Nightjar

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Description

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. 

BOOKING POLICY

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. 

Large group bookings (10 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: info@barnightjar.com.

 

Info

Music charge - see venue details.
Booking required
Splash the Cash £££
Shoreditch
Over 21
Disabled Toilets
No sportswear

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
18:00 01:00
18:00 01:00
18:00 01:00
18:00 02:00
18:00 03:00
18:00 03:00
18:00 01:00

Location

Nightjar
129 City Road, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 1JB

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
Old Street (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.00
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £5.00
Cocktail £10.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £7.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.50
Bottle of House Wine £20.00
Bottle of Champagne £55.00

This venue serves Tapas and Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
Our delicious food menu encompasses a range of delicious bar snacks and canapes designed to complement the drinks on offer, as well as flambed specials prepared by our chef at your table.

Our Review

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...

Read our full Nightjar Shoreditch - London Cocktail Bar Review review

Private Hire

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Standing
Cost Min spend
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Weekend*
Nightjar Venue Hire 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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We enjoyed a great night at the Nightjar on Sunday! The live Blues music was fantastic and the cocktails were fantastic. Also a big thank you to Gonzalo for keeping the cocktails and water running all night and helping us with recommendations. We definitely will visit again. visited Nightjar on 25 Jun 2017
27 Jun 2017 by
5

My partner and I had an absolutely fantastic night. The cocktails were sublime and the live jazz was tremendous. The staff were very knowledgeable and welcoming. Hopefully will visit again one day. visited Nightjar on 23 Jun 2017
27 Jun 2017 by
5

This was a fantastic evening. The cocktails were wonderful works of art. The staff were friendly and attentive. I will definitely return to Nightjar to sample more from the extensive menu. visited Nightjar on 24 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
5

Great cocktail and amazing decor visited Nightjar on 24 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
5

Excellent service, quality of drinks and live music as always. I forgot the name of the cocktail I loved most - it was tequila based within a drinking vessel shaped like a cactus. It was divine! Will definitely be coming back to my favourite bar in London! Thank you again Nightjar! visited Nightjar on 23 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
5

Great ambience, very unique cocktails and great service! visited Nightjar on 23 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
5

I had great time because of those considerate staff. And of course music was great and cocktails were amazing too. I visited there from Tokyo but I think there is no bars like nightjar. I must go there when I visit London again! Thank you very much cool guys!! visited Nightjar on 23 Jun 2017
25 Jun 2017 by
5

We had a great moment! The cocktails and tapas were delicious, the jazz band was amazing and the service was on point. We will definitely come back! visited Nightjar on 23 Jun 2017
25 Jun 2017 by
5

Having been to Nightjar quite a few times and enjoyed ourselves every time, we had high expectations for this visit as well. As it was a Sunday evening, we knew that we probably wouldn't be able to stay throughout the live performance. Unfortunately the musicians were late and only went on stage around 9.50-10pm. They then played for approx half an hour before taking 30 minutes break. Not impressed. If you are that late for a live performance, then surely you wait taking a break - and definitely cut it really short. Another disappointing thing was the seating. I am sure other guest enjoy the 'alcove', but we were there for the music and most of us couldn't see the band. Anyway, not entirely waste of time as the cocktails and service were as great as ever :) I definitely recommend booking a table with a view to the stage. And I hope that Nightjar has addressed the late arrival of the musicians incl. the long break... visited Nightjar on 18 Jun 2017
24 Jun 2017 by
3

Amazing bar, cocktails were world class, service was exemplary and atmosphere was perfect! visited Nightjar on 15 Jun 2017
23 Jun 2017 by
5

Thanks for charging me £40 when we were caught in an accident and were not able to phone. visited Nightjar on 21 Jun 2017
23 Jun 2017 by
1

It was an amazing night! We had wonderful cocktails with fabulous presentation. We have felt the special care from our waiter Gonzalo, who gave us very familiar service. At the bar we got on very well with the bartender fairy Niki, the professionalism was definitely in every move she had. Unforgetable! visited Nightjar on 15 Jun 2017
22 Jun 2017 by
5

Lovely ambience and good cocktails. Felt a tad rushed but of course appreciative of the allotted time. Would definitely visit again as it takes a second visit for me to form a definitive view and my first impressions suggest I build on the experience. visited Nightjar on 20 Jun 2017
22 Jun 2017 by
3

drinks took some time to arrive. no customized drinks available. visited Nightjar on 19 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017 by
3

