Quirky Bars In Soho

With a scandalous and salacious history, this lively pocket of London has always been a hotspot for the weird and wonderful. From high-concept venues and casual drinking dens to tiny speakeasies and themed cocktail spots, these cool and quirky Soho bars have something to suit every taste. We've rounded up our top picks for watering holes in the neighbourhood, so you know exactly where to head for a truly unique night out in W1.

Last updated on 25th March 2021

Old Compton Brasserie

7 user reviews 5

Prohibition Bottomless Brunch £30 pp - one brunch dish & bottomless brunch cocktails or Prosecco for 1.5H

Offering modern British cuisine and some stunning cocktails, the slick Old Compton Brasserie is a one-stop shop if you're looking for a slice of spunky London charm. Expect sexy decor and a menu of vegan, veggie and meaty options paired with a cracking drinks list.

Lucky Voice Soho

700 user reviews 5

When it comes to a great night out in London, it's hard to do better than this Soho karaoke bar. Located on Poland Street, Lucky Voice is getting you and the gang into your own private booth so you can belt out those classic bangers without the usual judgement from the neighbours.

Simmons Soho

183 user reviews 4

One of the best affordable quirky bars in Soho, Simmons is a hotspot for after-work drinks and big nights out. From kitsch decor and retro games to teapot cocktails and a ludicrously long happy hour, the Bateman Street party spot certainly isn't lacking in character.

Is this the quirkiest bar in Soho? Most probably. Wizard Exploratorium is a magic-themed venue on Greek Street where you'll find all types of weird and wonderful things to do. A great spot for a date night in London, this beauty has everything from wand-making workshops and unicorn hot chocolates to fantastical afternoon teas.


13 user reviews 5

A cool hidden bar in Soho, Cahoots is the basement venue offering you a portal to the past. Inspired by the roaring 20s and 30s, guests will find themselves in a world of retro cocktails and tube carriage decor at this intimate underground watering hole.

Ballie Ballerson Soho

4 user reviews 3

When it comes to quirky bars in Soho, it's hard to top this Berwick Street spot. Ballie Ballerson is the pink-hued activity bar boasting candy cocktails and delicious pizza. Head over for a dip in the ball pool followed by sips, slices  and late-night DJs.