Bars in Farringdon

A popular spot with the after-work crowd, Farringdon is fit-to-bursting with an incredible array of bars and restaurants. From sleek wine bars fronting fine sips, to quirky cocktail dens and some of the best big kids' playgrounds in London, there's something for every drinker here. To help you narrow down your options though, we've rounded up the best bars in Farringdon so you know exactly where to head in EC1.

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Last updated on 11th July 2024

Fox & Anchor

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.

The Clerkenwell Tavern

Lunch time special- Choose any 2 of our sandwiches, x1 sea salt fries & 1 house gherkin for £10pp and 1 other offer

Established in 1876, The Clerkenwell Tavern in Farringdon is a popular destination for various occasions. Whether you're looking for a delicious lunch option destination, a refreshing drink after work, or an exciting late-night event in the basement cocktail bar, this place has you covered. Located near one of London's vibrant street food markets, the tavern offers a selection of natural & organic wines and craft beers. Their menu includes delightful options such as salt beef Rinkoffs sandwiches, kale Caesar salad bowls, and delectable housemade tiramisus.

Fidelio Cafe

Looking for the best places to drink in Farringdon? Fidelio Café is one gorgeous spot for drinking and dining in Central London. Get you fix of European dishes, perfectly paired with classic cocktails and glasses of wine in a stylish setting.

The Piano Works Farringdon

2-4-1 Cocktails and 1 other offer

The Piano Works defies the normal London bar by taking guests back to a time when dancing to live music was the only way to spend an evening. 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.

The Rabbit Hole

Cocktail connoisseurs and lovers of all things quirky will adore this Farringdon find. The Rabbit Hole boasts unique interiors, from grass-covered walls to pretty chandeliers. Plus, it has an impressive drinks list, showcasing over 140 different mixes that fuses old and new-age bartending.

Smiths of Smithfield

Pre Theatre Menu and 1 other offer

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.

Viaduct Tavern

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. 

The Patio London

Showcasing braised lamb shoulder, fried plantains, chicken yassa and much more, The Patio is dishing out some of the best African food in Farringdon. Enjoy tucking into scrumptious plates as you sip on vibrant cocktails at their bar.