Music and atmosphere were a straight 10/10 visited Nightjar on 19 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017 by
5

We liked the atmosphere, the service and quality of cocktails was amazing visited Nightjar on 17 Jun 2017
19 Jun 2017 by
5

I could not recommend Nightjar more highly. They are most certainly not your average cocktail bar (which is reflected in the prices but so worth it for a really fun and special drink) and they treat their guests impeccably. The cocktails are delicious and served in such an innovative way. Definitely give it a go, you won't be disappointed! visited Nightjar on 15 Jun 2017
17 Jun 2017 by
5

amazing cocktails, quick and friendly table service, beautiful atmosphere and music! A+ natalia visited Nightjar on 14 Jun 2017
16 Jun 2017 by
5

You know you're going to get a great drink whenever you come here. The group loved it and some of the drinks had phenomenal presentation. visited Nightjar on 06 Jun 2017
13 Jun 2017 by
4

Had a wonderful time and enjoyed a lot both the drinks and the music. Will be happy to come again and again! Nata visited Nightjar on 07 Jun 2017
12 Jun 2017 by
5

Excellent place for an amazing drinking experience! Staff were lovely and helpful and knew their cocktail menu! Service was spot on. Requested a larger table/seating as I had our mother with us and was given the perfect spot for us to enjoy our drinks! We don't live in London but will certainly be visiting this place again! Had a lovely time thank you Nightjar! visited Nightjar on 08 Jun 2017
10 Jun 2017 by
5

Great Jazz Bar! We had a very nice time visited Nightjar on 07 Jun 2017
09 Jun 2017 by
5

We were squashed between two couples at one end of the room, unable to hold a conversation. It was very hot and uncomfortable. Disappointing. visited Nightjar on 06 Jun 2017
08 Jun 2017 by
1

Stellar evening with some phenomenal cocktails and awesome love music. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable visited Nightjar on 02 Jun 2017
07 Jun 2017 by
5

Great cocktails. Beautiful surroundings. Wonderful service. Would recommend a visit to anyone. visited Nightjar on 03 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by
5

This was our fourth or fifth time at the Nightjar, & I think our favourite! We visited on Thursday 1st June, the band were wonderful, the drinks exceptional (although I will miss the Josephine Baker!) & you really can't fault the service. I love the Frozen Fjord, it was clean, fresh & wonderfully fruity, my partner loved the Buffalo Fizz, especially the incredible buffalo cup! We each got a complimentary pack of Nightjar playing cards at the end of the night, lovely souvenirs to add to our collection! We will definitely be back, most likely June next year, to celebrate another anniversary. Thank you! visited Nightjar on 01 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by
5

Great evening- will defo be back ! donsidisco visited Nightjar on 02 Jun 2017
04 Jun 2017 by
5

Great place and service. Good music too visited Nightjar on 01 Jun 2017
03 Jun 2017 by
5

Great time. Although we had to wait for our drinks, they offered us a (very tasty) punch as a gesture. visited Nightjar on 31 May 2017
02 Jun 2017 by
5

This was my second visit and it was just a great second time around. The cocktails are amazing and the atmosphere is so laid back. I look forward to my next visit! visited Nightjar on 31 May 2017
02 Jun 2017 by
5

Fantastic in every respect - the drinks, the music, the atmosphere visited Nightjar on 29 May 2017
31 May 2017 by
5

Thanks to all the Nightjar Bar team !!! Especially our very nice Serveur, who take care of us, and who answer to all our question, about the Bar Tools, the Menu etc .... and thanks to the Barmans for the great cocktails !!! I was waiting for 2 years to come to Nightjar, i am following the news on Instragram. So i was very happy to finally come. I had a very good Birthday last sunday at Nightjar. Thank you so much !!! For sure i will come back !! And i will try also Oriole Bar. I am working as Bartender and i really enjoy your works, your cocktails, the details in everything and the great imagination and creation of the Barmans. Thank you Nightjar !!! visited Nightjar on 28 May 2017
31 May 2017 by
5

Was ok , staff were friendly enough music was just 2 guys on a guitar having beers and playing some folk type music when expected more of a big band experience with some singing and great vocals ,probably wouldn't return again visited Nightjar on 28 May 2017
30 May 2017 by
2

A really fun night, elaborate, interesting cocktails and the jazz band that played was on point! visited Nightjar on 18 May 2017
30 May 2017 by
5

