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Saturday 31 December 2016

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 from 9pm. Music charge applies on Wednesday and Thursday (£5), Friday and Saturday (£8) from 9.30pm and from 9pm on a Sunday (£5).

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.

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NYE 2016

NYE 2016

Saturday 31 December 2016

We'd love you to join us to ring in 2017 in Nightjar-style with live blues from the foot-stomping TJ Johnson and his...

Info

Music charge - see venue details.
Booking required
Splash the Cash £££
Shoreditch
Over 21
Disabled Toilets
None

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

Special Opening Hours

Day Open Close Notes
Sunday 1st January 2017 - -

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) £4.50
Cocktail £10.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £6.50
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.50
Bottle of House Wine £22.00
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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Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
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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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Excellent service and mind blowing cocktails. Brilliant. As ever. visited Nightjar on 07 Dec 2016
09 Dec 2016 by
5

great services and cocktails. just the reservation process is a bit complicated and experienced some technical issues. visited Nightjar on 05 Dec 2016
08 Dec 2016 by
4

Coolest Experience! Good drinking with a touch of art visited Nightjar on 05 Dec 2016
07 Dec 2016 by
5

Really nice hidden gem. Lovely cocktails, they look as good as they taste. Nice atmosphere. Went a couple of times. Staff is usually knowledgeable and kind. The live music was really great, the pianist singer guy interacted with us. But not overly welcoming. They have a 1h30 policy table. So after an 1hr they come and ask you to quickly order another one or go. And the come every 10minto tell you to go, to pay and go I understand the turnover but that monday night, it was not that busy and there was no rush into pushing us out. So eventough i loved it. I don't think i will go again visited Nightjar on 05 Dec 2016
07 Dec 2016 by
3

Absolutely amazing night again faultless drinks and faultless service was even given longer time than booking slot and even offered a table for the whole evening. Just fantastic. visited Nightjar on 03 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by
5

Lovely atmosphere, fun and interesting cocktails! visited Nightjar on 03 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by
5

Fantastic evening and staff were lovely. Emma visited Nightjar on 03 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by
5

It was really good and the cocktailsecond were really tasty we enjoyed our stay there visited Nightjar on 30 Nov 2016
05 Dec 2016 by
5

Great place to have a drink, and enjoy music. visited Nightjar on 16 Nov 2016
04 Dec 2016 by
5

It was very Brilliant thanks visited Nightjar on 02 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016 by
5

It's a decent enough place with decent enough drinks, although we felt that there was too much focus on funky glasses and decor and not enough sharpness to the drinks. visited Nightjar on 02 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016 by
3

Awesome cocktails and good food but it isn't a cheap night my bill for two (over four and a half hours mind with plenty of cocktails and live music) was 185 quid. visited Nightjar on 02 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016 by
4

Amazing cocktails. Great chilled out place visited Nightjar on 02 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016 by
5

I've been at the nightjar LaSt Wednesday with a couple of friends,the place was amazing exactly as we expected..we ordered 6cocktails in total they were one better than others,and what about the service?absolutely perfect,attention for details in every single moment Highly recommended I'll hope to be there again very soon visited Nightjar on 30 Nov 2016
02 Dec 2016 by
5

Great cocktails and great music. As always! :) visited Nightjar on 28 Nov 2016
30 Nov 2016 by
5

We enjoyed every single glass. visited Nightjar on 28 Nov 2016
30 Nov 2016 by
5

The waiting staff were very knowledgeable and really made the experience. The I've music was excellent. We would definitely go back. visited Nightjar on 27 Nov 2016
29 Nov 2016 by
5

Amazing music, amazing cocktails, amazing service! visited Nightjar on 27 Nov 2016
29 Nov 2016 by
5

One of the best bars I've been to for sure. Drinks were unbelievable. visited Nightjar on 25 Nov 2016
28 Nov 2016 by
5

One of the best bars I've been to for sure. Drinks were unbelievable. visited Nightjar on 25 Nov 2016
28 Nov 2016 by
5

Fun! Lively! But not sure my wife wanted to drink an elegant cocktail from a wooden beer barrel. visited Nightjar on 24 Nov 2016
28 Nov 2016 by
4

Had a great time, will be back very soon. visited Nightjar on 25 Nov 2016
27 Nov 2016 by
5

A great place for a night out. This is a true drinking establishment, not a place for a drunken night. The staff are great with their advice and it there is definitely an element of awe and wonder. We all need this sometimes. visited Nightjar on 25 Nov 2016
27 Nov 2016 by
4

A great location and nice place to be! visited Nightjar on 24 Nov 2016
26 Nov 2016 by
5

amazing experience as usual! always fascinating to discover new cocktails and the staff is lovely and helpful! olgakar visited Nightjar on 24 Nov 2016
26 Nov 2016 by
5

And was terrible ! Service was OK visited Nightjar on 23 Nov 2016
26 Nov 2016 by
2

Great cocktails and decent music. Their 'Cocktail a la Louisiane' was amazing. Only downside of my visit was the audience, as they were there to impress their partners and had nothing to do with good music, no appreciation, no applause, nothing. visited Nightjar on 23 Nov 2016
25 Nov 2016 by
5

excellent, superb, brillaint, etc etc visited Nightjar on 23 Nov 2016
25 Nov 2016 by
5

Really enjoyable evening. Lovely environment with great music and wonderful dramatic cocktails. We will definitely visit again. visited Nightjar on 22 Nov 2016
24 Nov 2016 by
5

it was good - nice music. Drinks are cool. table was a little small and squashed visited Nightjar on 22 Nov 2016
24 Nov 2016 by
4

This is still the best cocktail bar in London. The staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. It is always a pleasure to go there. visited Nightjar on 20 Nov 2016
22 Nov 2016 by
5

Cocktail were great, atmosphere too, but still, she decided we'll remain friends... visited Nightjar on 16 Nov 2016
22 Nov 2016 by
5

Great drinks, great food, great music, great night... visited Nightjar on 20 Nov 2016
22 Nov 2016 by
5

Fantastic evening and a wonderful experience. Great cocktails, good food, brilliant atmosphere and the band were awesome! Thank you Ed and all the team at Nightjar! :) visited Nightjar on 20 Nov 2016
22 Nov 2016 by
5

A fantastic night had! So much effort has been put into the cocktail menu well done! elazoua visited Nightjar on 17 Nov 2016
22 Nov 2016 by
4

