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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!
Known as one of the most Instagrammed bars in the country, the sister site in Waterloo has been drawing in those in search of good cocktails and wild times.... and now it's time for Shoreditch to get a turn. Expect late nights and creative concoctions.
This chic bar may have simple decor, but it knows how to throw a good party. There is a fun night to be had every day of the week at 64th & Social, with a huge mash up of all the best party tunes. The exotic cocktails keep everyone in a good mood, especially at the weekends when it's open until either 2am or 3am.
Angel's wild and fun time party pub, The Old Queen's Head is unlike your typical public house, with events every night including live music and off the chain DJ sets that guarantee you will be dancing on the tables and rocking out with the best of em. This pub has a no-holds-barred attitude that makes it one of the most lively scenes this side of the Thames.
This BRick Lane spot may look like your usual living room but look further and you'll find a bistro-style menu, creative cocktails and live jazz music come the evening. There's even bustling house parties at the weekend.
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.
Late nights, jam infused cocktails and a secret speakeasy-type bar hidden behind a bookcase? Sounds like The Jam Tree know what's up. Oozing quintessential British style, snazzy furnishings and plenty of jazzy colours, The Jam Tree knocks up a pretty good night out for you and mates complete with cocktails in abundance and DJs to get you dancing.
Enter a cigar shop, spun straight from the far away lands of Cuba, and walk through into a vintage lounge with exotic influences and a rooftop terrace for your intimate drinks beneath the stars.
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.
Islington's Upper Street enjoys a vibrant reputation for nightlife, mainly because of venues like LadyBird. A prime party spot kitted out with a ground floor cocktail bar and a pumping club in the basement, revellers come here to let their hair down and dance like no-ones watching. Enjoy cocktails like the Lego Head and Sand Bucket Sharetail, then dance to a mix of the 80s, 90s, disco and house anthems until 4am at weekends.
Well having been based on the party island that Napoleon stayed on with his mates while in exile, you can probably guess that Bar Elba has partying in its blood. This rooftop bar has a proper tropical island theme, with sunny colours and block lettering touches, and a cocktail menu that's twenty strong.
This late night bar is the perfect spot to get away from it all, so why not let those curly locks free and get freaky on the dance floor. Throw some shapes, down some drinks and, party hard into the dawn in this unrivalled Moroccan party den.
One of Upper Street's hottest party spots, this quirky music bar also serves up authentic Indian street food and fantastic cocktails to keep you going until the early hours.
With a rich heritage of live music and club nights to call upon, The Victoria continues to develop as one of East London's best for gig-goers and late-night revellers. Warm up in the independent bar (serving classic cocktails and local craft beers), then head next door where some of the industry's best promoters organise the late-night entertainment.
Looking for dinner, drinks and dancing in Hoxton Square? The Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen delivers just that in amongst the buzz of this popular part of Shoreditch. Drink beers or cocktails, feast on some tasty food in their outdoor terrace or head straight to the club room, where a line-up of the most promising emerging live acts play throughout the week.
Experience a completely different side to both Christmas and cocktails at this pop-up bar in Peckham, Batch is all about the crafted and the crafty as they create concoctions based on evil mythical characters.
Carnival is one of the biggest parties on the planet, and London is getting it's own slice of paradise as Vai Brasil take over Fitzrovia. Get into costume and cover yourself in glitter as this is sure to be one massive celebration with Brazilian music, food and of course, booze.
Come thirsty, because Nikki's has just the menu of creative cocktails to quench your thirst. Expect buzzing vibes and a wild interior filled with Tarantino-inspired touches and a quirky PVC-covered bed. Don't believe us? Well, check it out for yourself.
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.
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.
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.
Zigfrid Von Underbelly is a fun time party bar in Shoreditch - complete with live music and a restaurant in the heart of Hoxton Square. Shoreditch clubbing, dining and drinking can all be enjoyed at Zigfrid, in a wonderful, quirky and completely non-sensical mish mash of interiors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ideal for students and young professionals alike, this bar-cum-club is one of the best fun time party bars in London. Offering a great selection of beers, spirits and cocktails, this two-floor venue on Rivington Street is one of the prime picks in Shoreditch.
Roof East offers drinks, street food, events and open-air cinema from a stunning terrace that overlooks the Olympic Park and out towards the rest of the city. A truly unique space complete with its own play zone and signature cars filled with fresh lavender, check out this green oasis high above the streets if you're after a summertime party with killer views on the side.
Not only does this Soho spot boast an enviable location, but they've even got the drinks to match. Think cocktails, wine and mixers - all at reduced prices each day, as well as, a subterranean lounge bar that acts as the perfect party space.
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.
With an industrial chic feel running through the entire venue, Suburb SW11 Clapham Junction offers guests the complete party experience. Their delicately crafted, colourful cocktails match perfectly with their belly-filling dishes; think sizzling steak and Angus beef burgers with ice-cold, bourbon based concoctions. If that wasn't enough, the resident DJs play long into the early hours on Friday and Saturday, offering guests a space to dance all night and shake off their work-life stress.
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.
With a menu from Chuck Burgers, cracking craft beers and themed club nights, this King's Cross hangout is one of the best in north London. Head here for live DJs at the weekend or keep it casual with bottomless cocktails (think Espresso Martinis and Spritzes) and brunch in the daytime.
