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 30th August 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. 

Bussey Rooftop Bar

108 user reviews 4

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.


155 user reviews 5

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.

Electric Shuffle

70 user reviews 5

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.

Flight Club

543 user reviews 5

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. 

Blame Gloria

125 user reviews 4

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.

Puttshack Bank

878 user reviews 5

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.

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. 

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two

1402 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Friday 30th September 2022

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.

Playboy Club London

3 user reviews 5

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.

Bar 161

2 user reviews 5

Situated in Hackney, Bar 161 is the watering hole for your birthday adventures. Along with an intimate space and chic interiors, the venue supplies the most gorgeous cocktails - we mean salted caramel espresso martinis.

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.