Nightjar was very accommodating even when I put the request on a short notice. It felt as if walking into a prohibition era speakeasy, lively music, and exquisite cocktails, beautifully crafted and presented. My friend and I had a lovely time and will definitely be coming back here in the future. visited Nightjar on 11 Nov 2016
21 Nov 2016 by
5

Amazing , great music, nice forest bottom cocktail Would love to come back visited Nightjar on 16 Nov 2016
20 Nov 2016 by
5

Great cocktails,super atmosphere,extra tip and cost the live music...so why to sing so little and make so many breaks...?? visited Nightjar on 18 Nov 2016
20 Nov 2016 by
4

Superb music exceptional cocktails an great people ! A very special night indeed . visited Nightjar on 18 Nov 2016
20 Nov 2016 by
5

Wonderful ambience Amazing cocktail Nice&helpful staff Very good enterntainment nerimatteo visited Nightjar on 09 Nov 2016
20 Nov 2016 by
5

My 2nd visit and it was great. visited Nightjar on 18 Nov 2016
20 Nov 2016 by
5

Our night was overall really good! It was hard to get our waitress sometimes but our drinks came at a good pace! All of our drinks were fantastic and the band that was playing was great. The kitchen closed and reopened while we were there so we couldn't order more food at some point but other than that it was a great night. visited Nightjar on 17 Nov 2016
20 Nov 2016 by
4

Great place, good staff, good music. visited Nightjar on 17 Nov 2016
20 Nov 2016 by
5

great night x cocktails are good visited Nightjar on 17 Nov 2016
20 Nov 2016 by
4

excellent, perfect for date, however went there with friends. Would prefer to see vine menu list not just cocktails. At some point wanted tea, but only serves alcohol beverage. visited Nightjar on 17 Nov 2016
19 Nov 2016 by
4

Great venue and each cocktail was well presented, explained by waiterring staff and flavoursome. There was some delay with a couple of orders and a complementary drink was provided. The few nibbles we ordered were decent enough. Live music added to the setting. Good for a special date or meet up. visited Nightjar on 13 Nov 2016
19 Nov 2016 by
4

Perfect bar and amazing cocktails visited Nightjar on 16 Nov 2016
18 Nov 2016 by
5

As always cool drinks, awesome service. You can always surprise people by taking them to the Nightjar doe the first time! visited Nightjar on 15 Nov 2016
17 Nov 2016 by
5

Creative cocktails and a fun atmosphere. Love the element of surprise as you wait to see how your cocktail will be presented and served. visited Nightjar on 15 Nov 2016
17 Nov 2016 by
5

Cocktails insane and service was great! Only problem was we got kicked out prior to the live music starting and there was no where else to go in the bar which sucked. visited Nightjar on 15 Nov 2016
17 Nov 2016 by
4

This was a amazing venue, the staff did a amazing job. The only complaint is the seating it is very cramped and uncomfortable... But perhaps this is how a real speak easy would have been visited Nightjar on 12 Nov 2016
17 Nov 2016 by
4

At Nightjar you get outstanding cocktails, friendly service, and an intimate stage with great acoustics....the result is a perfect place to listen to jazz. We had a wonderful experience and will definitely return. visited Nightjar on 10 Nov 2016
16 Nov 2016 by
5

Great venue, music and service!! Will definitely be back!! visited Nightjar on 14 Nov 2016
16 Nov 2016 by
5

The cocktails and music were great, only topped by the fantastic service from start to finish. Best cocktail experience I have had in London. visited Nightjar on 14 Nov 2016
16 Nov 2016 by
5

Great customer service. Great cocktail selection. Great entertainment. A little gem. visited Nightjar on 11 Nov 2016
15 Nov 2016 by
5

We had a lovely evening and tried some unique cocktails. visited Nightjar on 10 Nov 2016
15 Nov 2016 by
5

It was a very good last night in London and the Cocktails were amaazing!!!! :) visited Nightjar on 13 Nov 2016
15 Nov 2016 by
5

Nice music and incredibles cocktails! visited Nightjar on 12 Nov 2016
14 Nov 2016 by
5

Great atmosphere, amazing cocktails! Definitely recommend for a night out. visited Nightjar on 11 Nov 2016
14 Nov 2016 by
5

Very nice pub with some amazing cocktails 👍🏼😀 visited Nightjar on 10 Nov 2016
14 Nov 2016 by
5

Great friday evening at the nightjar. Amazing cocktails! Nice food :) Great atmosphere with music. visited Nightjar on 11 Nov 2016
14 Nov 2016 by
5

Wonderful bar, full of character and style! visited Nightjar on 11 Nov 2016
14 Nov 2016 by
5

Very good vibe and atmosphere. Cocktails were quite good - one or two were a bit over the top (there was one in a massive shell that was hard to drink - kept spilling it on my shirt!). The live music set was a bit of a let down - may be that's just down to my taste. visited Nightjar on 11 Nov 2016
14 Nov 2016 by
4

Fabulous cocktails, great atmosphere and live music. Everything a speak easy with a hidden entrance should be! visited Nightjar on 11 Nov 2016
13 Nov 2016 by
4

Great service, wonderful cocktails and beautiful place! visited Nightjar on 11 Nov 2016
13 Nov 2016 by
5

Truffles spectacular. Cocktails excellent. Samosas and fajitas Nice. Ceviche tasteless. visited Nightjar on 10 Nov 2016
12 Nov 2016 by
4

A good night albeit a bit expensive in regards to the average food however the cocktails are top notch as is the service. visited Nightjar on 10 Nov 2016
12 Nov 2016 by
3

Absolutely amazing experience, great cocktail and staff, see you soon visited Nightjar on 09 Nov 2016
11 Nov 2016 by
5

Brilliant venue with very attentive staff. Lovely atmosphere and reasonable London prices. I would say however, that we were very squished with our punch bowl and food on a table. I had expected regular sized tables so the 60ish cm round low tables that everyone gets was a shock. Luckily the table next to us was free until we left. Also, the cocktails are amazing, but I would have liked to have seen such masterpieces get made. We heard OH AH OW from round the corner. We would still go again, but just as a couple. Great night, thank you! visited Nightjar on 09 Nov 2016
11 Nov 2016 by
4

Creative cocktails and great music! visited Nightjar on 06 Nov 2016
10 Nov 2016 by
5

Amazing place! Cocktails are unique, well presented and the bartenders are next level. Music is great also. Seating arrangement isn't great however. You will essentially be sitting with 4 other people on your table visited Nightjar on 08 Nov 2016
10 Nov 2016 by
5

