Bars In Holborn
Holborn is that great little part of London that connects Soho, East London and The City. Given this, nights out in Holborn can vary hugely from place to place. The location means you get all of the benefits of the surrounding areas, without the hoard of wandering tourists. We've put together a list of the best bars in Holborn from cocktail capers and bowling alleys to quirky pubs.
Last updated on 3rd April 2017
You thought you knew darts, thought it was the preserve of beer-bellied men, then The Flight Club rocked up in Holborn and you discovered you were oh so wrong. This brilliant games bar is perfect for a social night out in Holborn, with electronic scoring systems, craft beer and pizza, this is the darts revolution.
For a trendy city bar with a diverse menu and cute quirky decor, look no further than the Balls Brothers Shoe Lane in Holborn. With floor to ceiling windows the bar is a light open space, with a vibrant feeling great for afterwork drinks. They cater for fresh lunches, corporate functions, and general parties or just an after work drink. Enjoy the daily Happy Hours (£4.50 cocktals) and weekend fun time party vibes, with resident DJs pulsing out the latest feel good tunes over the weekend nights.
Offering not only delectable sharing platters but one of the most dynamic cocktail menus around, Grand Union Chancery Lane is a must-try bar near Holborn. The cosy confines of this pub offer a great option to those seeking a relaxed place to dine during the day as well as a place to taste some incredible cocktails in the evening.
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Bounce in London is a ping pong restaurant and bar concept based at the site where Ping Pong was first invented in Holborn. This fantastically fun restaurant bar intends to marry table tennis with British inspired cocktails and delicious wood fired pizza.
The team at Temple Brew House have pulled together a stellar line-up of local and international brewers, showcasing all their best products behind the bar. Rustic by concept, the venue's wooden furniture, metallic brewing tanks and flavoursome craft beers offer the perfect way to relax after a long day in the office.
Kanaloa London is a tiki-inspired bar in the heart of The City. The bar area of Kanaloa consists of a long black bamboo bar front, surrounded by carved wooden pillars and attractively lit with lampshades made from exotic shells. Moving through the Kanaloa bar to find the lounge is the most traditionally tiki styled area, with crazy paving stone floor and rattan screens providing discreet alcoves placed at intervals throughout.
It takes a lot to stand out on the bustling streets of Holborn, but The Fable has no problem doing just that. This enchanting, magical restaurant and bar goes the whole hog in setting up a mystical ambience but there's way more to it than just a quirky decor. The food and drink is equally as compelling, and there's frequent masterclasses and fun functions to be enjoyed too.
The London Cabaret Club is a standout venue in Holborn's nightlife scene. It offers an awesome fusion of British fine dining with a unique, interactive cabaret performance. Tuck into a menu of delectable British dishes while the biggest West End stars put on an excellently choreographed show that celebrates the rich heritage of British culture, both new and old.
Tuck into a hearty evening of food and drink as you make your way to the Yorkshire Grey in Holborn. A space primed for pub inspired bites, enjoy all things British alongside a roster of draught pints and international wines.
With an amazing art deco theme and inspired by tea houses of Hong Kong, Cha Chaan Teng is a quirky spot to drink near Holborn. As well as serving fusion food, they also have a generous happy hour, serving £5 cocktails daily along with discounted beers.
When it comes to Holborn you've got plenty of choice, but choose Salvador & Amanda Bloomsbury and you know it'll be a good one. With great happy hours, DJs Thursday, Friday and Saturday, why not party all weekend long? This cocktail bar serves up delicious concoctions and at great prices, be careful though, once you've come once you'll be back again and again!