Best Cocktail Bars in London

London not only serves some of the best cocktails in the world, but the bars themselves have also become works of art. From flaming creations and themed dens to swanky mixology havens and flairing shows, this here city is full of them. But where exactly are the best cocktail bars in London? In the name of research, we've sipped high and low to bring you a selection of the finest; and here they are.

Last updated on 15th November 2017

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Oriole

761 user reviews

Billed as “an oasis of warmth, mystery and magic”, Oriole takes you on a journey to a disconnected outside world. It’s the sister site to the multi award-winning Nightjar so high standards are to be expected; cocktails are laced with ingredients from all corners of the globe and plates are made up using the finest spices and seasonings from near and far. Still not swayed? Oriole rounds things off with an exceptional live music programme, with daily jazz, swing and blues tunes to look forward to.

Splash the Cash £££
East London

Victorian Bath House

73 user reviews

Fronting a bar well versed in the art of fine mixology, now is your chance to venture behind the velvet ropes and into the decadent overthrows of the Victorian Bath House. With visits made by appointment only, this has to be one of the coolest cocktail bars in London where you can sink into some Victorian inspired luxury whilst supping on libations. 

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Ruby's Bar and Lounge

19 user reviews

Imitated by many yet matched by very few, Ruby’s is an absolute gem of a basement bar worth stumbling across in Dalston. The main bar area puts the focus on a seasonal menu of innovative drinks, with table service and an intimate atmosphere well suited to all occasions. The Lounge is the livelier space of the two, with a wide choice of beers, wines from Clapton’s Verden and Vietnamese street food from the Hanoi Kitchen on offer alongside a curated programme of music and live entertainment.

Happily Affordable ££
Dalston

Nightjar

923 user reviews

It would be impossible to cite the best cocktail bars in London without mentioning the famously elusive Nightjar Bar in Shoreditch. Candle-lit tables, experimental (and extremely creative) cocktails and a genuine speakeasy feel come as standard here.

Splash the Cash £££
Shoreditch

NOLA

75 user reviews

An international award winning bar based in Shoreditch, this incredible cocktail haunt is inspired by the culture and history of New Orleans. Promising a cigar terrace, an authentically-inspired drinks list and a cool-as-you-like ambience, Nola is hidden away above Bedroom Bar on Rivington Street.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Demon, Wise and Partners

9 user reviews

Offering a relaxed and refined atmosphere completely at odds with the frenetic nature of the city, Demon, Wise & Partners rightly takes it’s place as one of the best bars in London. Hiding away beneath The Arbitrager and the city’s towering skyscrapers, track this place down and enjoy an easygoing night of exceptional cocktails, beers, wines and spirits.

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Opium

340 user reviews

Discretely hidden in the heart of China Town, Opium delivers seasonal Oriental themed cocktails, using ingredients sourced locally in Chinatown. Widely considered one of London's best bars (and arguably London's best Oriental cocktail bar), Opium is the perfect place for unique and stunning cocktails in a beautiful setting. 

Splash the Cash £££
Soho

The Gibson

96 user reviews

London has its fair share of cocktail bars, but it is lacking one specific type: a venue specialising in The Gibson. With bartenders at the helm with a very steep mixology heritage, The Gibson plans to repopularise the almost forgotten mix in this quirky East London haunt.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Callooh Callay

358 user reviews

Frequently popping up in lists of the best cocktail bars around, including Best Cocktail Menu 2014 at The DesignMyNight Awards, Callooh Callay is easily one of the best spots for cocktails in London. With an eclectic, comic book style list of extraordinary cocktails, and an ever changing menu of wonderfully original names, Kilner Me Softly being a personal favourite, Callooh Callay is a must for any wannabe cocktail aficionado.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Behind This Wall

8 user reviews

Fresh from a summer residency atop Oval Space's terrace bar, Behind This Wall is a secret little cocktail den that's setting up permanent shop in Hackney. Serving vibrant cocktails that showcase the finest produce of Britain's small batch distilleries, the venue's simple decor clashes nicely with the explosive taste of every drink. Simple yet elegant, this bar never disappoints. 