Great atmosphere, music and lots of detailed attention given to making interesting, unique cocktails. visited Nightjar on 07 Nov 2016
09 Nov 2016 by
5

Excellent service, cocktails, music and bartenders! Will definitely go back visited Nightjar on 07 Nov 2016
09 Nov 2016 by
5

It was a Great night visited Nightjar on 06 Nov 2016
08 Nov 2016 by
5

Absolutely fantastic. Our waiter was attentive, delightful, and informative. The drinks were, of course, incredible. I had to reschedule our reservation multiple times and your staff could not have been more helpful in accommodating our requests and getting us in! THANK YOU! Cannot wait til our next London trip to come back. visited Nightjar on 06 Nov 2016
08 Nov 2016 by
5

Great ambience and amazing cocktails 😊 visited Nightjar on 06 Nov 2016
08 Nov 2016 by
5

- staff were not friendly and the drinks took ages to arrive (45 mins) visited Nightjar on 05 Nov 2016
07 Nov 2016 by
2

Great cocktail bar with live blues music visited Nightjar on 05 Nov 2016
07 Nov 2016 by
4

Brilliant place, service, cocktails and experience. Will definetly come back. visited Nightjar on 05 Nov 2016
07 Nov 2016 by
5

You can have your best nights in here! I love the place visited Nightjar on 05 Nov 2016
07 Nov 2016 by
5

Perfect and fun as usual. Also the lovely bday touch at the end - was so thoughtful and made the night really memorable. Thank you! visited Nightjar on 05 Nov 2016
07 Nov 2016 by
5

Really nice coctktails. Would recommend sharing cocktails as they dont take as long to make and if you are in a party you get to drink all together. When you order individually the drinks tend to arrive speradicly. Live music was good, very nice to have some sort of atmosphere when there is no music on it can be quiet and fairly dull. Bar staff deserve huge recognition for making the experience more exciting. visited Nightjar on 03 Nov 2016
07 Nov 2016 by
5

Great feel to the place. Understated and cool. Had some American clients to entertain and they like things that are different and they loved this place. Cocktails are of f the chart. Live band adds to a great night out. visited Nightjar on 02 Nov 2016
07 Nov 2016 by
5

This was my 3rd visit and unfortunately I was rather disappointed.. We'd booked for live music time and were shown to a table the size of a plate (which you have to pay an additional £5 for head for) and squashed in between two other couples who also looked extremely uncomfortable, not daring to move their arms away from their bodies for fear of elbowing their neighbours in the ribs.. We were also sat behind the piano where we couldn't actually see anything, all in all not a very nice experience. visited Nightjar on 30 Oct 2016
07 Nov 2016 by
3

Amazing and cosy underground feel and atmosphere. Cocktails are shaken to perfection (the garnish might blow your senses!).
06 Nov 2016 by
5

Amazing music! Amazing cocktails! Amazing service! 10/10! visited Nightjar on 04 Nov 2016
06 Nov 2016 by
5

Great night, see you again soon !! visited Nightjar on 04 Nov 2016
06 Nov 2016 by
5

Very nice experience, amazing cocktails, great location and very friendly people. visited Nightjar on 03 Nov 2016
06 Nov 2016 by
5

Fantastic service, bartenders like great artists and lovely jazzmusic was the perfect frame for your excellent tasteful drinks, so joyful for the eyes too. visited Nightjar on 28 Oct 2016
05 Nov 2016 by
5

Great evening, and love the ever evolving cocktails. visited Nightjar on 02 Nov 2016
05 Nov 2016 by
5

As always, the perfect start of an evening. We love the cocktails, the setting & ambience, the service. I never make a trip to London without a visit to Nightjar. visited Nightjar on 02 Nov 2016
05 Nov 2016 by
5

The cocktails and service were absolutely amazing. The speakeasy vibe was worth the mystery and the reservation ahead of time was a must. Only complaint would be the noise level left little room for intimacy. But I loved Nightjar - it was an honor to be there. visited Nightjar on 01 Nov 2016
04 Nov 2016 by
4

Was fantastic. Lovely vibe, well priced drinks. Champagne was warm and felt like it had been taken straight out of a carton and placed into an ice bucket. Not a biggie though. visited Nightjar on 02 Nov 2016
04 Nov 2016 by
5

Brilliant cocktails with nice touches and great atmosphere visited Nightjar on 02 Nov 2016
04 Nov 2016 by
5

I want ed listen jazz music. The people and the atmósfer were speake too much high . We didnt listen . Amy thing I Will Not come back . The Waiter very good and the door man too visited Nightjar on 01 Nov 2016
04 Nov 2016 by
1

Great cocktails and great place visited Nightjar on 01 Nov 2016
03 Nov 2016 by
5

Second visit in as many weeks. First time on a walk pat and second via booking system. Fact we rushed back tells the story. Superb speakeasy that has to be experienced. Top of my "out to impress" venues as it is so different Not found a bad drink yet. visited Nightjar on 01 Nov 2016
03 Nov 2016 by
5

Amazing cocktails and good live music Alejandra visited Nightjar on 31 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016 by
4

Lovely cocktails! Would recommend for an evening drink any day of the week visited Nightjar on 31 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016 by
5

Exquisite cocktails, excellent service, very nice atmosphere visited Nightjar on 29 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016 by
4

Amazing night, as ever. Drinks were superb. visited Nightjar on 31 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016 by
5

The visit was awesome! We have had great coctails, the fantastic music was played, the staff was just great! visited Nightjar on 31 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016 by
5

The place was amazing. This was my first visit to London, and uncontested, Nightjar is the reason I will return. If I didn't an early flight I would have been there all night, trying every cocktail on the menu. visited Nightjar on 30 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016 by
5

Incredible. Thank you for a great night. visited Nightjar on 30 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016 by
5

Amazing drinks... Great atmosphere! Worth a visit! visited Nightjar on 30 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016 by
5

Returning customer. This venue remains my favourite for outstanding cocktails and atmosphere. The live music is always worth coming back for too - incredibly talented artists. visited Nightjar on 29 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016 by
5

Fantastic customer service and an excellent selection of cocktails. visited Nightjar on 16 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016 by
5

Excellent choice of cocktails, friendly service and great fun with the live jazz band! visited Nightjar on 19 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016 by
5

That is undoubtedly one of worlds best bars. Cocktails are mind blowing. But they have gone down with the quality of small bites. Meat and cheese are good, the nuts also but stay away from the small plates... visited Nightjar on 27 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016 by
4

