Best Camden Bars

With its status as a Rock 'n' Roll haven forever in check, people from all over the globe flock to Camden for its lush live music, riff cavorting culture and band tees. But there's more to Camden than just gigs. A haven for liquid nooks and cracking bars, Camden is one of the city's most sought after nights out. Whether you fancy watching a local metal bad, hoofing creative cocktails or settling down for steak and sizzling drinks, Camden has it all, and so does our list.

Last updated on 24th August 2018

Having travelled around London and visiting the city's biggest bars and clubs, 1 Big Night Out arrives in North London this winter. The evening will start at Fifty Five Bar, before proceeding to 3 other Camden bars and culminating in one of the area's biggest clubs. Ticket holders will be spoiled on the night and will enjoy free entry access, queue jump privileges, complimentary welcome shots and happy hour drinks prices all night long. 

Shaka Zulu

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Shaka Zulu is a bar in Camden with fabulous cocktails, a generous happy hour and unique and fascinating decor thanks to its African inspired roots. Known as one of Camden's best clubs, Shaka Zulu hosts great Friday and Saturday nights and opens early - allowing you to head down and enjoy drinks or nibbles before the clubbing starts. 

Lockside Camden

35 user reviews 4

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Camden's hottest new all-day eatery is open and ready for business. Lockside is full of industrial chic, with exposed brick walls, interesting art work and a sun-trap terrace. Work your way through their Tex Mex dishes or come later for a DJ night.

Simmons Camden is ready to impress just as much as its sister bar. Easily one of the best cocktail bars in Camden, this is your one-stop-shop for great drinks deals, a stylish crowd and fun time party vibes - just be sure to get there in time for their happy hour to get your hands on two cocktails for £10 and a spirit and a mixer for only £2.50. 

Belushis Camden

115 user reviews 4

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Just a hop and a skip from Camden's Lock Market, this Belushi's is an open plan space of Americana style party vibes and classic decor. Renowned for their scrummy dishes - particularly the burger - these guys also tote a sweet little cocktail menu so yo don't have to stick to the beer and wines at this place. Always heaving when there's sport to be watched and hosting DJ nights, Belushi's is a popular destination among Camdenites. 


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Miusan is a new intimate bar and restaurant modelled on the opium dens of 19th century Paris and New York. With three-storeys of shenanigans, there's everything from lavish velvet seating and waiting staff wearing traditional dress. As well as a restaurant and nightclub, there will also be a bar serving fruity cocktails inspired by The Orient.

Blues Kitchen Camden

16 user reviews 4

A wonderfully versatile venue, Blues Kitchen Camden ticks every box of cool. Serving hefty portions of serious soul food inspired by the cuisine of the deep south, with quite the pedigree when it comes to live music acts, as well as an impressive selection of bourbons and craft beers, Blues Kitchen easily makes it onto our list of the best Camden bars. 

Jazz Cafe

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A list of the best Camden bars isn't fit for purpose without a nod to the Jazz Cafe. An iconic joint renowned for live music, club nights, dinner and drinks, the venue has welcomed the likes of Amy Winehouse, D'Angelo and Bobby Womack on stage down the years. It's recently been taken over by the Columbo Group and is once again an unmissable hangout whether you're looking for live music or a bite to eat on the mezzanine.