Within a five minute walk of Tottenham Court Road is Jerusalem, the very epitome of a fun-time party bar. The friendly staff, classy interior and excellent food and drink on offer intertwine to make this place a must for people looking to settle down for the evening and let the good times roll. There's also a happy hour packed to the rafters with great deals between 4 and 8pm on weekdays to take advantage of.
Fun Time Party Bars
We love a good night out in London and have found quite a few bars that fall into our category of "fun-time" party bars. Places that have an "anything goes" music policy, a friendly and up-for-it party crowd, where spilling a drink doesn't lead to a fight, the cocktails flow, and everyone is all about having a good time. We have picked our favourite fun time party bars in London that are perfect for celebrating, anything from your birthday, leaving party, work night out, or simply wanting a fun night out, Enjoy!
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Head to Salvador & Amanda near Leicester Square for amazing tapas, a fiesta atmosphere and lots and lots of Sangria! This basement restaurant and bar hosts fun flamenco nights every Tuesday as well as late night DJs from Thursday round to Saturday so you can burn of those patatas bravas calories by dancing into the early hours.
Eyeing up a night of live music, pizza and cocktails in Shoreditch? Old Street Records ticks all those boxes, with a cutting-edge approach to EP launches, new bands and established live acts a big part of their set-up. Take in all kinds of great music in a venue with record-store-realness, intimate jazz nights and DJ sessions happening in the secret basement space.
Little Blue Door is made for a party. Set to be a flat party outside your own flat, they've got a quirky interior design, delicious drinks, and a mischievous vibe that they're known for across West London. You can even host a private flat party there if you wanted!
Whisk yourself away to the South Seas at this tropical party den in Chelsea. Impressing with its tiki decor and tropical vibes, Kona Kai offers fresh fruit cocktails, a sunshine party playlist and a fun atmosphere slightly different from the West London norm. Leave the frantic strains of urban life at the door, let your hair down and party all night.
Sometimes the best nights are when an easy pint turns into cocktails and dancing, which then turns to a knees up, and The Cat and Mutton has the power to persuade you to delve deep into the night. Drinks deals are outrageous; with one in particular doling out a free round to any lucky punter that beats the barman at a roll of the dice.
There aren't many places in London more fun than Lucky Voice. The cool bar offers you cocktails aplenty, a dressing up box and a soundproof room to sing your heart out in, all you need to do is bring a pair of lungs and sing.
It doesn't get much more fun than this lively DJ and cocktail bar, so if it's a fun time party bar you're after, well, that's exactly what you are going to get at Salvador & Armanda Bloomsbury. Not only will the DJ and amazing happy hours get you in the party mood, but there is a themed night everyday of the week! And once you've danced up an appetite you can enjoy some tasty tapas, with a side of cocktail of course.
Lost & Co is a fun bar and restaurant based on Battersea Park Road in South London. Priding itself as something of a jack-of-all-trades, the venue serves Australian coffee in the morning, before kicking things up a notch with its cocktails, craft beers and comfort food treats. Alongside a great selection of brunch dishes, the kitchen plates up great tasting pizzas and cheese-heavy burgers.
A labyrinth of Moroccan style partying, Fez Club is a legend in Putney for throwing some pretty wild parties that reign on until 4am. If you want a piece of this fun London party bar action, head down and discover their dance floor dedicated to some epic DJs as well as a bar well versed in the art of fabulous cocktails.
Trapeze is an exciting bar that's only a stone's throw away from Old Street station. An incredibly unique venue, it's set out over two levels and bathed in faded circus glamour with a cool cocktail bar on the ground floor and a buzzing basement club downstairs, you'll never pass a dull moment here.
Little Nan's have moved to SW8, taking their award-winning boozy brunches, afternoon teas and kitsch decor with them. Head on over for teapots full of award-wining cocktails and a fun-loving vibe that's contagious.
Cocktails might be the name of the game at Sugar Cane, but it's their party spirit that really drives it home. Expect rum-laced cocktails and mixes made from premium spirit, alongside a young party attitude throughout the night.
You won't find a fun time party bar in North London quite like Barrio Angel. Head down for an action packed night filled with deliciously affordable cocktails, tantalisingly tasty tapas, and DJs pumping some banging party starting tunes - not to mention the late night closing hours of 3am on weekends (1am on Thursday and midnight Sun-Wednesday).
This hidden party bar located just off Bethnal Green Road in Hackney is sure to set your senses alive. Encapsulating Brick Lane with its bold decor, slamming cocktails and fresh DJs, it's definitely one East London party hub to check out!
We defy you to stride on by a broody basement bar that serves a cocktail named the 'Confessions of a Cucumber Salesman'. You really would end up kicking yourself, especially when there's a whole host of other lip-smacking mixtures for you to get acquainted with. The ambience? Well that's all about the biker; with guests tucking in from the comfort of couches covered with black leather, studs, green velvet and plaid.
An Old Compton Street favourite for the party animals around Central London, Bar Soho is a colourful and fun time party bar. Relaxed for the day and pumping at night, any spot on the upper level on the bar is great for people watching the trendy crowd that mingle here. With regular DJ nights and delightful happy hour deals, this is the place to kick start your night.