Kanaloa is a Tiki-themed cocktail bar bringing some Club Tropicana and Polynesian vibes to London. It even has a tree house and beach which you can book out for your party all night. There are plenty of inventive cocktails on the menu and the DJs sound track your evening with party classics, old and new, that get everyone dancing at this fun time party bar in London.
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.
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!
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.
Want to party in London? Head down to Trafik in Shoreditch for one of the best clubbing music venues in Shoreditch. Not only do they have two floors of partying and attract some of the best DJ collectives, they've got some great happy hour deals to boot.
There aren't many places in London more fun than Lucky Voice Islington. 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.
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.
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.
Who would have thought that an ex-porn shop could now be home to the some of the best nights out in Kings Cross? Drink, Shop and Do combines crafty workshop sessions and boozy afternoons teas with tasty cocktails and fun-time party DJs. Their group bookings make it the perfect place for birthday parties, leaving parties, engagement parties or any other event you can use as an excuse to party!
What happens when you combine several drag superstars, karaoke, special effects, and a whole load of tacky cocktails on tap? The Karaoke Hole, and it's here to make your kitsch dreams come true.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
Dirty Harry's is a brand new cocktail bar in Soho that's been turning heads with its distinctive attitude and amazing live shows. Alongside the renowned dance troupe 'Harry's Honeys', guests can revel in all the wonder of some of London's best cover bands and up-and-coming DJs. Grab a cocktail, head to the bar and soak up all the great vibes at this fun time party bar.
In the heart of the happening Shoreditch area, close to all the places to be seen in the East End, such as Hoxton Square and Brick Lane, Be At One Shoreditch is the fun time party bar ready to host the fun at any time of your evening. For a competitive cocktail happy hour, and a chance to hang out with the trendy kids, this bar is the place to go.
Contrary to what you might have heard, drinks are not free at the Tropicana Beach Club in Covent Garden. Instead, guests have a huge selection of international rums and over 50 fruity cocktails to sample. Bursting with huge palm trees, cabanas, plenty of flowers and even more bird decorations, the themed bar hopes to transport guests from Central London to a far away, sun-soaked beach, somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere.
Regular happy hours, DJs on rotation every night and a Friday night dance floor open until 3:30am, SOUK 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.
Located just off the main Kingsland Road strip, the Rolling Stock is one of east London's hidden gems. A seriously happening bar, gallery, beer garden and dancefloor space, these guys win favour with the Shoreditch crowd thanks to their bold personality and top notch DJ nights. Kick on with up to 50% off selected food and drink (everyday between 4 and 8pm), with one of the best outdoor spaces in east London on cue for the sunnier months.
A fun night out in London is at your doorstep with Jewel Piccadilly. Set up in central London, this three-floor mega bar is a favourite among party-goers in London. Check out rooms adorned with glittering chandeliers, a Moroccan-themed den and more luxurious bars without the hefty price tag.
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.
The Jam Tree on King's Road offers one of the best beer gardens in the capital, a whole catalogue of delectable drinks and buzzing DJ nights when the weekend rolls around. Naturally, this compelling combination draws a stylish Chelsea crowd who frequent the Jam Tree to let their hair down and throw some shapes on the dance floor.
Whether you're heading down to sip on their stunning cocktails, or to enjoy a performance from a West End singer, this energetic Clapham bar never fails to turn up the fun factor.
Casa Blue is a cool and lively DJ Bar located in the heart of Shoreditch close to Brick Lane. The North African styled decor makes the perfect backdrop for a good party throughout the week - and it really taking off on weekends. The young and trendy crowd know how to let off steam at this awesome bar in East London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Brixton-based bar, diner and music hall is attracting the party cadets of South London and afar! Discover this cool speakeasy and dance the night away to Island Disco, Old Skool Classics and those party anthems that never fail to make it a fun night out.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perfect for a few tipples after a long work week, this quirky Paddington bar boasts all manner of food and drink to sate all your hungers, as well as an on-site karaoke lounge for if the night takes off a bit.
The Shoreditch is a quirky and lively bar in East London. Glitter balls, flamingos, tropical cocktail bowls and importantly a soul-shaking music policy that kicks off every night with a party crowd. Come here to celebrate, book an area, table or get on the guest list as this is one popular fun time bar in London.
This luxury tiki paradise is the perfect escape from city life. Head down with some friends and get a few rum-based cocktails as you revel in the tropical luxury of this hidden gem.
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.
The Dead Dolls 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, Drawing Room, Library or Ballroom.
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).
The Piano Works is a place where you can combine the bygone days of classic music and jazz inspired dancing with contemporary style. Set in a Victorian warehouse you'll find a central stage with a grand piano where you can send in requests of all shapes and sizes. Sup on period inspired tipples and take to the dance floor at this house of live music.
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.
This fun time party bar in Clapham is the place to head for a great mix of party animals and tasty cocktails that push your taste bud boundaries. The Southsider Cocktail Club is always the place to be whenever you're in Clapham, and with a great atmosphere, awesome drinks and a staff dedicated to insure you have the best night possible, you're guaranteed a great time the moment you walk through the door.
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.
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.
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.