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Description

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

BOOKING POLICY

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

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

Large group bookings (10 people max) should be made well in advance and please note they take credit card details to hold the tables.

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

 

Info

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

Hours

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

Location

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

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
Old Street (Tube)
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Menus

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

This venue serves Tapas and Bar Snacks food.

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

Our Review

Nightjar Shoreditch - London Cocktail Bar Review

Nightjar Shoreditch - London Cocktail Bar Review

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

Read our full Nightjar Shoreditch - London Cocktail Bar Review review

Private Hire

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Nightjar Venue Hire 90 Negotiable Negotiable
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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

Just a great evening... The Cosimo Matassa Project were fanstastic, as were the drinks and the service. Thank you... visited Nightjar on 25 Aug 2017
04 Sep 2017 by
5

Very nice place and great staff visited Nightjar on 29 Aug 2017
03 Sep 2017 by
5

Lovely atmosphere and great cocktails with all that emanating dry ice from the beak and tail of our friendly owl! The live music was fabulous - pity some of the punters just saw it as background music and hardly clapped. visited Nightjar on 29 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017 by
5

Great music, great atmosphere and the cocktails are amazing visited Nightjar on 28 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 by
5

This is the best cocktail bar of the many I've visited in London, your waiting staff are friendly, ever present without being overbearing and really worked to make sure we had a special night, the live music playing was a lovely touch a friend I was with really likes jazz and so was absorbed the whole night, but most importantly the cocktails themselves are excellent, high quality ingredients mixed in interesting ways to make unique cocktails, the Kyro was fantastic as was the green dragon sharing cocktail, the combination of sweet flavours but with a hint of spice to add a touch of sophistication made for some great drinks visited Nightjar on 28 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 by
5

Nightjar's twist on Bloody Mary was delicious! Combined with the ham croquettes = pure heaven. Nice evening didn't get a chance to hear the live music but will definitely be popping in for another visit!! Alicia visited Nightjar on 27 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017 by
5

Amazing cocktails as always. However the service was under par we all felt. There seemed to be only two staff waiting on the whole bar (which was full) & it was difficult to place orders. We would've stayed for more drinks had the service been better. Despite this we did enjoy the evening & everyone loved their drinks. visited Nightjar on 27 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017 by
3

Special requests catered for, great service and fabulous night - thank you! Sue visited Nightjar on 27 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017 by
5

Lovely night there, fantastic band, great cocktails visited Nightjar on 25 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017 by
5

We had the best time! We have a running joke that every time we've tried to go to a jazz bar together, since we met, something has come up and we haven't made it so we booked Nightjar well in advance and hoped nothing came along to stop us. The service was amazing, friendly and attentive, the cocktails are delicious - not too sweet and mostly syrups and juices -, and the music was wonderful. We've booked our next visit again already. visited Nightjar on 25 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017 by
5

There is no question that is bar is cool. Firework of cocktails, sophisticated menu and crazy decoration makes you feel you in a special place. However, we left the place feeling unwelcomed. First, the booking is a nightmare: you have to book months in advance if you want a specific hour. You can book a table for no more than two hours. Don't even think about booking during live sessions, lt is almost impossible. Once you get the hour you wanted, you have to leave you credit card number, and pay a fee of 20£ if you cancel your Reservation. An email is sent a few days before your D-day, reminding you that you will be charged if you don't come: I think any person who gave her/his credit card remember it, but they feel allowed to threaten you again. When you arrive at the bar, you are inspected by a female portier who laughed at my bag because it was... small. So be careful to come with your Vuitton suitcase if you don't want to be looked down on. Then you have to wait until the very begining of your time reservation to be given the permission to go downstairs at your table. If you have the bad idea to sit on the left chair and not on the right chair they reserved for you, your are told unkindly to move. And to finish, we were WARNED 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE END OF OUR TIME that our reservation was coming to its end, and that we should NOT order another cocktail, or if so finish it quickly. SO STRESSFULL No one ever dreamed of sleeping in a cocktail bar: but Nightjar seems to pretend itself such a special place that they think probably their clients would finish considering the opportunity. This is probably why they heavily insisted on us leaving the place. Typically the kind of place that confuse posh attitude and classy service. To cut a long story short: good cocktails, awful welcome. visited Nightjar on 26 Aug 2017
28 Aug 2017 by
2

