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Sunday 31 December 2017

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.

 

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New Year's Eve 2017

New Year's Eve 2017

Sunday 31 December 2017

Celebrate New Year's Eve 2017 in iconic Nightjar Style with champagne, cocktails, tapas and live music from TJ Johnson...

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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Nightjar Venue Hire 90 Negotiable Negotiable
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Excellent customer service through and through. Despite being a top London cocktail bar, you still get the friendliness of staff you'd expect at your local. Two thumbs up. visited Nightjar on 20 Nov 2017
22 Nov 2017 by
5

Fantastic experience and an amazing time. We really enjoyed the service and our waiter and the drinks were well balanced, exciting and rich in flavour visited Nightjar on 16 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 by
5

Exceptional is the word - great customer service! visited Nightjar on 18 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 by
5

Night Jar never fails to deliver that intoxicating combination of uniquely innovative and delicious cocktails with first class music and ambience. The staff at Nightjar is some of the best I have seen anywhere -- attentive, knowledgeable, amusing and totally on the ball. I LOVE THIS PLACE and continue to come back again and again and again with friends various from all over the world. visited Nightjar on 18 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 by
5

Waiting staff were very slow and it was difficult to get their attention to order more drinks. We were told we would have the menu explained to us but this never happened. Music was great but evening was let down by staff. visited Nightjar on 18 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 by
2

Completely brilliant - the team were able to shift our booking at short notice and treated us with great courtesy throughout. There's a fantastic atmosphere and there is great spectacle and theatre about the arrival of the drinks. Can't recommend it enough. visited Nightjar on 18 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 by
5

Great experiance, beatiful location and incredible service. visited Nightjar on 17 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 by
4

We arrive on time, went up to the door and said we had a reservation. Instead of asking for a name, was told that everyone else had a reservation and would have to wait...is this how a reservation really works....? Customer service at the door was undesirable. visited Nightjar on 17 Nov 2017
19 Nov 2017 by
3

HORRENDOUS. STAFF ARE SO RUDE, SERVICE IS SLOW AND DRINKS ARE OVERPRICED visited Nightjar on 16 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017 by
1

The atmosphere was electric, the staff were fab and the whole evening was amazing. visited Nightjar on 15 Nov 2017
17 Nov 2017 by
5

Service was excellent, cocktails we're unlike anything we've ever experienced. On par, if not better than the Aviary in Chicago. Absolutely Spectacular! visited Nightjar on 13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017 by
5

Great vibes, great cocktails! Hands down, my favourite cocktail bar in London visited Nightjar on 13 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017 by
5

Waiting staff were lovely. Gentleman who seated us (the host) was very helpful. Plenty of other seats were available and we were sat right next to the door with lots of people walking past us though which made it rather uncomfortable. visited Nightjar on 12 Nov 2017
14 Nov 2017 by
3

We visited on Saturday night (11 November) and had a fantastic night! The band were amazing, wonderful music and brilliant humour. The food was delicious and just the snacks that we needed. The cocktails were fantastic - we spent a great deal of time gawping at the creations coming from the bar. All in all an unforgettable night! visited Nightjar on 11 Nov 2017
13 Nov 2017 by
5

Exceptional venue, good music and quite interesting cocktails. I had a very nice experience except for the very rude usher who was dealing with the tables. I may give it a try again, however, I would recommend to talk to this person. visited Nightjar on 11 Nov 2017
13 Nov 2017 by
3

Unbelievably cramped, slow service for very expensive prices. Seem to be putting profit over caring for your customers visited Nightjar on 10 Nov 2017
12 Nov 2017 by
1

Giving advice how to drink a cocktail - it’s all ridiculous. Like who actually cares?? plcochrane visited Nightjar on 08 Nov 2017
10 Nov 2017 by
1

Big shout out to your fantastic staff - from the Bouncer to the lovely lady ringing our drinks - everyone was fantastic. And the drinks were great of course. visited Nightjar on 07 Nov 2017
10 Nov 2017 by
5

This was my second visit here and I was a bit disappointed. We ordered a platter of meat and cheese for £22 and we were really unimpressed as the price didn't reflect the quality or portion size you would expect for that price. We also had to wait an unreasonably long time to pay our bill, despite being told that we had to leave by a certain time. Also, a more minor complaint is that on our first visit we were given a small free welcome cocktail and I thought that was a really nice touch. I wouldn't ordinarily expect this but as we received this lovely treatment before, it made not getting these nice little perks all the more disappointing. visited Nightjar on 06 Nov 2017
10 Nov 2017 by
3