Happily Affordable ££
Hackney

Fu Manchu Bar

36 user reviews

Paying homage to Sax Rohmer with an inspired cocktail list, not only can you indulge in hand-made treats in a unique archway enviroment, Fu Manchu are heralded for their party atmosphere with plenty of DJs and dancing to go around. 

Happily Affordable ££
Clapham

Purple Bar Sanderson Hotel

10 user reviews

Purple bar is a stunning and impressive cocktail bar with a fantastic reputation in London. The cocktail list focuses on the age-old classic, the Martini. There are few places in London likely to deliver a more expertly prepared cocktails than Purple bar.

Splash the Cash £££
West End

Fire and Stone

1 user reviews
Fire and Stone
Christmas Two-Course Set Menu £16.95 per person and 3 other offers available.

Fire and Stone is famous in London's foodie scene thanks to its selection of hearty burgers and wide-range of delicious pizzas. To complete the deal, the team behind the venue serve a variety of summer cocktails and summer jugs, ranging from the traditional pitcher of Pimms to a jug of Strawberry Frozé.

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

68 and Boston

292 user reviews

Industry heavyweights Eric Yu, Luca Cordiglieri and Martin Malley have come together to unveil 68 Boston, a refined drinking spot bringing a specialist blend of wine and cocktails to Soho. Make for the cocktail bar upstairs after work, where expertly-made classics are served alongside cutting-edge originals in an intimate, low-lit space.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Burlock

116 user reviews

Taking its inspiration from the 1920s Havana heydays, Burlock features a selection of more than 200 different types of rum at its cosy set-up in the heart of Mayfair. The rum cocktails are matched by a selection of Cuban and Caribbean food to complete the experience, and the unique happy hour here runs from open until close - so there’s no need to spend big while you’re at it.

Splash the Cash £££
Marylebone

Reverend JW Simpson

96 user reviews

The cocktails aren't your average tipples at Reverend JW Simpsons, no, they're libations of forages and seasonal ingredients compiled in new and exciting ways. To top things off this basement bar is completely unique with its design, as the former home of a reverend it still features the original floorplan and many of his touches.

Happily Affordable ££
Fitzrovia

The Jones Family Project

22 user reviews
The Jones Family Project
Thansgiving and 1 other offer available.

They may be one of the best locations for dinner in Shoreditch, but did you know that Jones Family Project were also coming up trumps for cocktails too? Infusions of lavendar, bitters, global spirits and fruit reign supreme as JFP's master mixologists whip up a frenzy of tailored cocktails, hand-made concoctions and blissful treats.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Bourne and Hollingsworth

71 user reviews
Bourne and Hollingsworth
Hosting a party? Have a drink on us.

What do you get when you combine gorgeously bright interiors with an original drinks list? Bourne and Hollingsworth in Fitzrovia, a quirky spot in Central London, the bar specialises in all things quirky, with patched armchairs, colourful wallpaper and tipples that break the mould.

Happily Affordable ££
Fitzrovia

Trailer Happiness

13 user reviews

This intimate drinking den claims that the “creation and execution of exceptional drinks is our passion”, and who are we to argue? Pop a couple of Hell in the Pacific’s down the hatch and it’ll be hard to counter this claim, and they’re pretty darn serious about the quality of their Dim Sum plates too. A must for all rum aficionados, there’s also soothing DJ sets to enjoy at the end of the week.

Happily Affordable ££
Notting Hill

Goat DRINK is a blend of Kensington class and New York charm bringing you a selection of tried and tested experimental cocktail creations reviving forgotten classics with modern, signature twists added. Their death in the afternoon is a cocktail recipe delivering just what it says on the tin with a cheeky splash of absinthe to warm your cockles! 

