Bars in Farringdon
Farringdon is an up-and-coming central London district home to small independent shops, unique restaurants and punchy offices. With a recent influx of cool, the area is fast becoming a sophisticated and social area for going out, yet still sits on unique borders. Wine bars, cocktails bars and pubs, Farringdon is a fun ol' flurry of liquid lush; Here is a list of some of the best bars in Farringdon, London.
Last updated on 31st May 2017
One of the most charming places to eat and drink in Farringdon, not only is there a charming British air about The Vestry, this is a heralded gastro pub in the city known for their oysters, their noted beer collection and some of the best bites in the business.
With four floors to lounge about in, it's no wonder that Smiths of Smithfield is a sought after destination for dinner and drinks alike. Whether you're sucking up savoury treats over dinner, tucking in to delicious drinks, or knocking back a wee bevvie over lunch, the rustic interiors and classic British menu will do your palate proud.
Based in Farringdon, Le Bar is a sleek and opulent restaurant bar that couples stunning drinks with seasonal frapas (French tapas) dishes. The restaurant was opened by the same masterminds at the Michelin-starred restaurant Club Gascon and will recreate recipes and flavours from South West France. With expert mixologists and sommeliers on hand to ensure you enjoy only the best drinks, you won't forget a night at this North London spot.
In-house fused spirits, creative cocktails and that all important exposed brickwork to match? It can only be one Farringdon destination, Barsmith. While the concept isn't wild, the drinks are darned delicious as eccentric vessels and dabbles with dry ice become the star of this boozin' show.
This Moroccan-themed late-night bar brings the party to Farringdon all through the week. Your usual isn't open late on Tuesdays, you say? Well no fear, Beduin certainly is, so make this dimly lit den of sophistication your new hangout. Share your deepest darkest secrets over candle-lit silver table tops, or dance off those weekday woes on the floor.
Located on Charterhouse Square, just a few minutes from Farringdon station, the Fox & Anchor brings a bit of Victorian charm to the city’s pub scene. A space kitted out in grand mahogany, etched glass and heavy brass, get comfy in this historic boozer and while away the hours - the pub serves up both an excellent choice of cask ales and craft spirits as well as a delicious menu of seasonal, British food.
When it comes to going off the straight laced drinking line and trying something a little different in Farringdon, nothing marks the evening as unique quite like ping pong and cocktails. Join Bounce Farringdon as their quirky space promises a night of drinks and entertainment combined.
Viaduct Tavern is a bar in Farringdon with a great history and a lunch menu that has won over the locals of this vibrant area. The bar has a great selection of gin - in tribute to its gin palace history; it also has an ever changing real ale selection and a food menu packed with ingredients from the famous Smithfield meat market.
Sister site to the mighty Nightjar speakeasy, only the highest standards are to be expected at Oriole. This is a sumptuous space offering an escape from the stresses and strains of city life; head inside and ease into a grand space of global influence and exotic design. Cocktails feature tastes and flavours from all corners of the globe, the same amount of care goes into the sharing plates and the live music programme showcases jazz, swing and blues throughout the week.
Styled with the rustic look of an old kitchen and comfort of your current one, Coin Laundry is a crowd pleasing Farringdon restaurant and bar. Downstairs is home to community events and a commonplace to bring the neighborhood together, and upstairs you can travel with these people for a cocktail or two off their craft menu.
The Piano Works defies the normal London bar by taking guests back to time when dancing to live music was the time of your life. Based in a Victorian basement on Farringdon Road, the historic feel of this hidden spot contrasts with the upbeat sounds from the venue’s musicians, or human jukeboxes, that will only play songs requested by you. Sit down, stand up, dance, sing and blow the roof off this one of a kind venue.
Ask For Janice is the epitome of industrial cool with a space of concrete pillars, rustic woods and rough textures unfolding in this bar and kitchen. Upstairs is the cafe area, where the scent of coffee grinds fills the air and you can graze on delicious eats throughout the day, whereas downstairs you'll find the buzzing bar atmosphere. From coffee through to cocktails - just Ask For Janice.
Seeking a venue for private hire in the Farringdon area? Call off the search; Bird of Smithfield has it sorted. A stunning, 5-storey Georgian townhouse with views looking out across the Market, Bird boasts a whole host of bookable spaces that are suited to hosting everything from a birthday party to an engagement celebration. There’s a delightful choice of options on the a la carte menu, some tasty options in the cocktail department and a suntrap roof terrace that is a huge hit in the summertime.
Like all Be At One venues, the Smithfield is a great party environment, popular for private hire in London, with master classes in cocktail making perfect for large groups or hen parties. If you'd rather sit back and chill with your friends while the team of professionals concoct your favourites and let you get excited for a night out, then get in the mood with the party beats or relax after a long day at work.
With its claws in the heart of Clerkenwell, this venue is a charming little retreat, perfect for quaint catch ups with old friends, private shebangs with the whole raucous crowd or a spot of dinner with your hot date, all in one place.