We really enjoyed our night. From the friendly doorman down we received very good service, the cocktails were certainly different in presentation and extremely alcoholic in taste and the music was excellent (we saw an authentic Cuban trio). We particularly like the way the numbers allowed in are restricted, it makes for a comfortable experience and feels more like it is an occasion special to us lucky few. visited Nightjar on 08 Nov 2017
10 Nov 2017 by
5

Being the first time there had a great night . Favourite cocktail was the Charlie Chaplin some great tastes on the tongue . The music was cool just a lovely place to find in London. The staff and especially the doorman were very friendly. visited Nightjar on 06 Nov 2017
09 Nov 2017 by
4

Great cocktails but waiting staff stretched, so after 1st drinks delivered no attention. Wanted to buy another round but was unable to get attention and had to leave due to restaurant booking. visited Nightjar on 06 Nov 2017
08 Nov 2017 by
4

Always a great spot. Cocktails are something else. The price is worth it for the quality and the atmosphere. Just wish there was perhaps more food variety or larger portions. .... did get the corn kernels instead of PopCorn though.... But this minor in the scheme of things! Love this spot. Staff are always polite and informative. Just need to remember to book way in advance to actually stay for the music! x visited Nightjar on 06 Nov 2017
08 Nov 2017 by
5

We had a great time! It was our first time and we loved it. The cocktails were great and the live music was perfect. Highly recommend this Nightjar experience. visited Nightjar on 06 Nov 2017
08 Nov 2017 by
5

We had a great table right next to the stage. Cocktails were good though at the prices we couldn't afford to try as many as we wanted. The live band wasn't the most memorable but still enjoyed the music and the atmosphere. Overall a great night out! visited Nightjar on 30 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017 by
4

Really helpful staff, cocktails and ambience were great. Would only say that the band had a really long gap in between playing and would have been nice if they could have played longer as they were very good! visited Nightjar on 05 Nov 2017
07 Nov 2017 by
4

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and, as it was our first visit, Daniel helped us to choose cocktails that suites our tastes. We are definitely planning a return visit! visited Nightjar on 04 Nov 2017
07 Nov 2017 by
5

Superb! Great service, cocktails and quality ingredients. visited Nightjar on 04 Nov 2017
07 Nov 2017 by
5

The place and the music are beautiful. However, the cocktails are very expensive. , It is not possible to visit it often because of the high prices which are not affordable for everybody. visited Nightjar on 02 Nov 2017
07 Nov 2017 by
5

Amazing drinks & venue, one of our favourite places to go! Michelle visited Nightjar on 04 Nov 2017
06 Nov 2017 by
5

Loved this place - great atmosphere, awesome cocktails and brilliant music. Will definitely be going back! visited Nightjar on 04 Nov 2017
06 Nov 2017 by
5

Really great night there for two of us. Nice atmosphere, drinks were good and reasonably priced for London. Only things were, the tables are very crammed in, would be nice to have a bit more space to enjoy and would be good to have the air conditioning on. It was extremely hot down there, exacerbated by the closeness of the tables. All in all good though. visited Nightjar on 03 Nov 2017
05 Nov 2017 by
4

The drinks and service were excellent. I found the seating a bit uncomfortable - at the small tables b/c they were too close together to hear each other speak, i could hear the people next to me too loudly. And while I was sitting on the bench, my partner sitting on the chair across from me was awkwardly higher than me. Makes for an uncomfortable dynamic. Otherwise, was a gorgeous place and delicious drinks. visited Nightjar on 03 Nov 2017
05 Nov 2017 by
4

Great for date nights as live music takes the pressure off but remember to book the table or you may have to move. The cocktails are a talking pint too with unique jars/mugs and flamboyant decorations. Nice & cosy and a little glam.
05 Nov 2017 by
5

Tables were a little bit to close together and door staff were a bit cold and unwelcoming compared with the hostess. The drinks were amazing, bar the cake on top of the zombie, it was too alcoholic and spoiled the first part of the drink. Many thanks Be back soon visited Nightjar on 02 Nov 2017
04 Nov 2017 by
4

Awesome experience, unique and overwhelming. Would like to have had to option to buy the London Mule Jug visited Nightjar on 01 Nov 2017
03 Nov 2017 by
5

Lovely evening. Drinks were amazing, as usual! Love it! visited Nightjar on 31 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017 by
5

The hostess is fantastic and a real asset to the business visited Nightjar on 31 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017 by
5

Cocktails fabulous but everything else was lacklustre. Andrew visited Nightjar on 30 Oct 2017
01 Nov 2017 by
3