Good spot, great 1920's style ambiance with an awesome wait staff who know their cocktails and make an evening enjoyable. Make no mistake, this is an expensive night out. Additional charges for music on top of the drinks but for a special occasion, you could do a lot worse. Door staff are the standard unhelpful and arrogant but once inside you forget about that unpleasantness.
29 May 2017 by
4

Loved the cocktails! Great music too. A big thank you to our waitress, who was very knowledgeable and friendly and helped us choose. visited Nightjar on 27 May 2017
29 May 2017 by
5

Beautiful bar, brilliant staff and the most amazingly theatrical cocktails. Love this place. visited Nightjar on 27 May 2017
29 May 2017 by
5

The sharing cocktails were so well blended and unique. It's amazing how much thought has actually gone into each cocktail! We really loved the cocktails best - ambience & service was excellent as well. Priya visited Nightjar on 21 May 2017
29 May 2017 by
5

Great place, drinks and music! visited Nightjar on 27 May 2017
29 May 2017 by
5

Loved it, the cocktails were great, loved the presentation and the ingredients. All the food was perfect, but was a little expensive. Atmosphere , music and service all really good. Only negative thing to say would be that the tables were a bit on the small side and felt a bit squashed in. But all in all, one of my favourite places I've been! visited Nightjar on 26 May 2017
28 May 2017 by
4

Visited on a Saturday evening with my girlfriend. Positives: Great little venue almost hidden away. Nice little speakeasy, friendly service from staff. Great music comes in the form of a live jazz band, really nice vibe. Interesting and tasty cocktails. Negative: The evening felt ruined once we got our complete bombshell of a bill. We ordered a cocktail which the couple next to us were drinking and we were charged £48 for it. Apparently it's £12 each but what they keep quiet is that it "serves a minimum of 4 people" so you still have to pay as if 4 people are drinking it! Even though they saw there was only two of us! That felt a little bit sly. On top of that they whacked on a hefty service charge and charged us £12 EACH "Weekend charge" or something like that. Apparently that is to pay for the band which I really don't mind at all as long as I'm told about it beforehand. Why keep it so quiet? At least advertise it on your website. It's a great place with a nice relaxed atmosphere - but it's a complete and utter rip-off. A real shame. Won't be going back. visited Nightjar on 11 Feb 2017
28 May 2017 by
2

I didn't really like my cocktail (Cocktail a la Louisiane) and that didn't make for a cheap night. Otherwise, great music and good atmosphere. visited Nightjar on 24 May 2017
26 May 2017 by
4

We had been hearing many great things about the famous Nightjar before visiting and we were not disappointed. We loved everything about the place, from the soothing and intimate atmosphere to the great variety of unique cocktails served in a very peculiar way to the very attentive and friendly table service. Looking forward to visiting this awesome place again! visited Nightjar on 23 May 2017
26 May 2017 by
5

Loved all of it, the atmosphere, music and staff! This is now my favourite bar in London. visited Nightjar on 23 May 2017
25 May 2017 by
5

Great place, the cocktails are brilliant and the staff are good fun..the live music means a great environment.
25 May 2017 by
5

I came across Nightjar on my quest to visit the world's "best" cocktail bars and was truly unimpressed. The drinks were common and cheaply presented. The only reason this rated two stars is due to our knowledgeable server. visited Nightjar on 21 May 2017
23 May 2017 by
2

Very good jazz live performance. Excellent cocktails. I had the 4-rum zombie, it was huge! Good service and polite staff, they were able to accommodate our request to change to a different table so that we can have a better view of the performers. Definitely recommended, although you really need to book early! Marianna visited Nightjar on 21 May 2017
23 May 2017 by
4

Friendly security and staff but I felt that nightjar overall was overrated. The band pinstripe suits were great, however view of the band was dependent on where you sat but the band did go round the room once which was good. Therefore didn't like the layout of the bar, drinks were not to my taste. You can get just as (and better) gimmicky drinks at bars which you don't have to book months in advance. visited Nightjar on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
3

Very nice. Great cocktails, great music, great service. Spilled water and/or drinks on my pants twice, though! Be more careful. visited Nightjar on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

I loved the band on our night at the Nightjar but I found the cocktails too much hard work. We were not the only customers laughing nervously, wondering what to think of yet another gimmick, while the waiters worked hard to keep their cool. I would have been happier drinking top-quality drinks without the "emperor's new clothes". visited Nightjar on 18 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
3

Great atmosphere. ..excellent cocktails. .would like to have stayed longer and professional bar service Dean visited Nightjar on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