Happily Affordable ££
Chelsea

Combining the charm of Victorian squalor, with the elegance of grand Gin palaces, The Worship Street Whistling Shop redefines cocktails within the capital. Worship Street Whistling Shop offers up a fantastic Dram Shop for bookings of up to 8 people, where you get your own little shop to drink in and a cupboard packed full of bottles of cocktails for you to sample.

Splash the Cash £££
Shoreditch

Anise

20 user reviews
Anise
Biryani & a Glass of Wine £20 and 2 other offers available.

For a cocktail bar with a spicy kick, slip into stylish Indian-inspired cocktail bar, Anise. Their extensive cocktail menu deviates from the norm with some indulgent spices and popular Indian flavours, such as coriander, cardamom and chat masala. The elegant purple glow and candle-lit booths of the decadent drinking den attracts a discerning clientele to match its stylish cocktails and modern Indian bar snacks.

Splash the Cash £££
Liverpool Street

London cocktail bars don’t get quirkier than this. Hidden behind shutters is a secret prison, where bribery and contraband rule. You’ll have to smuggle your favourite liquor past the guards and get into the hands of one of the other inmates, who can mix you up something grand. But don’t, under any circumstances, get caught.

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Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Pop-Up
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Victory Mansion

2 user reviews

Stoke Newington may not be the first place some people think of when it comes to London's best cocktail bars, but they'd be surprised. Hidden and charming, head on down to Victory Mansion for an experience that comes with small plates and cocktails combined. 

Happily Affordable ££
Stoke Newington

Found

2 user reviews

Have you Found it yet? Nope, didn't think so. Meander along the streets of Shoreditch and hidden beneath Casita on Ravey Street you should find a secret hideaway where some of London's best mixologists like to mingle in low lighting. Take up a seat at the bar or in one of the cosy rooms and experience a truly intimate cocktail bar in London.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Lost & Found

6 user reviews
Lost & Found
Free Sharing Cocktail and 4 other offers available.

Found yourself chilling in Balham with some spare time to kill? Well thank goodness for that, as one of South London’s leading cocktail bars is waiting for you to discover it. Pop into Lost & Found where a rich spread of mixed drinks awaits, with live music and a bustling fun-time atmosphere in support. Come between 5 and 8pm for happy hour, and bag yourself a free sharing cocktail if you book a table for over 8 guests.

Happily Affordable ££
Balham

The Met Bar

7 user reviews

A plush cocktail bar in Mayfair, The Met Bar is a noted destination for those looking for more upmarket drinks in the city. Heralded for their sophisticated interiors, unique selection of bespoke cocktails and upmarket charm, The Met Bar is a special space for those after truly unique drinks in London.

Splash the Cash £££
Mayfair

WM Barker & Co

64 user reviews

Owing to some of the most innovate mixology in the business, WM Barker & Co has done well to preserve its secretive nature being nestled under Bishopsgate. Their bar is well versed in the art of manipulating unusual ingredients to create drinks that are ultimately original and stylish. That paired with its old world style interiors makes this place one cool cocktail bar in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Graphic Bar

66 user reviews

Graphic bar is a spectacular cocktail bar a mere two-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus, Carnaby Street and Regent Street. Renowned for its amazing drinks, this place is perfect for cocktail connoisseurs. It also has a huge selection of gins to choose from, with more than 180 varieties. 

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Simmons Soho

50 user reviews
Simmons Soho
Bottomless Afternoon Tea

Simmons boast some of the most quirky cocktail spots in London. Step inside to discover intimate spaces adorned with all sorts of unusual ornamentation... and the cocktails are equally eccentric. Have your long island iced tea served up in a teapot as you spend the night mingling with a crowd of partygoers. Try their Camden and Fitzrovia branches for more quirky cocktail cavorting.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

The Luggage Room

11 user reviews

A refined level of supping awaits as one of the best cocktail bars in Mayfair plays host to a truly unique selection of drinks. A hidden endeavour known for its high-end beverages, expect cocktail theatrics, molecular treats and the best service that cocktails can buy in a truly charming Central London setting.

