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.

Last updated on 20th December 2018

The Old Queen's Head

25 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.

Laki Kane

1 user review 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. 

Drink Shop & Do

474 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch

A lot of kitsch fun is to be had in this 1950's themed bar. From midday to midnight, you'll find daring drinks, moreish food and diverse entertainment. Think Beyonce-themed dance classes, nipple tassle workshops and a whole host of other quirky events alongside cocktails and good times.

Heads + Tails

22 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.

Lockside Camden

36 user reviews 4

FREE birthday bottle of Prosecco and 1 other offer

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.

Ladybird Bar

37 user reviews 4

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.


55 user reviews 4

Two Cocktails for £10 and 4 other offers

Shaker&Company is a cool cocktail bar that will satiate you after a long day at the office. Only moments from Euston and King's Cross, the exposed brick space mixes and muddles classic concoctions, along with letting you order your own food and putting on drinking games inlcuding the likes of beer pong.

Big Chill Kings Cross

13 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.