Flawless cocktails in a great setting. visited Nightjar on 25 Aug 2017
27 Aug 2017 by
5

Brilliant. I LOVE Nightjar! !! Always wish I could stay longer, but it always has people waiting outside - I'll let them try it out!!! visited Nightjar on 24 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017 by
5

Nice venue, would of been nice to have more vegi options visited Nightjar on 22 Aug 2017
24 Aug 2017 by
4

I didn't have the best experience here. I booked this for my boyfriends birthday as he loves Jazz and we were given seating next to the kitchen door, with no view of the musician. This was really disappointing. The service wasn't great - the staff are friendly but not attentive. And it's a small detail but we didn't receive popcorn like the tables around us. It's not a cheap night out coming here and so I expected a lot more. visited Nightjar on 22 Aug 2017
24 Aug 2017 by
2

- We made our way into the bar at 21:30, our drinks were served at 22:15. - Bad service, it took us 20 minutes to get the attention of the waiters. - Our drinks initially went to the wrong table, no description of the drink itself was presented. - Cheese platter we ordered never got through, so after (15 min or so of waving around) getting the attention of a waiter, we had to reorder the dish. - Music was great. visited Nightjar on 22 Aug 2017
24 Aug 2017 by
2

Great looking bar, good decor and drinks menu HOWEVER the main host was rude and the concept of remainding people of ordering drinks and getting lost asap has just missed the mark with me. Invite people, let them be, let them order on their own pace. visited Nightjar on 19 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017 by
3

A peerless evening with drinks to die for. Thank you. visited Nightjar on 19 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017 by
5

Outstanding service, great music, beautiful drinks, awesome experience... absolutely loved every second! visited Nightjar on 20 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017 by
5

Atmosphere and band was great. Love the food (olives, veg tempura and truffles). Cocktails a little over complicated. (Bannoffescotch not like pic on website and was a little disappointing). Some (and sweet) simple classics would be good. Already booked to come back. visited Nightjar on 20 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017 by
4

Great evening. Music, cocktails and snacks were all good with a great ambience. Staff extremely good. visited Nightjar on 20 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017 by
5

Fantastic experience. The service was superb - we has the guy with the tache - was he from the prohibition era? What was your favourite aspect of your visit? - not knowing what the cocktail would look like Was there anything you didn't enjoy? Having to leave What was your favourite cocktail and why? The Yorkshire Punch - taste and delivery....i'm not saying anymore! Will you visit us again? Yes because it was ace! visited Nightjar on 12 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017 by
5

A magical evening. Great music, delicious charcuterie and tasty cocktails. Highly recommended. visited Nightjar on 19 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017 by
5

Unfortunately we did not enjoy the music and as it was too loud to ignore/talk over we ended up leaving after one drink. The cocktail we did have was fab though (Yorkshire punch). visited Nightjar on 18 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017 by
2

Had such a lovely evening at the night jar :) all the staff there were super friendly & helpful! Lovely atmosphere :) visited Nightjar on 18 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017 by
5

Amazing place Loved the unusual cocktails Live music
19 Aug 2017 by
5

The place is special, the drinks are amazing. visited Nightjar on 17 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017 by
5

Great music, service, drinks and atmosphere ! visited Nightjar on 16 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017 by
5

Perfect. Very good place for drink cocktails visited Nightjar on 16 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017 by
5

Spectaculat place!!! Service was outstanding, very friendly, they will help you with any question that you have...(Pedro is a great proffessional) .the guys at at the bar are the best, yoy can tell they love their job.. . Nikolete is one of the best bartender on town and she will welcome you with a big smile The cocktails are amazing...my favorite was Green opal which has a creamy yougurt flavor...also tried Name of the samurai which is very exotic combination of ingredients like Sake and Rice/Myrin sirup that are well balanced and taste incredibly. The menu is just fine...altough you can see a bunch of odd ingredients ,floor staff will help you to solve yiur doubts.... The place is just unique....looks like a clandestine bar from the prohibition era with live jazz music everyday... Thank you for everything guys, you are doing an amazing job....I probably can say that Nightjar is my fav cocktail bar in London and one of the top 3 cocktail bars in London visited Nightjar on 12 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017 by
5

