Best Bars Near Liverpool Street

Whether you're hankering for a cosy cocktail bar, a hidden gem waiting to be discovered, or a swanky City wine den, the bars near Liverpool Street have it all. Largely dominated by the ladies and gents of the City firms in the area (as well as keen shoppers heading to Spitalfields), this part of the capital offers a little bit of everything.

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Last updated on 15th May 2024




Merchant And Weaver

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Looking for places near Liverpool Street? Situated by Spitalfields, Merchant & Weaver is a fantastic watering hole to pop into for dinner and drinks. Enjoy sumptuous plates paired perfectly with glasses of vino or craft beer. It's a trendy spot sporting marble tables and walls lined with old photographs of the city - inviting those roaming its modern streets to come in and enjoy a martini or the likes of soy-braised baby back ribs, and chipotle mushroom and feta tacos. 

The Cocktail Club Liverpool Street

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You can always rely on Liverpool Street's The Cocktail Club for top-notch drinks accompanied by red interiors, ouija board tables and a basement bar funhouse. Plus, you can hit up its fortune teller while sipping away on tipples. Not in the area? Check out its Old Street location. Both boast a fabulous happy hour throughout the week from 4pm 'til 8pm where you can secure two concoctions for £12. Choose from the likes of a Bramley Apple Smash or Solero Sundae if you're in the mood for something sweet. 

Jin Bo Law

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We'd be silly not to mention Jin Bo Law, a beautiful rooftop worth getting stuck into. It's a gorgeous setting that would impress your friends as much as it would a date. Located on the 14th floor of Hotel Saint, it offers sneak peeks of The Shard, the Walkie-Talkie and more. Along with stunning views of the city, the venue has creative concoctions - the Fizz From A Rose combines kaffir lime, rose liqueur, egg white and ginger beer.

Long Arm Pub & Brewery

Located on Worship Street, Long Arm Pub and Brewery is an innovative spot down near Finsbury Square. The pub brews its own beer, changing the pints daily for a fresh and different taste on each visit, as well as shows all the big sports features on their enormous projector screens. Come for a delicious glass of the good stuff from its ever-changing taps or sip on refreshing cocktails like passionfruit martinis and rum punches. 

The Gun

Just a short walk from Liverpool Street station, this recently refurbished pub in Spitalfields offers stunning interiors and an extensive selection of unique spirits, craft beers and premium wines, perfect for post-work tipples. It's been a favourite among locals since the 17th century and it's not hard to see why, as it's an atmospheric place to drink a pint of beer and nibble on addictive balls of popcorn chicken and sweet chilli cauliflower wings. 

The Gate

Found on Brick Lane, The Gate is a go-to bar near Liverpool Street station. Head on over for the chance to chomp on grab-and-go lunches in the daytime, or pay them a visit in the evening for organic dinner options in swoon-worthy surroundings. The Aparthotel fronts a pretty outdoor terrace where you can soak exceptional views of the city with a glass of Champagne in hand, and the main dining area is sleek and modern; ideal for enjoying wine and classic cocktails. 

The Folly

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The Folly is a botanically inspired haven perfect for recharging those batteries after a testing day at the office. Located around a 10-minute stroll from Liverpool Street, this self-professed "sanctuary of calm" offers an innovative cocktail list (a Summer Cup Collins made with Pinkster gin or a Pacific margarita might take your fancy) and an extensive choice of wines, with a late licence and music if you fancy lingering into the night.

The Breakfast Club Spitalfields

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Just a stone's throw away from Liverpool Street station, The Breakfast Club Spitalfields is serving only the best American-style food, from burgers and mac 'n; cheese to some of the fluffiest pancakes in London. Its quirky decor makes for some fantastic fun - think of vintage signage paired with the retro feel of a stateside diner. Head downstairs through a fridge to the Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, a secret speakeasy with a password you'll have to nab off your friends, to enjoy some whacky cocktails like the pisco-based Eye Of Envy. 

The Botanist Broadgate

The Botanist is always a great shout for cocktails in London. Whether you're there for after-work drinks or a first date, the venue supplies delicious drinks, alongside yummy tapas and nibbles in a sophisticated environment, right next to the Elizabeth line. Ponder over the moreish bar food (will it be the parmesan polenta chips or the merguez sausage rolls with aioli?) while you sip on a signature MB Sevilla, made with vodka and ginger syrup. And if you want more? Check out The Soda Room downstairs for live music events.

