Bars in Clerkenwell
Building the invisible boundary between Farringdon and Old Street, Clerkenwell may well be wedged between and served by some serious office space, but that doesn't stop it being a hot destination to grab a few after work drinks and cocktails. From humble boozers and casual eateries, to luxe cocktail spaces, check out our recommendations for the best bars in Clerkenwell.
Last updated on 28th September 2017
A top name in the heart of St John's Square, Clerkenwell & Social is strong with the after work crowd and it's with good reason. Not only boasting artisan pizzas and delicious bites, they're coming at you with a hardy selection of cocktails and even private party spaces to boot.
The Gibson is a criminally underrated cocktail so trust Clerkenwell to support a bar dedicated to mixing the drink. Expert mixologists have been experimenting with the recipe to create an intriguing list fit for the dark, intimate and extravagant East London establishment.
There are two big reasons to go to Simmons Clerkenwell: the cool and quirky interiors and the 5 hour-long happy hour. The inside is fitted with retro lamps, toys, trinkets and old school games consoles, which can be enjoyed while sipping on discounted spirit mixers, beer, wine and cocktails.
From freshly ground coffee during the day through to ice-cold beers at night, Cafe Kick is an all-rounder in Clerkenwell. The bar and cafe also loves football with a football table and match day screenings.
One of the coolest bars in Clerkenwell thanks to its lending for all things Louisiana, The Ninth Ward is a brooding space of urban interiors and Stateside flair, this just so happens to be a serious spot for smoked meats set alongside cocktails and bourbon to boot.