Best Bars To Celebrate A Birthday In London

We understand the pressure that comes with organising a birthday celebration. By the time you've picked a date and time that your mates can make, considered everyone's preferences and decided on a suitable location, you're already beginning to question whether it's worth the hassle. But keep faith, because our guide to the best birthday bars in London is here to make things easy for you.

Last updated on 18th May 2022

Located across the city, The Cocktail Club is known for its unique interiors and even quirkier drinks. Decked out with themed interiors, these late-night drinking dens are the perfect place to celebrate with all your nearest and dearest. 


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Coming at you with the finest cocktails and bites in the business, you can head on down to Bounce for something truly special as you indulge in ping pong, neons and plenty more. If you're after something a little more exclusive, the group private brunch has got you covered.

If you're on the hunt for bars to celebrate birthday drinks in London, why not make it a quirky one? Alcotraz is the prison-themed cocktail experience where you'll need to sneak bottles of booze past the warden so that the guards can shake you up bespoke drinks.

Camden London

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A birthday calls for somewhere really special, doesn't it? So if you fancy a little opulence on your big day, head on over to North London's Camden. This snazzy bar offers a touch of elegance in everything it does, from the swanky decor and live DJs to the top-quality food and drink.

With its party playlist, tequila-laced cocktails and delicious menu of South American street food, Barrio is a top choice for birthday fiestas across London. Head here and you'll find everything from cracking happy hours to quirky boozy brunch events for your big day. 

Hoxley and Porter

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If you're looking for an all-round exuberant birthday experience, look no further than Hoxley and Porter in Angel. There's ample choice of British classic dishes on the menu, and with an impressive cocktail list full of flamboyant flavours, this opulent train carriage-themed nightspot is one of North London's hidden gems.


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On the hunt for fun birthday ideas in London? Aeronaut has brought back the circus-style aesthetic, offering big top vibes, as well as vibrant lights and glowing signage. Bag yourself a table with the gang to enjoy airborne cabaret and circus performances, as well as cocktails and good grub.

Flight Club

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With venues all over the city, from Angel to Shoreditch and Victoria, Flight Club has a reputation as one of London's best social gaming venues. Book out a private oche here and spend your evening sipping on cocktails, dining on sharing pizza paddles and aiming for a bullseye. 

The Four Thieves

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Winner of Design My Night's Best Pub award, The Four Thieves know a thing or two about throwing an epic birthday bash. Located in the heart of Battersea, this multi-level boozer boasts its very own arcade room, as well as a Victorian style music hall and a weekend soundtrack of the very best soul, disco and Motown hits around. 

Blame Gloria

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Blame Gloria features an eclectic mix of toe-tapping classics that span six decades, so there's something for lovers of all genres. The great music is accompanied by even better cocktails, created by the venue's expert mixologists and served to the backdrop of vintage-styled interiors.

Bussey Rooftop Bar

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Go sky-high for your birthday this year by heading up to Bussey Rooftop Bar. A bit of a Peckham institution, this stunning space offers sweeping vistas of the city, as well as beautiful cocktails, freshly prepared pizzas and more.

Playboy Club London

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Indulge in a truly lavish celebration at Mayfair's world-famous Playboy Club. Offering cutting edge facilities across the board, there's a classy casino, ample fine-dining facilities and stylish non-members sections to explore. Take to the Baroque Bar for a birthday bash heavy on the live music, champers towers and great food.

Puttshack Bank

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Get your nearest and dearest down to Bank where Puttshack brings you one of the best birthday party venues in London. Fusing high-tech mini-golf with great cocktails and some delicious food, it's got everything you need to get your celebration on properly.

Electric Shuffle

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Up there as one of the best bars to celebrate a birthday in London, Electric Shuffle is a high-tech gaming spot that boasts delicious cocktails and top-notch grub. Grab the gang and head on over to add a little dose of healthy competition to your knees-up.

Looking to keep costs down? Head to quirky Cocktail bar Simmons Shoreditch for a night on the tiles that won't cost the earth. Boasting one of the city's best happy hours, with glasses of wine for £3, beer for £2.50 and two cocktails for a tenner, this place is the perfect spot to get yourself all warmed up and ready to rumble.