El Vino Masons Avenue

Spread across two floors, this St Paul's spot is comprised of a swanky ground-floor bar with comfy lounge seating and a private dining room. A dazzling setting to chow down on tapas plates and delicious wine from around the world, it also offers wine tastings should you fancy expanding your knowledge of the international bottles. Visit with friends to tuck into the likes of minted lamb kabob with hummus, and spicy chopped chorizo in red wine, paired with a glass of white or a cocktail like an Elderflower Collins. 

Grapeshots

If you're looking for a watering hole with charm, then this Liverpool Street spot is just the place for you. Grapeshots oozes a vintage feel which turns slightly eeire when you realise its location is nestled down an alley once walked by Jack The Ripper. Expect an extensive wine list and real ales alongside a few fine and rare bottles to boot, and to soak up all the booze, there's a delicious menu of classic British eats. 

The Otherist

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On the site of the very first Corney and Barrow, The Otherise is a very special spot. While it has been revamped, it still holds some of the original features, making it unique and keeping in that classic Corney and Barrow style. With the feel of a buzzing wine bar, it's often chock-a-block with a melange of business people and passers-by in the area looking to sip on the likes of mojitos made with sage-infused Beefeater gin and classic margaritas.

WM Barker & Co

Nestled beneath Bishopsgate lies a drinking destination clinging on to all its secrecy and mystery, WM Barker & Co. Dubbing itself as something of a playground for innovative mixology where creative cocktails are churned out with syrup balancing measures, WM Barker & Co has an old-world edge to it that exudes classy drinking. Follow the neon lights downstairs at Dirty Dicks to sip on the sloe gin-based Flying Fox or the Orange Is The New Black, made with tequila. 

Dirty Martini Bishopsgate

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With an interior as sleek and stylish as its clientele, and with happy hour drinks deals to match, Dirty Martini Bishopsgate is a great shout for any occasion. Open until 3am six nights of the week, this is a cool venue for drinks after work with colleagues or a fun time party place for a big night out with friends. Bishopsgate not convenient? They've got bases in Monument and St Paul's too where you can enjoy chocolate martinis and negronis until your heart's content.

Searcys at the Gherkin

Get set for one of the most gorgeous bars just shy of Liverpool Street. Famed for its sweeping views of the city, not only does Searcys at the Gherkin promise stunning sights, but their main bar also features a luxurious roster of wine, cocktails and Champagne atop the city. Spot iconic landmarks 40 floors up, and get your lips around refreshing concoctions such as the Martini al Caprese (£17), made with lemon skin and basil-infused vodka, or the Regal Noir, featuring cognac and Cassis de Dijon.

Polo 24 Hour Bar

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Located slap bang in the middle of Liverpool Street, Polo 24 Hour Bar is a spot that never closes which means you can get served any time of day. It fronts a classic diner aesthetic with leather booths and monochrome tiled flooring, plus plenty of graphic art fixed to the walls. Better yet? It whips up a delicious variety of breakfast, brunch and dinner plates, from pancakes to hotdogs, alongside a top-notch drinks menu. Think Laurent Perrier rose, Hawkies Dead & Berried cider, plus more. 

Simmons Liverpool Street

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Find one of the many Simmons in the city just off Bishopsgate for a daily happy hour from 4pm 'til 9pm where you can bag 2-4-1 on all cocktails (do we need to say anything else?). The kooky and quirky interiors are great for stopping by after work or meeting with your mates, and the very reasonable prices will keep you there until late, drinking tiki mojitos and Dry Hump On The Beaches. 

Queen of Hoxton

£5 @ 5pm - All house drinks

Truly a pillar of East End socialising, the Queen of Hoxton is found at the heart of Shoreditch, within a five-minute walk of Liverpool Street. It's an all-rounder in every sense of the word; come for a few drinks, dance to some of the top DJs in town or live entertainment in the venue's performance space. You'll find signature cocktails here such as the Olmeca Altos Plata-based Devil's Kiss and the Rum Way Round, made with passionfruit liqueur.

Barrio Shoreditch

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Barrio Shoreditch is a top bar near Liverpool Street which transforms into one rowdy tropical-inspired joint as the night progresses. It's a fun-time party bar made for letting your hair down and enjoying delicious cocktails, with a vibrant South American theme and one of the most buzzing dancefloors in the city. Famed for a fabulous brunch, it's also well-known for its happy hours (2-4-1 tipples anyone?) and Tommy's margaritas. 

Flight Club Shoreditch

Afternoon Fizz

Looking for something fun and different from your night out? Flight Club ticks both those boxes, bringing an alternative take on Britain's most loved pub game to Worship Street. Cosy up in their beautifully designed oches and eat, drink and play 'til your heart's content; there's a state-of-the-art digital scoring system so no need to worry about dodgy maths or keeping tally on a chalkboard.

