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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

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
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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Cocktails were good but can be a little gimmicky. Not everything added to the flavour ie a pineapple leaf. I did enjoy it however and appreciate all the hard work. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-19
by on May 21st, 2018
3

Unexpected place down a narrow stair - give it a go - we loved it Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-19
by on May 21st, 2018
4

Came to Nightjar for a pre-dinner cocktail and we all remarked how great our drinks were! The only reason for not rating five stars was that it was quite difficult to get our bill when we had to leave. Other than that - we had a lovely time and will return. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-19
by on May 21st, 2018
4

We had a great night - loved the level of music outside the performance. Had a great atmosphere but you could still hold a conversation. Cocktails were great and very theatrical looking too! definitely worth the wait! Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-19
by on May 21st, 2018
5

A lovely night out, delicious drinks and nibbles. The Toronto is an exceptional favourite. Only criticism is that the tiny table we were sat at would have been small real estate for two, let alone 3. It got in the way of having everyone's drinks and food on the table. Other than that, lovely. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-19
by on May 21st, 2018
5

Excellent music, cocktails, and service experience. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-18
by on May 20th, 2018
5

Fantastic as always, amazing live music, drinks and atmosphere Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-18
by on May 20th, 2018
5

Great atmosphere Fabulously attentive and well informed staff Fun enjoyable evening with accomplished musicians. Go egain happily by the way really mixed fun crowd Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-17
by on May 20th, 2018
5

Amazing band! Worth booking far in advance. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-17
by on May 19th, 2018
5

Cocktails are amazing, really intricate and beautifully presented. Staff are incredibly knowledgeable too. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-17
by on May 19th, 2018
5

Good ambience, very good music. Cocktails were good, but not as great as I had heard. Very showy presentation but a little flat and all 3 I tried tasting similarly (a bit sweet, a bit sour, but there wasn't a distinctive note). I've had better for the same price. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-16
by on May 18th, 2018
4

The music was great, same as the drinks. The place had good vibes as always. Just the services a little bit slow, we had to wait for a while to ask for more drinks and same happened when we wanted to pay. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-13
by on May 16th, 2018
4

Excellent range of cocktails and the staff very informed and happy to make suggestions based on taste. The venue is great although personally found the table to tightly packed together making it difficuly to have private conversations. I was there for the music - the band were great but would have liked for a memeber of staff/manager to introduce them as they seemed a little nervous. Definitly go again. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-10
by on May 16th, 2018
4

Very nice staff, music was great, ambience, and drinks! Service is also impeccable Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-14
by on May 16th, 2018
5

Cocktails were amazing. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Love the decor of the bar Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-11
by on May 16th, 2018
5

Very glamorous, and the music is so nice!
by on May 16th, 2018
5

Loved our evening at Nightjar. Great selection of quirky cocktails, loved the venue and the staff were incredibly knowledgable and delivered an excellent service. Hoping to book again soon! Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-12
by on May 14th, 2018
5

seated quickly, first set of drinks took awhile to arrive but were delicious and whimsical; noise level wasn't too loud, seats appeared small and very close so as two petite women we were comfortable but I imagine challenging for taller peers. second set of drinks came much quicker and we settled the bill easily and left just after our allotted time. recommend. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-12
by on May 14th, 2018
4

Its always a great experience! the staff is amazing... The only problem is that there aren't that many options of food (the day I went there were several unavailable plates..) Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-10
by on May 14th, 2018
5

Nightjar is really unlike any other bar London. I had fantastic evening there on Friday. The music was incredible and not too loud so you can still talk. The cocktails were some of the best I have had anywhere, really unique and all of them absolutely delicious. I'd say the only small drawbacks would be that service is on the slow side, and there wasn't any food available when we tried to order. Aside from that it was a great evening and I will definitely be returning. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-11
by on May 14th, 2018
5

Attentitive staff, great live music and impressively presented cocktails. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-11
by on May 14th, 2018
5

