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 17th January 2017
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.
This contemporary gastro pub is a locals favourite. With smart and polished decor and delicious food it attracts young professionals and all after work drinkers and afternoon diners. The buzzing basement bar is an unexpected touch and a great place to hangout until closing. Head down for the happy hour during the week for 2-4-1 cocktails!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Styled like a New York pool house, 1920's 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. Available to private hire for awesome nights of pool with your friends in a unique Farringdon bar.
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.
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.
The Piano Works doffs it cap to tradition by taking its patrons back to time when couples dancing to live music was the norm. Based in a Victorian warehouse on Farringdon Road, the industrial feel of this airy spot contrasts sharply with the elegant sounds produced by the venue's piano bar theme. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the mellow sounds of the venue's talented band.
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.
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.
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.
Grand Union in Farringdon is a charming venue with cosy lampshades and antique-looking furniture. The vibe is friendly and it’s a popular respite for lunch and after-work. At Friday and Saturday nights the DJs bring out the groove until 3am!
Looking for somewhere classy and refined to enjoy a glass of red in Smithfield Market? Say hello to Cellar Gascon, the stylish wine bar that showcases some of the finest bottles from south-west France. There’s a number of UK exclusives featured in their 200-strong list, as well as a menu of smaller plates and award-winning dishes. The perfect balance between relaxed and refined.
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.
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.
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. Taking on somewhat of a cafe physique upstairs where the scent of coffee grinds fills the air and you can graze on delicious eats throughout the day, it's downstairs where you'll find the buzzing bar atmosphere. From coffee through to cocktails - just Ask For Janice.
Vinoteca is an atmospheric wine bar in Farringdon with over 300 wines to choose from. The bar is intimate and the oak furniture and wine filled shelves create a fabulous warm and buzzing atmosphere. They serve British and European gourmet food, perfectly matched with your choice of wine.