Bars with Entertainment

Recently, London's nightlife and bar scene has massively 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 has also been inundated with ping pong party spots, circus acts, comedy nights and more. Need a hand finding these cracking gems? Here's our guide to the best bars with entertainment in London to ensure that all your night out needs are covered.

Last updated on 6th February 2020




Flight Club Shoreditch

2472 user reviews 5

Book a lunch table for a group of 6 or more & we’ll treat you to a bottle of prosecco!*

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. 

Bounce, Old Street

936 user reviews 5

International Women's Day - Free Drink For Women* and 3 other offers

Ping pong bars are all the rage in London right now, and Bounce is one of the best spots for it in the city. This underground haven, just down the road from Old Street, features 17 tables that can host up to 20 guests at one time, and the table service policy means you can set up camp beside your table and order in the traditional Italian pizzas and gin cocktails.

The Piano Works Farringdon

1236 user reviews 4

Complimentary prosecco reception and cake for birthday or pre wedding celebrations (Minimum group size 10)

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. 

Apé Hour

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.

Old Street Records

564 user reviews 4

Cheap Date - 2 Pizzas and 2 Drinks for £19 and 1 other offer

The authentic pizzas and bespoke cocktails at Old Street Records are one thing, but they're kind of secondary when compared to the live music. Come along on any given night and expect to see EP launches, new bands and established acts taking to the stage in a venue renowned for its record-store-realness.

Greenwood

33 user reviews 4

Six Nations buy 3 platters get 1 free

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. 

Spread Eagle

12 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.

Electric Shuffle

7 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. 

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.  

The Exhibit

507 user reviews 4

Boutique Cinema Hire and 8 other offers

'Creative Socialising' is the central theme behind this South London spot. The Exhibit offers its patrons a cosy place to unwind and relax. With a wonderful food and drink menu, and a thriving layout, the entire venue gives off energy and is designed to stimulate creating thinking. Completing the package, their home cinema shows a range of different films, from retro titles to arthouse cinema. 

The Old Queen's Head

29 user reviews 4

All cocktails are £5 every Wednesday!

With previous live acts including The Kooks, The Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club, it's no wonder that The Old Queen's Head is the place to head for good live music night. The fun doesn't stop there; if there isn't a band playing the devious DJs will be pulling you to your feet in uncanny resemblance of the Pied Piper. They're also known to host a hilarious comedy show or two...

The Little Yellow Door

112 user reviews 5

50% off the food bill for up to six people and 2 other offers

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. 

Baranis

269 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.

Kansas Smitty's

175 user reviews 4

Coupling soulful live music with authentic julep cocktails, Kansas Smitty's has a reputation for dazzling its guest with wonderful live music. Really making sure that everyone has a memorable experience, the venue's house band take over the stage 5 nights a week, playing legendary jazz numbers and intoxicating guests with their melodic tunes.  

Aeronaut

750 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.

Omeara

35 user reviews 4

There's a lot to appreciate at Omeara. The Cantina offers light snacks, cocktails and more tequila than you'll find in Mexico, the Terrace offers amazing views of Southwark Cathedral and the Shard, and the place itself is a renowned music venue. Pop in for record label showcases, world-class acts and the best up-and-coming around.

Nightjar

2537 user reviews 4

Nightjar is a speakeasy with an atmosphere so magical you'll pinch your arm to make sure you aren't hallucinating. It has perfected the 1920's scenery with crooning jazz, candle light, classy cocktails and swing bands playing at weekends. Why not tuck into some of their renowned libations, kick back, and enjoy this vintage affair?

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...