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Bars near Liverpool Street
Whether you're hankering for a cosy lounge 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, this is a part of London that has to offer a little bit of everything for its locals; fun and relaxation, but with a dapper ol' dash of sophistication and style. The bars of Liverpool Street always deliver and here are some of our recommendations if you are looking for a bar in this exciting part of London.
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.
Billing itself as an appointment only establishment, you'll have to make a booking to experience what lies behind those grand doors. The Victorian Bath House is set in a Grade II listed building and comes complete with rich fabrics, vintage furnishings and a touch of period luxury where you can taste the finest food and drink and sit on the exclusive side of London life.
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.
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. The Queen's rooftop terrace is the real jewel in the crown; hosting pop-ups that serve food and a curated menu of seasonal cocktails. Next up for this summer, head over for your taste of Neverland...
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.
Situated within a five-minute walk of Liverpool Street is The Soda Room; a refined and elegant cocktail lounge below one of the best restaurants in the city. Serving up the cocktails and dancing until late right throughout the week, discover a trendy nightspot known for its interesting artworks, dark gold and copper-decorated walls.
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.
With open arms and a beaming smile, Kitty Hawk is a cosy venue in London's financial district that welcomes all guests and prides itself to catering for every mood. Based just a stone's throw from Liverpool Street, the venue serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to the area's busy financiers. Whether you're looking for an ace aromatic coffee or perhaps fancy a carefully crafted cocktail, the well stocked bar certainly won't disappoint.
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.
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.
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, proper cask ales and a tasty food menu.
Devonshire Terrace Bar and Restaurant is 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 good drinks menu. Devonshire Terrace also has two outdoor areas that are perfect for private hire as well as an evening impressing a client or sipping cocktails with friends.
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 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.
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.
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." The venue serves a versatile and daily changing menu from an open kitchen and prides itself on the bold and imaginative cocktail selection.
From Monument to Islington and Shoreditch, London Cocktail Club made quite a name for themselves and now it's time to take on Liverpool Street. Expect a booze-fueled circus theme, with the same cracking cocktails and vibrant atmosphere.
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.
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.
One of the best wine bars near Liverpool Street, this cool and quirky eating and drinking hub offers hearty plates of classic British grub and an extensive drinks list.
Located on Worship Street, Long Arm Pub and Brewery is an innovative new spot. The pub brews its only beer, changing the pints daily for a fresh and different taste on each visit.
The Alice is a snug gastro pub space located on Houndsditch. Interiors feature an eclectic mix of old and new, and there's plenty of comfy spaces to unwind after work. There's all sorts of seasonal dishes and pub favourites if you're hungry, and there's often a happy hour to ensure you make the most of those delicious cocktails.
The Botanist is another of Broadgate Circle's drinking and dining gems. A picture of trendy sophistication, this place impresses with its funky tables, marbled pillars and cosy seats, which come together to create a refined, yet super relaxed, vibe. You'd likely find us in the downstairs Soda Room, where guests line up the classy cocktails and stay for DJs and dancing until 2am (between Weds and Sat).
This bar near Liverpool Street is a beast with two heads: on the one hand, you can go for a relaxing drink of craft beers, cocktails while you eat their delicious street food; on the other, you can head to one of their amazing, renowned DJ nights and party till the early hours.
Spread across two floors, this St Paul's spot comprises 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.
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.
Walk less than five minutes away from Liverpool Street station to enter into the decadent Indian-inspired drinking den that is Anise. Cosy booths and a soft purple glow make it ideal for a chilled drink meaning that it's very popular with the Square Mile after work drinkers. The contemporary decor mingled with industrial heritage of the East India company is mirrored in their Indian-inspired spice cocktails.
Not a far shout for somewhere to drink near Liverpool Street, Tank and Paddle is a favourite destination for after work drinks in Monument where you can enjoy casual yet cool interiors alongside a roster of craft pints and beaming pizza dishes. With a sister venue in Bishopsgate offering shuffleboard and home brewed beers, there's no excuse not to try Tank and Paddle on for size.
In need of a good after-work drinking spot? All Bar One are on hand with a bar packed full of delicious beverages, and a fabulous wine library for all you connoisseurs to enjoy that perfect end-of-the-day tipple to take the edge off. With its sleek decor and laid-back vibe, it's a fail-safe.
Located in the heart of the City, this branch of Boisdale brings you seasonal dishes, quality produce and a whole heap of seafood alongside live acts from some of the UK's best musicians and one-off events like blind tastings.
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.
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.
Popularly regarded as one of the gems of the Square Mile, Willy's offers 20 wines by the glass as well as plenty of traditional English charm amongst the bustle of Fenchurch Street. Seek refuge from the city with a glass of wine from their global selection, the team here are passionate about their craft and are often happy to help you pick out something to suit your tastes.
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.
Just around the corner from Liverpool Street - perched on Worship Street - The Allegory is an all-day dining spot and bar perfect for after work drinks, lunch and breakfasts, and stylish (but affordable) dinners out. Think cool design, a bustling cocktail menu, and no-fuss vibes at this unique hangout.
This glistening venue, complete with stained glass windows and modern chandeliers, is nestled into the Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel. With over 70 champagnes to choose from, clink glasses and get merry on the tastiest of bubbles and push those workday woes and rush hour crushes our of sight and mind.
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.
Lady Abercorn offers a quintessentially British pub experience, perfect for stopping off for a swift half before hopping on the train home. Boasting original architecture in the form of oak-panelled walls and crafted Victorian ceilings, take a step back in time and embrace the warm atmosphere offered by this age-old boozer. Live sport is shown on plasma and 3D screens, and the venue is available for private hire.
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.
Located in Brick Lane's Old Truman Brewery, this quirky space is perfect for everything from coffees in the morning to working during the day and cocktails in the evening. There's even an impressive selection.
Just north of Liverpool Street Station, Corney and Barrow Exchange Square is a beautiful greenhouse style bar; serving up breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening drinks, it is ideal for after work or a relaxing meal. Even with the same great selection of drinks that Corney and Barrow is known for, this location is more popular for its Pimms, thanks to its alfreso sipping spot.
With a range of classic Italian cocktails this quirky pizza place near Liverpool Street is a great spot for some post-work drinks. Get sipping on their signature Sunshine Spritz, or settle in with a Negroni or boozy cherry cola and grab yourself one of their iconic pizzas to soak it all up with.
Whip around the corner from Monument and head to Lovat Lane to unearth this sleek subterranean drinking den. Part cocktail bar, part late-night dancing lair, DM Monument know a thing or two about conjuring up a top-notch martini too. Happy hours run until at least 8pm, DJs make sure there's always something to tap your toes to, and there's sharing platters if you fancy a nibble.
If you're after a pre-train wine, Humble Grape is there, with their selection of 30 different glasses and 400+ bottles from sustainable vineyards, and charming reclaimed wine-making-equipment furniture, there's a lot to enjoy.
Located just a hop, skip and jump from Liverpool Street Station; Bierschenke are renowned for their huge range of authentic pours, their Oktoberfest and Munich-inspired atmosphere, and their Lederhose-laden party vibes.