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! 

Last updated on 9th December 2019




Big Chill Brick Lane

10 user reviews 4

Part of the Brick Lane hubbub, Big Chill Bar is a favourite among East London locals looking for somewhere fun to party in London. In the heart of the Old Truman Brewery you can head here for a daytime fiesta turned night time session with a seamless transition thanks to their spread of DJ talent and all the drinks. 

Ruby's Bar and Lounge

13 user reviews 4

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.

The Little Blue Door

407 user reviews 5

£10 for Half a Dozen Oysters and £10 Steaks on Wednesdays only and 1 other offer

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!

Matchbox

5 user reviews 4

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. 

@Bar

24 user reviews 4

Regular happy hours, DJs on rotation every night and a Friday night dance floor open until 3:30am, @Bar in the heart of Clapham is definitely a fun night out. With exquisite food on offer, you can also take part in cocktail making masterclasses, learning to make two of your favourite cocktails and hold your own stag/hen do parties. 

Bar Soho

152 user reviews 3

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.

Forge

237 user reviews 4

The perfect hangout for those who like to work hard but play ten times harder, Forge brings industrial opulence to the city's party scene. Come right after work and settle in for the night, Forge serves all kinds of beers, wines, champagnes, spirits and cocktails and there's DJs and dancing until 3am (Wednesday to Friday).

Northcote Records

194 user reviews 5

Cheap Date - 2 Pizzas and 2 Drinks for £19 and 1 other offer

If there's one thing guaranteed to get a party started, it's cheap pizza. Scoff down some delicious stonebaked goodness complemented by Northcote Records strong range of cocktails; there's live music six nights of the week and a raucous house party vibe to this friendly Clapham Junction hangout.

Old Street Records

501 user reviews 4

Cheap Date - 2 Pizzas and 2 Drinks for £19 and 1 other offer

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.

Blues Kitchen Brixton

21 user reviews 4

For deep south food, bourbon cocktails and some utter tomfoolery in Brixton, the Blues Kitchen is calling. A dark cavern of old fashioned interiors and Deep South spirit, get a face full of banging burgers and pulled pork goodness, or just make straight for the bar where dark rum cocktails are a specialty. With live bands and DJs playing vintage funk & soul into the wee hours, it makes sense to come at the weekends.

Takeover Tuesdays! You make the drinks, you choose the music, YOU MAKE THE RULES!

From their famous Ron Burgerndy burger to their delicious crafted cocktails, Adventure Bar rocks! Party tunes, singing bar tenders and the NYC inspired decor all make for a great night out. Looking for a cracking Clapham alternative? Check out Adventure Bar Clapham Junction

Blues Kitchen Camden

19 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch!

A versatile space that suits any and all occasions, Blues Kitchen Camden serves up a hearty selection of drinks (look forward to a range of craft beers, classic cocktails and bespoke bourbons) and ensures a killer soundtrack that'll keep you on the dance floor throughout the night. Whether its a live music performance at one of London's most talked about venues or an all night disco with other London revelers, Blues Kitchen Camden is your one stop shop for fun time partying in London. 

Barrio Soho

166 user reviews 4

Barrio's atmosphere is what makes this place so great. Come inside to unearth an exotic Latina den packed with all kinds of colour, where a friendly bar team whip up luscious cocktails and a fun party crowd give their dancing shoes a workout until late. There's Spanish eats if you're hungry, and blockbuster 'Amigo Hour' deals to keep you sweet.

If you're on the hunt for something a little different for your next night out, head to Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes for a night of RnB anthems and old school fun. Expect all your fave tunes from the likes of Usher, Destiny's Child and Lauryn Hill, as well as 20" pizzas and tonnes of bowling, karaoke and pool. 

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.

The best destination for dim sum, cocktails and late night partying in London, Ping Pong has some of the best vibes in London. If you're looking to kick things off even earlier, head to one of their brunches.

Phonox

7 user reviews 4

Phonox brings a community of lively clubbers together for feel-good nights on the tiles. It's a concept founded by the team behind XOYO and The Nest, who keep things local by welcoming SW9's up-and-coming DJs to take their turns behind the decks. These guys keep it simple; there's a no-photo policy on the floor (the dancefloor is for dancing) and a Funktion One soundsystem to give that crisp, unrivalled sound.

Thirst Soho

279 user reviews 4

Free Magnum Of Prosecco and 1 other offer

Thirst Bar is a lively cocktail and DJ bar in Soho. Always full of friendly and smiley Soho types who are looking to forget about the working day, you can book yourself a table or area and tuck into their famous cocktails. The party gets going from 9pm where the DJ will be playing all the latest pop hits that never fail to get you dancing and singing along.

Simmons King's Cross

136 user reviews 4

Simmons is quirkiness at its best! Retro granny decor topped up with a collection of vintage lamps. Located in King's Cross, Simmons is one the few North London's bars, where DJs play daily. Thursday nights are great if you want to share your favourite tracks as Simmons hosts myPod. On other nights expect DJs to be spinning electro, house and indie. 

The Old School Yard

5 user reviews 5

Any cocktail £4.50, Two beers for £5

Something of a playground for grown-ups, The Old School Yard in Long Lane serves up a long list of divine cocktails and teams them with a jumping dance floor that is kept moving and grooving by an endless stream of disco tunes! There's Karaoke room's available to hire, and there's even a Nintendo Wii to have a couple of games on should you fancy it. London Bridge bars don't come any livelier.

Upper House

799 user reviews 4

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.