Overall the venue was great. The drinks were really unique, and the music was fab! There were two points which really let the evening down for us. One was the service. It took us over 20 minutes to get a drink when we arrived. This was disappointing because it's such an intimate venue so shouldn't be too busy. The second was that the band (we were there for a Dom Pipkin night) brought a bunch of people with them who sat at a table right at the front. We were then put at the back but couldn't see any of what was going on because their DJ and a couple of their other friends stood directly in front of the stage and treated the gaps in between their table like their personal dance floor. My boyfriend and I couldn't see a thing. It was clearly frustrating for lots of us sat towards the back of the venue, as well as people trying to get to the bar/tables as there was no space to walk. I wish the waiting on staff/management would have asked them to sit down or move elsewhere as it really ruined the night for us. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-05

Reply from Nightjar

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to gives us this feedback. Could you please send us an email at info@barnightjar.com - we would like to follow this up properly with you. Everything through Design My Night is anonymous! Many thanks, Nightjar
by on May 13th, 2018
2

This place is perfect to get away from modern urban reality. The drinks selection and presentation are both creative, elegant and fun. The concept of the place is consistent all along: from the entrance to the menu's layout. The atmosphere has that "old" feeling, and I personally had the chance to witness a high-level live music performance. Drink's Menu is interesting as well as informative, approaching the relationship between people and alcohol before, during and after Prohibition. Highly recommended. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-08
by on May 10th, 2018
5

Enjoyable experience which felt quite unique and memorable. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-05
by on May 9th, 2018
4

Our experience was amazing! Thank you very much for arranging the table with a great view of the band! Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-07
by on May 9th, 2018
5

We had a reservation until 9.15pm and from 9 the waiter kept rushing us to leave whereas there was plenty of place Also, the initial waitress told us that the negroni couldn't be done with rum as it was pre-mixed and so would end up like a mix of rum and gin Which is kind of weird for such a great cocktail place Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-06
by on May 9th, 2018
3

Good atmosphere, good waiters', very nice music, the service was a bit slow though - not from the waiters' side - but the preparation i think but would definitely come back as the drinks were amazing Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-06
by on May 8th, 2018
4

This was an unusual visit. We had planned to eat there but all the food we wanted(cheese board, hummus) was no longer available. I also was sad that I could not see the performers. We were at a table at the very end by the door. However the music was wonderful as always and the staff is delightful. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-06
by on May 8th, 2018
3

As always had a brilliant experience at nightjar great staff,great drinks and great band!! Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-06
by on May 8th, 2018
5

Very easy to say me and my partner will be coming again, a definite favourite was the London Mule cocktail due to the flavours and kick it had to it. Brilliant live music, a credit to the streets of London. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-06
by on May 8th, 2018
5

Absolutely brilliant - a true speak-easy experience aswell as the modern touch in the presentation of cocktails. A lovely night for me and my partner to enjoy, thank-you for having us, we will be sure to come again. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-06
by on May 8th, 2018
5

Great table right at the stage. Band were excellent, service was good and overall there was a great atmosphere. Definitely worth a return visit. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-05
by on May 8th, 2018
4

Good service and drinks. But I'm afraid your food is really poor to complement the cocktails. For example, the steamed baos were not nice fatty (belly pork), cold and dry. A lot of your menu had run out when we were ordering for a tues night. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-01
by on May 7th, 2018
4

A place with great music and cocktails Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-05
by on May 7th, 2018
5

Excellent experience all around. I made a reservation a month in advance because I had such a wonderful time when I went here two years ago. I almost feel guilty drinking the pieces of art that they bring to the table. Each drink will leave you with a unique story and glimpse into the mind of it's creator. I will go out of the way to go here any time I'm in London. Highly recommend. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-27
by on May 6th, 2018
5

Fantastic. Loved the cocktail that came with candy floss. Will return. Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-04
by on May 6th, 2018
5

