekend as it plays host to a whole host of DJs, spinning tracks that’ll keep you dancing until the early hours. Dress to impress at this magnificent underground drinking space…as if you need any encouragement. Team LBD recommends - The Forever Unique Issy Dress (£300) is the perfect cocktail-sipping ensemble and will look ultra fashionable in this chic basement bar. The floor-length chiffon dress with a cut-out embellished bodice will make you look and feel like a glamorous goddess. Visit Design My Night for the low-down on all the best bars across the country and shop all cocktail dresses right here at LittleBlackDress.co.uk.