This is my favorite bar in London. The cocktails are fantastic, the music is great, and the staff is wonderful. Love the "no standing" policy! Denise visited Nightjar on 30 Oct 2017
01 Nov 2017 by
5

Great night out! I really enjoyed myself! visited Nightjar on 29 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017 by
4

I've been to the Nightjar many a time but this time it was super special as I took my mum out for her birthday. We absolutely loved the cocktails and amazing atmosphere, the staff were so friendly and helpful with our drinks choices. I also wanted to say a big thank you to the bookings team for arranging the best possible table for us at such a short notice! Big love xx visited Nightjar on 21 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017 by
5

The service couldn't have been any better. All the waitresses were very polite and attentive with our orders and they kept us hydrated all night. The music was also good. The cocktails were a show themselves and I could say the Toronto was my favourite. visited Nightjar on 29 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017 by
4

Lovely night, great cocktails. Very small complaint would be you’re seated very near others but that didn’t really effect my night in a major way visited Nightjar on 29 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017 by
5

Had an amazing time.. combination of innovative cocktails, served imaginatively with cool jazz tunes playing in the background made this a wonderful experience. Particularly loved the sharing cocktails- would recommend the Picardy punch and the Yorkshire punch. Will definitely go back. visited Nightjar on 28 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017 by
5

I took my boyfriend for his birthday and he really liked it svwilliams visited Nightjar on 28 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017 by
5

Drinks good as always. Live music good but the band had to many and too long breaks. People pay to listen to music and it looked like they came for a party not to work and entertain their guests. visited Nightjar on 27 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017 by
4

Great music and amosphere - very friendly staff. Amazing cocktails! visited Nightjar on 26 Oct 2017
29 Oct 2017 by
5

Cocktails were interesting and quirky. Nice decor and atmosphere inside. visited Nightjar on 24 Oct 2017
26 Oct 2017 by
4

Great drinks, music and venue! visited Nightjar on 21 Oct 2017
24 Oct 2017 by
5

Really enjoyed my visit to nightjar. The service was flawless and music simply beautiful at the perfect volume. The cocktails were very impressive and waitresses knowledgeable my only negative comment would be my lack of knowing which cocktail to choose as most of the ingredients were unfamiliar i felt i was ordering blind. Perhaps a description of what the drink is like sweet/fruity/flowery/oaky for the less knowledgable visitors like myself. I made a few mistakes and didnt enjoy all of the cocktails ordered. This would not stop me going again or recommending to others. visited Nightjar on 22 Oct 2017
24 Oct 2017 by
5

A great venue! Table bookings/seating only makes it not too busy, yet in a busy part of London, which is great! Excellent staff/table service, very relaxed, great music. Would prefer if the live music started earlier! visited Nightjar on 22 Oct 2017
24 Oct 2017 by
4

Amazing music and incredible cocktails. visited Nightjar on 21 Oct 2017
23 Oct 2017 by
5

The venue enhances the sense of occasion, with it’s dark yet classy decor. (The loos weren’t the best feature & there was evidently a problem with the drains). We went for the cocktails & they didn’t disappoint. We shared the beautiful & plentiful Green Dragon, but all agreed the dramatic Barrel-aged Zombie was the star of the show..spectacular, & delicious. Service was uneven..occasionally personable, but as often, a little prickly & testy. That’s the only reason for 4 not 5 stars. visited Nightjar on 21 Oct 2017
23 Oct 2017 by
4

Amazing cocktails, great environment and music. Only criticisms would be that its pretty pricy and the door staff were a little rude. visited Nightjar on 21 Oct 2017
23 Oct 2017 by
4

We had a good time. But the cocktails, although tasty, were very small for the price. Overall we came away feeling short-changed. I wouldn't complain about it, but nor would I recommend it. visited Nightjar on 19 Oct 2017
22 Oct 2017 by
3

Great bar, cocktails and music but food was awful!! visited Nightjar on 20 Oct 2017
22 Oct 2017 by
4

Enjoyed.it. Will hopefully return soon if I can get a reservation. Staff friendly and v efficient. visited Nightjar on 20 Oct 2017
22 Oct 2017 by
4

Amazing cocktails and music- very occasional Hannah visited Nightjar on 19 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017 by
5

I’ve been a few times, love the place. Cocktails are all unusual and music is great! Julia visited Nightjar on 17 Oct 2017
19 Oct 2017 by
5

Great cocktails (not at all pricey for what you get), great service, great atmosphere. visited Nightjar on 17 Oct 2017
19 Oct 2017 by
5

