Best Bars in Fitzrovia
Located just North of London's Soho, Fitzrovia is the home of some great bars including some top notch basement haunts and lush cocktail bars. Nightlife here is a more easy-going and sophisticated version of Soho's nightlife, thanks to its mountain of mixology masters and air of elegance. You might not find too many bustling pubs and fast food joints, but if you're looking for a more refined Soho experience, this is the perfect area. Here' are the best bars in Fitzrovia.
Last updated on 6th September 2017
Based in the heart of Fitzrovia's Warren Street, The Smugglers Tavern is a charming pub that promises to cater for whatever mood you might find yourself in. Something of a jack-of-all-trades, the bar offers 30 different types of rum and the finest creations from 20 of London's bets breweries. If that wasn't enticing enough, the kitchen is on hand to deliver fresh gastro dishes and brunch classics, all made using the freshest ingredients available.
Tucked away in Fitzrovia, Mac and Wild is a popular bar and restaurant that brings Scotland's finest to London. The restaurant serves one of the best burgers in the UK, while the bar has more than 120 types of whiskies.
Located in the BFI's West End base, Stephen St Kitchen is an modern and airy bar in the heart of Fitzrovia. The spacious diner serves everything from cocktails through to bottomless Prosecco; sip on their margaritas at the bar or snuggle up in a booth for a date night with a difference.
The Punch Room is an elegant, refined watering hole tucked away in the London Edition Hotel. Evoking a manor house library feel with its oak panelling and soothing vintage soul playlist, The Punch Room offers an opulent yet relaxing retreat in which to enjoy a drink or two. The bar is famed for its punch bowls; be sure to try the gin infused Edition punch with jasmine tea and oak moss.
This isn't an ordinary cocktail bar; it's an antique cocktail saloon, thank you very much. With delightful cocktails and home-made pizzas made for munching, enjoyed against the backdrop of soothing jazz and blues tunes, there's a lot to like about this Hampstead Road haunt. Mixology is the name of the game at this haunt where teacup cocktails and bubbling booze come as standard.
Saddling up a slice of Mexican motown in Fitzrovia, Mezcaleria serves up crafty Mezcal concoctions by the sombrero full. This bar isn't short of that all-important Mexican twang with its kaleidoscopic colour ways and scintillatingly smoky range of tequila classics. Wahaca's homegrown nest of Mexican marvels is a tasty delight for all those fanatics out there looking to enjoy a tequila tipple.
Jerusalem marries a relaxing ambience with exquisite European food and drink to make this one of the area's top hangouts. A rich little treasure with the atmosphere to match, it's ideal whether you're looking to pop in for a light bite to eat, a couple of quiet after work drinks or a vibrant evening out. Jerusalem's promises to cater for whatever mood you might be in.
This subterranean drinking den has hints of New York's bar scene with spotlights, exposed brickwork and old school touches, it's a dive bar with a bit of London finesse strapped on for good measure. With plenty of spaces and areas to book, a fantastic happy hour and a superb location, The Roxy is a great spot for drinks in the evening and is easily one of the coolest dens that Fitzrovia has to boast.
Not only once a DesignMyNight award winner in 2011, The London Cocktail Club in Fitzrovia near Goodge Street is a heralded home to all things mixology. Located in a basement, the London Cocktail Club is edgy, cool yet refined with its high-quality delicious cocktails made by some of London's most talented bartenders. This cocktail bar in Fitzrovia is perfect for those after unique tipples with attitude.
The Albany is a quirky little corner pub that mixes modern with contemporary in Fitzrovia. The first floor is a traditional area that serves British plates and seasonal dishes, while downstairs a sexy basement bar mixes cocktails and puts on some seriously hot DJ nights.
The Lucky Pig just so happens to be one of the coolest bars in Fitzrovia. The interiors are packed with shabby chic wallpaper, a grand 1920s style bar and cosy chesterfield sofas to sink into – but if that wasn’t enough, they happen to know how to party as well. With live music, DJs and an inspiring cocktail menu, you know where to go next time you want to have fun in London.
Looking for a unique bar in Fitzrovia with the top notch cocktails to match? Cutesy, kitsch and brimming with character, head on down to Simmons Fitzrova for zany interiors set alongside cool cocktails and one of the best happy hours in London.
Ping pong tables, shot wheels and crazy Scandinavian traditions all fuse together to create this fun-time party bar in Fitzrovia. Nordic Bar celebrates the food, drink and buzzing party culture that hails from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Expect to be dancing all night to the freshest tunes and possibly having to wear a cone on your head and shout 'Skaol' before downing your drink!
Bizarre, yet wonderfully chic, the Purple Bar is based in the Sanderson Hotel in Fitzrovia and offers each guest an experience they'll never forget. Drench head to toe in dark purple colours and framed by elegant, velvet curtains, the mixologists behind the bar are constantly trying new things, messing about with potent ingredients and serving up a range of cool and quirky cocktails.
The Refinery offers seasonal food and a catalogue of wines in a relaxed, refreshing Fitzrovia plot. Alight at Warren Street and stroll inside, there’s every reason to visit for an early morning meeting or some late night lounging alike. There’s signature flatbreads, fresh salads, 10oz t-bone steaks and immaculately presented cocktails to get better acquainted with.
Central London venue Reverend JW Simpsons is a completely unique London spot. The former home of its namesake, the bar has partitions, old sofas and original decor as well as a cocktail list that uses seasonal and foraged ingredients.
Bright, light and full of a thousand eyes, the Long Bar is a stylish spot in the heart of the quirky Sanderson Hotel. The bar lines the entire length of the huge dining room and decorated with crystal chandeliers and quirky chairs decorated with eyes. In true Sanderson style, the cocktail menu is not short of surprises and features some of Fitzrovia's quirkiest concoctions.
While great food is still at the heart of Elysée's ethos, an impressive refurbishment has seen the addition of a stylish cocktail bar, sumptuous private dining area and 700 square foot roof garden. This, along with live jazz and Greek music, plate smashing and a late license until 3.30 AM allows guests to indulge in a fantastic night out all under one roof.
Bourne and Hollingsworth is about as quirky as they come with; located in Fitzrovia, the bar has a bright and beautiful colour scheme with lots of armchairs and painting. Their cocktail list is just as original as the building with unique twists on old classics.