Drinks and environment are great. Would have 5 stars if food selection was a bit more interisting. Heard comments about the music nights (good things), but as i didn't stay for the music can't really ascertain it. Booking is almost mandatory as it fills pretty quick and a free table may not be available. Luis visited Nightjar on 28 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016 by
4

Great atmosphere, amazing cocktails and music! Definitely recommend this! visited Nightjar on 27 Oct 2016
29 Oct 2016 by
5

Superb place. Excellent atmosphere and service. Thoroughly recommend it for anyone on a date or even out with friends. visited Nightjar on 26 Oct 2016
28 Oct 2016 by
5

Great cocktails and informative staff, but tables way too close together! I was sat on a very uncomfortable stool whilst my wife was pretty much sat on top of the person next to her! We are both very slim, so wonder where they would place any larger people! visited Nightjar on 25 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016 by
3

Brilliant evening with superb cocktails. The service was top notch, our waitress knew exactly what to recommend and due to a busy bar staff we even ended up with some amazing mulled cognac-like cocktails. The music was great, very lively (wish the crowd had joined in more) and we would definitely go again! Alex visited Nightjar on 25 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016 by
5

A very special place with an amazing atmosphere and unbelievable cocktails! visited Nightjar on 21 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016 by
5

Service was a bit off this time around, there was a stretch where I didn't see the waitress for 40 minutes. That is the only reason it doesn't get 5 starsI have been before and love the drinks, the atmosphere, and the live music. Nightjar transports you to another era. visited Nightjar on 23 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016 by
4

Truly unique underground cocktail experience in London! The cocktails were perfect, service was great and food was good. We really enjoyed the music and the atmosphere. Highly recommended ! visited Nightjar on 24 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016 by
5

Excelent! we spend a great night visited Nightjar on 24 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016 by
5

Amazing cocktails. great staff, great musicians playing nice live jazz. Highly reommended visited Nightjar on 23 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016 by
5

What an evening, what an experience, absolutely awesome! One of the things everyone must do before they die is to visit Nightjar. Each cocktail is an exhibition of art. Loved it😊 visited Nightjar on 22 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016 by
5

Great place, great cocktails. Just a pity that we had to leave so soon visited Nightjar on 22 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016 by
5

This place redefined my view on cocktails. I'd never been a fan before but these are absolutely delicious, sophisticated and superbly presented. The ambience is delightful and the production process a real show! visited Nightjar on 23 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016 by
5

Amazing, as always! We will come back for sure visited Nightjar on 23 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016 by
5

Good portugise waiter with knowledge of drinks Good music Crammed seating and uncomfy for my partner visited Nightjar on 23 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016 by
4

brilliant music - great drinks!!!! visited Nightjar on 21 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016 by
5

Fantastic service and creative cocktails. We were made to feel very welcome. Our waiter gave some good recommendations to suit our different tastes. visited Nightjar on 19 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016 by
5

Loved the ambience of the place, the cocktails were amazing although expensive, and had the tapas lovely, all in all a great evening x visited Nightjar on 21 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016 by
5

Amazing service, cocktails are like a piece of art and great food! visited Nightjar on 20 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016 by
5

Always a great atmosphere. Beautiful people and amasing drinks. Favourite place in the big smoke visited Nightjar on 19 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016 by
5

It was great! the cocktails were fantastic, the menu was really interesting. Our Ecuadorian waiter was super friendly and very quick. Had a great time, just sad it couldn't last longer! visited Nightjar on 19 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016 by
5

Great time as always. Very cool experience and fantastic cocktails. Jacob visited Nightjar on 17 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016 by
5

Good service Requested a table and was lucky enough to get it. Super music. visited Nightjar on 17 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016 by
5

Nightjar is a place you must visit when in London. Attentive Staff, excellent cocktails preparation and presentation as well as a cosy ambience; all of them complete the perfect picture. Pretty pricey but it worth it; well done! visited Nightjar on 17 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016 by
5

Cocktails were great, so was the service, will definitely come back and would definitely recommend! visited Nightjar on 17 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016 by
5

We had a wonderful night at the night jar! The doorman was lovely and helped me make sure all my guest came in and the host at the door was friendly and welcoming. The Jazz band was amazing and most of the staff there were helpful. However the service was very slow and we kept being brought drinks to the table but there was never enough glasses or cups. Which meant half of us would be drinking and then the other half would have to wait a while. Paying become difficult as the waiter went to every other table then us to pay even though a friend of mine went to the bar and asked for our a bill and told him we were getting last tube home which because of this we missed and had to pay for cabs. . Lastly we all felt that we did not want to pay the service charge as the service wasn't up to standard as it should been and the service between barman and waiter could of been a lot smoother. Thank you for hosting us we had great time despite this issue. visited Nightjar on 16 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016 by
4

While we appreciated Nightjar's attempt at a "speakeasy" atmosphere and highly crafted cocktails, I felt they missed the mark. First, the atmosphere is really lovely inside and the music fit the vibe. However, the tables are incredibly uncomfortably close to each other and one person has to sit on a small, short stool. Not good. They make a big deal about making a reservation and only having the table for a certain amount of time, which is fine. But the night we were there, it was 60% empty and they still sat us DIRECTLY next to another couple, which was very awkward. They also do not have any kind of dress code. We dressed up to fit the vibe of the bar (dress, and jacket and tie). There were other people in the bar dressed basically in athletic wear. This took away from the experience. We had a total of three cocktails. They all missed the mark. Two of them contained garnishes that were inexplicably complex and over the top. One drink (the Astro aku aku) came in a metal rooster as a vessel. The rooster's beak was coated in chocolate with a raspberry stuck on the chocolate (!?!). My partner's drink basically had a salad on top of it, and no straw was provided. When she tried to take a sip, the garnish fell all over her and was totally awkward to drink. The third was a classic cocktail that Nightjar felt the need to "reinvent." It bordered on disgusting. Their reinventions took away from the drink rather than adding to it. I would have very much more appreciated a classic cocktail made in the classic way, the way it was made in the 1930s. Not one that is coated in curry powder (!?!). For 14 pounds+ per drink, you can do a lot better elsewhere, I imagine. visited Nightjar on 10 Oct 2016
18 Oct 2016 by
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What a brilliant night. From the polite door lady, to the waiter, to the AWESOME cocktails and the FABULOUS band... we had a wonderful night. It was made all the better thanks to the perfect table after stating it was our anniversary. Thank you Nightjar! visited Nightjar on 15 Oct 2016
18 Oct 2016 by
5

