Best Bars To Celebrate A Birthday

We understand the pressure that comes with organising a birthday celebration in London. By the time you've picked a date and time that everybody 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 the faith, because our guide to the best bars to celebrate a birthday in London is here to make things easy for you. Packed full of the best birthday venues in London, head to one of these buzzing bars and you'll be in for a night to remember, depending on your tequila consumption that is....

Last updated on 16th September 2020

The Piano Works Farringdon

1250 user reviews 4

Happy Hour Thursdays and 2 other offers

Get your birthday dress on or snap on your best bow-tie, for this birthday will take you back to the bygone era of when live music and piano lounges were the only way to go. Set in a huge Victorian warehouse, think classic style meets contemporary cool at The Piano Works. Request the popular songs you want to hear for the live band to play and sip on divine cocktails or tuck into delectable eats before dancing the night away. 

The Bat And Ball

652 user reviews 4

Relax with your friends and signpost your birthday celebrations this year with a few games of beer pong, copious amounts of pizza and glass after glass of your favourite drink. With 2 bars, a pizzeria run by Well Street Pizza, and 12 ping pong tables, you can choose to sit back and fill yourself with amazing food and drink or show off your amazing bat and ball skills to everyone you hold dear.  

Upper House

820 user reviews 4

Upper House in Islington is the perfect pad for a bit of contemporary cool partying. Set over three huge floors and boasting 4 unique bar areas, drink and dine in the Parlour, Aviary, Sanctuary or Ballroom for a taste of sophisticated fun. Everything about this bar is perfect for some some birthday frolics and it's more than big enough to host you, your crew and a few extras. 

Located a few minutes away from Shoreditch High Street and Boxpark, London Cocktail Club is known for its quirky interiors and even quirkier drinks. Decked out with neon lights and quirky street-art, this late-night drinking den is the perfect place to celebrate with all your nearest and dearest. The best part? There's a photo booth to capture those all-important memories. 

WM Barker & Co

124 user reviews 4

Located just a few minutes away from the TFL haven that is Liverpool Street Station (giving your guests no excuse to not attend), WM Barker & Co is an underground cocktail bar with a mixed crowd of thirsty young city slickers and young party-goers. Holding a late-night license 'til 3am on the weekends, this is the perfect spot for drinking and dancing into the early hours.

Puttshack Bank

874 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.

Bounce, Old Street

962 user reviews 5

Bottomless Brunch

Looking to amp things up a notch this birthday in London? Coming at you with not only 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 with two hours of endless prosecco, pizza and games in your very own private space.


4 user reviews 4

Aerial performances, a disco in the Grade II-listed ballroom and non-stop retro music make Rouges one of the most fun London venues to celebrate a birthday. Plus the bar has been used by Tina Turner, Oasis and Elton John in their music videos, and if it's good enough for them.

Amazing food, delectable cocktails and DJ sets that last until the early hours; how better to spend your birthday this year? The team at the Suburb SW11 Clapham Junction have worked tirelessly, perfecting the culinary experience that they offer their many guests. From giant flame-laden cocktails for sharing to sizzling steaks and delicious burgers, guests are certain to leave this spot satisfied. 


223 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch

With three rooms and a suave interior, this is one of the best venues south of the river for your birthday shenanigans. Party in the basement bar, drop it down low in the main terrace area or have some sophisticated drinks in the split-level VIP lounge. With burlesque performances, fire-eating and special guest DJs, this place has every angle of your night covered for a footloose and fancy free party.

Playboy Club London

1 user review 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.

Barrio Angel

68 user reviews 4

Brazilian-inspired, buzzy and bubbly with a cool-creative, colourful design to digest, Barrio Angel is a quirky cocktail cavern that will capture that hot, happening holiday feel just for your B-day bash. A trio of Barrio taverns across the Big Smoke, Shoreditch dwellers will be sure to bounce down to Barrio Shoreditch for an arms-in-the-air party feast, while central lovers will shoot on over to Barrio Soho for a showcase of vacation vibes, free-flowing liquid awesomeness and music to satisfy those revel-ready ear'oles.

The Fellow

688 user reviews 4

It's your birthday and you can cry if you want to - but we want to avoid that, so here's one of the swankiest bars in Kings Cross to launch you into the birthday spirit. Have a tasty tipple in the hidden cocktail bar, enjoy some great Gastro grub and check out the heated, picturesque rooftop bar for an evening of fun frolics and saucy shenanigans.

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. 

The Four Thieves

47 user reviews 4

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. 

Flight Club

471 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. 

Catch Bar

21 user reviews 3

Catch Bar in Shoreditch is a fun and quirky party bar that's ideal for a Birthday celebration. With two bars, great cocktails and colourful wall decorations, this Mexican haven is a lively slice of Latin America brought to the heart of East London. Sink a few tequila shots, sip on fabulous fruity cocktails and snack on Mexican party bites, before dancing the night away. 

Simmons Temple

49 user reviews 4

Looking to keep costs down? Head to quirky Cocktail bar Simmons Temple 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.