Such a cool experience! Great music, interesting (yummy) cocktails, and lovely staff. Highly recommend! Visited Nightjar on 2018-05-03
by on May 5th, 2018
5

Best cocktail bar in London..... Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-30
by on May 5th, 2018
5

Samurai drink was the most creative drink of the night. Nice selection of armangac as well. Ask the staff was pleasant. Appreciates the gift at the ends of the night. Everything was splendid! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-29
by on May 2nd, 2018
5

THE BEST STFF AND LOCATION ALFREDO Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-23
by on May 1st, 2018
5

THE BEST THE STAFF AND LOCATION ALFREDO Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-23
by on May 1st, 2018
5

Amazing presentation for the cocktails but we couldn't see the band playing. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-27
by on April 30th, 2018
4

I had the most amazing time in this venue. I particularly liked the live jazz music, their impressive cocktails and the professionalism of the staff. I have already waxed lyrical about it. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-27
by on April 29th, 2018
5

Server did not seem knowledgeable about drinks on the menu. Presentation was good but ultimately proved to be impractical. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-26
by on April 29th, 2018
3

great atmosphere. Lovely jazz. Service was good. Cocktails good as well. nothing I would change! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-25
by on April 28th, 2018
5

Great service from the staff, remembered my partners birthday which was a great touch. Waiter was attentive and explained the cocktails which was amazing! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-25
by on April 27th, 2018
5

Everything was good, especially the waitresses were super nice and sweet. We experienced a little rude behaviour at the door, which we told the staff and we were given free drinks. The music was so good, it was a nice atmosphere alltogether. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-25
by on April 27th, 2018
4

Nice bar, excellent service, and great music! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-25
by on April 27th, 2018
5

Fun night. Great drink selection. Awesome cheese and charcuterie board. Can’t wait to return. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-24
by on April 26th, 2018
5

We loved the two cocktails of the new menu we tried! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-23
by on April 25th, 2018
5

Great experience from door to check. Love the space, the staffs and the band. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-23
by on April 25th, 2018
5

Very rude and miserable staff. I was reluctant to pay the service charge due to this! Cocktails confusing and would recommend having a simpler menu as this put us off because we did not recognise or could pick a drink we thought we would like. As the drinks were expensive, obviously didn’t want to waste out money on drinks we didn’t know we would like. Brilliant band although, we had a restricted view which is disappointing as that was the main reason we booked was to watch the band. Lovely presented place. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-21
by on April 23rd, 2018
3

FANTASTIC PLACE. GREAT MUSIC. NICE PEOPLE. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-28
by on April 23rd, 2018
5

Seating was uncomfortably tight, and it was sometimes difficult to get the attention of waiters. Apart from that, the experience was lovely. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-21
by on April 23rd, 2018
4

The cocktails were awesome with enjoyable jazz music! Services was good too! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-20
by on April 22nd, 2018
5

Absolutely a wonderful experience, back in time every detail is astonishing! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-20
by on April 22nd, 2018
5

Excellent service with special attention to detail. Waitor was patient and so helpful. Great creative cocktails. Fun live band. Highly recommend Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-19
by on April 22nd, 2018
5

Good cocktails,Great music and a fantastic atmosphere!! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-18
by on April 21st, 2018
4

Music was good. Seats were far too close to each other. Wouldn't go again. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-18
by on April 20th, 2018
2

Great experience, I can’t say that I’ve had a better time in a bar before Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-18
by on April 20th, 2018
5

The cocktails were amazing!!! We cannot stress enough how even though there's lots of lovely cocktail contraptions, it was creative and the flavours worked so well together. Best cocktails we've had in London. The musician was brilliant and provided the perfect music and tone to the bar. Will definitely be back! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-17
by on April 20th, 2018
5

Delightful moment at the nightjar! And the staff is really nice Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-15
by on April 19th, 2018
5