Very unpleasant experience at the door. Waited for 35mins to be seated, even though we had a reservation. Very rude behavior from the person at the door as well. The rest - simply excellent as always. visited Nightjar on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
1

Fabulous venue and atmosphere, and a great night out! The cocktails are really spectacular, very creative and fun although I think maybe lack on taste compared to some other cocktail bars. Overall a lovely place to be! visited Nightjar on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
4

Great bar and cocktails. Don't believe the £8 cover charge is justified, especially as the live band was rubbish! visited Nightjar on 19 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
4

Felt that the tables/seating arrangement is now too cramped. I may be wrong but it felt like there were more people being crammed in, resulted in only being able to hear other people's conversations and having their drinks being spilled on me again. As a result, ​it also took a long time to get our drinks. I really suggest the waiters get a pad as they kept forgetting. This is my third visit and not entirely sure I will be coming back. visited Nightjar on 19 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
3

Not enough space between each table, was forced to hear all conversations. Service was not as good as previously. visited Nightjar on 17 May 2017
19 May 2017 by
2

Everything was extraordinary and each cocktail so special and delicious! The only thing that was not perfect: we planned on having some Tapas there, but were only informed a few hours prior to our reservation that the kitchen was closed. When trying to call to reschedule no one answered the phone. visited Nightjar on 16 May 2017
18 May 2017 by
4

The kitchen was closed, but the staff kindly kept our table booked while we quickly went to have a very nice pizza next door. All waiters were very kind, helpful, expert and keen to give recommendations and advise. Jazz Delorean is a great artist and we really enjoyed his music while having some cocktails/guest beers. I love the spot and will be back for sure. visited Nightjar on 16 May 2017
18 May 2017 by
5

lovely atmosphere, always come here for the music and great cocktails visited Nightjar on 15 May 2017
17 May 2017 by
5

We were sitting next to the speaker and it was very loud. The service was very slow, it took average 30 mins to get a drink. The last one was almost 1 hour, it only came after we've cancelled it and asked for our bill. The server kindly took the last drink off of the bill though. Other than that, everything else was very enjoyable, music was nice, decor was pretty and food and drinks are very tasty. visited Nightjar on 15 May 2017
17 May 2017 by
4

Thank you very much for a good evening . visited Nightjar on 13 May 2017
15 May 2017 by
5

Great customer service. My favorite bar in London. visited Nightjar on 13 May 2017
15 May 2017 by
5

Wonderful cocktails and great service! I can't wait to go back. visited Nightjar on 12 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
5

A delightful evening! We enjoyed the music and watching your bartenders mixing up great drinks! visited Nightjar on 07 May 2017
13 May 2017 by
5

Some of the cocktails were elaborately ed than others. Some even varied in terms of presentation between rounds of drinks. Why? visited Nightjar on 11 May 2017
13 May 2017 by
4

Another fabulous night, beautiful cocktails and the most wonderful waitress who was very knowledgeable on all the ingredients!! Lived it thank you. visited Nightjar on 11 May 2017
13 May 2017 by
5

We had to wait over 30min for our drinks. I would visit again because of the quality of the drinks served, but that certainly was not an experience we were after. visited Nightjar on 10 May 2017
12 May 2017 by
3

Amazing, absolutely the best cocktails by taste and design.Wish we could have experienced the live music, so will be back again! visited Nightjar on 10 May 2017
12 May 2017 by
5

Felt very rushed at the venue. Our booking was until 8:45 and they made us move from our table at 8:23! Also - make sure to double check your bill! They charged us for an extra cocktail which we didn't even order and then acted all surprised and gave us back cash and did not acknowledge the change in VAT or service charge! Plus there were so many empty spaces at the venue so I don't know why they would even say they were fully booked for the music performance. A bit overrated and I wouldn't go back for the way we were treated. visited Nightjar on 10 May 2017
12 May 2017 by
1

Hands down the best bar in London and one of the best globally. Amazingly delicious and creative drinks Gorgeous venue Fabulous music every night Stellar staff - waiters, on the door and the clever/creative bartenders. 10 out of 10. visited Nightjar on 10 May 2017
12 May 2017 by
5

The best high end craft bar I have been to yet. From the unique pouring vessels to the creative menu and speak easy type decor, it was a pleasure. Mahalo Nui Loa for hosting us. visited Nightjar on 09 May 2017
11 May 2017 by
5