Best place I have been, best cocktails I have taken. Superb. visited Nightjar on 05 Oct 2017
17 Oct 2017 by
5

excellent service and drinks. nice ambience. visited Nightjar on 15 Oct 2017
17 Oct 2017 by
5

Spectacular cocktails... perfect ambiance... enjoyable music! visited Nightjar on 15 Oct 2017
17 Oct 2017 by
5

Beautiful cocktails but not great for anyone not used to that level of mixology. I was expecting the server to assist the other half of my party but she either lacked the knowledge herself or was too busy. For that level of expertise I would have expected more of a bespoke service, including a 'consultation' pre-ordering. visited Nightjar on 14 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017 by
3

Had a brilliant eve at the NightJar last Thursday, great cocktails and the band were excellent! Really fun evening thank you :) visited Nightjar on 12 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017 by
5

Fab place - really unusual & inventive cocktails, great atmosphere. visited Nightjar on 13 Oct 2017
15 Oct 2017 by
5

Unique experience. Incredible atmosphere. Great service. Classy as hell. Might check out tge live music and try food next time. visited Nightjar on 12 Oct 2017
14 Oct 2017 by
5

My daughter and I enjoyed our evening at the NIghtjar immensely. We listened to Latchepen, which we enjoyed very much. When we booked, it was for the music and we didn't realize we were in for a creative drinking experience, as well. We will definitely come again, next time we're in London! visited Nightjar on 09 Oct 2017
14 Oct 2017 by
5

Fantastic experience will definitely go back !!!! visited Nightjar on 10 Oct 2017
14 Oct 2017 by
5

Loved the atmosphere, the table service, knowledge of our server. Just sad we couldn't stay longer. Will definitely come back! visited Nightjar on 11 Oct 2017
13 Oct 2017 by
5

The cocktails are in a league of their own, the music created a buzzing atmosphere with the highs and lows of Jazz. Prompt services for drinks of this quality - worth every penny to empress you date and client. Jameson King visited Nightjar on 10 Oct 2017
13 Oct 2017 by
5

we were expecting more jazz music with a larger band. visited Nightjar on 10 Oct 2017
12 Oct 2017 by
3

Great service and cocktails were great! very original and unique. very well priced also for such a cool little speak easy style bar. visited Nightjar on 03 Oct 2017
11 Oct 2017 by
5

Fantastic stay. Will definitely come back. visited Nightjar on 07 Oct 2017
11 Oct 2017 by
5

good music, lovely waiters and exceptional drinks! thanks so much for the fabulous night visited Nightjar on 04 Oct 2017
10 Oct 2017 by
5

In addition to my previous review. I hope the credit card is not charged 20 pounds for "no show" he wasn't allowed in because he didn't physically carry his passport with him. The photo of the passport in the smartphone and his insurance card were not enough for the person at the entrance. What a disappointment visited Nightjar on 08 Oct 2017
10 Oct 2017 by
1

Huge disappointment!! It was my son's 22nd birthday. We came from Israel for the weekend. One of the highlights was to go to the famous Nightjar. The only slot available was Sunday from 18 to 20. We understood it was busy, so we took it. He went with his 22-year-old girlfriend. At the entrance they asked for an ID, he showed an id with his name but no photo (his insurance card). They asked for his passport. He didn't have it with him, but he carries a photograph of his two passports on his smartphone. They didn't let him in because the person at the entrance wanted his passport physically, which he doesn't carry because he doesn't want it stolen as it has happened before. Really, no place is worth the aggravation. Needless to say, we won't try to come back or recommend it. I understand if we were in a state of siege and police need the id for criminal suspicion or immigration wants to see a passport. But a reservation in a bar? He was clearly demonstrating he and his girlfriend were 21 and he had made the reservation three days in advance. visited Nightjar on 08 Oct 2017
10 Oct 2017 by
1

wonderful show, nice atmosphere, the table is a little bit small but might be nice to see what other people ordered visited Nightjar on 08 Oct 2017
10 Oct 2017 by
5

Overall I was a bit disappointed. I booked Nightjar for myself and my wife, to celebrate her 30th birthday. I made a special request to Nightjar, asking for their assistance in making it a special occasion. I followed up on this request closer to the time, to confirm they received it (they confirmed). However on the night, nothing was done. I had expected maybe some kind of small cake/bar food (eg the truffles) with a candle to be presented, but unfortunately my wife didn't receive any of this, which was pretty disappointing. What made things worse was that the tables around us were given complimentary popcorn, but we weren't. Overall, I was quite disappointed and expected had better. visited Nightjar on 07 Oct 2017
09 Oct 2017 by
3