The Ten Bells

Sitting pretty just shy of Liverpool Street in the heart of Spitalfields comes a hidden London bar brimming with cutesy charm and dated nooks. Having been around for approximately 400 years, it offers a petite palace of hand-made cocktails and master mixologists. Upstairs at The Ten Bells is a menagerie of speakeasy-inspired interiors, eclectic drinks like an espresso martini three ways (£12) and date night-primed antics. 

The Sterling

Just a brisk walk from Liverpool Street station, The Sterling is a City restaurant bar in London sitting at the base of the Gherkin. Boasting an outside terrace next to this iconic landmark, it makes for an amazing after-work drinks location, and even dinner if you fancy some dishes off their classic British menu. Cocktail-wise, you can revel in iconic tipples such as negronis and salty palomas; dine either alfresco or under the warm hue of the glowing light fixtures surrounding the bar.

Core Bar, London

Core is a subterranean drinking den full of dark corners and low lighting for a more intimate experience in the city. This cool bar serves everything from locally brewed beer through to their delicious range of cocktails, like the espresso martini deluxe (£12.50), made using coconut syrup, or a classy old fashioned. And if you're hungry? You can go devour some battered halloumi fries (£6.50) or Iberico ham croquettes (£6.50). 

Tokenhouse

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This bar inherits some of the traditional gastropub cosiness, with comfy nooks and crannies in a warm and inviting atmosphere. But there are plenty of fresh, modern touches thrown in at Tokenhouse, with contemporary steel lamps, trendy vintage furniture and even a cellar hideaway to mix things up and spice up your evening. Take your mates here or perhaps even a date to enjoy a refreshing pint or a classy gin and tonic. 

Devonshire Terrace

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Nestled in Devonshire Square just off London's Liverpool Street, this smart and impressive venue is a city workers' paradise with a relaxed setting and superb drinks menu. You'll also find no less than two outdoor areas that are perfect for private hire as well as an evening impressing a client or sipping cocktails with friends. Pick from an expansive list containing a Cherry Blossom Sour made with Dutchbarn vodka and a refreshing Rosy Negroni, featuring Malfy Rosa gin and Lillet rosé.

Camino Shoreditch

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You can find this tapas bar on Curtain Road near Liverpool Street, promising you the chance to tuck into everything from Galician mussels to creamy croquetas, and black rice with cuttlefish and squid ink. Camino Shoreditch is giving you a true taste of the Med right in East London, with the aperitivo and wine to match as well. Head here for date night drinks to sip on the likes of Lola's Passion, made with vodka and mango, or a spicy paloma to heat things up. 

The Star By Liverpool Street

Not only is The Star By Liverpool Street a slinky bar boasting colourful rooms, neon signs and botanical walls, but it also hosts all kinds of events. So, whether you fancy live sports screenings, karaoke or live music, these guys have got you covered and then some. Chuck Burgers has set up a residency in the kitchen, cooking up a storm with their scrumptious patties and the drinks menu is on par with these meat giants too: think pornstar martinis and Campari spritzes. 

Back to Mine

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When you ask your mates 'hey, want to go Back To Mine?', make sure they know you're talking about the gorgeous cocktail bar, nestled in the middle of the award-winning Exchange Centre. This vibrant spot is decked out in mustard yellow and rusty red chairs with golden light fixtures; it's the perfect setting to grab a salted coconut espresso martini and cheeseboard to share.

Tank & Paddle Bishopsgate, London

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On the hunt for somewhere to drink near Liverpool Street? Tank and Paddle is a favourite destination for after-work tipples in Bishopsgate where you can enjoy casual yet cool interiors alongside a roster of craft pints, shuffleboard and gooey pizza dishes. It sports relaxed interiors with exposed brick walls and industrial-style lighting, giving off a cool canteen vibe. And, with a sister venue in Monument too, you're never far from a great beer.

Lucky Voice Liverpool Street

If you're on the hunt for a top-notch drinking den, Lucky Voice Liverpool Street is a firm choice. Head inside, where you'll be able to sing your heart out to over 11,000 songs in the private karaoke rooms, all while quaffing some bespoke beverages from the bar. Oh, yes. Cocktails come in at £11.70 each and include the gin-based 7 Rings and the Ziggy Stardust, made with Kwai Feh lychee liqueur. You may have noticed that all the tipples are music-themed, and it doesn't stop there, especially not with the Watermelon Suger (High).

