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.

Last updated on 21st July 2022

Coin Laundry

104 user reviews 4

Styled with the rustic look of an old kitchen, combined with the comfort of your current one, Coin Laundry is a crowd-pleasing Farringdon restaurant and bar. Downstairs is home to community events and a place to bring the neighbourhood together, while upstairs you can sort you for a cocktail or two off their enticing menu. 

1920 Bar

30 user reviews 4

Styled like a New York pool house, 1920 is a chic Farringdon cocktail bar with decking, lipstick red furniture and a fun-time party vibe. Their DJs kick up a storm on the decks with a mix of your favourite tunes from all genres, while you get competitive on their 8ft American pool tables.

Smiths of Smithfield

1960 user reviews 4

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

2 user reviews 5

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. 

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 Hope, Smithfield

30 user reviews 5

While The Hope, found just a stone's throw from Smithfield Market, may be more of a pub than a bar, it's fronting a haven of gin and cocktails if you head upstairs. The 'Juniper Room' is just what you need to relax on the weekend, or kick back after a hard day of work.

The Piano Works Farringdon

1693 user reviews 4

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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.

Fox & Anchor

447 user reviews 4

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.