Amazing range of cocktails. Nice ambiance. visited Nightjar on 16 Oct 2016
18 Oct 2016 by
4

First time visit for the 5 of us. Cosy throwback ambience, very helpful and informed waiter (don't recall his name but he is from Portugal!), great music, got a chance to say Hi to a favourite actor (Think Grand Budapest Hotel!!) and already cascaded our experience and photos to our friends. You should be seeing more of us soon! Love, Prajwal visited Nightjar on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
5

First time visit for the 5 of us. Cosy throwback ambience, very helpful and informed waiter (don't recall his name but he is from Portugal!), great music, got a chance to say Hi to a favourite actor (Think Grand Budapest Hotel!!) and already cascaded our experience and photos to our friends. You should be seeing more of us soon! Love, Prajwal visited Nightjar on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
5

First time visit for the 5 of us. Cosy throwback ambience, very helpful and informed waiter (don't recall his name but he is from Portugal!), great music, got a chance to say Hi to a favourite actor (Think Grand Budapest Hotel!!) and already cascaded our experience and photos to our friends. You should be seeing more of us soon! Love, Prajwal visited Nightjar on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
5

First time visit for the 5 of us. Cosy throwback ambience, very helpful and informed waiter (don't recall his name but he is from Portugal!), great music, got a chance to say Hi to a favourite actor (Ralph Fiennes!!) and already cascaded our experience and photos to our friends. You should be seeing more of us soon! Love, Prajwal visited Nightjar on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
5

First time visit for the 5 of us. Cosy throwback ambience, very helpful and informed waiter (don't recall his name but he is from Portugal!), great music, got a chance to say Hi to a favourite actor (Think Grand Budapest Hotel!!) and already cascaded our experience and photos to our friends. You should be seeing more of us soon! Love, Prajwal visited Nightjar on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
5

Absolutely great night was had here for my Girlfriends birthday, fantastic cocktails with knowledgeable staff and of course great music! visited Nightjar on 14 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
5

I love the Nightjar! I have now been 3 times! The band 'Pinstripe Suit' were fantastic. The cocktails are delicious, the service was excellent. It is not a cheap night out but perfect for a treat. It is a very cool little venue. Jo visited Nightjar on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
5

I was so happy to manage to get a booking for Saturday night and I was so impressed by the place! A very cool setting with great interior, perfect lighting for an intimate experience and of course an extensive cocktail list with so much to choose from. Best thing is that the cocktails come served in such innovative and quirky ways that you can't help but be amazed. I will definitely return! visited Nightjar on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
5

Fantastic night. First we got a table with no view and a strange smell, but was moved to another table later to a perfect spot. Coming back soon. visited Nightjar on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
4

Loved the cocktails, music, atmosphere. the service was too slow - had to ask multiple times for a menu, the bill etc The group commented on how we would have ordered at least another 2 rounds had the service been faster. visited Nightjar on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
4

If you are lucky enough to get a booking, this is one of the best cocktail bars you will find. The music is always perfect and the staff are excellent too as are the quality of the cocktails. visited Nightjar on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
5

Classy, amazing drinks, great music Zoe visited Nightjar on 14 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
5

Such a perfect night Amazing !!!!!!! visited Nightjar on 12 Oct 2016
16 Oct 2016 by
5

The staff were really friendly and helpful, as a bartender that I am my self, I felt like we were being a little bit annoying cus we ask the hostess to sit looking at the bar, then my friend ask if we could sit at the bar, and the bartender agree when he didn't had to and then we were reallocated again in front of the beautiful live music, I just have to say thank you to all of you for making my night and my self special, is my second time in nightjar and it won't be the last, the only thing I was missing the first time I was there was interacting and watching closely what the bartender was doing, and I can tick that off my list, so thank you again, and I would definitely recommend this place for everybody, with or without cocktail knowledge this place will touch every single one of your senses. Thanks again and see you soon :) visited Nightjar on 13 Oct 2016
15 Oct 2016 by
5

Beautiful atmosphere and very professional staff visited Nightjar on 13 Oct 2016
15 Oct 2016 by
5

Insanely good. Could have stayed all night. visited Nightjar on 12 Oct 2016
14 Oct 2016 by
5

The service was ace, cocktails gorgeous and the music superb!! Thank you for a fab night! visited Nightjar on 12 Oct 2016
14 Oct 2016 by
5

Great drinks, friendly staff, maybe floor staff could be more enthusiastic, otherwise is well established place. visited Nightjar on 12 Oct 2016
14 Oct 2016 by
4

Quite slow service, though delightful staff. When you're in for a pre-dinner drink you need to get your drink quite promptly. Otherwise excellent as always visited Nightjar on 12 Oct 2016
14 Oct 2016 by
4

The place itself is pretty unique and the quality of drinks and service are over the top! visited Nightjar on 12 Oct 2016
14 Oct 2016 by
5

I came here for my birthday. The staff where very helpful when choosing cocktails i would like and there is lots to choose from. I would definitely visit again. visited Nightjar on 12 Oct 2016
14 Oct 2016 by
4

Fabulous. Great music. Cocktails amazing. A little short on personal space but had some nice chats with the people next to us which was actually fun! Kate visited Nightjar on 10 Oct 2016
12 Oct 2016 by
5

Nice cocktails, however we were expecting jazz, but it appears to be American country music... visited Nightjar on 10 Oct 2016
12 Oct 2016 by
3

We had a fantastic evening our visit was a birthday surprise for my partner and one thing that was on her todo list the evening was first class thank you we are planning a visit to the oriole before Christmas visited Nightjar on 10 Oct 2016
12 Oct 2016 by
5

Fantastic service. I love, love, loved the Yorkshire cocktail that came in a steaming owl jug. Walked out very tipsy 2 hours later having felt we had quite an experience! visited Nightjar on 10 Oct 2016
12 Oct 2016 by
5

Excellent evening and great cocktails visited Nightjar on 09 Oct 2016
11 Oct 2016 by
5

Great night and great cocktails visited Nightjar on 09 Oct 2016
11 Oct 2016 by
5

Brought my cousin and her boyfriend who were visiting London for the first time. Fabulous jazz/blues, great drinks (especially the sharing cocktail!); we had a wonderful time out. This is the second time I've been here and it's been great every time. Great place! Jennifer visited Nightjar on 05 Oct 2016
09 Oct 2016 by
5

Came here for my boyfriends birthday on Saturday and it didn't disappoint! Amazing cocktails and great staff, we will definitely be booking again. The cocktails are really reasonable in price for London cocktails and you get more than just booze in them! Had a fab night ☺ Sonia visited Nightjar on 01 Oct 2016
03 Oct 2016 by
5

