Chat, Drink and Dance
Dance and drink in the city at any of our selected gems. These versatile bars in London are offering serve excellent drinks; have delightful atmospheres for dates or a gossip session, and dance floors. Perfect for those looking for the complete night out where you can start your night off with chatting and catching up with friends, tasty drinks and ending up on the dance floor.
Last updated on 15th February 2018
Start the night with pizzas in their cool restaurant, follow it up with delicious cocktails in one of their three chic, New York-style bars, and then storm the dancefloor until the early hours – Sway’s the perfect place to drink, chat and dance.
Core brings a fresh, infectious approach to partying in the City. Mingle with a stylish and fun-loving crowd while you work your way through their quirky list of trademark cocktails or enjoy a chilled craft beer! The party comes into its element when the sun goes down, and there's the chance to book a private booth, table or private room if you feel like going all out.
Fending off competition from some of the best bars in London, SO.UK recently scooped the Best DJ Bar of 2015 at the London Club & Bar Awards. It’s a nightspot oozing with style and decadence, with smart interiors complemented by a vast choice of cocktails and a top line-up of DJs. A great spot for after-work drinks, birthday celebrations and full-on nights out with your nearest and dearest on Clapham High Street.
Dirty Martini has incredible cocktails and a cool interior for a bit of Mayfair glitz and glam. Enjoy the Happy Hours, stylish surroundings and commercial music DJs at this dance and drink bar. Definitely one of the best of the Dirty Martinis, their Hanover Square venue never disappoints and is always a fun night out.
A versatile bar and club in the heart of Soho, Gem is just as good as its name would suggest. Lavish and opulent, it's a refined venue with a late night party arena in the basement and sleek ground floor bar. Offering some great drink deals, they run very generous happy hours throughout the week, so head on down.
Sitting in the heart of London's beating West End, The Roxy is a fun-loving bar that never disappoints. To accompany the booze-heavy cocktails served by the bar, the kitchen plates up all your comfort food favourites, including hearty burgers and Mexican snacks. Better still, the resident DJs are on hand to turn things up once the sun has set.
Popularly regarded as one of the gems of the Square Mile, Willy’s offers 20 wines by the glass as well as plenty of traditional English charm. They’re passionate about great wine and will happily help you choose out your perfect bottle, serving a menu of lighter bites and fish & chips for those in need of a bite to eat.
Time to get your groove on and your biggest shoulder pads out as The Prince of Wales in Brixton put on a huge rooftop party. The fun South London pub is going all '80s for the Easter weekend - don't miss out on secret karaoke, fancy dress and cheesy tunes.
Floripa is a Brazilian themed cocktail and DJ bar in Shoreditch with a tropical interior and nice vibe. Meet up here for a drink, chat and dance in London to party music that borrows beats from drum and bass, funk, rock n roll, jazz and the latest hits in a venue that's combines Brazilian culture with the setting of London party place.
This premier Mayfair bar is the ideal place to stop and indulge in an excellent fresh meal, and then party it up when the DJ gets going. Offering a undeniably good three course sit-down dinner and show, you can revel in the live performance while enjoying a meal designed exclusively for Baroque by Executive Chef Judy Joo.
Swing by Jamies on Creechurch Lane and you’ll find a crowd of mainly workers, letting off some steam and relaxing into the evening with a glass of wine or two. Pre-order a large platter, share around some nibbles and let the stresses of the working day melt away, the venue is within a stone’s throw of all the city’s rail stations so getting home is a doddle.
Well suited to an early evening tipple, an evening of dinner and drinks or just cutting loose on the dance floor, Gigalum is a versatile Clapham gem. Make your way over with your friends and take your pick between a long list of cocktails, beers and wines, before working up a head of steam as DJs play uplifting house tracks into the night. It’s always free entry, and there’s a heated beer garden space if you’re looking to catch a breather.
