DJ Bars in London
Discover some of the best places for drinking and dancing with our guide to DJ Bars in London. The city is filled with buzzing little venues with killer playlists and a hedonistic late-night spirit which offer a great alternative to the more notorious super-clubs. We’ve selflessly been out to experience some of the best places for DJ nights in London; read on for our recommended picks!
Last updated on 22nd August 2016
Sally on down to South London on any corker of a weekend and you're sure to find a DJ romp in Clapham to remember. Noted for their late night antics, regular rotation of DJs and fun-loving crowd, the sundown dancing at Jam Tree Clapham takes on a whole new level, and that's every single weekend.
Who knew Old Street roundabout would be an epicentre for all things burgers, booze and big, fat beats? Burger Bear did, that's who. Having taken his patty flipping power to new heights, he's set up his kitchen in this unique space using recycled shipping containers for a bit of East London cool. DJs take to the immense sound system across the weekend and the tunes are pumped out at this party pad.
Minutes from Camden Lock Market, this bar is ready and waiting for your best moves, with a spacious floor where you can really let loose. Crack out your best robot arms and drop down low with your messiest mates late into the night at this buzzing joint.
Casa Blue is a cool and lively DJ Bar located in the heart of Shoreditch close to Brick Lane. The North African styled decor makes for a good party place throughout the week, with it really taking off on weekends. The young and trendy crowd really know how to let off steam at this awesome bar in East London.
Market House is a quirky bistro and DJ bar in Brixton. Join the party cadets of South London and party with friends till 3am where DJs play mash up party music all night long. Bust a move, swing those hips, crack out the robot or hang your washing to dry in the warmth of your flaming hot moves you massive party animal.
Don't worry, just because your surroundings are elegant and sophisticated, with plush booth seats, modern flare and a stylish glamour in the ceiling lights, that doesn't mean that you have to be all classy and graceful to match. Treat this venue to some butt twerking, shoulder shimmying, shamelessness to the best DJs in town.
Probably best known for their marathon happy hours and kitsch interiors, the Simmons gang also know a thing or two about slipping on their dancing shoes to go long and big into the night. Slip away from work and get yourself some discounted drinks then hang about into the evening, as DJs play a mish-mash of party classics at their venues across London.
Fu Manchu’s Dim Sum treats and exciting cocktails rightly take a lot of the headlines, but did you know there’s also a pumping party to be had here? Once you’re done filling your boots with steamed dumplings and killer exotic mixes, there’s a huge party to get involved with; as DJs continue until 3am at the weekends.
Welcome to Blues Kitchen, where you'll likely find all kinds of characters pulling out their most inventive dance moves as the night moves on. A hub for Texan BBQ and punchy cocktails throughout the day, Blues moves things through the gears once the plates are cleared away as talented DJs and live bands take over. It's one of our favourite spots for drinking and dancing in Shoreditch, and they've also got venues to check out in Brixton and Camden.
A quirky cafe by day, Drink Shop Do is hands down one of the most fun places for a party in King’s Cross by night. Swing by at the weekends and follow the Adult & Erotica sign into the basement, where DJs play one killer hit after the other; dropping old school favourites, classic party tracks and the latest chart slayers all night.
This adventure into a fun and fancy bar will have you dizzy in no time. Those plush pastel seats may look enticing but as soon as that DJ starts blasting those beats, you'll forget all about them as you trot straight onto the dance floor with your faithful friends at your side. Time to dance like nobody's watching, we say.
One of Shoreditch's most popular DJ bars, this venue is a heaven for quirky coolness. Zigfrid Von Underbelly consists of a groundfloor bar, which eventually turns into a dancefloor and a basement bar. DJs play in the basement from Thursdays to Saturdays. Zigfrid attracts free-thinkers and it's a great place to dance to electro and a more underground music scene.
You thought this place already had it all, with Sky Sports on the big screen, comfy leather sofas to sink into, beer pong tables and a buzzing atmosphere right in the centre of London. But with the added bonus of the best in DJ entertainment, there's now even more reason to head on over and body pop until you drop.
Babble is a sought after, premium cocktail bar and nightclub right around the corner from Liverpool Street. Reeling in a well-heeled, stylish city crowd throughout the week, this place prides itself on outstanding service and an imaginative drinks menu; there’s a range of cocktails that spans smooth to svelte and smart to simple. Get the drinks in and set up camp in the Crimson Club for DJs and dancing in an opulent setting.
