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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-bar, then 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 the shoppers headed to Spitalfield), this is a part of London that has to offer a little bit of everything for its locals; fun and relaxation.
Last updated on 14th June 2023
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!
Get set for one of the most stunning bars just shy of Liverpool Street. Notorious for its sweeping views of the city, not only does Searcys promise stunning sights, their main bar is a luxurious roster of wine, cocktails and Champagne atop the city.
Located slap bang in the middle of Liverpool Street, Polo 24 Hour Bar is a spot that never closes. 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 cocktails galore.
Find the seventh Simmons just off Bishopsgate for a daily happy hour from 3-8pm (do we need to say anything else?!) The kooky and quirky interiors are great for stopping by after work or meeting a date, and the very reasonable prices will keep you there until late.
Truly a pillar of East End socialising, the Queen of Hoxton is found at the heart of Shoreditch, within a 5-minute walk of Liverpool Street. An all-rounder in every sense of the word; come for a few drinks, a dance to some of the top DJs in town or some live entertainment in the venue's performance space.
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.
Looking for something fun and different from your night out? Flight Club ticks both those boxes, bringing a completely new 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.
Sitting pretty just shy of Liverpool Street in the heart of Spitalfields comes a hidden London bar brimming with cutesy charm and dated nooks. A petite palace of hand-made cocktails and master mixologists, Upstairs at The Ten Bells is a menagerie of speakeasy inspired interiors, eclectic drinks and date night primed antics.
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 and an extensive choice of wines, with a late licence and music if you fancy lingering into the night.
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.
If you're on the hunt for craft brews near Liverpool Street, Kill The Cat is a glorious shout. The venue has a regularly changing lineup of three rotating taps and over 150 cans to choose from - perfect for a quirky first date or weekend catch-up with friends.
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.
Andaz London is coming in hot with its lineup of cocktail bars on Liverpool Street. Fancy some red? Head to 1901 Wine Lounge. Something a little more casual? Lady Abercorn's Pub & Kitchen is ideal for a quick pint. Want more? This stunning hotel has plenty of other haunts to check out.
23 Paul Street has plenty to offer for your next stag night. Head to the Liverpool Street venue for stripteases and intimate entertainment. In a couple? These folks also have date night packages if you and your other half fancy coming here.
Within walking distance of Liverpool Street station; The Drift is a quirky and 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.
If you're looking for a watering hole with charm, then this Liverpool Street spot is just the place for you. 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.
On the site of the very first Corney and Barrow, this is a very special spot. While it has been redone 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 is often chock-a-block with a melange of business people and passers by in the area.
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.
Nestled away in the heart of Spitalfield 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 gives off a rustic, disheveled-chic feel, it's the vintage signs, colourful antiques and detailed furniture that gives the venue its edge.
In need of a top-notch spot for a bite to eat or some lip-smacking bevvies? 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 some alfresco antics.
Located just a short stroll from Liverpool Street Station, The Alice is a contemporary boozer offering pocket-friendly pints and all-day dining. Head here on the weekend to enjoy a top-notch fry up or stop by during your lunch hour for a £7.95 meal deal, complete with hearty pub grub classics.
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. Want more? Check out The Soda Room downstairs for live music events.
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.
Mint Leaf 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 for exotic cocktails created by expert mixologists. Whether you're hosting an event or taking a cocktail masterclass, there is space for every occasion.
Located on Worship Street, Long Arm Pub and Brewery is an innovative spot down near Finsbury Square. The pub brews its only beer, changing the pints daily for a fresh and different taste on each visit, as well as showing all the big sports features on their enormous projector screens.
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 enviroment.
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."
This unconventional venue, complete with stained glass windows and green plants, is nestled into five-star lifestyle hotel Andaz London Liverpool Street. With an extensive selection of cocktails to choose from, click glasses and get merry on the tastiest sharing platters and push those workday and rush hour crushes out of sight and mind.
Not a far shout for somewhere to drink near Liverpool Street, Tank and Paddle is a favourite destination for after work drinks in Bishopsgate where you can enjoy casual yet cool interiors alongside a roster of craft pints, shuffleboard and beaming pizza dishes. With a sister venue in Monument too, you're never far from a great beer.
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.
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 bevvies from the bar. Oh, yes.
This bar inherits some of the traditional gastro pub cosiness, with comfy nooks and crannies in a warm and inviting atmosphere. But there are plenty of fresh, modern touches thrown in, with contemporary steel lamps, trendy vintage furniture and even a cellar hideaway to mix things up and spice up your evening.
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 fine 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.
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 area next to this iconic landmark makes for quite the atmosphere to enjoy after work drinks and even dinner if you fancy some dishes off their classic British menu.
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 and artisan pizzas while in cool surrounds.
Using beer from their Long Arm Brewery, brewed 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; if you fancy something fun, give their shuffleboard a go.
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.
Located on Brick Lane, Cafe 1001 is a top-notch venue for late-night fun with pals. Not only does this Shoreditch hotspot have live DJ sets, alongside a crackin' dancefloor to throw some shapes, but it's also home to lip-smacking bevvies and an on-site authentic pizza restaurant.
If you must have heard of Patch East, quite possibly the coolest bar 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 are just as creative. And if you're feeling a bit peckish, they also serve up a selection of delicious bar snacks.
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.
Offering some of the best cocktails on Liverpool Street, The Alchemist is a bar and restaurant serving up some truly incredible sips. Imbuing their menu with innovation and quirk, you'll find theatrical drinks and delicious food aplenty.
Core is a subterranean drinking den full of dark corners and low lighting for a more intimate experience in the city. The cool bar serves everything from locally brewed beer through to their delicious range of cocktails, and if you're hungry, you can go for one of their decadent burgers.
We'd be silly not to mention Jin Bo Law, a beautiful rooftop worth getting stuck into. Along with stunning views of the city, the venue has creative concoctions - the Fizz from a Rose combines kaffir lime, rose liquor, egg white and ginger beer.
One East London spot that should be on your drinking and dining radar is Nest. Not only does this joint rustle up a delicious menu of cracking classic and signature cocktails, but also a selection of upgraded pub grub, from a ramen chicken burger to confit duck leg.
Sitting near Liverpool Street is Black Rock, a cocktail and whisky-lovers paradise. The interiors are cool, minimalist and contemporary, making the perfect moody surroundings for when you drink. Visit for their 250 bottles of whisky and you'll also get to see their spectacular centrepiece, an 18ft, 185-year-old oak tree trunk that acts as an interactive cocktail ageing system.