Expect personal and friendly service and very the very best drinks you'd ever have from world's best bartenders. Book on week-end for some live jazz...
29 Sep 2016 by
5

I have mixed feelings... The drinks definitely tasted great and had beautiful presentations but I like to do preparatory homework and not all the drinks I ordered ended up being delivered with the same presentation I had seen on their website. I ordered a Lei Lani Volcano first because I had seen it came inside a coconut shell in the photos on their site.., it did not come out like this which disappointed me a little. The drink did taste amazing though so I quickly got over it. My other critique is that the music was way too loud for the size of the venue and the range of the tables to the band. It was painfully loud at times. Debra visited Nightjar on 23 Sep 2016
25 Sep 2016 by
3

This place is a real gem, the cocktails are amazing and the venue is really intimate and has a great vibe to it. The music was the highlight Amanda visited Nightjar on 19 Sep 2016
21 Sep 2016 by
5

fantastic service, fantastic drinks, this was a amazing aftenoon..staff was wery frindly. we will come back next time we are in London . amazing place. Great unusual cocktails with amazing presentation. christian visited Nightjar on 10 Sep 2016
12 Sep 2016 by
5

There are very few places that guarantee a variety of amazing and unique drinks. Nightjar has been on top of that list for years. The environment is fun, the music always enjoyable, the staff great and the drinks.... You have to try to understand! Spyros visited Nightjar on 07 Sep 2016
09 Sep 2016 by
5

Very cute place, very good quality of music. Cocktails are fantastic. Staff is very friendly, they take time to explain the cocktails to you. I will definitely come back to the NightJar.
09 Sep 2016 by
5

Nice place, great decor and good atmosphere. Wasn't there for the music, but otherwise it was a great night out. The cocktails are very inventive and the staff are quite pleasant and helpful. Nicholas visited Nightjar on 27 Aug 2016
07 Sep 2016 by
5

We went on a Saturday night and loved the live Jazz music. The drinks are spectacular and everyone had something different. I will definitely go back. The service was exceptional too. Kirren visited Nightjar on 27 Aug 2016
07 Sep 2016 by
5

Great atmosphere. Great unusual cocktails with amazing presentation. Cosy for 2 -6 people, but space might be a bit of an issue for bigger groups than this. Would love to go back when a band is playing. hoyle9000 visited Nightjar on 28 Aug 2016
07 Sep 2016 by
5

For a year Nightjar had been on my list and a friend and I finally managed to get a table on short notice - worth the wait, but I will not be letting another year pass before I go again. The atmosphere is calm but charismatic, our waiter (unfortunately I do not remember his name) was incredibly sweet and attentive, and Tea in St James' is now officially my favourite Cocktail in all of London. I am very loyal to my two favourite establishments in London (Mr Foggs & Cahoots), but I think I might just start a little affair with Nightjar. ;)
19 Aug 2016 by
5

After an amazing first experience at Nightjar a year ago, I decided to take my boyfriend as we love a good cocktail! And Nightjar did not disappoint! Wonderful drinks, with a wide variety on the menu and fantastic live music. Can't wait for the next visit! Kate visited Nightjar on 16 Aug 2016
18 Aug 2016 by
5

I cannot say enough about what a wonderful experience I had at the Nightjar! I was on holiday from San Diego, California and had a reservation that I had to reschedule due to an airline disaster. The reservation was rescheduled and my experience was wonderful. The drinks are carefully crafted and delicious, the ambiance is relaxing and warm, and the service was very good. This was by far the best bar experience I have had in London to date, and one of the most unique ever! I hope to be back soon. :) Amanda visited Nightjar on 08 Aug 2016
15 Aug 2016 by
5

I've been here a few times and it's always one of my favorites. The cocktails are expensive but they are so unique that it's worth it. The live music sets the mood and the rest of the evening just fits nicely. jlilinshtein visited Nightjar on 11 Aug 2016
15 Aug 2016 by
5

My parner surprised me with a night out in Nightjar last Sunday. It was my birthday and kind of special. I loved the ambience of the place, it's very different from other bars and they don't cram as many people as possible into a small space. Also all cocktails we ordered were with a signature, trully special and worth the price. Moreover, food was delicious and much better as I would expect to get in a bar. Table service was knowlegdeble and prevent a queue on the bar. I'd certainly come back and recommend this place to my friends.
09 Aug 2016 by
5

That was an excellent moment at Nightjar ! All was great and I'll come back for sure during my next holidays in London. It's really a good place to spend a good moment. marypippa visited Nightjar on 29 Jul 2016
09 Aug 2016 by
5

Amazing cocktails, staff and performers. The staff are so knowledgeable and help you find the perfect drink. An amazing time was had by all. Can't wait to go back soon! Fiona visited Nightjar on 05 Aug 2016
07 Aug 2016 by
5

Dave the doorman was an absolute diamond; professional, friendly and oh so helpful ensuring our table when we turned up late and almost lost it! Total credit to the whole Nightjar team and deserves a huge bonus! magique visited Nightjar on 30 Jul 2016
01 Aug 2016 by
3

Professionality and quality of cocktails are main fatures of Nightjar. You can have yor personal assistant in che choice of yuor cocktail. Good music complete the evening.I suggest a visit and I think I will be back soon. genoa67 visited Nightjar on 25 Jul 2016
30 Jul 2016 by
5

Absolutely loved it. I'll be coming back again very soon. The live music was amazing, the staff were great and the cocktails were delicious. I'll definitely get the Breakfast of Champions again. Rachel visited Nightjar on 12 Jul 2016
17 Jul 2016 by
5
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Missed the door that resembles any other on that road, making the experience that much more intriguing - watch out for the brass nightjar The cocktails be it the uniqueness of presentation and the almost magical blend of ingredients make them one of the kind . All the accolades are well justified and we will be back as there isn't any other ... satishk visited Nightjar on 11 Jul 2016
13 Jul 2016 by
5
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Very cool place, music both ambient and live hit the spot. Talking of hitting the spot, the cocktails are all amazing, each more impressive than the last. Staff attentive and friendly. Great night all around James visited Nightjar on 28 Jun 2016
01 Jul 2016 by
5

Love this place...amazing cocktails (and not weak-London cocktails either, real US quality bourbon and Prohibition-era cocktails) and amazing blues. It's a bit like visiting the US for an evening. Highly recommend. Denise visited Nightjar on 27 Jun 2016
29 Jun 2016 by
5

