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 4th October 2022




Flight Club Shoreditch

3842 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. 

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.

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... 

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.

The Exhibit

252 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.

Electric Shuffle

71 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. 

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.

The Little Yellow Door

259 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 Hawk's Nest

356 user reviews 5

Margarita Cocktail + Margherita Pizza for £12.50 and 1 other offer

Nestled in Shepherd's Bush Market, The Hawk's Nest is a gorgeous pub with signature cocktails and craft beers flowing through its veins. But did you know it also hosts all kinds of events? From doggy days out and live music sessions to workshops and vintage sales, there's a lot to fill up your schedule.

Greenwood

278 user reviews 4

Greenwood has drawn in crowds from across London with its offering of stunning dishes and ice cold craft beers. Based in Victoria, the pub has really excelled since opening, thanks to its serving of amazing food, its collection of great craft beer and its lively sports bar. With pool tables and huge screen TVs showing all the latest live sporting action, this is one of London's most charming bars with entertainment. 

@ Chelsea Funhouse on Various dates from Wednesday 5th October 2022

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.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two

1406 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Wednesday 5th October 2022

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.

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.

Baranis

330 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.

Act Bar Notting Hill

60 user reviews 5

Act Bar in Notting Hill is not only whipping up a glorious range of cocktails, but they are bringing a bootload of entertainment too. Take a seat in their stylish space to enjoy some top-notch tunes from performers and live DJs, as microphones are set to loud alongside sublime Indian small plates.

If you're looking for some fabulous live entertainment, QT at the gorgeous Middle Eight hotel on Great Queens Street is worth visiting. This sultry jazz venue has a whole roster of music from some of the best in the biz, alongside some thirst-quenching cocktails.