Fantastic customer service. Truly outstanding drinks. Brilliant live music. Just a fantastic and intimate night for our anniversary! visited Nightjar on 14 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017 by
5

Extraordinary cocktail experience! The drink creations are amazing as well as the people presenting them at the table. Love it. visited Nightjar on 14 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017 by
5

3rd visit and always a good night. Cocktails fun but taste disappointing on a few compared to previous visits? visited Nightjar on 14 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017 by
3

It was my partner's birthday and we were excited about visiting as we had planned to for some time. The music was quite good, but not great, but there was a nice atmosphere. We had planned to stay all evening but ended up leaving early. The cocktails seemed a bit gimmicky and more designed for spectical (and maybe Instagram) rather than for taste. We had a barrel aged zombie, which came with flaming cake on top, and an Elk's own which came in a wooden goblet. Both drinks felt a bit watery and non-distinct. For a short visit with the music fee, it works out quite expensive. Perhaps we chose badly but we will probably give it another chance one day. visited Nightjar on 13 Aug 2017
15 Aug 2017 by
3

We had a brilliant night but couldn't see the band from where we were seated. The staff were extremely helpful and the cocktails were amazing! Such a great night. visited Nightjar on 12 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017 by
4

I had a lovely night with my partner for his birthday. Great atmosphere, cocktails, and customer service. Thank you very much! visited Nightjar on 12 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017 by
5

Best cocktails in town without a doubt. Unfortunately on this occasion service was incredibly slow. Only one staff taking orders in the half of the bar so I ended up having to walk to the bar in several occasions to place an order. More serving staff please. visited Nightjar on 11 Aug 2017
13 Aug 2017 by
3

This is a great spot to catch fantastic musicians. The staff are super helpful and friendly and so are lots of the other visitors visited Nightjar on 10 Aug 2017
13 Aug 2017 by
5

Spectacular cocktails and beautiful venue. Maybe pricy but worth it. Fabio visited Nightjar on 10 Aug 2017
12 Aug 2017 by
4

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!! Cocktails out of this world, waiters took pride in their work and really made the night. Musix was perfect and the host who moved us closer to it she was perfect! Will be visiting next time we come to london! visited Nightjar on 10 Aug 2017
12 Aug 2017 by
5

It was a really nice evening, just missing the jazz band. visited Nightjar on 10 Aug 2017
12 Aug 2017 by
4

Great time great service great cocktails visited Nightjar on 08 Aug 2017
10 Aug 2017 by
5

i loved the band and the cocktails and the waiters are professional and nice. i was freezing first but the waiter was so kind and turned the air conditioning down a bit for me, which helped a lot. only con was a very noisy group of people that had to be shouty and excited without paying attention to the band at all. but otherwise it was great visited Nightjar on 07 Aug 2017
10 Aug 2017 by
4

I had a lovely time at nightjar on 5 August with my partner. The cocktails were great as was the entertainment. It was quite surreal to be in old street listening to jazz in a speakeasy type venue knowing there was a whole other world outside. The reason for our visit was in celebration of our one year anniversary - which the venue knew about. I have booked a whole weekend of celebrations and Nightjar was the only venue that didn't acknowledge our celebration, or assist in seating us somewhere a bit private. We were sat at a really small table, sadly. This was the only downfall. visited Nightjar on 05 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 by
4

Our first visit to nightjar was fabulous, great music,cocktails and food in a gorgeous setting with very helpful staff, we are already planning the next visit. visited Nightjar on 27 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017 by
5

Lovely night at nightjar. The staff were great and even moved us so we could have a better view of the band :) Teresa visited Nightjar on 05 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 by
4

As always fantastic service and great cocktails. visited Nightjar on 04 Aug 2017
06 Aug 2017 by
5

Very interesting cocktails and overall amazing experience! visited Nightjar on 02 Aug 2017
04 Aug 2017 by
5

Awesome night and would definitely return. A true experience from the minute you find the non-descript front door to the very end of the night. The most unique and well thought out cocktails, great vintage collections and atmosphere matching the old speak-easy era. My only recommendation would be to provide more customized drinks or variations on the menu. it did feel a little too set. visited Nightjar on 30 Jul 2017
04 Aug 2017 by
5

The jazz vibe is so awesome, totally chill after a busy day. Would visit it again definitely!!!!!! visited Nightjar on 01 Aug 2017
03 Aug 2017 by
5