Absolutely loved it! First time enjoying a quiet stag doo just five guys who love the whole vibe of prohibition 1920/30's era. Amazing cocktails menu,so many different ingredients & styles.
27 Jun 2016 by
5

we loved the bar and the drinks were fab. the music was right right up our alley as well! one of the servers was a bit snooty after i politely declined her help though. she insisted on asking what i was in the mood for and as i wasn't sure and happy to read the menu for ideas, i was taken aback by her being perturbed by this. our second server, was great, as was the snacks we ordered. it was definitely one of the highlights our stay in east london and would go back. Jessi visited Nightjar on 12 Jun 2016
25 Jun 2016 by
5

place looks great and the cocktails were also good but we got a table for 6 inside this tiny booth we no air and the bench we sat on was falling apart and no one fron the staff was able to fix it, we couldn't breath there, nor there was no interaction with the other parts of the place , and there was no place to move us, so we left after an hour very disappointed because we heard good things about the place but the feeling there was not good which was ahame because the drinks were great Leelu visited Nightjar on 20 Jun 2016
23 Jun 2016 by
2

We went on a Saturday night, I live locally and have wanted to go for ages but never wanted to queue outside on the off chance of getting in, so I had to book 3 months in advance. It was worth the wait this is a great bar, the cocktails are fantastic and have a nice touch of being served in bespoke glasses. The staff were brilliant really good table service, especially Luiz who looked after our table and was so attentive and friendly and happy to help us in choosing cocktails. The band playing that night 'The Fallen Heroes' were brilliant and made for a great atmosphere. The only thing was we were in an alcove around a corner so didn't have a good view, but the band were great in coming into the audience and including us, and after the first set we were able to move seats which was much better. It is a treat to go to Nightjar, I can't wait to go again, just hope I don't have to book so far in advance next time. Great night... Annette visited Nightjar on 11 Jun 2016
15 Jun 2016 by
5

In my opinion the most innovative cocktails I've had in the last couple of years. Top quality. Luis our waiter was friendly, and really went the extra mile to ensure we felt comfortable. Will be coming back in a larger party for sure to try the sharers! Jonathan visited Nightjar on 13 Jun 2016
15 Jun 2016 by
5
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Fantastic visit to NightJar; the atmosphere was very relaxed and (surprisingly to me at least) unpretentious. The live jazz band- Fallen Heroes - was great fun and really added to the experience. The cocktails were fab; not a dud among them - the Kyro was the favorite among our party - and the service was prompt and courteous. Definitely a great location for treat; would highly recommend and look forward to going back! Sarah visited Nightjar on 11 Jun 2016
15 Jun 2016 by
5
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Cool atmosphere with an amazing staff. The cocktails are incredible. All in all a very nice experience! (Use the chance to see afterwards all the street art in the area of schoreditch!) fehrmann9 visited Nightjar on 12 Jun 2016
14 Jun 2016 by
5
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This was our 4th visit to the Nightjar, & probably the best one yet! The drinks were as always incredible, the atmosphere was wonderful & the service couldn't be faulted. We even got two complementary punches as the bar was busy, & complementary playing cards at the end of the evening (we collect the cards so this was a big plus for us!) Will always recommend & it's a must for when we visit London. junipersheart visited Nightjar on 07 Jun 2016
09 Jun 2016 by
5

The drinks are works of art; given so much thought, care and attention, it's a shame to drink them. The service is impeccable and the music was perfect for the setting. Truly remarkable experience in a fantastic venue. brick82 visited Nightjar on 31 May 2016
02 Jun 2016 by
5

I absolutely blown away of the cocktail. it was amazing experience and i will definitely come back again. Apart from that, the waitress explain how the drinks its made before we enjoy the drinks
01 Jun 2016 by
5

Night Jar has a great atmosphere, great drinks and great service. I really enjoyed my evening there and will definitely be going again. If you like a proper cocktail where you can actually speak to one another, then Night Jar is the one.
01 Jun 2016 by
5

Lovely venue and the music was sublime! Unique, delicious cocktails and top service. Perfect for a date or if you are a music lover. Feels like stepping back in time.
30 May 2016 by
5

was lovely. Came there for my best friend's 30th birthday get together. The staff were very helpful and nice and the atmosphere was friendly. The music was also nice and enjoyable Shirley visited Nightjar on 23 May 2016
25 May 2016 by
4

A brilliant night out - friendly and attentive staff with a solid knowledge of drinks, with a quirky and comfortable setting. Book an evening with a table near the band - we were fortunate to be entertained by the consummate skills of TJ Johnson and his ensemble, who played a good mix of blues, smooth jazz and provided a dash of light entertainment. My drink recommendation is the Toronto - fantastic tasting twist on an old fashioned with Nightjar's typical novelty twist (candyfloss plays a roll if that tempts the sweet-toothed amongst you...). Robin visited Nightjar on 20 May 2016
25 May 2016 by
5

Amazing evening out with my dad. Staff are kind and incredibly caring, the atmosphere is buzzing and the cocktails selection is absolutely wicked, -with amazingly presented, original and delicious drinks. visited Nightjar on 21 May 2016
23 May 2016 by
5

Absolutely amazing! Super lovely and friendly staff, great band able to make your day with catchy music. The cocktails are delicious even though they sound odd and strange but every single one is worth a try. The more extreme it sounds the better it tastes! muly visited Nightjar on 19 May 2016
21 May 2016 by
5

Outstanding music, and authentic American cocktails served in crazy vessels of every kind. No cover Monday or Tuesday night. As US expats who love southern blues, we love this place. Denise visited Nightjar on 16 May 2016
18 May 2016 by
5

Didn't live up to the reviews. Met by a slightly distracted doorman. Imaginative cocktails, though the service was slow. Ordered a cheese platter - which the waitress forgot about - and when it did finally arrive comprised of 2 slices of dry white bread, 5 or 6 very small slices of unimpressive cheese and the tiniest bit of quince jelly you'll ever come across (£16). Nice ambience and good band.
16 May 2016 by
3

It was My third time here and I always love it. The music is great and the drinks are works of art. I wish we had a place like this in Philadelphia. Whitney visited Nightjar on 12 May 2016
14 May 2016 by
5

Great hidden gem with fantastic, attentive service. The cocktails here are out of this world and we were even given a few complimentary cocktails to try! The staff are extremely passionate and knowledgable about what they are serving, and all eager to give you the best experience. I'll be back. :)
11 May 2016 by
5