Fantastic place and atmosphere. Got really friendly with the people next to us. Cocktails were so impressive. Only feedback was that we had to wait ages for the cocktails then when our time was almost up, the waitress said if I was you i’d get all your drinks now because they will take ages. But like I said amazing place and have recommended to friends already! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-17
by on April 19th, 2018
4

Great Bar. Great atmosphere. Will come back. Toron is the man! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-16
by on April 18th, 2018
5

My favorite bar in London. Fantastic staff, music, and cocktails. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-16
by on April 18th, 2018
5

Bonjour Merci pour le service, l'accueil et la qualité des cocktails Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-15
by on April 18th, 2018
5

Absolutely brilliant atmosphere and service. The music was truly wonderful! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-15
by on April 17th, 2018
5

Nightjar is a wonderful, olfactory, tasteful, visual and auditory experience. Without a doubt the best London club, without a doubt Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-15
by on April 17th, 2018
5

Very nice cocktails and beautiful plaxe Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-15
by on April 17th, 2018
5

Amazing bar! delicious cocktails! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-13
by on April 17th, 2018
5

Fantastic cocktails, great live band and very helpful and friendly staff. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-14
by on April 16th, 2018
5

Loved the atmoshpere, the cocktails/tapas and the band playing that night, only drawbacks were that our table was not ready on time and the waitress that kept spilling continuously the cocktails and the water over our clothes and our table. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-14
by on April 16th, 2018
3

We had an amazing time. Cocktails were out of this world. The team were outstanding. The snacks were delicious. We were too early for the live music but will definitely return!!!!! One of the best places we have visited. Thank you so much x Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-13
by on April 16th, 2018
5

I have been to the night jar many time and left good reviews but only three stars after this visit due to front of house staff. We arrived at our allotted time and entered the door only to have a hand held up to our faces and told to wait there.... no please. The two staff carried on talking for a while then one came over to check us in. No apology for the rude way we were met and pretty sniffy behaviour followed. However serving staff downstairs as attentive as always. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-14
by on April 16th, 2018
3

Given all the hype I'd kinda expected more. Interesting cocktails that were pretty theatrical but taste wise I've had a lot better. Fairly robotic staff with earpieces. Maybe it was great once felt very corporate now. Though we went before the music so that could've been good. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-11
by on April 15th, 2018
3

Great drinks, however one particularly rude and pushy member of staff put a dampener on things, if it hadn’t of taken 20 minutes for the bill to arrive, we would have been on our way on time. I expect at least a minimum of courtesy when spending £100 in an hour and a half Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-12
by on April 14th, 2018
2

A fantastic bar with great live music and awesome drinks. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-10
by on April 12th, 2018
5

Such a wonderful bar! Will definitely be back. A lovely Italian lady served us and she was so knowledgable about the vast menu and really helped us make decisions and order some excellent cocktails! Xx Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-10
by on April 12th, 2018
5

What was your favourite aspect of your visit? -We went during the pre-live music performance time slot -The overall vibe of the environment is fantastic. Easy, cool, laid-back atmosphere with soft music so people can actually talk and have a conversation. Was there anything you didn't enjoy? -Seating was tight so if the tables were spread out a little more, that would make for a more comfortable arrangement. What was your favourite cocktail and why? -Alchemist's Brew! Presentation and taste are both great. Will you visit us again? Why/why not? -Definitely YES. Great vibe, great cocktails, and the next visit will be for a live jazz performance Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-10
by on April 12th, 2018
5

Amazing Bar-Experience! Seating a little uncomfortable but otherwise a perfect Jazz-Bar! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-09
by on April 11th, 2018
4

Fabulous music, fabulous drinks, wonderful friendly service. Great night out! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-09
by on April 11th, 2018
5

Fantastic atmosphere, entertainment was fabulous, service was other level and the drinks are out of this world! Cannot recommend highly enough! Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-30
by on April 11th, 2018
5

