Best Whisky Bars in London

"Too much of anything is bad. Too much of good whisky is barely enough." Mark Twain

Having resurfaced as a popular nightlife feature, whisky bars are now an established feature in London, stocking up an increasingly varied selection of some of the finest liquid gold available. Many of them offer whisky-tasting sessions to discover the difference between Scotch and Bourbon, malt and grain whiskies, blended, single malt and cask strength whiskies. There's nothing better than relaxing after a tough London day, savouring a glass of whisky in elegant surroundings. Below is our list of London's best whisky bars to impress your friends and kick off the evening.

Last updated on 27th December 2018

Old Tom's Bar

36 user reviews 4

Tucked away in the heart of Leadenhall Market, Old Tom's is a hidden gem of a bar serving a first-rate collection of whiskies in an atmospheric setting. With wall tiles dating back to the 19th century and lots of tasty cheese and charcuterie boards to soak up all that booze, swing by after work and pick out your favourite from 17 whisky brands ideal for a casual nightcap or indulging on a school night.


114 user reviews 4

Happy Hour

Tuck into a taste of New Orleans as this vintage inspired whisky and cocktail bar in London will impress with their rooting selection and deep flavours. Set against furniture inspired by the Deep South, enjoy drams by the dozen as the NOLA back bar promises a unique roster of whisky bottles.

Blues Kitchen Camden

16 user reviews 4

The Blues Kitchen, one of the most famous whisky and blues bars in London, is renowned for Bourbons and Tennessee whiskies. The Blues Kitchen's staff will be on hand to find the right companion for you and your blues. They offer an affordable whisky experience, with the benefit of a bourbon club subscription, which rewards The Blues Kitchen elders by being firsts to sample all the different varieties on offer.

Black Rock

153 user reviews 5

When looking for whisky bars in London, you need the cool setting appropriate for the drink. Cue Black Rock, a contemporary and minimalist drinking space with enough quirks to keep you coming back for more. Most will be drawn by the 250 bottles of whisky displayed in their 'library', others for the 18ft, 185-year-old oak tree trunk that acts as an interactive cocktail ageing system in the centre of the room.