With three rooms to choose from, this is one of the most adaptable club south of the river. Throw some shapes in the basement bar, grab a drink in the main terrace area or have an intimate catch up in the split-level VIP lounge overlooking all for a multi-faceted evening. And if that's not enough, special guest DJs, burlesque performers and even fire-eaters are around to keep you entertained and stunned all night long.
Apples & Pears is the perfect space to let off some steam on Brick Lane. It’s a neighbourhood cocktail bar delighting its guests with a trio of wood fired pizzas, eye-catching cocktails and a diverse playlist. Pop in with some mates and set the world to rights, it’s nice and chilled early but there’s dancing until 1am at the weekends.
The odd interior and attractive Hoxton location make Zigfrid Von Underbelly a popular bar for drinking in London. Clubbing, drinking and dining can be enjoyed at this cool and quirky venue. One of the best late night DJ bars in the Hoxton area, you'd be foolish not to check it out.
Market House in Brixton is a traditional British bar and beer hall. The cosy setting will draw you in; the late night disco to commercial music makes you stay.Why chose between an ale serving gastro pub and a speakeasy party bar when you can head to Market House for a two-in-one?
An incredibly versatile venue, Trapeze in Shoreditch is both a cocktail bar and club that's always a fun night out. On the ground floor you'll find a creative cocktail list, great food and a spectacular party, while downstairs you'll encounter the underground sound of deep house every weekend. Whether you're just going for drinks or the whole night, you're sure to have a great time.
Blending a Latin America feel-good factor with the vibrant nature of the neighbourhood, Barrio Brixton is a fun hangout throughout the week. Dabble in a cocktail menu that brims with tequila, mescal, pisco and rum, have a nibble at some Peruvian anticuchos and stay for a dance into the night; the Latin party tunes ring out until 2am at weekends.
A retreat from the bores of the adult working world, The Old School Yard is a quirky cocktail bar that offers a incredibly entertaining evening out. With an impressive cocktail menu, a highly addictive Nintendo Wii and karaoke rooms available to hire, and some class DJ's to keep you up, never a dull moment passes here.
Barrio Shoreditch is without a doubt one of East London's best cocktail bars. This fun time party bar is a great East London Bar for letting your hair down and enjoying delicious cocktails. Barrio Shoreditch is a cool and quirky cocktail bar that raises the bar of South American themed cocktail bars in London with incredible DJ's and live music on a regular roster.
With a cool Savile Row theme and a secretive basement location, London Cocktail Club Monument is all about the good times. Grab a tray of shooters and get ready to toast the night away.
The Met Bar is a great place for a chat, drink and dance in London - and occupying the most exclusive of post codes too! With expert mixologists on hand to serve up artfully crafted cocktails, as well as live music and DJs to take you into the early hours, this is a top choice for you and up to 180 friends to chat, drink and dance in London.
Elysée offers the complete night out. With a lovely restaurant and bar area made for find drinking and dining and late night hours to keep the party going. Enjoy a delicious Greek meal in the dining room or alfresco drinking on the roof terrace and wait for the party to really get going later. With occasional live jazz and Greek music there is always an authentic and exciting atmosphere.
Taking place in the London borough of Beckenham, this party is a homage to 1940s swing parties. Put on your sharpest trousers and hair pins and learn to dance, sip cocktails from jam jars and chinwag as a live band tootles away; all in the gorgeous setting of Beckenham Place Mansion.
Sleek and sophisticated partying is the name of the game for Mayfair’s Fifty9. It’s a bar for those in-the-know, hidden away off the beaten track in Berkley Square. A late-night party hub with candlelit tables, an impressive lighting display and dark leather furnishings; it’s pretty clear you’re partying in one of London’s most opulent postcodes here. A late licence allows dancing until 3am at the weekends.
A beacon for all things burger related and disco diner themed, the Magic Roundabout is a topside Old Street station gaff that mixes together alfresco eating and boozing for one incredibly unique experience in London. The Burger Bear is behind the patty power of this place, perfect for chilling with mates, after work drinks and a boogie on the weekend.