Some of the best cocktails we've ever drank in a cool prohibition setting. Recommend! Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-23
by on April 10th, 2018
5

Wonderful ambience, great drinks, Fantastic, knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff! Unfortunately I couldn’t stay for the band as the venue was already booked. If I have one qualm , the food menu, portions are small and pricey for what they are. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-05
by on April 10th, 2018
5

The cocktail and jazz were perfect. Pricey but worth it for a treat. The thing we didn’t enjoy was the on the door staff were rude. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-07
by on April 9th, 2018
4

It was really nice, had a great night. The band was absolutely fantastic and the cocktails are fun, amazing and very original. The bill is a little cheeky as the service tip percentage also takes into account the table booking. It is a little pricy. But it is worth it. We had a great night !! And I will definitely come back! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-07
by on April 9th, 2018
5

Amazing experience and impeccable service! Highly recommend it! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-06
by on April 9th, 2018
5

Wonderful service, creative drinks, and engaging music. A wonderful London gem! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-06
by on April 9th, 2018
5

We had a great time!! It was the perfect place to bring my friends visiting from out of town. I am expecting a baby so couldn't enjoy the real cocktails but the staff was so helpful and accommodating in finding an alcohol free option that was AMAZING!! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-05
by on April 8th, 2018
5

SMASHING! TOP NOTCH! LOVED IT! Fallen Heroes were very entertaining, Natalia and Andrea so welcoming and all the drinks were delicious as usual (Ward 8, Toronto, Jewel of the South.) . Tentatively tried the Aguacate for the first time which I was surprised to enjoy, I am now a convert of the avocado cocktail! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-06
by on April 8th, 2018
5

Knowledgeable staff to recommend drinks. Great music and ambience. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-05
by on April 7th, 2018
5

Fabulous night! Great service, brilliant range of cocktails and excellent hospitality. We are regulars and Nightjar never disappoints! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-04
by on April 7th, 2018
5

Had the most awesome time! The waitress we had was great and knew her cocktails and has a suggestion for whatever spirit we wanted to try! A little cramped but the jazz was incredible!! Well worth the pricey cocktails!! Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-04
by on April 6th, 2018
4

Lovely night, excellent service :) Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-12
by on April 6th, 2018
5

Great music Great ambiance Great cocktails Friendly staff Decent food Londons Little Jazz Gem Highly Recommend Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-31
by on April 5th, 2018
5

Great venue, but brutally/unnecessarily expensive. Cocktails at £14-15 each, PLUS service. All that with very set/timed bookings, not ideal. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-03
by on April 5th, 2018
2

This is one of my favourite venues in London, mainly for the amazing live music they have every single time! Pretty good cocktails as well. Had a great time this week, listening to Gaspar Sena Trio and Sara Dowling. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-02
by on April 4th, 2018
5

Service and food/drinks were great but very cramped seating. Squeezed in between two other tables to the point of it being awkward. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-01
by on April 3rd, 2018
4

Great decor, music, ambience and cocktails. Visited Nightjar on 2018-04-01
by on April 3rd, 2018
4

What absolutely fantastic experience. The staff were fantastic, the ambiance was great and the band even better. Cannot speak highly enough of Nightjar, it is well worth its excellent reputation. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-29
by on April 3rd, 2018
5

I loved the music, the atmosphere, the unusual drinks with crazy names and the wonderful way the staff and the musicians interacted with the audience. I cannot think of a better place to enjoy jazz and have a special evening. And the cost of both admission and those magnificent drinks was very reasonable. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-30
by on April 2nd, 2018
5

Alessandra was great in following us all night long. Great cocktails and curious to find the new ones in May! Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-31
by on April 2nd, 2018
5

Wonderful evening, great experience. Loved the showmanship of the waiters and the presentation of the drinks. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-28
by on April 2nd, 2018
5

My first visit, was so excited. However, so disappointed, it took 42 minutes to get 3 cocktails. And it wasn’t even busy..... too much attention paid to a few “vip’s” or possibly friends while others were neglected. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-30
by on April 1st, 2018
1