Splash the Cash £££
Mayfair

Ray's Bar

30 user reviews

Ray's bar is cocktail bar in East London that's taken the phrase 'liquid dinner' to a completely different level. The cocktail menu is broken up into starters, main courses and desserts. Think prosecco cocktails to start, followed by a rum main course and a sugary sherry dessert drink. And if things get a bit too hazy, guests can also enjoy a slice of pizza, courtesy of the experts upstairs.

Happily Affordable ££
Dalston

Kouzu

3 user reviews

Swell in the sights, sounds and flavours of Japan as Kouzu boasts some of the most upmarket beverages in the business. A stunning cocktail bar in central London with sophisticated flavours and even more sophisticated guests on its side, Kouzu is a treasure of tasty, if somewhat swanky, tipples. 

Splash the Cash £££
Victoria

Tonight Josephine

294 user reviews

With celeb mugshots, neon signs and bright pink decor, Tonight Josephine will grab you from the moment you descend into the basement. Along with gorgeous interiors, they also have a delicious selection of cocktails.

Waterloo

Dirty Martini Islington

6 user reviews
Dirty Martini Islington
Happy Hour and 3 other offers available.

Dirty Martini is a well-established name in the cocktail world. With a smattering of venues all over London, their mixologists have mastered a number of classic recipes and really let their creativity take control, producing an array of intriguing concoctions for adventurous revellers to enjoy. Try their Dirty Martini Bishopsgate and Dirty Martini St Pauls bars for more!

Happily Affordable ££
Islington

Tucked away amidst the stately grandeur of the London Edition Hotel is The Punch Room, an exclusive, reservations only drinking den. Come in and get cosy, the oak panelling and majestic sofas evoke a nineteenth century private club feel. A playlist of vintage soul and blues fills the room, while guests enjoy gin-infused punches laced with jasmine tea and oak moss.

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

The team behind The London Cocktail Club are something of legends in the capital's cocktail scene. Their Monument bar is inspired by Britain's most prestigious tailors from the 1970s and features a number of subtle references to artists like Paul Smith and Vivien Westwood. From rotating animal mannequins, all dressed in fresh threads, to pinstripe furniture, this cool and quirky bar is perfect for your next big night out. 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Perfect for anyone that's bored of brushing elbows and awkwardly bumping into people at packed out bars, the Experience @ Black Opium is a venue that combines expertly-made cocktails with attentive hosting and an unbeatable music playlist. Head down, grab a hand-crafted cocktail and watch the hours float by at this fun Old Street spot.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Eve

32 user reviews

Eve has enough delicious cocktails to tempt, well, Eve in the Garden of Eden. A bar built on the ideas of indulgence and hedonism, come here for theatrical cocktails served in luxurious surroundings.

Splash the Cash £££
Covent Garden

The Ten Bells

91 user reviews

The Ten Bells is a pillar of Spitalfields boozing, but have you discovered their secret cocktail bar upstairs yet? Under the trusted guidance of renowned head bartender Jerome Slesinski, a talented bar team whip up signature shorty cocktails made with home-infused spirits and a flourish of class. Vintage Chesterfields, mis-matched tables and iconic artworks contribute to the chic ambience.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Little Bat

91 user reviews

Offering bold and imaginative cocktails, cosy date night vibes and some of the friendliest service in town, Little Bat is an absolute must if you’re looking for something special around Angel’s Upper Street. A venture brought to London from the same team at Callooh Callay, expect Alice in Wonderland themed quirks and chilled out vibes from this welcoming new neighbourhood haunt.

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

BYOC Camden

18 user reviews

Head over to Camden's BYOC to find a secret drinking den of luscious libations and expert mixology. The bar is a den of 1920s revelries and will let you bring your own bottle of spirit to be whipped into something delicious.

