Bars with Entertainment In London

London's nightlife and bar scene has diversified, offering an entire avenue of entertainment that the city could previously only dream about. But we're not just talking live music bars, arcade boozers and impressive burlesque cocktail spots - the capital is now brimming with ping pong party spots, circus acts, comedy nights, mini golf and more. Need a hand finding these gems? Here's our guide to the best bars with entertainment and activities in London.

Last updated on 13th January 2023




Flight Club Shoreditch

3864 user reviews 5

Afternoon Fizz

Throwing darts at a board just went next level. Changing the world of social gaming in London and revolutionising the game of darts itself, we present to you Flight Club. Come here for your standard boozing activities with the added extra of playing darts where the game is radically digitised and packed with fun for beginners and experts alike. 

The Piano Works Farringdon

1792 user reviews 4

241 Cocktails Tuesdays and 2 other offers

Alongside a fantastic range of delicious drinks and delectable dishes, this live music party spot offers its guests an evening bursting full of smooth semi-tones and perfect pitches. The musicians in the House of Song only play songs requested by the audience, so look no further for a night of metropolitan style and superb sounds. 

The renowned team at Pizza Pilgrims are looking East, serving their customers great pizzas coupled with 16-person foosball, plasma screen TVs and vintage video games. The famous pizza chain has made a name for themselves by creating stunning Neapolitan pizzas topped with the freshest ingredients around. Relax with a giant slice and enjoy everything their relaxed atmosphere has to offer.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two

1508 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Tuesday 31st January 2023

Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two is an immersive cocktail bar that throws you into America's most notorious prison. Found in Shoreditch, this themed hangout sees you smuggling contraband booze past the warden, which will then be shaken up into bespoke cocktails by the bent guards.

Wapping Tavern

2 user reviews 3

Touting retro arcade games shuffleboard and smart darts, Wapping Tavern is a firm contender for bars with entertainment. Make your inside this fun venue with your pals for a few rounds, all complemented by a range of thirst-quenching pours and American-inspired food.

Spread Eagle

13 user reviews 5

If great beer and pies weren't entertainment enough, wait until you hear about what The Spread Eagle has inside of it. Despite offering the best ale and great homemade pies, the Grade II listed building also has a playhouse, featuring the best in theatre, comedy and film.

@ Chelsea Funhouse on Various dates from Wednesday 1st February 2023

Over at Chelsea Funhouse, The Bletchley Cryptic Cocktail Experience immerses you into the world of old school espionage. You'll need to make decisions throughout, the results of which will be transcribed into ingredients that'll be used by the bartender to make you bespoke cocktails.

Electric Shuffle

81 user reviews 5

Brought to you by the brains behind Flight Club comes Electric Shuffle, a new social sports bar bringing back the traditional game of shuffleboard. With 10 different tables to choose from, you can also fuel up on the brand's popular pizza paddles whilst quaffing on creative cocktails. 

Foosball Club

14 user reviews 5

Looking for a bar with entertainment and a quirky activity? Cue Foosball Club, a haven for big kids and sports fans alike. Found on Holloway Road in Islington, this quirky spot will keep you and your pals on your toes with table football, freshly poured pints and mouthwatering pizza.

Aeronaut

1059 user reviews 4

Is it a pub? Is it a restaurant? Is it a...circus? God knows. Hosting a stupendously wide range of activities throughout the week (think anything from swing dances to quiz nights, poetry readings to all-out circus shows), this pub in Acton has more than earned its 'multi-experience' venue tag.

Cirque le Soir

19 user reviews 3

The wild, weird imagination of youth meets the sleek, sexy vibes of adulthood at Soho's Cirque Le Soir. Decorated as a lively circus, and bursting full of character, you'll be thoroughly entertained at this exclusive venue. Whether you're being chased by a snake charmer or having your fortune read by their resident mystic, the devil-may-care ambience is something well worth experiencing.  

Spend your evening drinking and putt-ing your way to glory at plonk, a brilliant crazy golf venue. With bars across London, the hands-on spot is a must for fun date nights and entertaining afternoons with your bubble.

The Little Yellow Door

261 user reviews 5

This brilliantly unique gem of a spot is sure to have you feeling right at home and keep you coming back for more. Designed to imitate a flat, you can grab some toast in the kitchen, have a cuppa with friends in the sitting room or head downstairs to the party den, complete with a DJ booth and vinyl station, and sip on cocktails whilst playing poker, backgammon or messing around in the fancy dress box. 

The Exhibit

274 user reviews 4

The Exhibit in Balham has got all your entertainment needs sorted, serving up a wealth of comedy nights, life drawing classes, bottomless brunch and drag experiences. Simply pick the event for you and prepare for a fun afternoon or evening in the stylish South London spot.

Baranis

340 user reviews 5

As a London cocktail bar that plays host to the UK's only indoor petanque court, and boasting a wide range of pastis and absinthe-infused drinks to give its guests a taste of the Provence in the summer; this is a sure choice for one of the best bars with entertainment in London. As a popular private hire venue over the weekend (no minimum spend), this place is sure to fill up quickly.

Nothing beats a great karaoke bar in London when it comes to something outrageously fun on a night out. Lucky Voice, with its private booths for singing and partying, is an absolute favourite for a group night out and a great opportunity to test out that Whitney ballad you've spent so long practising in the shower...