Amazing bartenders, fast and professional! visited Nightjar on 31 Jul 2017
03 Aug 2017 by
5

The staff was very friendly, the band was great. Not to forget about the delicious cocktails of course! visited Nightjar on 31 Jul 2017
02 Aug 2017 by
5

Best location, best service and, perhaps most importantly, the most comprehensive selection of cocktails I've encountered. I bring all my friends from home and abroad to the Nightjar and the verdict is always unanimous: best cocktails they've tried, catering for all palettes, from sweet to dry and sharp to smokey. Drinks are served and presented in a variety of beautiful styles (you will, for example, want pictures of the owl-shaped pitcher, should your group order the Yorkshire Punch) by the most knowledgeable staff. Excellent bands always playing too. I look forward to planning my next visit. visited Nightjar on 31 Jul 2017
02 Aug 2017 by
5

A regular of Nightjar it was finally good to come back after a 6 month break. Loved my time there and of course, will be back in the near future. visited Nightjar on 31 Jul 2017
02 Aug 2017 by
5

Was a great evening and amazing atmosphere and cocktails so much fun visited Nightjar on 30 Jul 2017
01 Aug 2017 by
5

artful. spot on. perfect....absolutely love it. visited Nightjar on 30 Jul 2017
01 Aug 2017 by
5

Absolutely fantastic. It is every time I visit. Our waitress, Natalia, was lovely and personable. The live jazz was wonderful. And the drinks were simply out of this world. Truly Britain's best cocktail bar. Harrison visited Nightjar on 30 Jul 2017
01 Aug 2017 by
5

Amazing as always. Thanks so much! visited Nightjar on 29 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017 by
5

Had very high expectations, sadly it failed to deliver. First of all, its blues not jazz. The way it advertises itself is misleading. We got seated in one of the alcove things, which is the oddest thing in the venue. they are isolated so you cant see the stage and they are behind the toilets, so the smell of sewage is overwhelming! we eventually got moved after some time. They have an odd charging system for the sets, they (in error it seems) overcharged us, but I suspect that happens often due to the charging system, so check your bills. I would not go back or recommend, perhaps if out of options once would try the sister joint. I only gave it stars at all because the staff are decent enough and the band and cocktails ok. visited Nightjar on 29 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017 by
2

Nightjar is quite simply one of the finest craft cocktail venues in the world. This last Friday night I had the opportunity to host a party of 7. Each drink was a feast for the eyes and a flurry for the tastebuds. The staff, as ever, was supremely attentive and helpful. We even added one person late and they were accommodating - which is rare. In the end, I will keep telling all of my friends that if you want to have a unique cocktail experience- make sure you visit Nightjar when passing through London. Finally- the music was quite good and created a unique atmosphere when combined with the brilliant craft. Thank you! visited Nightjar on 28 Jul 2017
30 Jul 2017 by
5

Brilliant venue - great staff, excellent cocktail selection and really enjoyed the live music. Sadly most of the other guests there seemed more interested in Instagramming everything - could you please enforce a no flash photography rule? visited Nightjar on 14 Jun 2017
30 Jul 2017 by
5

Service was poor at first as we didn't receive our order for over 30 minutes, but the staff apologised and later brought us a free drink. The drinks themselves were lovely and the music was amazing. Would come again, just need better service after sitting down. visited Nightjar on 22 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017 by
3

Atmosphere and drinks incredible, fantastic music. My only criticism is that the waitress serving us recommended my girlfriend a drink when hers was out of stock which was unbearably sickly. I know it's just a preference thing but maybe don't recommend dessert cocktails to start the night with. I will almost certainly be returning visited Nightjar on 27 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017 by
4

We had a brilliant night last night at Nightjar. The service was fantastic and the atmosphere was just what else wanted. Loved the imagination that went into creating our drinks, we were amazed each time a new round came out. The live music was really good and we will deffinatly be returning. visited Nightjar on 27 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017 by
4

The cocktails were fab, they didn't have all of them, but they were fab, however they could definitely do better food, more verity and more reasonable prices, we paid 6-7£ for 2 what i can only describe as poor mans cheese sicks was not ok, and you want to drink responsibly so some fab snacks are a must. visited Nightjar on 25 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017 by
4