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

Portobello Star

2 user reviews

The oldest bar on this list, the iconic Portobello Star has been open since a stonking 1740. And by god have they progressed with the times; delicious cocktails paired with homemade fare are the order of the day here. Gin lovers, this one is definitely for you.

Happily Affordable ££
Notting Hill

Black Rock

38 user reviews

Black Rock isn’t just about serving up whisky straight. With over 250 bottles on display and a commitment to delivering the best blends, they’ve even roped in an 18ft, 185-year-old oak tree trunk that acts as both an interactive cocktail ageing system and a spectacular centrepiece.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Not only are the illustrated interiors at Dolls House Islington something to muse over, their cocktail list is a London treasure. A North London cocktail bar with talent and tact, Dolls House Islington whips up classic cocktails and quirky favourites in a truly unique London townhouse. 

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

Six Storeys on Soho

106 user reviews
Six Storeys on Soho
Grape & Hop and 1 other offer available.

From the Parlour to the Decantery, Six Storeys in Soho is a twisty turny vintage bar with six floors on which to have fun. Join in with gin drinking, cocktail sipping and nibbling across the laid-back and seductive venue. 

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Barsmith

169 user reviews

A Farringdon location popular for its house-infused spirits and bespoke cocktails, Barsmith offers among the best value for money around. Cocktails start at £7.95, but come before 10pm and you can pick up 2-4-1. Happy Hour and lasts all day on Saturdays. There’s an ever-evolving list of craft beers, and delicious Neapolitan thin crust pizzas if you fancy a bite to eat.

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

Kilburn Ironworks

20 user reviews
Kilburn Ironworks
Comet Package and 2 other offers available.

Exposed red brick complemented by moody, sombre lighting, Kilburn Ironworks exudes that industrial feel and with a sharp, elegant twist this bar bursts with character, making for a very hip haunt to sup up several snifters. Pull up a stool with pals and peruse through the creative and crafty cocktail menu as these utterly unique and edgy liquid concoctions complete with mad and inventive names have you hooked. We loved their signature "Sour Monkey" with Monkey Shoulder Whisky, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur lemon and egg white.

Happily Affordable ££
Kilburn

Super secret and only accessible through a fridge door (no, really) if you want to visit the Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town's basement cocktail bar, you're going to have to ask nicely. Head to The Breakfast Club in Shoreditch for a bite to eat beforehand - and if he lets you in - enjoy the Mayor's varied range of quirky and classic cocktails.

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

The fifth instalment of the London Cocktail Club family is up there with our favourites. Come in, soak up the biker-themed ambience and prepare to make some big decisions at the bar. Cocktails like the ‘Confessions of a Cucumber Salesman’, ‘Brixton Riot’ and ‘Smoking Barrel’ are every shade of delicious, each mixed with the style and substance that makes LCC such a fan favourite.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Le Bar

17 user reviews
Le Bar
Free bottle of bubbly

Based in Farringdon, Le Bar is a sleek and opulent restaurant bar that couples stunning drinks with seasonal frapas (French tapas) dishes. The restaurant was opened by the same masterminds at the Michelin-starred restaurant Club Gascon and will recreate recipes and flavours from South West France. Best of all, each cocktail created by the experts behind the bar perfectly complement the flavours of every dish served by the kitchen.

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

Purl

18 user reviews

Purl is one of London's most imaginative cocktail bars; think nitrogen gas and delicious aromas in the air. With a name derived from an Old English tipple made from gin and ale, Purl sets itself up for unusual drinks and that's exactly what you get. 

Splash the Cash £££
Mayfair

IceBar London

19 user reviews

With interiors carved from the pristine waterways of the Torne River in Sweden, Ice Bar is the UK’s only permanently frozen cocktail bar. Kit up in thermal capes and gloves and get ready for something spectacular; chilled drinks are served in these unique surroundings in 40-minute time slots. Bring that body temp back to normal with a meal of modern British fare in the stylish restaurant afterwards.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

Cartizze Bar

4 user reviews

Fronting mean mixology from world class bartenders and exuding the charm and austerity of a classic Americana watering hole, Cartizze Bar is a staple for creative cocktails and atmospheric drinking. Nestled in Mayfair you'll find crystal-cut glassware, leather textures and a chrome framed bar where you can perch and sup to your liquor loving hearts content. 

