Bars in Paddington

One of West London's most underrated areas, Paddington is fast becoming a mecca for great food and drink. Whether you're sipping beside the basin or heading for brunch by the canal, W2 is packed with places for any and all occasions. To help you get a better grip on where to head first, we've done you the service of rounding up our top picks for the best bars in Paddington.

Last updated on 26th October 2020

The Victoria

31 user reviews 5

A historic pub in the heart of London, The Victoria is as old as Paddington Station itself. Believed to have been built around 1838, its held up well over time and makes for an excellent sipping spot to this day. Head over to the Strathearn Place bar for casual drinks and moreish Sunday spreads at this award-winning pub.

Heist Bank

317 user reviews 5

Industrial interiors and fresh flowers your thing? We'd recommend a trip to Heist Bank. Dripping in cool and serving up a delicious selection of craft beers, cocktails and moreish wood-fired pizzas, this great Paddington bar is just the thing for after work drinks and relaxed weekend jaunts.


190 user reviews 4

Make it Boozy and 1 other offer

One of the best bars in Paddington basin, this fun and friendly bar is all about the good times. Alongside a top notch daily selection of classic cocktails and award-winning burgers, Lockhouse also know how to host one hell of brunch - so if duck benedicts and a few glasses of fizz float your boat we'll know where to find you on Saturday mornings.

Pergola Paddington

46 user reviews 3

Located just a stone's throw away from Paddington station, Pergola is the rooftop spot with some serious wow-factor. Adorned with low-hanging plants, tasty street-food stalls and long benches, it's the perfect spot for a group night out.

The Union Bar Paddington

23 user reviews 4

Sat next to Paddington Station, and just a short walk from Little Venice, this fun and friendly bar is an excellent place to bed down for a few pints if you're in the West London area. Whether you're stopping in for coffee with colleagues, or making a meal of it with friends, this casual but charming venue is an easy choice for any occasion. 

Smith's Bar & Grill

9 user reviews 4

Daily Set Menu. 2 courses £15, 3 courses £18! and 1 other offer

Perfectly placed next to the canal, Smith's Bar & Grill mixes excellent British grub and gorgeous drinks in one sleek package. Whether you're cosying up inside with Sunday roasts and a nice glass of red, or taking in the air on their terrace with a table full of happy hour cocktails, Smith's has got the atmosphere for any day or night out.