Best jazz ever heard ❤️ Especially the performance of st James infirmary ❤️ Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-30
by on April 1st, 2018
5

Amazing atmosphere. Really nice cocktails and professional staff. The band who was playing that night was incredible. I had one of the best night in London. Thank you Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-30
by on April 1st, 2018
5

Amazing atmosphere, cocktails and waitresses! Expensive but worth it, amazing night ! Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-29
by on March 31st, 2018
5

The cocktails were great, the staff friendly however, the Burrata which was the best in London a few months ago was not quite as good; the bread was slightly dry and the raisins had been replaced by something else. It did not have the Waouh factor. We will come back though, it is still a fabulous bar. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-21
by on March 29th, 2018
3

Enjoy the best cocktail in the CIty Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-25
by on March 28th, 2018
4

Nice bar but tables are too close together. There should be some live music during the earlier sittings. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-24
by on March 28th, 2018
2

I haven't been to the Nightjar in a while and was really looking forward to coming back. As usual, the music and the cocktails were amazing (service too). But unfortunately the atmosphere wasn't. The crowd has changed. Suddenly, it's only 22 year olds in jeans and sneakers hanging there in groups and chatting so loud (while the music plays) as if they were in a pub. It's a jazz venue! What happened to the "old school" charm and the mixed crowd of all ages? And music lovers? It's a shame. I don't think I'll be back any time soon. Maybe Nightjar should consider having a age restriction when booking or a stricter door. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-24
by on March 27th, 2018
3

Fantastic cocktails and the staff are all very knowledgeable and polite. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-24
by on March 26th, 2018
5

Excellent service and exceptional cocktails! We will be back. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-23
by on March 25th, 2018
5

Food was overpriced (quality/quantity) Good music and nice coctails Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-20
by on March 24th, 2018
4

Music was ok but I had two issues with the service: 1) my partner and i wanted to get out for a smoke; left my debit card with the host; came back 5mins later and there was already someone sitting on our table and all our stuff (jackets, bags) had been shoved to the side; and 2) my partner's glass broke mid-air as she was taking a sip going all over her dress and ruining the night. Kind regards Alexander Kolev Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-06
by on March 21st, 2018
2

It was a great night and place .. thank u night jar ❤ Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-18
by on March 20th, 2018
5

Shame we couldn't stay longer. really enjoyed the vibe and ambience Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-12
by on March 20th, 2018
5

It was an amazing night, both me and my friends enjoyed every bit of it. The live show was very entertaining and pleasant, the cocktails were great (really loved the various old fashioned combinations available) and the staff was really cool, very understanding (they even let us dance at some point), extremely pleasant and helpful. Definitely my favourite cocktail bar in London and by far better than anything else I tried so far. Keep doing what you are doing and we will be returning often. The only remark I have to make is the difficulty in reserving a table for 8 ppl. 2 months in advance can be really a bit cumbersome to plan but I understand the waiting list must be very long given the service you provide. Thanks. Sergio Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-17
by on March 20th, 2018
5

Very good night but you should have 'diet coke' in stock! thanks Nanako Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-17
by on March 19th, 2018
5

Thoroughly enjoyed our time here, only negative was having the waiter spill a sticky cocktail on my leg! But no worries! Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-17
by on March 19th, 2018
5

Had a great night as usual! My guests were very impressed with the unique and cool cocktails! The live band was also amazing, except that the signer's voice was very low and we could barely hear her. Will definitely return! Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-14
by on March 19th, 2018
4

Great experience overall. Some of the best cocktails I’ve had. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-16
by on March 18th, 2018
5

We had a booking but didn’t realise that we should not have waited in the queue, as this was for people without a reservation. We did have a lovely time & a fabulous sharing cocktail. Would definitely visit again. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-16
by on March 18th, 2018
4

