The Bootlegger

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Find the secret door and head on down...

A sultry prohibition inspired den in the heart of the City, The Bootlegger is a drinking establishment primed for London's retro-lovers.

Speakeasy themed, and harking back to the underground glamour of the 1920s, The Bootlegger puts two fingers up the the prohibition in a bid to bring London's fun-time folk a unique dose of vintage inspired boozing, with live music, American eats and vintage adornments aplenty. From lavish cocktails, to live jazz bands that make it all too easy to while the night away, The Bootlegger is a premium haunt, and just the place to drop a few clams.



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- - Private Hire Only
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The Bootlegger
25-26 Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HR

East London

Nearest station:
Monument (Tube)
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Our Review

The Bootlegger City of London - London Bar Review

The Bootlegger City of London - London Bar Review

A hidden doorway. Co-ordinates on the floor to mark the spot. Descend the dimly lit staircase're in! The Bootlegger is the City's speakeasy cocktail bar that keeps the drinks flowing and the good times rolling even in the face of that...

Read our full The Bootlegger City of London - London Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Whole Venue Hire Venue Hire 190 5000 3000
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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What a venue! I hired the entire bar for a 1920s party and it was amazing. Every step was made easy by the staff and owner - planning, canapés, DJ hire and the party itself. Cannot recommend it enough!
29 Oct 2017 by

Dreadful cocktails, booked a table which wasn’t acceptable never going back! Paul visited The Bootlegger on 26 Oct 2017
27 Oct 2017 by

fantastic venue. I took my now-wife here on our first date on a Friday night, and we saw the most amazing band - the Cash Cows - who then played at our wedding! Fantastic venue, even better band.
21 Oct 2017 by

Great staff, good fun with live music. Cocktails are very tasty. Farbod visited The Bootlegger on 25 Nov 2016
26 Sep 2017 by

Amazing find!! Tucked away in a basement near Leadenhall market. Amazing decor, delicious cocktails and really friendly staff. The live jazz acts take you back in time to the prohibition era. Easily one of my best nights out!!
11 Feb 2017 by

Cool bar but really noisy and extremely busy unfortunately. We could not hear each other speak... Isabelle visited The Bootlegger on 10 Feb 2017
11 Feb 2017 by

The table I reserved wasnt really a table, and the chairs were so broken it was more comfortable to stand up. Cocktails were nice, although some were a little overpriced. Decent atmosphere and decor but probably won't be going back. visited The Bootlegger on 10 Feb 2017
11 Feb 2017 by

The staff at the Bootlegger were kind enough to squeeze my boyfriend and I in for a cocktail masterclass even though they had shut ready for a private hire. The whole experience was brilliant. Our barman was so passionate about the art of cocktail making and we made a whole range of well known and unique cocktails, and even had a free shot thrown in at the end of some rather fancy rum. Overall it was fantastic and we would definitely return, visited The Bootlegger on 04 Feb 2017
06 Feb 2017 by

Absolutely loved it. Cheesy music sung by a live band. Good vibe and when we waited a long time in the queue we got drinks free of charge. Best night out I've had in ages!
03 Feb 2017 by

Celebrated my birthday at The Bootlegger on a Friday night. The venue is great, very spacious, not crowded, a mix of live music and a DJ. A wonderful venue with the most accommodating, attentive manager. Huge compliment to Angelo for making my birthday really special! Katharina visited The Bootlegger on 20 Jan 2017
21 Jan 2017 by

Amazing cocktails, served in a unique space. This is probably the best 'speakeasy' style bar I've been to I London. visited The Bootlegger on 16 Jan 2017
17 Jan 2017 by

Great vibe, amazing cocktails but AWFUL mulled wine visited The Bootlegger on 13 Jan 2017
14 Jan 2017 by

Had my engagement party is this place in September and cannot recommend it enough. Krish was so welcoming and helpful in the build up to the event, and was very good at hosting on the night. The place is awesome to be in, even the smoking area is in a cool place near to the party. For 50 people who want to celebrate something together, this is the place to hire!
14 Nov 2016 by

Not what was expected. Arrived at 11.30 on Friday night. Seemed like a half-decent nightclub, but no speakeasy/jazz/prohibition atmosphere. Continuous loud dance music, very drunk business people, very pricey drinks. Simon visited The Bootlegger on 14 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016 by

Found this bar in the secret bars section on here. What a great find. The decor and staff are amazing. Was quiet earlier on but got lively with live music a bit later on. I went on a friday. Absolutely loved it. Def hidden gem.
06 Jul 2016 by

Fantastic bar, great bartenders and staff and very friendly and accommodating owners. The cocktails are top notch and good beers on tap. The live music on Thursdays, Friday and throughout the week is thoroughly enjoyable and lively. I would recommend a night here for any day of the week.
22 Jun 2016 by

My favourite cocktail bar. The team is very hospitable and the cocktails completely on point, with a wide variety of flavours to suit you. Highly recommended for a good night out with classy friends or an alternative date night
18 Jan 2016 by

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