Rock n Roll Bars in London
From head-banging to moshing, London loves rock music bars. Whether it's '50s rock n' roll, metal, glam rock or anything in between, there is a stage and a jukebox for it here. But which exactly are the best Rock n Roll bars in London?
Last updated on 11th July 2017
With a famous musician at the helm – Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons – you know that they have a commitment to rock and roll at Omeara. Their live music venue hosts 320 and showcases everyone from up-and-coming acts to world-class entertainment playing intimate gigs.
If you're cavorting about Covent Garden and hankering for a heaving rock plot, why not take to a destination that plays a true and authentic homage to rock and roll diners of days gone by? From American inspired grub and live bands to interiors that are raving with rock cool and heavy metal trinkets, Roadhouse is primed for weekend pickings.
Find this rock n roll drinkers den in the heart of Clapham as they rock the vintage music vibe. The walls are covered in old NME posters, there's themed cocktails, craft ales and did we mention the £6 pizza?
Get yourself involved with this quirky pub crawl to visit some of the best Rock n Roll hangouts in the capital, let alone Camden! The Crawlers stop off at Blues Kitchen and Barfly - two of the capital's premier live music venues - where they're able to access a whole host of great drinks and queue jump deals throughout the night.
Perched on the rock n roll highway in Camden the Blues Bar and Kitchen is a bourbon flowing live music bar which has had a fine line up of legends on their stage. With a rock repertoire ranging from Blues, Jazz, Indie Rock, 50s rock n roll throughout to the heavier scale of rock music this charming venue is a must for London rock bar lovers.
In between Clapham and Battersea, Northcote records is a fun rock n roll bar that spins vinyl, gets on regular live performers and DJs. Go for a fun night of moshing, head there earlier for pizza and cocktails, or just go to see the quirky interiors.
Roadtrip is one of the best rock n roll bars in London. Pick your own rock tunes on the Jukebox and on Thursdays it's US surf rock and ska all the way. Fridays see the basement bar, The Workshop, turn into a mad rock and roll disco with live music.
With a packed roster of live music, DJs and the best pizza this side of Shoreditch, Old Street Records plays its rock n roll vinyl well. Head there any night of the weekend as the atmosphere heats up and things get heavy on the dancefloor.
This rock bar in London is biker friendly but gothic vampires should probably stay away as this rock n roll joint puts garlic in absolutely everything they serve. Downstairs in the crypt-like bar of Garlic and Shots is where they keep the stone coffin and plastic skeleton so head down there to listen to heavy metal in London.
Aces and Eights Saloon Bar in Kentish Town is always a blast with a daily Happy Hour 6-8pm, premium whiskies and bourbons, American beers and lots of cocktails. A great rock bar, club and stage in North London ideal for a late night of drinking and dancing.
The Borderline in Soho is a live music venue to keep an eye on for new rock bands and fantastic club nights. Cheap drink offers and generous opening hours is a huge bonus.
This is the real deal. The Intrepid Fox by Tottenham Court Road is a perfect display of the rock n roll spirit in London. This bar looks and sounds the part of a real badass sanctuary with skulls and goblins mixed with pinball machines, pool tables and an equally decorative clientele. One of the best rock bars in London to let your long hair down at to live acts, rock DJs and litres of Jack.
It's just as filthy and freewheeling as you want it to be this epic London rock bar in Soho. Their jukebox is filled with the best of bitchin' metal, rock n' roll and glam and the fact that it is open 'till 4am makes us purr. Crobar is one of the reasons why London has such a worldwide reputation for having the best rock bars in the world!