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 Clerkenwell bars.

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Last updated on 11th July 2024

The Rabbit Hole

Once you discover The Rabbit Hole, you'll be back time and time again. Bringing unique interiors and slick speakeasy vibes, this pretty parlour is a wonderland of classic, inventive and creative cocktails, with over 140 different types to be guzzled.

The Clerkenwell Tavern

Lunch time special- Choose any 2 of our sandwiches, x1 sea salt fries & 1 house gherkin for £10pp and 1 other offer

The Clerkenwell Tavern has been holding it down in Farringdon since 1876, and it's the perfect place to grab a bite, sip on some cold brews, or groove at their happening basement cocktail shindigs. Nestled on the edge of a top-notch street food market, this place serves up organic wines, craft beers, and a menu featuring everything from smoked salmon sammies to Kale Caesar bowls and housemade tiramisu.

Fidelio Cafe

For bars in Clerkenwell, look no further than a trip to piano and jazz spot Fidelio Cafe. Think tucking into tasty plates from their all-day menu, or heading to to cosy basement lounge. Plus, there's private hire options available for those who want to host something special.

The Exmouth Arms

The Exmouth Arms is an atmospheric bar in Clerkenwell, among the market and revellers pub crawling on a lazy Sunday. It's the ideal spot for a pint if you're looking for some of the best selections of craft beer in the capital. Not only is its bar well-stocked, but its interiors are pretty (think exposed brick walls, green tiles and warm lighting) and its food offering is droolworthy. On the menu, expect pork and leek sausages drizzled in onion gravy, smash burgers and steak sandwiches in toasted ciabatta rolls.