Best Bars Near Chinatown
Chinatown; if you haven't been, you simply don't know what you're missing. From all-you-can-eat buffets to street food staples so good that they demand a queue, Chinatown is one of the most unique plots in London. It's not just food and cutlure, though and we're here to help you drink your way around this eclectic area. From low-lit hangouts to bustling beer spots, here's the best bars near Chinatown.
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One of the best places for tapas in London, Salvador & Amanda brings a dose of Spanish attitude. Head to this Covent Garden spot prime European cuisine and modern cocktails alongside romantic interiors and a regular lineup of live entertainment.
Century is a member's club that's found not far from Chinatown, one which is hidden behind a modest front door on Shaftesbury Avenue. Here, you'll find Soho's largest rooftop terrace, private dinner and more across the suave setting.
When it comes to lively pubs in the West End, Waxy O'Connors stands in good stead. Not only one of the best Irish pub names in the city with Guinness practically coming out of their ears, Waxy's is also home to creative interiors; from intricate woodwork to towering trees and nooks aplenty. Otherwise, head to their little sister pub.
The Rialto Backstage Bar is one for all you entertainment lovers, bringing a whole host of casino tables, sports screenings and more to the swish space. Not only that, but this glamorous West End destination has the fancy cocktails and Champagne to match.
Popular with London's young and fun, Bar Rumba shows no signs of stopping. From some of the cheapest drinks deals in the biz through to a playlist of commercial and pop hits and a bustling vibe, it's looking like a very late and deliciously boozy one here.
A secret bar in Chinatown that can be found directly in the heart of the action, Opium stands in good stead as one of the best places to drink. From a roster of Asian-inspired cocktails down to a mouthwatering selection of dumplings and dim, this is a hidden gem not to be missed.
The Perception at W London is one of the coolest watering holes in the area, boasting bold interiors and a killer drinks list. While you make your way through the signature cocktails, expect some of the hottest electric beats being dropped from a lineup of top-notch DJs.
Right in among it all, this Chinatown bar in London is fronting plenty of Japanese speakeasy vibes across the cool, dimly-lit space. Enjoy carefully crafted cocktails, sake, Japanese spirits and well-known classics while listening to DJs at this cool bolthole.
Located over on Soho's famous Greek Street, Simmons is the kitschy-cool bar that slings out a mega selection of boozy beverages. Even better? It boasts a mega happy hour every day from 3pm to 8pm, so you can save on the pennies while you sip. Thanks to its location, it's perf for a post-Chinatown tipple.
Head to Gerrard Street, find the elusive door, make your way up the secret stairs and prepare to make your way through the menu at this inconspicuous hideaway. With a sister site in Paris and a reputation for providing some of the best libations in the world, you're in for a good night at ECC.