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.

Heads + Tails

162 user reviews 5

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.

The Flask

85 user reviews 4

Those seeking a good pub in Hampstead are spoilt for choice, but one of our favourites remains The Flask. An historic boozer with genuine character and charm, it's a familiar spot where you'll feel a million miles from the stressful bustle of London.

T-Bird Bar

5 user reviews 5

T-Bird are a real neighbourhood gem. The Finsbury Park bar hosts legendary comedy nights in its basement bar, regular live music sessions, sporting events and claims to house London's best jukebox. To top it off, the bar is always fully stocked with 14 craft brews on tap and a menu of classic cocktails. 

The Four Sisters

15 user reviews 4

The Four Sisters is a fine drinking establishment in Islington, where cocktails and historic charm collide. Step into this dark and lusty lair and settle into the plush chesterfield sofas, surrounded by dark wooden finishes, where you can sip on exquisitely crafted drinks from the masterful bartenders.


8 user reviews 5

Hidden under zero-waste restaurant Cub, this outpost is run by bartender-extraordinaire Mr Lyan. Make your way through the carefully curated cocktail list - from classics to quirky twists and if you get peckish, you can head upstairs for some award-winning bites.