Mint Leaf Lounge

Mint Leaf Lounge is an elegant restaurant and cocktail bar right next to the iconic Bank of England building. The restaurant serves up delicious Indian dishes while the bar is fully stocked with exotic cocktails created by expert mixologists. Whether you're hosting an event or taking a cocktail masterclass, there is space for every occasion. You can uncover an array of classic and signature concoctions in a sleek setting, such as a Tokyo iced tea or a whisky sour, both of which can be enjoyed during happy hour every Monday to Friday, from 3pm 'til 6pm.

The Loft Spitalfields

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Made up of sustainable materials and blooming with beautiful flowers, The Loft Spitalfields is a trendy bar near Liverpool Street. Make your way over to this slick spot to knock back a range of tasty tipples like dark and stormys plus Apreol spritzes alongside artisan pizzas while overlooking the market and people-watching. You'll also find a killer happy hour here on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5pm 'til 7pm where you can enjoy two of its classic tipple of the week for £18. 

The Alchemist London - Bevis Marks

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Offering some of the best cocktails on Liverpool Street, The Alchemist is a bar and restaurant serving up some truly incredible sips as well as sporting opulent, eccentric decor in the form of graffitied walls and low-hanging copper lights. Imbuing their menu with innovation and quirk, you'll find theatrical drinks and delicious food aplenty. Take a chance on the Bubblebath that's made with gin and features some Fairy Liquid magic, or have your own disco with the Colour Changing One. 

Balls Brothers Austin Friars

Balls Brothers Austin Friars hosts business meetings, informal parties and relaxed after-work drinks just minutes along the road from Liverpool Street. It's a simple yet stylish haunt known for its industrial features, and promises drinks that "are pieces of art themselves." Visit for a sip of your favourite classic cocktail like a passionfruit martini or perhaps an English apple mule, as well as a couple of small plates (crispy fried squid, anyone?) if you're feeling peckish.

Demon, Wise and Partners

Hidden below The Arbitrager, this decadent den near Liverpool Street station is a quirky, sophisticated dungeon of cool bubbled lights, shiny surfaces and cosy booth seats for those intimate occasions. With a speakeasy feel, get your 20s glamour on and order an Old Fashioned - and let the good times roll on in. The signature drinks list feature two spirits, one reflecting wickedness and the other maturity - pick from a double shot of Montelobos Pechuga (which comes with an additional shot of sangrita), or a more mellow tipple made using sweet and dry vermouth. 

Be At One Spitalfields

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If those boots were made for walking, then that's just what they should do, especially when such a cocktail haunt is just a stroll away from Liverpool Street station. A destination for heaving happy hours, bartenders that can be seen bounding about the joint, and jolly party patrons, these happen to be some of the best-known, affordable cocktail joints in the city. Rock up to Be At One for these affordable sips, such as a Paradise Punch, made with Disaronno and Southern Comfort, or a White Mocha-tini. 

The Saint

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In need of a top-notch spot for a bite to eat or some lip-smacking beverages? Then make your way to The Saint, a kitsch-inspired bar set at the rear of Bow Bells Church in the heart of City, to enjoy some great food in their cosy space or for a couple of alfresco antics. On the menu, you'll find an expansive list of whiskeys and gins, as well as cocktails like Aperol spritzes and bloody marys. 

Cafe 1001

Located on Brick Lane, Cafe 1001 is a top-notch venue for late-night fun with pals, donning a lounge sort of vibe, thanks to its cosy sofas and house plants. Not only does this Shoreditch hotspot have live DJ sets, alongside a cracking dancefloor to throw some shapes, but it's also home to lip-smacking beverages like amaretto sours and palomas, as well as an on-site authentic pizza restaurant whipping up moreish Neapolitan pies you won't be able to resist. 

The Grocer

Nestled away in the heart of Spitalfields Market, The Grocer is an elegant bar that offers the complete culinary experience to its guests. Although the wooden floors, sleek white brick walls and tiled surfaces give off a rustic, dishevelled-chic feel, it's the vintage signs, colourful antiques and detailed furniture that give the venue its edge. Food and drink-wise, it'll be hard to be disappointed with a menu packing seasonal flavours in the form of garlic and honey-baked camembert, all to be enjoyed with a glass of wine or beer. It's the ideal haunt to swing by if you're looking for a couple of drinks with the inclination that you might just stay for dinner. 

104 Bar

Located on Brick Lane, 104 Bar is a cocktail joint touting popular daily happy hours and low-key vibes. Whether you're heading in to catch the sporting action or for live DJ sets from some of the best in the city, this hotspot is sure to impress. On the menu, discover some real classics like whisky sours and margaritas, as well as the ultimate martini (you choose how to have it, whether it be smoky or just plain dirty).

