Bars in Canary Wharf
It's Canary Wharf's abundance of alfresco terraces, bars with a view and homely pubs that rightly earn it a place on London's social map. Just a few stops from London Bridge's clubbing scene and the nightlife oasis that is Shoreditch, these clutch of excellent spots are a great option for after-work drinks or for a few tipples before heading for a night on the tiles. Read on for our hand-picked guide to the best bars in Canary Wharf.
Last updated on 9th May 2017
A contemporary charmer in the heart of Canary Wharf, those of you looking to hunker down for affordable food and drink won't be hard pushed to enjoy this city nugget. Sitting in the confines of kitsch wallpaper and modern furniture, pick from a selection of top notch wines, premium lagers, party platters and more.
The Bothy is a sleek restaurant in East London that serves delicious seasonal dishes throughout the day to Canary Wharf's hungry revellers. As the latest addition to the renowned Drake and Morgan family of venues, this new restaurant has incredibly high standards, making use of only the freshest ingredients and serving only the most inventive cocktails.
28West overlooks the Thames in all its splendour in the Canary Riverside development. Come if you like Modern British cuisine, the kitchen serves lovely fare in an open restaurant with stunning views to match. Drinks-wise, the wine list is particularly impressive, and time your visit tactfully to take advantage of some fantastic offers (like unlimited Prosecco for £15 at the weekends).
A jack-of-all-trades, the Breakfast Club in Canary Wharf is always abuzz with energy and life. Decorated as a retro working men's club, expect to find intriguing furniture, hilarious antiques and a huge disco ball hovering over the entire venue. Alongside a brunch menu full of traditional British treats, the bar is stocked full of craft beers, real ales, potent spirits, and most importantly, a selection of delicate cocktails.
Taking up residency in the chic, stylish nature of Canary Wharf, Terrace Bar is a hub of Mexican culture bringing a rainbow of Latino aestheic. Swing chairs, table football, bold colours and a living plant wall all adorn the parent to Wahaca's restaurant. Terrace Bar is a wondrous wharf dweller offering native Mexican tipples in the form of only the purest and primed Tequila and Mezcal London has seen.
Canary Wharf's cool and collected cocktail cavern is a mighty magnet for any liquor lover as barflies flock from their desk direct to this bubbling bar. Mixologists whip up a variety of treats, from classic catchers and contemporary whirls to wicked, all-time favourites. Hosting Happy Hour from 6pm 'til 8pm all week and all day Saturday this saloon is a popular professional drinkery.
Combing swanky and homely, The Pearson Room in Canary Wharf is a unique bar. Created by Sunaina Sethi, of Michelin Starred Trishna restaurant in Marylebone, the bar has an amazing selection of wine, as well as serving delicious bar snacks.
Davy’s is one fine looking wine bar on Fisherman’s Walk. With a history for delivering the finest wines dating way back to 1870, the Canary Wharf outpost of this prestigious wine bar chain serves a unique, hand-picked list of wines from all over. Interiors are classy yet comfy, and there’s a large seated area right next to the water for al fresco drinking in the warmer months.
The renowned team at Pizza Pilgrims are looking East, serving great pizzas coupled with 16-person foosball, plasma screen TVs and vintage video games. The famous pizza maestros will, of course, serve all the same Neapolitan pizzas that made them famous in the first place, topped with only the finest ingredients they can get their hands on. Grab a craft beer at the bar, grab a slice and sink into one of their cosy chesterfield sofas.
Located in a Grade-II listed building, The Gun is a quirky spot for a drink near Canary Wharf. As well as having a swish restaurant, the venue has a more informal pub perfect for grabbing a post-work pint or going for a cosy time over the weekend.
With views over the North Dock, The Tea Merchant is a sociable and fun bar. The venue has a restaurant, outdoor terrace and relaxed bar; head there for a Sipsmith Gin and Tonic or one of their delicious hand-picked wines.
One Canada Square has an elegant bar area for leisurely drinking which is the ideal place to unwind after work. The wine menu has an exceptional selection of vintage tipples to choose from alongside the cocktail trolley which has a vast amount of rare and premium spirits, including William Laure Weller bourbon of which only 1200 bottles a year enter the UK!
Any venue with a secret, garden-inspired lounge ticks all kinds of boxes for us. This is a refreshingly airy and relaxed hangout, where cocktails are as quirky as they come and the solid choice of wine spoils. Get yourself over during the warmer months, when the alfresco terrace finds its mojo.