Drinking and Dancing in London

We get it, one minute you're out with friends sipping G&T's on some rooftop bar and then someone suggests going out out... Next thing you know you're at the front of a forty-minute queue for an underground hipster haunt, having lost your buzz and already thinking about those post-night-out chips and bed. So, to save you the time and effort, we've put together a variety of bars, pubs and clubs around London offering drinking and dancing. Whether you're a hip-shaker, bump'n'grinder or you're more likely to be found dusting off the old skool moves under the disco ball, read on for a selection of London's best spots to drink and dance.  

Last updated on 2nd September 2020

Salsa! Soho

139 user reviews 4

Bringing a Central and South American culture experience into the heart of London, Salsa! Soho has a party vibe that is contagious and as non-pretentious as they come. With Salsa lessons, themed nights and a constant carnival feeling, this place will keep you coming back for more. For those needing refreshment between dances, or perhaps some Dutch courage, the fishbowls are generous and the happy hours extensive.


296 user reviews 3

Cargo Happy Hour! and 1 other offer

Work up the energy over drinks in the Tiki-style (heated) outside bar at Cargo, before heading in to enjoy the banging selection of house, dubstep and electro-swing from leading international and local DJs. With event nights throughout the week and a wide selection of drinks at the bar, this is the ultimate destination for many Shoreditch partiers.


27 user reviews 4

With DJs every night, this cracking hot spot on the thriving Clapham High Street is the perfect place for some carefully crafted cocktails and hella body popping on a dance floor that never quits. Soak up the aromas of smoky incense in an Arabic den of party antics. 


178 user reviews 4

Birthday Package (Weekend) and 4 other offers

With three bars to choose from, keep the drinks flowing and that body popping all night long. Throw funky shapes in the basement bar, get your freak on in the main terrace area or settle down for a sophisticated sip in the split-level VIP lounge. With great entertainment too, you can even enjoy the likes of burlesque performance, guest DJs and fire-eating for a stellar night out on the town.


43 user reviews 4

XOYO shows drinking and dancing in the capital at its best. You can hit the dance floor and cut all kinds of outrageous shapes at their famous clubbing nights, or head upstairs to the cool and quirky cocktail bar for a chilled drink. Said cocktail bar comes with bookable tables, so it's perfect for when you need that quick breather from all that raucous activity downstairs.

Camden Assembly

9 user reviews 4

Espresso martinis, margaritas and east London beers: is there much more you need to kick off a night dancing to some of Camden's hottest DJs? Camden Assembly has nailed its drink list with a sumptuous selection of cocktails and beers, and there's stellar beats until 3am on the weekend.

The Piano Works Farringdon

1247 user reviews 4

Winehouse Wednesday: 7pm til close every Wendesday and 5 other offers

Bringing back the days of live music lounges, make your song requests to a dual pianist-led band and dance the night away, whilst sipping on incredible yet 'classically strange' cocktails. The Piano Works in Farringdon will bring an unforgettable night of eating, drinking, laughing, singing and lots and lots of dancing.