Amazing place one of the best bars I have been to, not only are the cocktails amazing but the customer service is top, thank you visited Nightjar on 07 Oct 2017
09 Oct 2017 by
5

We had a wonderful night. The band with their upbeat music was amazing. We also really enjoyed the cocktails. It would be nice to have the menu coded for those cocktails that had allergens. However the staff were extremely knowledgeable. visited Nightjar on 07 Oct 2017
09 Oct 2017 by
5

Great night, great music and great cocktails. visited Nightjar on 07 Oct 2017
09 Oct 2017 by
5

I have to say I was disappointed with my visit having been here before 1 year ago. The drink I had pre-ordered arrived and looked nothing like the picture in the pre- order menu (Amsterdam cocktail). It arrived in a regular wine glasse, no wow factor or tulip stems presented in a bucket. The reason I chose your venue was to wow my visitors from out of town with ellaborate cocktails presented in a theatrical way. I’d didn’t get that at all. We ordered a number of sharing and individual cocktails and they all arrived in the way a “regular” drink would be presented. It was a shame and I’m not sure I would come back again. visited Nightjar on 06 Oct 2017
09 Oct 2017 by
2

We relly enjoyed our evening at Nightjar! Fantastic cocktails and music! Sarah-Anne visited Nightjar on 06 Oct 2017
09 Oct 2017 by
5

Great evening initiating some friends from the north of England! visited Nightjar on 06 Oct 2017
08 Oct 2017 by
5

I loved the decor but our table was really small and in a corner. I also did not like my drink. I don't feel like our server was able to adequately help us. visited Nightjar on 05 Oct 2017
08 Oct 2017 by
3

Great service, slightly loud live music, awesome drinks and specialty selection visited Nightjar on 06 Oct 2017
08 Oct 2017 by
4

Whilst we really enjoyed the band, atmosphere and the drinks at the nightjar, our experience was marred slightly as we were sat next to a couple on one side who were obnoxiously loud and slouched over onto our table space and an overly affectionate couple that spent the whole time snogging each others faces off on the other side of us. Whilst we appreciate that this was not the nightjar's fault at all, the close proximity of the seating to these couples made us feel uncomfortable and we left earlier than we would have otherwise. Also worth noting, when we put the directions quickly into google maps, the first location that we were directed to when searching for "nightjar" was a noodle bar in Soho. Our own fault as the address is written on the website and at the bottom of the email confirmations but just something to be careful of visited Nightjar on 06 Oct 2017
08 Oct 2017 by
4

Amazing place, the staff is incredible and helpfull, cocktails are great and music is perfect ! visited Nightjar on 06 Oct 2017
08 Oct 2017 by
5

Cocktails are amazing and the staff is friendly and helpful! Seats are a bit cramped and the stage is not visible from all the tables. The live performance was ok but nothing remarkable. More interaction with the audience would have made it more interesting, it was not much different than background music. Henrique visited Nightjar on 04 Oct 2017
06 Oct 2017 by
4

Fantastic cocktails and great service visited Nightjar on 04 Oct 2017
06 Oct 2017 by
5

Amazing, extraordinary cocktails. Top class live music and fantastic atmosphere. visited Nightjar on 02 Oct 2017
04 Oct 2017 by
5

Unfortunately we didn't have the best of nights at Nightjar ,the venue is lovely but it was my partners 50th birthday and because she is a bit of a cocktail lover I pick this venue , the first cocktails were not that great , we did have another which was a little better , I book my table from 7pm to 9pm but was told by the waitress that I had to leave my table by 8.15pm , she did correct herself and let us stay until my booking time , because this was a big day I was left disappointed , I didn't understand why waitress ask us to leave early when there were lots of empty tables even when we left there still empty tables strange ????? visited Nightjar on 02 Oct 2017
04 Oct 2017 by
2

Very cool bar with extensive array of imaginative cocktails. The service was as attentive as we've ever experienced with popcorn being topped up before we'd noticed we were finishing a bowl. visited Nightjar on 02 Oct 2017
04 Oct 2017 by
5

Really enjoyed the evening and the cocktails were fantastic. However given that the cocktails are so expensive, i was surprised that you charged extra for the music- £8 each for the normal music and a further £4.50 for the set after midnight. I think this should be subsidised by the bar and I actually feel it's a bit cheeky to expect this to be paid by the customers. We had three cocktails each and the bill came to £120. I am a Londoner and well aware of the prices in the capital but this is extortionate in my view. visited Nightjar on 30 Sep 2017
03 Oct 2017 by
3