Splash the Cash £££
Mayfair

Taking an underground former public conveniences and transforming it into a space of art deco cool and cocktail lounging, the Bermondsey Arts Club is as unique as they come. The bar is where the magic of mixology happens, creating tailored cocktails of the freshest ingredients and innovation. Experience some liquor laced satisfaction in one of London's under the radar creative haunts. 

Happily Affordable ££
Bermondsey

Coin Laundry

63 user reviews

Farringdon’s laid-back neighbourhood bar serves comfort food and 70s-inspired cocktails in a welcoming atmosphere. Take a chance on the Blind Date, with its pleasingly sweet mix of infused brandy, lemon, sugar and egg white, or indulge in a luxurious taste of the White Chocolate & Raspberry Bellini if you like the sound of chocolate and raspberry coulis mixed in with prosecco and lemon.

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

Simmons Tower Bridge

18 user reviews

Cheap cocktails = substandard quality, right? Wrong. The guys at Simmons offer plenty of delightful options at happily affordable rates. Catch them between happy hour (4-9pm, weekdays) and get two for a tenner, or one of their signature cocktail teapots for just £15. There’s a good choice of wine and beer too, all enjoyed in the comfort of a small but perfectly formed space.

Happily Affordable ££
London Bridge

Dandelyan

6 user reviews

Run by the masterminds behind the White Lyan in Shoreditch, the Dandelyan is a new hotel cocktail based in Southwark. Sittingt on the ground floor of the Mondrian Hotel, the bar is elegantly decorated and serves stunning, carefully crafted cocktails to all its guests. The drinks menu is split into a number of subsections, named 'cereal', 'vegetal', 'mineral' and 'floral', and each is created using only the freshest fruits available in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
Waterloo

Drink Shop & Do

275 user reviews
Drink Shop & Do
Friday Feeling Happy Hour and 3 other offers available.

A treasure of a King’s Cross cafe, cocktail bar and late night dancing spot, Drink Shop Do carries an awesome list of cocktails fronting an impressive gin selection. Grab a stiff drink and enjoy one of their weekday 'Do's (we’re talking Lego Robots and Musical Bingo) or get started on a big night on the tiles at the weekend; there’s drinking and dancing until 2am.

Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross

The Soda Room

0 user reviews

A hidden gem of a London cocktail bar located beneath the Botanist Broadgate, the Soda Room is a sleek hideaway promising good music, cool interiors and excellent cocktails. Head over for a buzzing vibe and affordable-but-interesting cocktails, Monday through to Saturday. 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Kansas Smitty's

29 user reviews

Fusing swing music with live jazz bands, Kansas Smitty's is a taste of the good cocktail life in London. Not only host to some of the best Juleps in the business, Kansas Smitty's turns into a roarer on the weekend, boasting the broody basement of good old fashioned jazz clubs in London

Happily Affordable ££
Hackney

Map Maison

12 user reviews
Map Maison
£25 for Champagne/Cocktail Afternoon Tea. and 2 other offers available.

Styled as a cosy cafe during the day and a bustling cocktail bar at night, Map Maison is a characterful, colourful spot that's always adapting and changing itself to suit the demands of East London's revellers. The team of expert mixologists, armed with a collection of strange ingredients, fresh fruit liqueurs, flavoursome punches and international spirits, mix and flair together an impressive range of fun concoctions that are sure to leave a lasting impression on you. Grab a strong drink, relax and see where the night takes you at this fun-loving bar. 

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Hush Mayfair

50 user reviews
Hush Mayfair
Complimentary Mulled Wine?

With several diverse space, Hush in Mayfair has everything you need for a night out. Head to their Aviator bar for a night of Pan Am themed fun as bartenders whip up delicious cocktails at this award-winning spot.