Great location for a date. Awesome cocktails accompanies the atmosphere. visited Nightjar on 08 May 2017
10 May 2017 by
5

Wonderful atmosphere, exciting cocktail menu, talented musicians visited Nightjar on 07 May 2017
10 May 2017 by
5

Great music, nice atmosphere, awesome cocktails, friendly staff. What's not to like? visited Nightjar on 08 May 2017
10 May 2017 by
5

great music and well presented cocktails! visited Nightjar on 08 May 2017
10 May 2017 by
5

Overall, a positively memorable experience. The drinks were inventive to say the least as well as delicious. Music and ambiance were great. Drinks were of course at a hefty price so won't come back regularly but instead maybe once or twice a year when I have enough money to set aside. Bar service was slow on the night we were there. 30 minutes for a cocktail is probably twice the amount of time I expected to wait. However, the lady serving us was nice and hospitable and took her time to explain the various drinks. Marcus visited Nightjar on 07 May 2017
09 May 2017 by
4

We booked a two hour slot starting at 6pm. Amazing little place with a great ambience. Friendly and helpful staff. Cocktails were something else; our favourite was the Moulin Rouge. Recommended. visited Nightjar on 28 Apr 2017
09 May 2017 by
5

We had a wonderful time - fabulous cocktails and the live music was great. I would definitely recommend it for a date night or a big group (we were 12 people). visited Nightjar on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

The most elaborate cocktails I ever tasted and saw! It was very enjoyable and I will certainly return to try more. visited Nightjar on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Fantastic night out. Really relaxed atmosphere, great music and crazy cocktails. Excellent service also. Will definitely be back. visited Nightjar on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Excellent service and nice cocktails. will go back again for sure. visited Nightjar on 05 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Great night, fab venue and amazing cocktails! Nicola visited Nightjar on 05 May 2017
07 May 2017 by
5

Great night, fab venue and amazing cocktails! Nicola visited Nightjar on 05 May 2017
07 May 2017 by
5

Favourite was the Foresters shrub cocktail. Fantastic experience although would prefer a chair to a stool. visited Nightjar on 04 May 2017
06 May 2017 by
5

Fantastic- the tenderness of my Dad's memory and love of jazz was so kindly embellished by your staff - perfect seating / cocktails and most importantly the fobo's jazz band. A perfect setting in honour of My Dad who passed away 3 years ago that night Thank you. visited Nightjar on 04 May 2017
06 May 2017 by
5

Best music and best cocktails in London visited Nightjar on 04 May 2017
06 May 2017 by
5

had a great evening. maybe a space to put coats and bags would help as it's quite a closely knit space but otherwise no issues at all visited Nightjar on 04 May 2017
06 May 2017 by
4

I'm very selective about my Old Fashions: this was one of the best. Interesting twist, a single block of clear ice, well-blended sugars and bitters, well presented. Additionally, the atmosphere was elegant and sophisticated, service friendly. Jonathan visited Nightjar on 03 May 2017
05 May 2017 by
5

Fantastic cocktails, service and ambience! As a born and bred Londoner, I can't recommend NightJar enough to fellow Londoners and visitors alike. visited Nightjar on 03 May 2017
05 May 2017 by
5

Everything was perfect! I'll recommend night jar to my friends visiting London visited Nightjar on 02 May 2017
04 May 2017 by
5

The ambience was amazing! Nice live piano music and really friendly staff! Cocktails are great too. Definetely recommended! visited Nightjar on 02 May 2017
04 May 2017 by
5

Music and atmosphere were epic! We weren't so impressed with the food and were still hungry (and v drunk) at the end, but that is fine, since next time we know it is more snack-type stuff and we would probably eat before we arrive. We loved the refillable water and salty popcorn. The cocktails were great and inventive and the staff were friendly. We will definitely be coming back! visited Nightjar on 01 May 2017
03 May 2017 by
4

Very polite service, inspired cocktails with creative looks. visited Nightjar on 01 May 2017
03 May 2017 by
4

Review review review review review visited Nightjar on 28 Apr 2017
02 May 2017 by
4

this was the first time we have been to nightjar but it will definitely not be the last. amazing experience. I had read a few comments before hand about the pricing but for such an amazing experience you would expect to pay that and more. the music, surrounding and cocktails were all brilliant (especially the tea at st james, if you have a sweet tooth) cant wait to plan our next night here. john visited Nightjar on 30 Apr 2017
02 May 2017 by
5

