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.
Last updated on 10th February 2017
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.
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.
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.
A quick stroll down the road will bring you to this smokin' hot venue for an evening of 1940s glamour and frivolous frolicking on a buzzing dance floor. Whether you want tasty pulled pork piled on your plates or a cocktail jug each, this bar is sure to keep you satisfied, and with regular celebs showing up at the door, you might even see a famous face.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A wine bar close to Liverpool Street, Jamies London Wall is primed for after work drinks in the city. Sitting just shy of Moorgate, this contemporary and laid-back haunt promises a globally notable wine selection amongst affordable British burgers and large plates.
Tucked away on Commercial Street, Blessing's Bar is a charming townhouse spread over 3 floors where you can do everything from chill with a coffee, to relax on vintage sofas to dance to live music down in their cellar bar. Whatever night out, or daytime refuge you're looking for, Blessing's Bar will suit.
The Anthologist brings something out of the ordinary to the city’s Gresham Street. This is a wonderfully quirky and endearing space offering a breather from the frantic streets outside. The Anthologist offers a seasonal all day menu, artefacts from all around the globe, skinny cocktails and a private room complete with its own 1950s-inspired kitchen. With music and a late licence, it’s the perfect place to get the party started at the week’s end.
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.
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.
Broadgate Circle is becoming quite the foodie hub, and that’s directly linked to the presence of hotspots like the Crab Tavern. Primarily a restaurant dedicated to delicious crustacean goods, this NYC-styled joint also features a sleek bar area located within a stone’s throw of the train station. Saunter into the bar and take your pick between a good range of cocktails, champagnes, wines and craft beer; you’ve definitely got time for a quick one before the commute home.
This quirky bar is spread across three floors, each hosting a a new angle and promoting a different atmosphere for an all round enjoyable and exciting occasion. Head upstairs for some bawdy burlesque influences, grab a secluded booth for your sordid shenanigans, or for a sophisticated sojourn, head downstairs to the glittering Crystal Bar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This stunning celebration of elegance and art-deco grace is breathtaking, with a beautiful domed stained glass ceiling, impressive stone pillars, gorgeous ornate arches and snug arm chairs tucked in around the tables. Dressed to impress, this venue will not disappoint.
The George 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.
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.
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.
It opened to critical acclaim back in 2011, and there’s no sign of Worship Street Whistling Shop letting up five years down the line. Another treasure of a bar located within five minutes walking distance of Liverpool Street, track down this cosy Victorian hideaway if you like the sound of vintage-inspired cocktails in a candlelit, basement bar setting.
For a taste of India in the city of London, head to Cinnamon Kitchen. Fusing modern Indian dishes with British touches, the menu is both exciting and innovative. Its proximity to Liverpool Street Station makes it popular with after-work drinkers who pick and choose from the five different dining and drinking areas including the main dining room and adjoining cocktail bar, Anise.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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. If you're hungry, go for one of their decadent burgers.
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.
Hidden beneath their swanky poultry restaurant, The Holy Birds Bar is a top spot for a drink near Liverpool Street. Filled with swirling '60s memorabilia, there's more than a hint of Mad Men; try a Babycham-filled cocktail or one of their ice-cold beers.