We enjoyed it very much. It's the first time I've been there during the live music, which I liked a lot. However, I think it's better to come earlier in the evening, as I usually do. There's a better choice of seating and more chance to talk to the waitstaff about the drinks. Also, people get noisier as it gets later, something that made us leave a bit earlier than we might otherwise have done. visited Nightjar on 01 Oct 2017
03 Oct 2017 by
5

Nightjar was a great experience - unique cocktails and good service visited Nightjar on 29 Sep 2017
03 Oct 2017 by
5

Pros: music was great, atmosphere is good Cons: table service is awful. Terrible attention from the waitress. Waiting for the menu, waiting for her to take orders, waiting for drinks, waiting for menu for next drink...felt like we were waiting all night. visited Nightjar on 30 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017 by
1

Edwin.....THANK YOU great service / great music / great drinks we are coming back! visited Nightjar on 28 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017 by
5

You 100% made my sisters birthday an absolute treat! The staff were fantastic even making space for our two groups to sit together. The cocktails were amazing the whole night was fantastic! Highly recommend and will definitely be back! visited Nightjar on 30 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017 by
5

Service was poor. Waited around 30min to order our first drink. One of my friends ordered the drink that came in the shell with the dry ice for the theatrical value, but when delivered they were just left on our table without anyone adding the liquid to create the smoke effect (whilst other tables received this provallage). We had to ask four different staff members for water. Waited another hour and was never asked if we wanted another drink (which we did). In the end we tried to get out bill, asked three times (to the same person twice) and 30 min later we could pay. Safe to say we did not pay the service charge. Very disappointed and would not recommend this to anyone. visited Nightjar on 24 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017 by
1

Had a fun evening but felt it was expensive and the bar could of offered a more exclusive feel .. As when you enter the main area there could be someone opening the door - guests had to hold door open for each other.. Little touches would make it more memorable. Also table were very close together so could not relax to enjoy the music. Prob won't return as drinks are expensive but service was standard. visited Nightjar on 29 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017 by
3

Great cocktails, great service - lived up to the hype George visited Nightjar on 29 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017 by
5

Came to the venue due to my date wanting to for ages . (First date for us so thought it would be memorable) Doorman was brilliant funny and friendly. Staff really helpful no informative . Venue itself lived up to her expectations and made for a fabulous time and one very happy smiling lady. I will 100% be coming again no have recommended it to everyone I know. Only regret was not being able to see the band due to our booking time . Can not fault the place at all . Best cocktail flaming /smoking sumari. Loved it . visited Nightjar on 27 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017 by
5

We really enjoyed our evening with fantastic drinks on the occasion of my partners birthday. Booking team was very understanding of adding a third seat for my partner's sister who came on a surprise visit. Table service was good overall. It could do with a little bit more attentiveness on refilling water glass regularly (as it was not a busy night). Bar food was excellent flavors and nice selections. Live music was a wonderful variety of songs. Unfortunate was most of the audience did not seem to appreciate the excellent selection of songs being played by the trio which made the atmosphere not as lively and enjoyable as we expected. Most guests seemed to be more interested in speaking very loudly and in their cocktails. Nevertheless, we had a fantastic time and your colleague Izzy recommended the Elk's Own Cocktail which was exquisite! visited Nightjar on 27 Sep 2017
30 Sep 2017 by
4

It was a really great night! visited Nightjar on 26 Sep 2017
28 Sep 2017 by
5

Lovely as always! Music just a bit too loud. visited Nightjar on 25 Sep 2017
27 Sep 2017 by
4

Didnt like the sake gin olive oil cocktail, tasted quite watery. Wish we had been sat further away from the door and from other people. Staff were friendly and it was cosy but not sure I would visit again unless I could see music. visited Nightjar on 25 Sep 2017
27 Sep 2017 by
4

Great evening - never sure why we have to move tables though!! Sue visited Nightjar on 24 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017 by
4

Drinks awesome, creativity and garnishes are amazing but the manager you have there leaves a lot to be desired. Doesn't really seem like a 'people person' at all. The whole system you have is pretty prohibitive. It's really restrictive when booking, you only allow each table 2 hours etc. When we arrived we were kept waiting outside for 30 minutes with no explanation. Then we were told the manager had printed the wrong day's booking list so we had to wait while that was reprinted. Then each table is sent downstairs 1 by 1 and when we get to the bar, there is no apology or acknowledgement of the wait (that is also now eating into our supposed 2 hour slot). There's barely a smile from the manager. We are then seated at a tiny table just opposite the door, where there are in fact 4 tiny tables all in close proximity to one another. A couple that comes in after us is seated next to us and asks to move because there is no privacy and she can immediately tell it's going to impede her enjoyment of the experience. Something which I said to my fiancé as soon as we sat there and I saw the 4 tables. So, if we can tell that then Nightjar should be able to as well. 4 tables there is just too much. You also had a whole stage (band) area that you could have used until the band arrived to start playing. Then there was a fire alarm that continued for around 20 minutes. Not particularly pleasant. Overall you just really need to work on the welcome and the friendliness element of the experience. Having said that the drinks were fantastic and the waiting staff (not manager) were very helpful and knowledgeable about the drinks. visited Nightjar on 04 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017 by
3

