Nightjar in Shoreditch is conceived as an antidote to overcrowded West End bars and flashy nightclubs. As a destination for discerning drinkers to meet, linger and relax, The Nightjar entices with quality cocktails, attentive personal service and a vibrant and varied live music programme, and late music nights on the decks. This is the ultimate speakeasy bar of London - descend the stairs and be prepared to be enchanted by a 1920's scene of candlelit tables, glorious tin cup cocktails, and crooning jazz and swing bands soundtracking your evening. It it seating only at The Nightjar, so make a booking and soak up the magical atmosphere of this jazz and cocktail heaven. There is no other London, let alone Shoreditch bar like this. 


The Nightjar runs on table service and has a no standing policy or seating at the bar. Every customer has to have a seat to be served and food and drinks must be ordered from your table. Our last bookable table is 9.30pm. Thereafter available tables are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Live music is free on a Monday and Tuesday. Music charge applies on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at £5pp, on a Friday and Saturday it is charged at £8pp with an additional £4pp for guests staying on for the late set. Music begins at 9.30pm every night of the week. The small per-head cover charge is paid to the live performers. 

Large group bookings (8 people max) should be made well in advance and please note they take credit card details to hold the tables.

Cancellations are taken up to 1pm on the day of booking. The best way to get in touch if you want to reschedule or cancel is via email:


What's on


Offer Availability
Free Live Music & Reduced Price Cocktails
We are offering live music on the house alongside an exclusive menu of brand sponsored reduced price cocktails. Live music from 9.30pm.
Monday 20:30 – 23:00


Nightjar Voucher
On sale until 3rd Oct 2020
£50 - £200


  • Splash the Cash £££
  • London - Experience, London - Themed Christmas
  • Dance floor
  • Music charge - see venue details.


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 18:00 1:00
Tuesday 18:00 1:00
Wednesday 18:00 1:00
Thursday 18:00 2:00
Friday 18:00 3:00
Saturday 18:00 3:00
Sunday 18:00 1:00



Nightjar, 129 City Road, Shoreditch EC1V 1JB



Nearest Station

Old Street (Tube)

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Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Nightjar Venue Hire 0 90 - Negotiable Negotiable

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Nightjar Shoreditch - London Cocktail Bar Review

Nightjar Shoreditch - London Cocktail Bar Review

I’ll cut to the chase early doors; Nightjar is constantly lauded as one of the best, if not the best bar in London. So expectations are always high. I was invited down to try their new cocktail menu and relive the Nightjar experience, which at the time was - shockingly for me - a year out of date…

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