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, Nightjar entices with quality cocktails, attentive personal service and a vibrant and varied live music programme. 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, where jazz and swing bands will soundtrack your evening. It is seating only at Nightjar, so make a booking and soak up the magical atmosphere of this jazz and cocktail heaven. There is no other bar in London, let alone Shoreditch, like this. 


Nightjar runs on fully seated table service, so there is 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. A Music cover charge applies on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at £5pp, and on a Friday and Saturday it is charged at £8pp with an additional £4pp for guests staying on for the late set beginning at 00:30. 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:

Nightjar operates an over 21's policy. 



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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)

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Nightjar Venue Hire 75 90 - From £3500 From £6000

Nightjar is the perfect space for an intimate party or event for 90 guests or less. Our cocktail menu can be specifically tailored to your event and we can also provide delicious canapés. 

Our information pack in the Google folder below, which includes details of the hire fee, minimum spend and our current Hires Menu. Should you wish to have live music, we can also help you source the perfect jazz, swing or blues live music act for your event. Please see the final page of our Hires Menu for a list of musicians and bands that play at the bar regularly. 

Nightjar Hires Packs

If you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss your individual private hire, please let us know. We offer daytime viewings: Monday – Friday between 12-4pm. If you wish to proceed with a hire we will then arrange an evening booking for you to sample the cocktail menu.  


In order to secure the date, we would need to receive the hire fee as a deposit, which is fully refundable up to 14 days in advance. Please note our hire fees prices quoted are subject to change during very busy periods. 

For more information, please email


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

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