Drinks and decor were nice but that was about it. This was before live music started around 6-7pm. The tables were ridiculously squeezed together. You can't comfortably have a conversation without overhearing next doors. You can't sit comfortably. When mentioned to the server when leaving she said it was intended as a place to make friends - I don't know how many couples or groups of friends go for a night out to meet more people? More like cram as many people in to make more money. Didn't feel comfortable at all. Drinks were nice and would be willing to pay it if the above wasn't a problem. Didn't feel it was worth it in circumstances described. Also took a long time to be served, get the bill and pay. Ended up just getting up and going to the till because it was taking so long. Not enough staff. The door staff were not welcoming either. Far better cocktail bars that don't try to cram people in, have great service, atmosphere and the same great cocktails. I was disappointed. visited Nightjar on 23 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017 by
2

bad services at the door visited Nightjar on 23 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017 by
1

Lovely venue, great service and amazing cocktails. Only slight complaint would be the table was very small for 3 people. Vicky visited Nightjar on 22 Sep 2017
24 Sep 2017 by
4

Great drinks, great music - lovely night! Rachel visited Nightjar on 21 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 by
5

very kid personnel, beautiful atmosphere with good music and amazing cocktails visited Nightjar on 21 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 by
5

hadn't been for a while so wasn't sure what to expect. the drinks were a visual feast, and the bartenders the fastest i have ever seen. try and get a table where you can see them work, its almost worth a visit in itself. i would highly recommend this bar. steve visited Nightjar on 20 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017 by
5

Beautiful experience with wonderful presentation and attentive staff. visited Nightjar on 20 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017 by
5

I've been coming to Nightjar for four years; it is my favourite bar in the city. If the barrel aged zombie is ever removed from the menu I will cry. Kendall visited Nightjar on 20 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017 by
5

The bar is amazing. The band is awasome, very good music. The drinks are also fantastic. The recepcionist, waitress , well. We had a great time. I will come back soon! visited Nightjar on 14 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017 by
5

My girlfriend and I had an incredible time. The staff were warm, welcoming and highly knowledgeable about each and every cocktail. The atmosphere was fantastic along with the wonderful live band! visited Nightjar on 18 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017 by
5

Even though it was a Monday evening, the atmosphere was buzzy providing an excellent back drop for catching up with old friends. visited Nightjar on 18 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017 by
5

Loved the 1920s vibe! Music was hopping! My husband and I went for his birthday celebration and the drinks were tasty with creative flavor combinations. Check it out! visited Nightjar on 18 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017 by
5

Amazing cocktails, ambience and music. Hideously overpriced food. £10 for a tuna poke with 3 x 1cm2 pieces of tuna in. £4 for 2 croquettes the size of cocktail sausages. Left feeling a bit cheated which was such a shame as loved the cocktails and everything else, just wished I hadn't spent £30 on food that wasn't worth anywhere near that. Still love the place and would go back, will just stay away from the food menu. visited Nightjar on 14 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017 by
4

Amazing cocktails, ambience and music. Hideously overpriced food. £10 for a tuna poke with 3 x 1cm2 pieces of tuna in. £4 for 2 croquettes the size of cocktail sausages. Left feeling a bit cheated which was such a shame as loved the cocktails and everything else, just wished I hadn't spent £30 on food that wasn't worth anywhere near that. Still love the place and would go back, will just stay away from the food menu. visited Nightjar on 14 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017 by
3

Wonderful drinks and atmosphere! Our server was knowledgeable and very helpful. visited Nightjar on 17 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017 by
5

Wonderful drinks and atmosphere! Our server was knowledgeable and very helpful. visited Nightjar on 17 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017 by
5

Fabulous, fantastic, cool, sophisticated, chilled, amazing, bloody brilliant and all that jazz. 😎 What did you get right - everything. What did you get wrong- nothing. Will we back - yes. visited Nightjar on 16 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017 by
5