I did enjoy the Nightjar but as it is rated as one of the best cocktail bars in London, I was a little underwhelmed. Firstly we were made to wait at the top of the stairs on entry, why I do not know. Then we waited 25 mins before our first drink was served. It wasn't that busy I don't understand how it could take so long. The tables were so close together the couple on the next table kept kicking my leg. The real down point was paying 8£ for 4 of the smallest prawns. The drinks were good and the atmosphere was fun, but for the price point, I have been to much better cocktail bars. visited Nightjar on 28 Apr 2017
02 May 2017 by
3

You get more than just a cocktails. visited Nightjar on 28 Apr 2017
01 May 2017 by
5

Amazing drinks - brilliant atmosphere and very knowledgeable staff. The cocktail masters at work. Nightjar deserves the accolade of one the best bars in the UK. visited Nightjar on 26 Apr 2017
01 May 2017 by
5

Nightjar has to be one of the best bars in the world. the cocktails are all fantastic creations and magnificently presented. The music is good jazz and the service is perfect with good advice on the next cocktail freely available. I've been a few times now and will keep going back. visited Nightjar on 28 Apr 2017
01 May 2017 by
5

Always great. Really good service and cocktails. I like the way the staff explain the cocktails and then pour the drink for you too. Nice touch! visited Nightjar on 22 Apr 2017
01 May 2017 by
5

Cocktails and service are good but food was terrible. 4 tiny prawns for £8 + 12.5% service is a rip off. We also had fajitas, potatoes bravas, sticky chicken all which were poor. visited Nightjar on 28 Apr 2017
01 May 2017 by
4

I come from Montreal and it is the second time in two years that I go .... always as pleasant, the live music is excellent as the drinks offered visited Nightjar on 27 Apr 2017
29 Apr 2017 by
5

More space would be great and the music was a little bit too loud visited Nightjar on 26 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017 by
4

Music playing while The quartet tuned up was terribly distracting. Once band started though it was amazing music. visited Nightjar on 24 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017 by
4

Friendly hosts, a unique atmosphere and a generous offer avalable! Thank you, Nightjar! visited Nightjar on 23 Apr 2017
25 Apr 2017 by
5

My fafourite bar in London. First of all there are the incredibly well crafted drinks. Not only do they taste very well, the presentation (especially of the signature drinks) is astonishing. The staff was nice and the atmosphere was how it should be in a speakeasy bar. The theme leaned on the '20s and '30s. Samuel visited Nightjar on 17 Apr 2017
25 Apr 2017 by
5

very good, except it was not the initial band, but still good night visited Nightjar on 19 Apr 2017
23 Apr 2017 by
5

We've been to Nightjar quite a few times and this was far below what we normally expected. Our 'Forest Floor' shared cocktail tasted quite weak but it was the poor service that we were slightly let down with. - We only received 4 water glasses and we were a party of 5 - Those glasses were never refilled - The shared cocktail was spilt by the pourer who delivered it us and only dabbed a couple of napkins to clean it up, but it wasn't actually fully clean and usable - After the first drink was delivered, no one came to our table for over an hour and the reason they came over was to tell us that we wanted to leave soon, we then had to ask for menus and that we wanted to order one more Normally we absolutely love Nightjar and always take over overseas friends to it but this time was really underwhelming and absolutely not what the same standard or what we paid for. visited Nightjar on 21 Apr 2017
23 Apr 2017 by
2

Disappointed. We arrived slightly late and received an email asking us to contact them asap or loose table. I replied immediately explaining we couldn't find them but we were there. I got an automated response back? I called but no one would answer. The door host couldn't find my name, I showed him emails. He said they were no good all he wanted was confirmation number. I said could my guests go in whilst I was searching all my emails - he said " no " to my embarrassment. ( I was with an important 70 year old client and his wife ). After about 5 minutes of showing various emails he found my name ON THE TOP OF HIS LIST !! We then entered walked through a nice small lively bar area round a tiny narrow corridor to a prison cell type cave completely away from bar. I was again embarrassed. I had to plead, beg then instist to waitress that we had to move. We had not been driven to London 35 miles to sit in a cell. I could of stayed at home and sat in my garage. She moved us reluctantly. Wait for drinks 10/12 minutes. Wait for last 1drink ; 15/17 minutes. Disappointed- embarrassed !! visited Nightjar on 21 Apr 2017
23 Apr 2017 by
2