Amazing cocktails, Great staff , Perfect serve .. visited Nightjar on 22 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017 by
5

Great atmosphere and nice intimate venue. Cocktails are overpriced - mine was full of ice and fruit with very little alcohol. A real gimmick. visited Nightjar on 26 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017 by
2

Crear atmosphere and nice cocktails visited Nightjar on 23 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017 by
4

Great evening. Wasn't very happy being shoved in the corner when we wanted to experience the music - I requested to move and they said they would but it never materialised, and having spent £150 I felt a bit hard done by if I'm honest... visited Nightjar on 23 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017 by
3

Great atmosphere everything about this place was great the drinks are amazing. It was a shame the kitchen wasn't open for food, but I'll definitely be going back. visited Nightjar on 18 Jul 2017
23 Jul 2017 by
5

Amazing cocktails - the only thing is we were basically kicked out after 2.5 hra visited Nightjar on 18 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017 by
4

Absolutely fantastic as usual.. jazz and the cocktails visited Nightjar on 17 Jul 2017
19 Jul 2017 by
5

Amazing selection of cocktails. We really enjoyed the music although we thought the band would be playing non-stop instead of just two sets. Also, the tables are too close to each other which makes it difficult to have a conversation with the person sitting across you when two perfect strangers are trying to have a goofd time too right next to you. Overall we had a lovely evening and would definitely go again. visited Nightjar on 16 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Best drinks Ive ever had. Excellent service, staff knows the drinks well. Cool place visited Nightjar on 16 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Great place to have a drink except the fact that we had a terrible view from our table (couldn''t see the bar itself, had view on the sound engineer's spot for live music while it was an early reservation). Honestly that view was terrible and we left earlier because of it... visited Nightjar on 15 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

Nice drinks and atmosphere but not great service visited Nightjar on 06 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
3

Great atmosphere, fantastic staff and service, awesome cocktails! visited Nightjar on 15 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Best place to hang in London visited Nightjar on 15 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

The zenith of cocktail experiences in London. Complimented by sassy speakeasy decor & jazz music. A definitive experience not to be missed visited Nightjar on 14 Jul 2017
16 Jul 2017 by
5

Perfect night out in two in London. Loved the music, drinks, serivice. I've not given 5 stars as we had an issue with our booking and had to waiy for 10 min in front of the bar for them to find us a table. One we got it the wait was worth it:) visited Nightjar on 12 Jul 2017
16 Jul 2017 by
4

Asked for a nice table for a special event and got it. Great music, cocktails and vibes visited Nightjar on 13 Jul 2017
15 Jul 2017 by
5

Great find!! Such a cute hidden gem!! Leanne visited Nightjar on 08 Jul 2017
14 Jul 2017 by
5

Excellent service, amazing cocktails! Intimate and quirky bar visited Nightjar on 12 Jul 2017
14 Jul 2017 by
5

Really cool cocktails, music and service. A little bit disappointed that the table had a bad view on the scene though (we were in the "cave"). But that was a very cool night. visited Nightjar on 12 Jul 2017
14 Jul 2017 by
4

Exceptional cocktails, great service and swinging music! Look forward to my next visit. visited Nightjar on 11 Jul 2017
14 Jul 2017 by
4

We had a delightful evening . Our table was perfect and we had a ring side view of the performance . The live band was awesome and the cocktails were a treat for the palate and the eyes . Its a must visit for all and we would be delighted to visit again . visited Nightjar on 10 Jul 2017
13 Jul 2017 by
5

Drinks were incredible, service was wonderful, and the music was the icing on the cake. It was an all-around wonderful evening! visited Nightjar on 10 Jul 2017
12 Jul 2017 by
5

Definitely one of my most refreshing London experiences in a long time. Unassuming crowd, non pretentious. Impressive duo and company. Hesitant to return so I don't jinx the experience but honestly, they can't go wrong. Ps. The mixologist was totally on point too! visited Nightjar on 09 Jul 2017
11 Jul 2017 by
5

You can't fault nightjar on cocktails & atmosphere...but for the first time after many visits the table service was a bit mishap and sluggish. Let the night down a bit. James visited Nightjar on 07 Jul 2017
09 Jul 2017 by
4

My favorite bar in the entire world. Great service, great drinks, great music. Nothing like it back home in the states. visited Nightjar on 04 Jul 2017
06 Jul 2017 by
5