With ornate decor, candlelit rooms and crisp design that echoes something of a sophisticated playground, Dead Dolls House hosts big nights come the weekend with DJs and dancing going down until 4am. This ultimately stylish pad in Islington is a must for anyone looking for some atmospheric drinking and a cool character.
With exciting DJ nights offering themed music nights, guest DJs often popping up to give the crowd a taste of their exciting new mixes or a blast from the past of disco, Paradise By Way of Kensal Green gives you an interesting vintage-themed venue in which to party hard until those early early hours.
With fun-time DJ sets that will have you going onto till the lights go up, Roadtrip is the place to go for some late night fun in Shoreditch. A eclectic mix of house, disco and more commercial tunes on both floors turn this bar into a party every Friday and Saturday til 5am.
With live music throughout the week and superb DJ sets at the weekends, get ready to exhaust your limbs and kill your feet to the best tunes. In a suave venue with an arched ceiling, exposed brick work walls, caged light bulbs and plush leather seats, this place is sure to impress for a great night out.
There’s a real mixed bag of party tunes to cut some shapes to at this Shoreditch patch. Impressing with modern interiors, highly innovative cocktails and a strong choice of food, DJs drop an eclectic party playlist between Tuesdays and Saturdays. Head straight over for a few post-work cocktails and set up camp on the dancefloor, where a vibrant Hoxton crowd hit the tiles until 2am.
One of London's leading lights on the clubbing front, you'll also find XOYO packs quite a punch in their upstairs cocktail bar! Special guest DJs do their thing alongside a list of amazing cocktails and tasty sliders in a street art adorned, NYC-styled space. You can book a table, head up for a drink and enjoy a brief respite from the mayhem downstairs.
Open til 3am Friday night, and 1am throughout the week, The Gable parties every night. With great Happy Hour promotions running from 5pm - 8pm everyday and great music getting you up on your feet. The open plan bar with fun colours means the vibe is always party-friendly.
A kooky and quirky bar in the heart of Shoreditch, this bar won't fail to put a smile on your face. DJs play out house party tracks that will keep you dancing all night long in this fun-time cocktail bar. Bust out those signature moves - strum that air guitar, cluck like a chicken and swing those hips as you go on this packed out dance floor.
A rocking house party is perhaps the best way to describe this DJ bar in Clapham! The Ibiza-style terrace with palm trees and open door terrace pumping out the best Baleric beats make this is a popular spot for a good boogy. Great for chilled mid-week and early evening drinks and food and rocking at the weekends when DJs such as Norman Jay and Nicky Romero take the decks and transform the place.
This hidden party bar located just off Bethnal Green Road in Hackney is sure to set your senses alive. Encapsulating Brick Lane with it's bold decor, slamming cocktails and fresh DJs, it's definitely one East London party hub to check out! Get down and dirty with your best mates until those wee hours.
Up-and-coming producer Jon Henry is hitting the decks at the Mint Leaf for nights of funky-pop house tunes and a rocking, arms-in-the-air atmosphere to liven up your Friday nights. Fist pump and groove away to all your much loved chart blasters and commercial house classics in-between relishing Indian nibbles and quirky cocktail combos.
Have a sexy Spanish party in Soho's hottest joint. With cocktails galore, vibrant furniture, brightly coloured walls and a sense of all things tropical, get down to some top hits, some salsa sensations and some sassy Shakira and Sean Paul on a dance floor that loves to see you shake those saucy hips to the best in exotic sounds.
Discover one of London’s best live DJ venues at The Met Bar in Mayfair. This elegant and trendy venue features great live acoustic music sets throughout the week, followed by resident DJs who take over the decks at weekends. Here guests can dance the night away to the latest tunes, while sipping on super delicious and creative cocktail combinations.
Fired up for a party in London but looking for the DJ antics to match? Grab your favourite fun-time folk and bowl on down to London Cocktail Club Shoreditch as this bar is not only coming on strong with some of the best cocktails in the industry, their DJs bring it home every night with slick beats and late-night anthems.