Drinks were really nice, however took a long time to get served. We had to flag down the waiter to get our order in visited Nightjar on 15 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017 by
3

Loved it, great place and amazing setting! Fabulous recommendations for cocktails via host! Will be back. Thanks for a great night! visited Nightjar on 14 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017 by
5

Absolutely loved nightjar... the music, cocktails, setting was amazing... will definitely be back 😍 visited Nightjar on 15 Sep 2017
17 Sep 2017 by
5

25 minute for a drink order to be taken, very hot, tables are extremely close together. Not worth the price! visited Nightjar on 15 Sep 2017
17 Sep 2017 by
2

Excelente jazz musician! I'm impressed! visited Nightjar on 13 Sep 2017
15 Sep 2017 by
5

Very nice service and tasty cocktails. Little more space would be great. Overall exceptional place and I will be happy to come back again. visited Nightjar on 12 Sep 2017
14 Sep 2017 by
4

The waitresses were absolutely lovely and the atmosphere great as usual. I will never get tired of this place! visited Nightjar on 08 Sep 2017
14 Sep 2017 by
5

Nice atmosphere, good service, great music! Heard the amazing Benoit Viellefon Quintet! I'm a whisky drinker, and was pleased the bar had a decent selection of 14 & 16-year old single malts. visited Nightjar on 09 Sep 2017
14 Sep 2017 by
5

Fabulous night. Great staff, great cocktails and an incredible band. visited Nightjar on 09 Sep 2017
12 Sep 2017 by
5

2nd time and loved it again visited Nightjar on 10 Sep 2017
12 Sep 2017 by
5

We'll come again. Superb cocktails, very attentive personnel, good music, and an inspiring environment. Entrance door sign a bit tiny, but the doorman took care of us. Next time we know. visited Nightjar on 10 Sep 2017
12 Sep 2017 by
5

This was such an exclusive-feeling club. Really professional people and a joy to feel like a VIP at the door. Almost as if you were stepping back in time to the prohibition era. The music was incredible and the cocktails were unlike anything I have ever seen before in my life. Truly entertaining from start to finish visited Nightjar on 08 Sep 2017
10 Sep 2017 by
5

Great ambience and wonderful music. visited Nightjar on 07 Sep 2017
09 Sep 2017 by
5

Loved our visit to Nightjar. Service, ambience, everything was great. I do wish the by the sea cocktail had been a tad bit more savory/taste of the sea, but that's just me, I like a savory cocktail. Otherwise everything was fab! Thank you :) visited Nightjar on 07 Sep 2017
09 Sep 2017 by
5

A friend of mine in Argentina recomendded you and you don't disappoint in any way!! You are wonderful!! Your drink are exotic !!!! I loved it!!!! Your service is excellent. I will come Back for sure!!!! Kind regards visited Nightjar on 06 Sep 2017
08 Sep 2017 by
5

Lovely place, too noisy couldn't hear any of the music such a shame considering how much we spent visited Nightjar on 05 Sep 2017
07 Sep 2017 by
4

Its a great atmosphere, but we were pretty upset that after they allowed us to squeeze in extra people onto our table, they added not only service charge to the bill but also £8 each person for the band! (In other bars the bar pays for the band, not the customers without knowing added to the bill) I think this is really stingy of them when it is part of the atmosphere the bar is providing and the cocktails are already so over priced. I felt embarrassed as I had invited everyone and it put everyone out of pocket, wouldn't go again visited Nightjar on 02 Sep 2017
06 Sep 2017 by
2

Great cocktails, cool music, nice atmosphere! visited Nightjar on 04 Sep 2017
06 Sep 2017 by
4

Had a great night of live music and cocktails x visited Nightjar on 02 Sep 2017
05 Sep 2017 by
5

Fantastic music, drinks and service as usual visited Nightjar on 03 Sep 2017
05 Sep 2017 by
5

Loved the whole experience especially the Artillery Punch in the steaming cannon shaped teapot and the amazing New Orleans jazz blues music. We had a great table and terrific service from the friendly staff. The food was a little bit disappointing - expensive for what it amounted to and when we asked for additional bread to go with the meat and cheese platter we were told that the chef couldn't spare any more. But altogether a wonderful evening which we will repeat but we'll eat before we get there. Thanks everyone at Nightjar! visited Nightjar on 02 Sep 2017
04 Sep 2017 by
5

Excellent. Great cocktails (particularly like the theatre of the sharing cocktails), reasonably priced champagne menu. Coming back in November to see the jazz performance!!! visited Nightjar on 02 Sep 2017
04 Sep 2017 by
5

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