Rake’s Café Bar

This unconventional venue, complete with stained glass windows and green plants, is nestled into the five-star lifestyle hotel Andaz London Liverpool Street. With an extensive selection of cocktails to choose from, here you can clink glasses, devour the tastiest sharing platters and push those workday and rush hour crushes out of sight and mind. Get comfy in a velvet chair and order oysters with your Champagne, or ponder over thoughts with a signature The Heir (£14) in hand, featuring mezcal, cachaça, ancho reyes, grapefruit and popcorn.

Andaz London

Andaz London is coming in hot with its lineup of cocktail bars on Liverpool Street. It features eclectic decor from the moment you walk in  - think graffitied walls and eccentric furnishings inspired by its East London location. Fancy some red? Head to 1901 Wine Lounge. And if you're after something a little more casual, Lady Abercorn's Pub & Kitchen is ideal for a quick pint. This stunning hotel has plenty of other haunts to check out, all offering something different.

Dirty Dicks

Sitting as an ode to British pubs, Dirty Dicks is a laid-back boozer in which to grab both a bite to eat and a hearty pint at that. Sitting just shy of Liverpool Street Station, snag your chums for a charming drink and dinner in an oh-so-English environment. It oozes historical charm, having been established in 1745, and has been welcoming punters ever since. Guzzle premium ales here as well as top-notch glasses of wine paired with hearty pub food. 

The Drift

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Within walking distance of Liverpool Street station, The Drift is a cool bar that acts as a sanctuary in the middle of one of the busiest business districts in London. With some unique design features that include a fine-dining nook, a secluded cabana and a mixology table, The Drift really does stand apart from other bars in Bishopsgate. Here you can relax and sip on mojitos, as well as signature tipples such as The Daisy, made with Altos tequila and Italicus liqueur.

Players Social

Just shy of Liverpool Street, you'll find Players Social tucked away inside Spitalfields Market. From grooving to jazz bands and DJs to taking on your mates at ping pong, shuffleboard or table football, you've really got it all at this cool spot. Food and drinks-wise, you can find breakfast cocktails like bloody marys to enjoy with your pancakes in the morning, or signature sips such as the Kokonut Shy, made with rum, to enjoy with sharing plates or pizza come the evening.

The Woodins Shades

Whether it's after-work drinks with colleagues or a chilled-out time with mates, The Woodins Shades is the perfect location for drinks near Liverpool Street. Think cosy interiors completed by chandeliers and dark wooden cabinets; it's a fascinating boozer with a history that dates back over 150 years. Now you can tuck into quality pies and sip on cask ales, craft beers and classic cocktails like mojitos and old fashioneds. 

Patch East

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If you haven't heard of Patch East then you're missing out on possibly the coolest bar on this side of London. The interiors are amazing, with each space taking inspiration from a theme – from Art Deco to neon Tokyo – and their list of cocktails is just as creative. And if you're feeling a bit peckish, they also serve up a selection of delicious bar snacks. Chow down on spicy sweet potato falafels, plus mozzarella and sundried tomato arancini, while sipping on creatively named tipples such as Don't Dilly Dally, made with gin and a dill infusion. 

Broadleaf

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Using beer from their Long Arm Brewery, found just up the road, Broadleaf is combining craft drinking with fine dining. The restaurant serves British dishes while drinks come in the form of cocktails, craft beer and wine. And if you fancy something fun? Give their shuffleboard a go, then when a hankering for some good grub strikes, check out its small bites menu fronting padron peppers and loaded nachos, ideal for pairing with a signature coconut and pineapple daiquiri.

Ninety One Living Room

Located in Brick Lane's Old Truman Brewery, this quirky space is perfect for everything from coffee in the morning to working during the day and cocktails in the evening. There's an array of seating areas to kick back and relax in, such as the outside terrace overlooking the bustling streets and the bar space where you'll find musicians taking to the stage. Their impressive tipple collection includes the whiskey-based Northern Soul and a Tequila Sour, as well as plenty of wines and beers, plus a plant-based menu to soak it all up with. 

Humble Grape Liverpool Street

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If you're after a pre-train wine, Humble Grape has a selection of 30 different glasses and 400+ bottles from sustainable vineyards to choose from. Fronting charming reclaimed wine-making equipment furniture, there's a lot to enjoy about this haunt. Take a seat in its chic dining space made up of wooden tables, ideal for laying sharing boards on, and surrounded by bottles of the good stuff. Pull apart sourdough and nibble on olives while catching up with friends over a glass of sparkling, white, red or pink.