Mexican themed Catch Bar in Shoreditch is the perfect setting for a fun time party in London. With two bars and some of the funkiest decor going, DJ's play top tunes, while the bartenders mix up some amazing cocktails. You can reserve an area, and if you're feeling peckish they serve traditional Mexican bites to satisfy your every need.
Hoxton Pony is another Shoreditch big-hitter delivering unique cocktails in a cutting edge environment. Bartenders marry hand-picked spirits with freshly prepared syrups, compotes and purees with first-rate results, and there's a spread of tasty food to keep some fuel in the tank. It's good for a few cocktails after work, and with a team of top DJs taking over later it's well worth staying to cut shapes long into the evening.
From the team that brought you The Piano Works, Studio 88 is the bar for live music entertainment where two piano vocalist and accompanying musicians form a 6 piece band that only plays songs requested by the audience. California Cones served by usherettes & sharing slates are available should you get hungry along with a creative selection of cocktails including their very our Autograph collection.
Upper House takes on an incredible three floor spread in Islington where you can get your fix of late night partying and sophisticated supping. Hosting 4 different bar areas all echoing a contemporary cool design, choose where your gallivanting for the night will end up, whether it be in the Parlour, Aviary, Sanctuary or Ballroom.
A plush cocktail bar on the outside, TwoRuba hides a very childish secret. Enter The Snug where you'll find their epic ball pit where you can enjoy two hours of ball pit fun and even bottomless bubbles if the mood takes you.
Patch St. Paul's gets you set up for a big night of partying with generous happy hour discounts. Running from 4.30 and 7.30 daily (and all night Wednesday), get a tenner off champagne as well as half price cocktails and bottles of wine throughout. There's food if you need to refuel, and finish with a dance as resident DJs come out to play.
Great food, an endless stream of quality booze and a pumping dancefloor; we'd never leave Blues Kitchen if we didn't have to. The Texan BBQ inspired eatery has crammed its menu full with fan favourites like burgers, steaks, ribs and matched the food with a long list of beers, spirits, cocktails, wines and bourbons. Live music gets into full flow once the sun goes down and keeps everybody moving long into the night – that's 3am on Friday and Saturday!
Those of you heading on down to West London will be hard pushed to miss the antics that JuJu have to boast. A roaring yet upmarket party bar in the heart of Chelsea, JuJu is more than party primed thanks to their champagne selection, lush list of cocktails and ever bustling DJ led dance floor.
With club nights nearly every night of the week, The Roxy knows how to show revellers a good time. Kick your night off with classy cocktails or wine in one of their leather booths before the venue ups the tempo, introduces DJs and a feel-good vibe for brilliant fun in central London.
Calling all beer pong champions, there's a bar crawl with your name written all over it. Taking place from the heart of Shoreditch each and every Thursday, these guys offer 2-4-1 discounts on a bar crawl that gets you in to some of the areas best nightspots completely FREE. There's free shots on every pitstop, plenty of drinking games and all kinds of fun-loving people by your side.
Ruby's is Dalston's legendary cocktail bar and lounge that's perfect for all kinds of special occasions. The bar is renowned for its seasonal menu of innovative drinks, with table service and an intimate atmosphere to complete an impressive picture. The Lounge serves a wider choice of beers, wines and Vietnamese street food from the Hanoi Kitchen, and offers plenty of room for bigger groups via its handsome booths.
A real neighbourhood joint in the heart of Finsbury Park, T-Bird is a party bar that's packed with character. Nights here consist of craft brews, kooky cocktails, live music, legendary comedy nights, sport screenings and (they claim) London's best jukebox.
Champions of all things fun, foolish and debauched, Adventure Bar in Clapham Junction has undergone a cheeky makeover to showcase everything weird, wonderful and totally wacky. There's drawings on the walls, exposed brickwork, kooky art features and bold coloured furniture. DJs, dancing and over 50 cheeky cocktails to choose from? Hello.
Shoredtich Platform is a renowned, multi-function space in the heart of East London that's been drawing in crowds from all over with its promises of wild parties and fun nights out. Combining a raw, industrial look with tribal war paints and other quirky features, it regularly hosts some of the biggest blowouts in London.
Nestled on the ever-trendy Shoreditch High Street, Matchbox is a cocktail den that serves both signature and classic cocktails with a smile. Guests can watch their favourite teams do battle on the huge plasma screen TVs spread throughout the venue and can dance long into the early hours courtesy of the fun DJ sets on Fridays and Saturdays.
A newbie on the London nightlife scene is certainly making a big splash; FEST Camden are going all out with their line-up of club nights and events, from Grease singalongs through to burlesque and late-night pop nights.
The iconic Jazz Cafe in Camden is back amongst the best places for dinner, drinks and live music after a revamp! Take in a live show on the ground floor or book in for some food upstairs, where you'll get to savour the best views in the house from the mezzanine level. Big name acts are the norm (Amy Winehouse and Bobby Womack have both played here) and there's club nights playing hip-hop, soul and disco come the weekends.
As the evening sets in at Goat DRINK, the lights in this cool cocktail bar are dimmed and the pulpit becomes a DJ booth to keep guests dancing until late. You can also look forward to sampling cocktails from their impressive menu of old favourites, all with a fresh and personal twist from resident drink gurus Steve and Tim.
The best destination for dim sum, cocktails and late night partying in London, Ping Pong Southbank has some of the best vibes and the best river views in London.