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.
West London has quite the array of bars and pubs, but none as pretty as The Rose. Not only are they conjuring up a fine array of British plates and pub-led dining, there's also one of the prettiest beer gardens in the city for all of your sunshine needs.
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.
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.
Located just second's away from Shepherd's Bush station and minutes away from Westfield White City, Belushi's is the perfect spot for a late-night drink and dance or some post-shopping nosh. Hosting live music throughout the week and screening all major sporting events, this place is always abuzz, and with a generous happy hour - a trip here won't cost the earth either.
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.
Head to Chelsea where this unique bar will have you turning into a key World War Two codebreaker, journeying around the world and sipping on some of the best espresso martinis in the biz. Chelsea Funhouse is the ulitmate Saturday night destination - with enough dancing and debauchery to please even the wildest of West London's partygoers.
With a mix of industrial and homely interiors, Heist Bank in Paddington is a unique all-day hangout. Head over to try one of their delicious stone-baked pizzas which come perfectly paired with a craft beer; when you're done eating, challenge your mates of date to a game of pool on their pool table.
When it comes to wine bars in London, Vagabond is up there. Pairing a carefully curated list of cheese platters, cured meats and seasonal plates with over 100 different types of wine from small artisan producers, this quirky neighbourhood bar should be on your radar.
Located just a stone's throw from Hanger Lane station, Tigerbay is an authentic Lebanese restaurant and bar in West London. Serving a plethora of traditional plates in a relaxed setting, the bar is made even better with its extensive cocktail selection.
From mosaic floors through to stunning stained glass windows, The Warrington in Maida Vale is a traditional London pub that's full of historical details. Tuck into a homecooked meal in one of the snug rooms, grab and a G&T at the horseshoe shaped bar, or simple nab an armchair for a relaxed Sunday.
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.
A night at this Kensington cocktail bar will have you sipping on stunning concoctions whilst listening to a live singer croon impressive soul and jazz tunes. The sleek spot is also a real looker, with art deco-inspired furnishings and LED framed screens dotted around the venue.
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.
Located in a charming Victorian building, this Chiswick bar offers over 200 different wines from across the globe, with glasses from as little £3 and bottles from £25. Feeling peckish? The open kitchen also dishes out a number of European dishes, cheeses and cured meat.
Tuck into a tasty tipple in suave surroundings in West London's swanky centre - Marylebone. With bespoke and innovative designs on those classic cocktails, expect your poisons to pursue perfection with stunning garnishes and a pleasing of the palate you won't easily forget.
Brook Green is a name on the Hammersmith pub scene that not only promises tasty tidings in the shape of seasonal pub fare and gastro dishes, they also boast a luxury and charming hotel space for those looking to stick it out long haul at this West London favourite.
Head to Belgravia where this gorgeous restaurant is prepped and ready to serve you up some of the best steaks in London. Throw in some sides and highly quaffable cocktails and you're looking at one of the best restaurants and bars in West London.
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.
Head over to Ealing Broadway where this unique bottleshop and craft beer bar is serving up some of the best craft brews in the capital. Offering a staggering selection of tipples from its 12-strong tap wall, alongside sourdough pizzas and DJ nights, it's swiftly becoming a West London favourite.
Whatever you're looking for in a pub, you'll find it all at this award-winning Isleworth boozer. Featuring a number of TV screens for all your sports screening pleasures, as well as board games, a pool table and dart board, The Milford Arms also hosts live music nights and offers up a host of craft brews, wines and cocktails.
No trip to Fulham is complete without a visit to The Colton Arms. This intimate pub is all about character, boasting a warm and welcoming feel to regulars and newcomers alike, and serving up a delicious range of beer and classic British dishes.
This gorgeous Victorian pub in Kensal Green offers an ample selection of beers and lagers, carefully curated wines and concise choice of spirits to complement its stunning food menu. Enjoy a meal of classic pub grub and a tipple or two in one of London's cosiest pubs.
If you're kicking about West London on the hunt for a house party then take a walk to this curious little spot. Part bar, part dream flatshare, this amazing West London bar is always ready to get its party on.
A food and drink haven in the heart of Chelsea, No 11 Pimlico Road is one of the best bars in West London, and with good reason. Not only churning out seasonal and gastro plates, No 11 Pimlico Road pride themselves on creative cocktails in a cool, minimalistic enviroment.
The world-famous Playboy Club deals in memorable nights doused with opulence and glamour. Incorporating a striking casino, fine dining, private parties and decadent live music across its Mayfair base, the Club welcomes both members and non-members alike for a night of raucous revelry alongside the bunnies.
When it comes to a hardy place to drink in the heart of West London, nothing quite says the good stuff like a good ol' fashioned boozer with musical twang. Join Defector's Weld not only for a roster of live music, there's craft pints, Sunday roasts and plenty more.
Looking for a pub in West London that can cater to all of your British whims? Then the Coopers Arms is the venue for you. Not only do they have private hire spaces and a roster of real ale and wines, their gastro goodies are strong from day well on into the night.
Cool and comfortable, this fun bar in West London is a perfect location for any event. From a date night to a Sunday afternoon drink with friends, its great cocktails and delicious food will always be ready to rise to the occasion.
The cocktail empire has set up a bar in West London for their next vintage styled venture. It's the one and only Simmons force and they're coming to town with the usual spread of cocktail mischief, happy hour madness and kitsch interiors. We recommend their Long Island Ice Tea to kick things off.
Just a short walk from Earl's Court station, this unique bar and cafe offers a stunning array of coffee and cocktails every day of the week. Stop in for lunch and fuel up on ruben toasties and American-style pancakes, or head over after dark for some devilishly good drinks.
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.
Located in the heart of Brook Green, The Bird in The Hand is a gorgeous contemporary-style pub, serving a menu of small plates and stone-baked pizzas. Operating a no-reservation policy, this is the perfect spot for a mid-week dinner or romantic date night.
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.
Pergola Olympia is the West London spot with a mega reputation for sky-high views, gorgeous street food and the prettiest interiors in town. Located in Kensington, this famous spot is perfect for a group night out or gorgeous sunset date - with cocktails and beer served from midday at the weekend.
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.
Nestled in Hammersmith, this bar triples as a diner and music venue throughout the night. With craft beers, cocktails, and mouthwatering grub, the Sindecombe Social is a relaxing oasis for dancing and drinking with friends.
Head to View 94 for beautiful views and delicious European food. Their upstairs contains a candlelit, fine-dining restaurant, offering great food and spectacular panoramic views of the Thames, and their downstairs bar lounge offers a more relaxed experience.
Sheraton is not only a great bar in the heart of Heathrow, it's also showing some serious welly in the sports department. Head on down for top Americana bites and beers alongside quirky interiors and a regular roster of sports screenings.