Down a dark staircase on Great Portland Street you'll find London's answer to downtown LA. Serving up some of the best cocktails in Central London, this quirky Soho bar is always a hive of energy and activity - and that's just from the bar staff.
Quirky Bars In Soho
With a scandalous and salacious history, Soho has always been a hotspot for the weird and wonderful. From high-concept activity bars, to tiny speakeasies, Soho bars can be garish at times, but never, ever gauche. A bit of kitsch is good for the soul thought, so we've put together a list of our recommendations for the coolest, quirkiest bars in Soho.
It's a bar made of entirely of ice - does it get any quirkier? Book a slot and wrap up warm while you enjoy delicious cocktails, then grab some food from the neighbouring (normal temperature) restaurant, at this quirky Central London bar.
Known city-wide for having some of the best Happy Hours in London, the Simmons brand is weird and wonderful tour de force. Its quirky Soho bar is no different, offering up kitschy wallpapers, teapot cocktails and all manner of wacky brunches and afternoon teas.
Rock and roll is certainly not dead at the Karma Sanctum Hotel. This quirky Soho bar and boutique hotel is as full of life as they come. Hosting regular gigs, film screenings and other events, it serves some of the most radical cocktails in Soho.
Quirky and decadent, this Parisian-inspired dessert and cocktail bar in Soho is the height of relaxed indulgence. Cool, calm and collected during the early evening, when night falls this kooky Soho bar has been known to turn into a full blown dance party.
The name says it all really. Formerly The Kingly Club, the go-to spot for the rich and famous during the 1960's, Disrepute has cast off some of it's former infamy and settled for being a truly innovative cocktail bar. From the team behind former Brixton speakeasy Sovereign Loss, each cocktail comes with a short story from the bar's heyday in place of an ingredients list, and despite being a members club, non-members are welcome to book tables.
Take a step back in time with Jack Solomon's, a quirky Soho bar offering heaps of old school charm, with velvet-decked sofas, dance floor-filling live music, and a fantastic range of food and drink for you to get stuck into.
This quirky Soho bar is renowned for its handmade liquors and house infused spirits. Slap bang in the heart of Soho, it offers daily free cabaret shows for your entertainment and great 2-for-1 happy hour deals.
Plush and pretty, this quirky bar in Soho also serves some of the best dim sum in the city. Set over three floors, there's a lot to explore in this cocktail den, and with ingredients for both food and cocktails changing seasonally, there's infinite experiences to be had at this kooky cocktail bar in Soho.
Next time you're meandering down Shaftesbury Avenue, keep an eye out for this pirate-inspired rum bar. Covered in nautical graffiti and mermaid pin ups, this quirky Soho bar is cut from a similar cloth to its sister venues, so expect the music to be loud and the lampshades to be swinging.
This gorgeous private members club in the heart of town is one of Soho's quirkiest haunts. Lushly decorated with Victoria wallpapers and comfy bar stools, it's the perfect venue for anyone with a soft spot for cocktails and classic tunes.
Open from dawn until dusk, this quirky bar in Soho is the epitome of sophisticated elegance. With six floors of plush seating, great cocktails and plenty of cosy hideaways, it's one of Soho's coolest bars.
Balans made a name itself as the 'enfant terrible' of Compton Street. Open seven days a week from the wee small hours to the wee smaller hours, this quirky Soho institution serves up some truly great grub.
This rough and ready party bar in Soho is always a great option for a night out in London. With a great happy hour and basement party arena, this quirky Soho bar is a great slice on London eccentricity.
This stunning dim sum and sake bar is a glorious little cocktail den in the heart of bustling Soho. Bedecked in dusky pinks and verdent greens, it's teapot cocktails and delicate dim sum dishes add to its charm as one of the quirkiest bars in Soho.