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).
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.