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 14th October 2019


87 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch for TWO HOURS and 3 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.

Dirty Martini Islington

10 user reviews 4

Extended Happy Hour this January

Dirty Martini has become a household name across London, having gained a reputation for mixing up the best alcohol-infused cocktails and blasting top tunes from its resident DJs. Check it out for yourself and drink and dance your way to bliss at this characterful venue.

Shoreditch Platform

20 user reviews 4

Shoreditch Platform is a renowned, multi-function space in the heart of East London that's been drawing in crowds from all over with its promises of wild parties and fun nights out. Having hosted huge DJ sets and showcased a number of thrilling exhibitions over the year, it's a great spot for anyone looking to drink and dance the night away.


292 user reviews 3

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.

Apples and Pears

357 user reviews 5

Cocktail Specials for £6.50 until 8pm

Apples & Pears carries one of the finest cocktail cards in the Brick Lane area, and the liquid delights don't stop there. A good choice of premium spirits, craft beers and wines are all available to keep you going until 1am during the weekends, whilst delicious wood fired pizzas are also available if you're hungry. 


40 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.

Salsa! Soho

124 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.

Jazz Cafe

25 user reviews 3

Dancing, drinking, is there anything finer in life? A stalwart on the London music scene for 25 years, the Jazz Cafe has a huge stage for live performers, with everything from jazz through to soul. The bar has a prime view and serves up some wicked cocktails as you shimmy the night away to some of the best tunes in town.

The Old Queen's Head

27 user reviews 4

All cocktails are £5 every Wednesday!

The Old Queen's Head is a popular destination for the party crowd, with Fridays and Saturdays known for getting pretty wild with regular DJ sets and live music. Having hosted guests including Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club, the venue's now become something of a institution and a guaranteed good-time spot.

The Piano Works Farringdon

1206 user reviews 4

Complimentary prosecco reception and cake for birthday or pre wedding celebrations (Minimum group size 10)

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.