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 13th July 2018




Simmons King's Cross

107 user reviews 4

Quirky, quaint and delightfully intriguing, Simmons is one of the best late night cocktail bars in North London. Expect an extensive and innovative cocktail menu (containing some dessert-based treats), happy hours, retro decor and vibrant club nights.

Lockside Camden

28 user reviews 4

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.

Drink Shop & Do

390 user reviews 4

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.

The Old Queen's Head

25 user reviews 4

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.

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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.