Music lovers in London, pay attention. For an amazing night of stunning DJ sets and brilliant music, be sure to check out The Grand this August. Celebrating all the wondrous things about the worlds of hip hop and garage, they open up their decks to DJ Yoda, MC Neat and DJ Luck, you'll use their years or experience and impressive music library to take you through a history of both dazzling genres.
Bringing all things Cuban to Kings Road, this Chelsea hot spot is a great little nook for your dancing dos. Enjoy a fun festival atmosphere and DJ sets that mash only the best in hot off the charts music hits with top quality hip hop, RnB and dance music classics.
One of the leading lights in London’s Gay Bar scene, Rupert Street is also known for its rowdy DJ nights every Friday and Saturday. Situated in the heart of Soho, the venue comes alive at the weekends as a beautiful crowd of revellers drop by to take advantage of the great cocktail deals and pulsating party atmosphere.
Unlike your typical London pub, everyday is a day to party on at The Old Queen's Head in Angel; with live music or DJ sets every evening til the early hours and the sounds vary from folk to house. Bust a move, shimmy those shoulders and pop that body to the best beats in the business at this cracking DJ hot spot.
Playing the best in chart toppers and house music, these special guest DJs are helping you let loose and drop it down low on the swankiest dance floor south of the river. Get your freak on and, while you're at it, enjoy the best in burlesque performances and even fire eating at a huge venue that will give you a killer night to remember.
Get down low to the best tunes in the business in this pumped and packed out venue. With a Hollywood 1940's glamour in every trinket and decorative fleck, this bar oozes quirky Wild West tones and comes complete with a bucking broncho. Make sure you crack out that invisible lasso on this rootinest tootinest of the dance floors.
You might know Trailer Happiness firstly for its exotic mix of rum cocktails and Dim Sum treats, but did you also know they host fun-loving DJ nights at the end of the week? Get yourself set for the night with a couple of their famous tiki serves, then let your hair down on the dance floor as DJs play a mix of reggae, blues and jazz-influenced hip-hop between Thursdays and Saturdays.
A Shoreditch corker found on Kingsland Road, Translate is one of the most laid back DJ bars in London. A hot-to-trot spot of trendy locals and chilled out folk, Translate amps up antics come sundown with a cool rotation of regular DJs and party tracks. Grab a cocktail and tuck into this petite, but fun filled bar brimming with late night roars.
Decorated with a distinctive industrial chic image in mind, Suburb SW11 Clapham Junction offers its guests a spot to relax, unwind and dance the night away. Starting with their food and drink, the bar's talented team of bartenders and chefs produce a selection of quirky cocktails and delectable dishes that perfectly mirror each other. If that wasn't enough, the bar comes to life every Friday and Saturday, where resident DJs play your favourite tracks long into the early hours.
Winner of the Best DJ Bar 2015 at the coveted London Club & Bar Awards, SO.UK brings glamorous partying to the streets of Clapham. A venue characterised by its slick and contemporary interiors, there’s a wide range of cocktails and a top line-up of DJs on the decks here. Head for after-work drinks - you’ll probably find yourself staying later than you really ought to.
This chic lounge bar in Clapham is a great place to hangout any night of the week to relax and enjoy good drinks until late. Friday and Saturday nights at 64th & Social however see top DJs cranking up the energy and playing a huge mix of genres, turning the venue into quite the rambunctious affair. Party until late on the weekends and enjoy the eccentric cocktails and a fun time party vibe.
Graphic bar is a spectacular DJ cocktail bar with only a 2-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus, Carnaby Street and Regent Street. Renowned for it's amazing cocktails, this place is perfect for cocktail connoisseurs. Graphic is a great place to meet with friends and colleagues for lunch or after work and our eclectic, lively atmosphere provides a unique location within the London bar scene ideal for private hire or large group booking.
If clubs aren't your scene but DJs are then Catch Bar in Shoreditch is the place for you. This lively Mexican bar serves up great cocktails and a party atmosphere. With two floors and live DJs spinning top tracks until the early hours, this Kingsland Road favourite is sure to have you dancing like no one's watching!
Regularly boasting a range of top notch DJs throughout the week, Trapeze in Shoreditch is the place to be to hear some incredible music. Head down to their basement club for some house and deep house tunes that'll keep you going until late and with the lively crowds it attracts, you'll have a great time.