Happily Affordable ££
Mayfair

Clerkenwell & Social

93 user reviews

Fronting an eclectic design that celebrates the literary history of Clerkenwell, this enticing bar is famous for its home-made cocktails. House-infused spirit, liqueurs, syrups and bitters are thrown together with great skill, creating a celebrated menu you just gotta see. Try the Much Ado About Rum and don’t forget there’s hand-crafted pizzas to soak up the booze.

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

Scout

2 user reviews

Spread across two floors, Scout in East London is changing the way cocktails are made. The venue uses seasonal products to create an ever-changing menu as well as implementing a 'no waste' policy in their use of ingredients.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Megaro Bar

30 user reviews
Megaro Bar
Monkey Shoulder High ball cocktail for £5 and 2 other offers available.

Megaro is a basement bar in Kings Cross that's created a reputation for itself thanks to its stunning cocktail menu and quirky decor. The venue's expert mixologists have really let their creative side shine, curating a menu of signature creations and spirit infusion. Why not try the Borsh Mary cocktail, created using the venue's very own homemade hot sauce.

Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross

Looking Glass Cocktail Club

27 user reviews

Looking Glass Cocktail Club has to be one of the best cocktail bars in East London... and all of London, in fact. Incredibly unique cocktails, mesmerising decor and a magical atmosphere make Looking Glass Cocktail Club a real treat for cocktail lovers in the capital.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Shaker&Company

51 user reviews
Shaker&Company
Happy Hour and 5 other offers available.

Even running their own cocktail masterclass and school, Shaker&Company know what they're doing with their drinks. The bar is New Orleans inspired, so expect oak barrels, blues and jazz, soul food and a cracking atmosphere.

Happily Affordable ££
Fitzrovia

The Hide Bar

6 user reviews

Hide Bar prides itself on the expression of mixology, taking the cocktail as an art form and looking into its history to develop their craft. You'll find an intimate industrial styled space with a seated only policy making for an intimate cocktail lounge in London. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a cocktail connoissuer or like to dabble in fresh, unique tastes then Hide Bar is best. 

Happily Affordable ££
London Bridge

Swift

225 user reviews

Created by the successful group behind the Nightjar, Swift is a cocktail bar that's forever changed the way we think of a 'quick drink' between events. Using an arsenal of international spirits, fruits and spices, and promising a quick turn around for each drink, the expert team of mixologists serve both classic and inventive cocktails to its guests. Despite being standing only upstairs, guests can take a load off and unwind in the venue's cosy underground bar. 

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel

5 user reviews

The Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel should be on your list of rooftop restaurants. Their kitchen serves creative and responsibly-sourced dishes, with meat from the best butchers in the city and produce from fresh suppliers, meaning you can hang out in either the covered lounge bar or the inside bar area in style.

Splash the Cash £££
Soho

Barrio Soho

79 user reviews

Barrio is a party group of bars that comes bursting with Latina energy. Shaking up exotic cocktails that go hard on the rum and tequila front, these neighbourhood joints blend Latin flair with fresh cooking and great music. Come for their renowned Amigo Hours, when cocktails are £5, bottled beers are £3 and there’s a fiver off your bottle of wine. Try their Barrio Angel or Barrio Shoreditch branches for more! 

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Basement Sate

150 user reviews

Earth didn't start with Adam and Eve, it started with dessert and cocktails. Heralded for their sweet treats, not only is Basement Sate the front runner for desserts in the city, their cocktails are a sweet smasher too. From their bespoke, speakeasy inspired setting to their hand-made cocktails, this is a neat treat not to be missed. 

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

5cc Electricity Showrooms

3 user reviews

Bang slap in the middle of London's party capital, Shoreditch, this livewire venue is a haze of polished woods, bright fluorescents and comfy booths for those intimate occasions. With the most innovative of cocktails blended with only the freshest ingredients, this place is a great shout for those boozy beverages.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

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