Awesome bar, brilliant selection on the drinks menu, little snacks with each drink, and a story from the staff about each drink! Some drinks can be priced but well worth it for a treat. Great night!! Patrick visited Nightjar on 23 Apr 2016
27 Apr 2016 by
5

Thoroughly enjoyable; great drinks; lovely atmosphere... well worth it. This was my second trip to Night Jar. It has a great atmosphere and is a great place to start the evening. Because you have a table its much easier to sit and have a nice conversations. The cocktails are very good as well with a diverse mix, affordable prices and some very interesting combinations that work. expatsurfer visited Nightjar on 12 Apr 2016
14 Apr 2016 by
5

Beautiful cocktails, well made, well crafted, well presented. The bouncer was great on the door - very friendly so that was a good start to the evening. Only negative is that would have liked to see a greater range of bar snacks and you are not allowed to go by the bar. But the amazing cocktails and ambience makes up for these small things
03 Apr 2016 by
5

It really did live up to the hype. We were there before the live music but the ambience was still really good. Cocktails looked spectacular and also tasted beautifully. Service was friendly and not snooty. A really great experience and worth all the awards it gets. Big Cat visited Nightjar on 26 Mar 2016
28 Mar 2016 by
5

Excellent venue, amazing music (we listened to a Louisiana blues piano player, loved it), very unique cocktails. A wonderful slice of the American South in London, and I highly recommend. Denise visited Nightjar on 22 Mar 2016
24 Mar 2016 by
5

Lovely staff, super helpful too! Cocktails are on another level - presentation and taste! Atmosphere was perfect, dimmed light and live jazz - perfect combo for a great night. We'll definitely be back again joncleave visited Nightjar on 19 Mar 2016
21 Mar 2016 by
5

each cocktail was a different experience! the cover charge for the live band seemed a bit pricey to me, but all in all a great place with great atmosphere and amazing drinks olgakar visited Nightjar on 05 Mar 2016
08 Mar 2016 by
5

stunning and cosy venue with great live music! The cocktails on offer were interesting and tasty too, a bit on the pricey side but what do you expect of a speakeasy in London!
03 Jan 2016 by
3

Love, love love this place! I have never had a bad evening here! The setting is beautiful, the cocktails exciting and taste amazing. But my favourite thing has to be the customer service. We were lucky enough to walk in one very busy Saturday without a booking. We were swiftly seated and orders taken. My friends cocktail arrived before mine, and as there was to be a bit of a wait I was given glass of Cava. 10 mins later my drink still hadn't arrived, so my glass was filled again and my cocktail given to me free of charge!
09 Nov 2015 by
5
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Very nice the place.. You feel like in a real old speak easy, the house cocktails it's ALL ABOUT .. Decorations and glasses never seen before, staff also is good but never ask for a classic cocktail .. You won't give a penny for that(
15 May 2015 by
1
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Lovely venue with a cosy feel.
06 Jan 2014 by
5

Simply stunning! Went on a Saturday - the bar is beautiful and you feel like you are somehwhere illicit and in the know! incredible live jazz bar and cocktails that will blow your mind!! This is a must!

27 Feb 2013 by
5

cosy, pretty, great music and fancifully presented cocktails

03 Oct 2012 by
3

To update some of the posts here - there is a cover charge, which they add on - even if you don't stay for the music! It was my first experience of the Nightjar last night - wanted to experience the Piaf tribute as part of the Chanteuse theme. The vernue itself is excellent and the initial service by the Australian waitress was attentive and professional. But it was all downhill from there. When the act came on, it was as if she was expected to perform in the middle of a rugby scrum. The noise of the clientele was off the decibel scale and they showed no repect for the artist. If you expect to listen to the performers, then on this visit, the Nightjar is not a venue for serious music lovers. I had booked this venue for a company outing later this month - this won't be happenning. The food choice was over-priced, and very limited. There was no meat on the menue due to 'issues witht the meat slicer'! Need I say more? We ended up having the bill ammended - no way was I going to pay a cover charge for such an experience. The Manger was very polite and apologetic!

07 Jun 2012 by
5

Absolutely loved this bar, a fab speakeasy, greats decor, food & service! The music was brilliant and the cocktail list well all I can say is wow! Loved our night out, can't wait to go back again!

25 Apr 2012 by
5

In my opinion the best speakeasy/prohibition theme bar around. Hidden in an unlikely location adds to the allure and the atmosphere and drinks inside are totally in keeping with the theme. Loved my elaborate cocktail which was a relief given the price! Will definitely go back soon.

29 Feb 2012 by
4

Quite like this bar.. Really nice decor and barstaff although the drinks are incredibly complex and so I'd recommend asking the barstaff for some advice. Good bar during the week and weekends.

11 Feb 2012 by
4

There aren't enough superlatives for how great this bar is!! Yes you have to book a table or you cant get in...but i did a simple online booking here on designmynight and got a table for me and 5 mates and we had the most amazing night! its like a secret hidden drinking den amongst all the horrible hustle and bustle of old street above it! The live jazz music was amazing, the cocktails were absolutely scrummy and the food good too. Just the perfect bar for a proper experience night out when you arent simply out to get hammered but have a memorable night in london. much much recommend. I havent given it 5 stars purely because it is a tad expensive and because it is so booked up in advance! (not thier fault I suppose!)

22 Nov 2011 by
5
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designmynight managed to hire an area for us for my boyfriends birthday. The place is very swish but relaxed with only seating space available (so make sure you book ahead). Cocktails were tasty and novelty like, with one 'steaming teapot' using dry ice to mesmorise everyone. Great atmosphere. Do it!

14 Nov 2011 by
4

Super!!! Went on a saturday night with a group of mates. Had such a cool night. Great live music, sophisticated but fun air and bloody amazing drinks!!!

14 Jan 2011 by
4

The only clue that this bar exists is the subtle plaque on the door behind a well dressed gentleman in black! But once you've found it, you are congratulated by intriguingly experimental cocktails including an often overlooked Pina Colada, barrel aged with Nightjar's secret formula.

09 Jan 2011 by
4

Cheers for the advice - booked a place on Saturday night. Had a great night. Music amazing and the place is so snugg and cool. I had a cocktail in a massive tankard with a huuuge slab of ginger in! perfection!

17 Dec 2010 by
3

Remember to make a booking at this place as you are more than likely to get rejected at the door as they are tight on space and its not a walk in bar. Saying that, its a great space and concept and will be coming back to The NightJar

06 Dec 2010 by
5

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