Best Bars In North London

North London is home to some of the coolest bars in the city. Often bypassed by tourists clambering to get to the capital's central hotspots, the northern neighbourhoods offer hubs of boozy activity from dusk 'til dawn. Whether you're after an effortlessly cool cocktail lounge or a lively independent boozer, the area spanning Hampstead, Acton, Islington and Camden is sure to deliver. Check out our recommendations for the best bars and pubs in North London here.

Last updated on 11th February 2021




Heads + Tails

164 user reviews 5

If you're on the lookout for North London cocktail bars, this West Hampstead gem should be on your list. Upstairs is Heads; the bright space boasting light and long cocktails, while downstairs you'll find Tails, where bolder picks reign supreme. There's even a garden and outdoor area for those warmer days.

Laki Kane

485 user reviews 5

Spirit of Tiki Brunch Saturdays & Sundays and 3 other offers

This tiki paradise in the heart of Angel is the perfect retreat for when life gets just a little too hectic. Sip on cocktails and revel in the tropical decor as you sample rums from across the globe. And upstairs? You'll be able to blend rum and learn the art of tasting at one of Laki Kane's interactive masterclasses.

Owl and Hitchhiker

17 user reviews 4

One of the best bars in North London, this Holloway Road spot is known for its offering of craft beers, tasty burgers, and mouthwatering vegan scran. And upstairs? There's a secret cocktail bar where live theatre and immersive events regularly take place.

The Flask

85 user reviews 4

When it comes to North London pubs with beer gardens, The Flask is a guaranteed winner. A historic boozer with genuine character and charm, it's a packed-out spot in the summer months, with patrons escaping from the heat or refuelling after a dip in the Hampstead ponds.

69 Colebrooke Row

4 user reviews 4

Founded by cocktail guru Tony Conigliaro, The Bar With No Name is a must-try if you're on the hunt for secret bars in North London. Championing Italian-style serves, this is the perfect haunt to woo a date or hang out with friends who have a taste for the finer things.