Best Bars in West London

We have been sampling the best drinking spots in this glorious part of London and have decided to share our favourites. From charming restaurant bars with cocktails by the bucket load, sophisticated places to sup and a plethora of affordable jaunts in the West, here's our pick of the best cocktail, hotel, DJ and wine bars for a night out in West London. 

Last updated on 4th September 2018

Portobello Star

16 user reviews 5

The Portobello Star is a historic yet stylish bar in Notting Hill, serving up a handmade liquor and in-house spirit infusions, as well as a variety of amazing cocktails shaken up by their master mixologists.

The Jam Tree Chelsea

23 user reviews 4

With a colourful and fun twist on the usual West End bar, The Jam Tree Chelsea offers a delicious cocktail menu and good time vibes. Head to the King's Road hub for an outdoor terrace that buzzes on balmy summer evenings and enjoy the selection of BBQ bites on offer. For a chilled out after-work cocktail, or meeting friends for a glass of wine before heading out to enjoy Chelsea's nightlife this is the ideal party spot.

Beaufort House Chelsea

9 user reviews 4

This private members' club offers a refined drinking experience across its stunning four floors. The venue creates a laid back but super chic atmosphere in which to settle down and enjoy a couple of drinks with your nearest and dearest. Cocktails are painstakingly put together, fine wine is never far from the surface and there's a steady tide of champagne if there's cause to celebrate.

| blagclub | Kensington

36 user reviews 5

Blagclub is an elusive dancing spot tucked away beneath Rusell Gardens. Chic Asian interiors, lounge beds and leather booths combine to create a classy ambience which ties in with the guest-list only policy to leave an exclusive impression. The playlist offers a mix of party tunes and club classics, and groups can hire out the venue exclusively if there's a private party to be thrown.

Balls Brothers Mayfair

19 user reviews 4

With plots all over the city, the Balls Brothers have built a reputation for casual dining and social drinks that's much loved by Londoners. Their bar restaurant in West London is a beautifully styled Mayfair venue that's both contemporary and stylish making for a perfect after work drinks destination.

King's Head & Courtyard

300 user reviews 4

This West London pub between Putney Bridge and Parsons Green is just the spot for an after work drink, or a Saturday afternoon pint. With gorgeous interiors and a large, covered beer garden, it's a great spot to grab a cocktail whatever the weather. 

Trailer Happiness

16 user reviews 4

A quirky little Notting Hill number with a penchant for all things smothered in rum, don't leave here without having sampled a Banzai45 or a Hell in the Pacific. There's plenty of exceptional cocktails if they don't tick your boxes, and a bundle of Dim Sum treats to nibble on. Soothing DJ sets get underway at the end of the week, and there's a Rum Club on the first Monday of every month.

The Chelsea Pensioner

20 user reviews 5

As charming as a West London bar comes, The Chelsea Pensioner is a hybrid of countryside and contemporary where you can find all the pubbing pleasures you'd expect from your local plus a penchant for entertainment. With cracking happy hour deals from our favourite Simmons folks, a pool table, live bands, comedy nights and more on the go, why haven't you been already? 

This fabulous West London cocktail bar serves up the best cocktails money can buy. Their famous watermelon martini is superb, named the 'eclipse' the entire club is actually made upon this one, superlative cocktail, it's that good. After a few of these tasty treats in the upstairs chic bar, head downstairs to the club for a night of fun loving clubbing to the best house music you'll have heard by acclaimed DJs. Does it get any better?

Something of a jack-of-all-trades, The Phene in Chelsea prides itself on catering for whatever mood you might be in. Whether you're gearing up for a huge night out at the traditional bar, enjoying a lazy weekend in a cosy armchair and a board game, or tucking into a delicious 3-course meal in the conservatory, this West London venue will definitely leave its mark on you. 

One Over The Ait

40 user reviews 4

All the way in Brentford sits the West London pub you need to visit. One Over the Ait delivers on two floors of charm, including tonnes of outdoor space, while their food and drink really seal the deal. The pumps serve up some of the finest real ale, and the kitchen is all about homemade British cuisine supplied from seasonal, local sources.

Blue Boat

14 user reviews 3

Hankering for a West London pub with all of the delicious trimmings? Perfectly perched by the river side, The Blue Boat is a haven for families, pub lunches and afternoon drinks alike. Whether you're admiring their maritime interiors, hoofing back gastro grub or tucking into a London ale, The Blue Boat has a little something for everyone. 

Bursting with quirky works of art, shiny coats of armour and serving an intriguing list of signature cocktails, Hyde is arguably the quirkiest spot in Kensington. Alongside the great drinks produced by the bar, the kitchen is always hard at work, creating stunning fusion dishes that incorporate recipes from all over Asia. 


363 user reviews 4

Their own onsite brewed craft beer and a circus Big Top to match? Madness! Aeronaut is a whacky West London hangout fullfilling the traditional pub spec whilst hosting a weekly fanfare of shows, events, performances and classes. Take up swing dancing, join in on quiz night, check out some live Jazz or even one of their weekly circus extravaganzas. This place is a kaleidoscopic pub waiting to be explored. 

The Pig's Ear Chelsea

61 user reviews 4

Sitting proud in West London is the Pig's Ear, offering traditional pub aesthetics, great beer and gastropub food. Their beers are brewed in local breweries, and they have lots of ales, ciders and imported lagers available too. Should you feel a bit peckish, head up to the Dining Room, where they serve up a fantastic menu of British and French cuisine matched with a menu of fine wine.

Laurel hedges enclose the delightful beer garden of Putney's Coat & Badge. A spacious, relaxed spot that's ideal for chilled drinks in the summer, there's also a relaxed and familiar vibe to enjoy once you're inside. There's a strong and indulgent menu of gastropub favourites (we're talking sausage & mash, fish & chips etc) and a good solid choice of drinks, with all the sport on the big screen and brunch served come the weekends.

Royal Oak

36 user reviews 5

Based in North West London, Royal Oak is a family-friendly pub that was built with those lazy weekends in mind. The old mahogany bar serves all the usual suspects, alongside a selection of fine wines and locally sourced ales. Perfect for a Sunday dinner with your family, guests can enjoy a hearty roast dinner while drinking a tangy bloody mary and playing a fun board game. 

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Eclipse Chelsea

6 user reviews 4

This is a great west London bar, and after over ten years of opening, it has gained great popularity. This amazing Cocktail Bar & Club situated on Old Brompton Road, South Kensington has cemented itself on the London scene, and thank goodness - this is a fantastic club! A line up of famous DJs is always guaranteed at the weekend, so you can party the night away! Whatever you do, don 't forget to order yourself the signature martini 'The Eclipse' as this refreshing vodka and watermelon mix is one not to be missed.

The Eagle - Hippo Inns

78 user reviews 4

The Eagle in Ladbroke Grove has been enchanting Londoners for months, thanks to its new partnership with Truman tank beers. Based just a short stroll from the area's tube station, the venue's chefs have created a menu that perfectly pairs with the fresh tank beers on offer behind the bar. Expect classic British roast meats and hearty burgers. 

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