The music , service , drinks , food , and lovely table was fantastic ! Thanks Nightjar! visited Nightjar on 02 Jul 2017
06 Jul 2017 by
5

A fantastic evening of live music, great food, and cocktails. visited Nightjar on 03 Jul 2017
05 Jul 2017 by
5

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Nightjar. Excellent inventive cocktails, great live Blues music and top notch service. visited Nightjar on 29 Jun 2017
04 Jul 2017 by
5

Great space, organization and management and great drinks. visited Nightjar on 29 Jun 2017
04 Jul 2017 by
5

Lovely varied selection of delicious cocktails, tasty nibbles and helpful friendly staff. We were well looked after from the moment we arrived & met the door staff until we left, we will visit again. Great job nightjar! visited Nightjar on 01 Jul 2017
03 Jul 2017 by
4

Amazing atmosphere! Would definitely go back soon. The cocktail menu was full of surprises and we loved the live music. The only disadvantage was the seating plan that made a lot of couples to sit opposite instead of together. So, this is something for the management to think of! visited Nightjar on 01 Jul 2017
03 Jul 2017 by
4

The atmosphere and staff was great. But I am afraid the drinks were not that good. visited Nightjar on 30 Jun 2017
03 Jul 2017 by
3

Amazing ambience. Great customer service and music. Was a fabulous evening! visited Nightjar on 01 Jul 2017
03 Jul 2017 by
5

Really enjoyed the whole night. Excellent service including bouncer. Music was excellent. We drank the house red which was tasty and the the snacks were too. Decor and vibe were excellent. Probably prefer here to Ronnie Scott's or 606 so will definitely come again and have recommended to friends. visited Nightjar on 01 Jul 2017
03 Jul 2017 by
5

Had a great view of the music but seating was so tight with people around us, spoilt it a little. Cocktails were over fussy so moved to the Gorilla red wine, very nice. visited Nightjar on 01 Jul 2017
03 Jul 2017 by
3

Enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff were friendly. The cocktails were really good. On the down side, the tables were far too close together and too small considering that food items are also sold. visited Nightjar on 30 Jun 2017
02 Jul 2017 by
3

Amazing cocktails, ambience and service. visited Nightjar on 30 Jun 2017
02 Jul 2017 by
5

Had an amazing experience. The bar staff was very impressive, churning out world class cocktails with unbelievable speed. The live music was great. Will definitely return on future trips to London visited Nightjar on 24 Jun 2017
01 Jul 2017 by
5

Great place, excellent music and interesting cocktails visited Nightjar on 28 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2017 by
5

The place, the cocktails and the atmosphere are very cool, the only thing is that between a table and an other there is no a centimeter and it became a little tight during the show on the benches. I ll come back But I am going to make sure that I ll have a nice table First! Thanks Maria visited Nightjar on 28 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2017 by
4

Drinks were complicated and unimpressive (especially for the price they are demanding), but the service was friendly. visited Nightjar on 25 Jun 2017
29 Jun 2017 by
2

Drinks were complicated and unimpressive (especially for the price they are demanding), but the service was friendly. visited Nightjar on 25 Jun 2017
29 Jun 2017 by
2

6th visit to Nightjar and the worst visit so far. Late for literally 4 minutes and at 4 minutes past our booking time I received an email asking if we're running late and that they would have to give the table away. It was a rainy night with heavy traffic. I guess we were unfortunate that night but the live music (piano solo) was absolutely crap - we'd rather there were no live music. Service-wise, we're tucked in a tiny corner touching shoulders with neighbouring visitors and were made super uncomfortable even though I specified it was a special occasion and would like a good table. It was Tuesday night. Waitresses simply weren't friendly and enthusiastic about their drinks on offer, which to me was another shocker. visited Nightjar on 27 Jun 2017
29 Jun 2017 by
2

Everything's perfect. Love the cocktails. Live music was fantastic and stuff were friendly. Will be there again soon... visited Nightjar on 20 Jun 2017
29 Jun 2017 by
5

A dear friend gave me the name of this place saying it was great...well she was right!! Great cocktails, great personell, all the girls working there were kind, expert and great in suggesting the right drink, they were smiley and kind, above our expectations!!! visited Nightjar on 20 Jun 2017
28 Jun 2017 by
5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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