Nice ambient atmosphere, good music. Entering the venue was odd. Arrived at the door exactly on time and told to wait. Waited 10mins. Then let in but told (twice) to wait at the top of the stairs. Drinks took an age to arrive and were very expensive. visited Nightjar on 14 Apr 2017
22 Apr 2017 by
4

This place is fill with passion. The cocktails , design, music, friendly people- all these things create an amazing atmosphere. Highly recommended! visited Nightjar on 19 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017 by
5

Amazing cocktails,extremely helpful and polite staff,!!!i will definitely go back!!! visited Nightjar on 19 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017 by
4

We had a wonderful time, really detailed drinks and fun jazz band. visited Nightjar on 17 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017 by
5

Thank you for reinforcing my recommendation for your venue with great service from Gene, an absolute diamond, and great cocktails! A fun and classy speak easy kinda place. visited Nightjar on 18 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017 by
4

Great cocktails and service! Thanks so much visited Nightjar on 19 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017 by
5

It was perfection - thank you! visited Nightjar on 18 Apr 2017
20 Apr 2017 by
5

The place is very nice and the cocktails too, but I felt that the tables of two next to the piano were abbot to close leaving no space for privicy visited Nightjar on 18 Apr 2017
20 Apr 2017 by
4

Fabulous as always. Top quality drinks. visited Nightjar on 17 Apr 2017
19 Apr 2017 by
5

The live music wasn't really worth the extra money. But I am sure this will depend mostly on my taste and will vary from night to night, so this is really just my personal view of this particular experience. visited Nightjar on 16 Apr 2017
19 Apr 2017 by
4

Second time at Nightjar, did go a few years ago and remembered it was more about the cocktail and less about the container, was a bit disappointed visited Nightjar on 16 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 by
2

Fantastic atmosphere. Together with the live band it's perfect. visited Nightjar on 16 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 by
5

So the NIghtjar is good - v excuslive etc. But easy if you plan ahead - the entertainment was straight from Butlins tho' the guy was terrible. I felt sorry for the rest of the band because they were good - but the singer (who sung about the M25) no, no thank you visited Nightjar on 15 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 by
4

Brilliant night out and great service. Thank you visited Nightjar on 15 Apr 2017
17 Apr 2017 by
5

Amazing night me and My boyfriend loved the atmosphere. Great service. We are definitely coming back for more. visited Nightjar on 03 Apr 2017
17 Apr 2017 by
5

Great music, amazing cocktails and very friendly staff. Will definitely be back. Carlotta visited Nightjar on 14 Apr 2017
17 Apr 2017 by
5

Excellent evening all round. Great service including lovely cocktails and good beer. Bar snacks also really tasty. Marcus Bonfanti the highlight in a fantastic setting visited Nightjar on 13 Apr 2017
17 Apr 2017 by
5

Great atmosphere, brilliant service and superb music! visited Nightjar on 12 Apr 2017
16 Apr 2017 by
5

Old school decor, speakeasy style, 1920 prohibition feel with live jazz music on the daily, Nightjar is the spot to go when your feeling like immersing yourself in a world away from the city above. The drinks are awesome and some of the most inventive you will find. The barrel aged zombie is deadly by the by as is the prices if you make an evening of it. Definately a spot for celebrating or just relaxing in style.
15 Apr 2017 by
5

Fabulous evening and great cocktails - always a memorable evening!! visited Nightjar on 12 Apr 2017
14 Apr 2017 by
4

Really cool bar but the tapas are super teeny for the price. Wine was excellent but again, pretty pricey! Maybe I'm just not there yet in life! Fun for city slickers with a good wage:) visited Nightjar on 12 Apr 2017
14 Apr 2017 by
3

Perfect a great night. Amazing cocktails, really cool decor and I liked the speakeasy feel- not too overdone. visited Nightjar on 12 Apr 2017
14 Apr 2017 by
5

Live music was meant to be on but we didn't see any by the time we left at 10:30 ish. Great, though pricey cocktails. Nice staff. Good ambiance. visited Nightjar on 11 Apr 2017
13 Apr 2017 by
4

Great night, fab cocktails and super music visited Nightjar on 10 Apr 2017
12 Apr 2017 by
5

Brilliant drinks and atmosphere. Most of the waiting staff were very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the bar was very busy and we waited a very long time between being able to order drinks, after waiting when we were asked if we would like another we were also told we would need to order asap as we were running out of time!! If table service and set time slots are to be upheld then the bar really should ensure the table service can be kept up even on a busy night. visited Nightjar on 07 Apr 2017
12 Apr 2017 by
3

