Best Bars In North London

North London is home to some of the coolest bars in the capital. Often bypassed by tourists clambering to get to Central London's hotspots, head north and you'll find a hub of boozy activity from dusk 'til dawn. Whether you're after an effortlessly cool cocktail bar or a lively independent pub, north London will have something to suit your mood. From Islington to Camden and beyond, check out our recommendations for the best bars and pubs north of the river and book online.

Big Chill Kings Cross

18 user reviews 4

Located right in the heart of Kings Cross, this mega bar brings you food, drinks and multiple floors of fun. Head here for after work drinks, a themed event at the weekend or chill out on the rooftop when the sun decides to come out.

Laki Kane

76 user reviews 5

This tiki paradise in the heart of Angel is the perfect retreat for when life gets just a little too hectic. Sip on sumptuous cocktails and revel in the tropical decor as you sample rums from across the globe. Upstairs houses their own rum, Spiced Dry Rum Club, where you can also try your hand at a specialist masterclass. 

The Old Queen's Head

27 user reviews 4

All cocktails are £5 every Wednesday!

This cool party pub throws the best themed nights, live events and weekly pub quizzes. For the trendy kids wanting to party late into the night, you'll find DJ sets, a great mix of music and comedy gigs, as well as a super banging burgers and guest craft beers.

Ladybird Bar

50 user reviews 4

2 for £12 Cocktails and 5 other offers

Found at the beating heart of the neighbourhood's party scene on Upper Street, this chic cocktail bar is known for its lego heads and sand bucket sharing cocktails, as well as its feel-good atmosphere. Happy hour runs daily, while DJs play everything from 80s and 90s classics to commercial house anthems until the early hours.

Blues Kitchen Camden

19 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch!

This Blues Kitchen is a versatile space that suits any occasion. Think BBQ ribs, Po' Boy sandwiches and key lime pies all ready to be washed down with a range of craft beers, classic cocktails and bespoke bourbons, while live music performances make this one of the most talked about venues in London. 

Heads + Tails

79 user reviews 5

5 for the price of 4 on bottles of sparkling wine & Champagne

Whether you're a West Hampstead local, or just in need of a decent cocktail, this quirky bar should be on your list. Upstairs is Heads; the bright space boasting light and long cocktails, while downstairs is home to Tails, where bolder picks reign supreme. There's even a garden and outdoor area for those warmer days.

BrewDog Camden

46 user reviews 4

Wings Wednesday and 2 other offers

The first London branch of Brewdog, this hideaway is a favourite for those looking for a superb range of craft beers and real ales. With specially designed food to compliment the beers, this place is all about the tastes.  Decor is minimalist, yet cool and the crowd is chilled out.


64 user reviews 4

Pink Wednesdays - Ladies Night | Complimentary Pink Bubbly reception 5pm - 6pm | 2 Cocktails for £10 all night + 3 for 2 starters and 2 other offers

This quirky Camden spot is ideal if you're looking for eye-catching interiors, experimental food and quaffable cocktails. It's prosecco and pizza cones galore, so come hungry and don't expect to leave thirsty.

Lockside Camden

63 user reviews 4

FREE bottle of Prosecco and 3 other offers

Overlooking Regents Canal, Lockside is a cool all-day eatery. With a delicious burger menu, craft beer selection and outdoor terrace, this watering hole is perfect for everything from drinks in the sun, through to nights dancing to live DJs and more.