Great! My friends and i are going back in a week time again !! visited Nightjar on 07 Apr 2017
12 Apr 2017 by
5

Fantastic cocktails, atmosphere and music. Tapas selections delicious but overpriced. visited Nightjar on 10 Apr 2017
12 Apr 2017 by
3

Fab place The staff are very friendly and very helpful and made us very welcome and the only downside is the night went too quick. Geoff visited Nightjar on 10 Apr 2017
12 Apr 2017 by
5

Fantastic. The decor and drinks were first class; but I'd particularly applaud the service. The staff responded to us and approached us in just the right way at just the right times, not too little but not much either, a minor mistake some establishments make I think. I really enjoy cocktail bars, but I occasionally find cocktail bar staff a little supercilious - not so at Nightjar, where the staff answered all our questions and recommended us drinks courteously and patiently. Amazing service. I will be back, for sure. visited Nightjar on 08 Apr 2017
10 Apr 2017 by
5

Nice place just had to wait 60min for our cocktails visited Nightjar on 07 Apr 2017
09 Apr 2017 by
3

We had a fantastic evening, the drinks were some of the best we have had, and the ambience with live music was exactly what we were looking for. Thank you very much. visited Nightjar on 05 Apr 2017
09 Apr 2017 by
5

Luvverly decor and service. Inventive cocktails. Some deviation from menu listings upon drinks' arrivals. visited Nightjar on 06 Apr 2017
09 Apr 2017 by
4

We were ovecharged on our bill for 7 people. visited Nightjar on 05 Apr 2017
08 Apr 2017 by
2

Cocktal tasted the same. Ambiance was ok but didnt feel special. Food was literally worse than pub grub with small portions and very expensive ! Was so dissapointed as had been looking forward to this visit for a long time ! visited Nightjar on 06 Apr 2017
08 Apr 2017 by
2

This is my 4th visit to the Nightjar and the only time I have been left disappointed. We did not receive our usual level of service or quality of drinks. In a 2 hour visit we only received two drinks and our water and nibbles were not topped up. The bar was quiet and there were adequate staff to meet the demand, however the staff did not appear to be organised or have set tables to manage which resulted in our party and other patrons waiting too long for service. Furthermore the drinks we did receive were not brought to the table at the same time, Obviously there will be some difference in time for complex cocktails but for one member of a couple to receive their drink 15 minutes before their partner is unacceptable. Finally when we went to leave we were initially given the wrong bill, the staff were apologetic but it was just another example of mismanagement in what was an altogether poor night. visited Nightjar on 24 Mar 2017
08 Apr 2017 by
2

Great cocktails and bar nibbles. We had to give table back as it would have been good to see the live bands, instead moved on to another place. Staff explain each individual cocktail that you order. overall great evening and would recommend. visited Nightjar on 04 Apr 2017
06 Apr 2017 by
4

Great evening out. Vibrant, hip place to chill and enjoy music. Drinks are fantastic. visited Nightjar on 03 Apr 2017
05 Apr 2017 by
5

Great quick service, nice music. visited Nightjar on 03 Apr 2017
05 Apr 2017 by
5

Fantastic bar, amazing cocktails & concept. Great atmosphere & service. Only reason not a 5* is the wait was quite long on drinks & on my last visit the waiter informed us of what was in each drink & how to get the best from the flavours 🌟 Amazing venue though & will still return 🌟 visited Nightjar on 02 Apr 2017
04 Apr 2017 by
4

It's very hard to get a reservation at Nightjar but I feel they are resting on their laurels when it comes to the service and the comfort they offer to their clients. They cram people anywhere, you can end up sitting underneath a clothes hook with other people's clothes over your head. There is no privacy because of how their seating arrangements so it's also not a good place for a date. They list 8pm slots as live music slots but the music only starts at 9:30pm so if you book a 2h slot at 8pm they will charge you for the music and kick you out soon after it starts. I always get the same cocktail but for some reason this time it didn't taste as usual, it makes me feel like they are letting go of quality and treating customers with respect and only taking advantage of their fame. Lavinia visited Nightjar on 02 Apr 2017
04 Apr 2017 by
2

Unfortunately the visit was nothing special - had to wait in the doorway for a while with no explanation and a minor apology a few mins into the wait. One barmaid was nice and chirpy, one barman wasn't particularly engaging. Service pretty slow. No need to go back. visited Nightjar on 30 Mar 2017
03 Apr 2017 by
3

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