You should told me in advance that after a certain amount of time I would have to order another glass. I was very embarrassed when the server asked me to order another cup. and I was really curioused why the server did not fill my water glass. By the time the reservation is over I cannot even drink water? or was I TOO SMALL to be recognized that I was there??? My glass was completely empty. With that cold service, I had to constantly think whether I got racially discriminated or not. Nightjar was the first bar that I visited in London, and your service has greatly influenced my impression of London. Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-24
by on March 18th, 2018
1

Had a lovely night. But the place is a bit overrated - just go with your expectations set accordingly Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-14
by on March 16th, 2018
3

We had a very pleasant time in Nightjar. The staff was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable, whereas the cocktails were exquisite and original. We will be back Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-13
by on March 15th, 2018
5

Charming venue with lots of atmosphere and great cocktails. The live music added to the experience. Friendly bouncer at the door who made me feel welcome as I entered :) Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-12
by on March 14th, 2018
4

Another excellent night at London's coziest speakeasy. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-12
by on March 14th, 2018
5

Loved it, the service, the venue, the cocktails, the waiters, the door host, the reservations ladies who did their best to fit us in. All were impeccable! :) Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-12
by on March 14th, 2018
5

Loved the cocktails and the service! Fries were a bizarre, but I was discovered the menu changes regularly ;) Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-08
by on March 14th, 2018
5

The cocktails were good, but not all extraordinary: I loved mine (the Ampicilline), which was perfect, but my friends' cocktails (the night of the samurai and the julep) didn't seem to make justice to the ingredients or didn't deliver the flavour complexity expected. Service was careful, even though at the beginning they made us sit in a tiny table in front of the door in spite of the wide choice of tables available; we simply asked and we were placed somewhere better straight away. Overall beautiful atmosphere and great experience! Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-11
by on March 14th, 2018
4

Amazing cocktails, unfortunately the live music wasn't as good as other evenings I've been to Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-11
by on March 13th, 2018
4

Seats were too cramped with our neighbours. Food and drinks were extremely over-priced!!! The live show was nice but didn't justify the price. I will recommend against going to my friends. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-11
by on March 13th, 2018
1

Everything went fine, as usual, very good cocktails and mood! But!!! I think the staff must make an effort to be more welcoming as it used to be! Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-09
by on March 12th, 2018
4

Great atmosphere, delicious cocktails - just what we wanted! Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-09
by on March 12th, 2018
4

To bad that the items that normally would have been sold, weren't in stock at the moment we visited. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-08
by on March 11th, 2018
4

Every other time we have been we would have given it a definite five stars. This time we were accosted by some drunken patrons who, after staggering over to our table, got aggressively offended when we asked them politely to leave us alone. After they returned to our table several times to shout at us, and push a middle finger right into one of our party's faces, they were eventually thrown out, but it did put a dampener on the evening. Not sure we'll be going back to nightjar for a while. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-09
by on March 11th, 2018
3

Amazing cocktails, great music, rude staff (especially the girl on the door) Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-09
by on March 11th, 2018
3

Great cocktails and food, but music wise there were a long gaps that the band was not playing and the music was not to my taste. It wasn’t the real blues and jazz from New Orleans etc. Felt a little bit mixed with Balkan music. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-09
by on March 11th, 2018
4

Best bar in London. Perfect service, sumblime drinks, slightly naughty ambience and a wonderful night. Never ever disappoints Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-07
by on March 11th, 2018
5

It was really a fun evening. we were sitting in-front of the band. and the owl our neighbors got was hilarious! Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-08
by on March 11th, 2018
5

Fantastic waiting staff, thank you for a great night. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-05
by on March 10th, 2018
5

Nightjar is my favorite neighbourhood spot, especially for a chill Wednesday night to get you through the week. Amazing music, interesting drinks and friendly service! Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-07
by on March 9th, 2018
5

Really enjoyed the ambiance, the live music and the fine cocktails. A place where I will come back. I would highly recommend everyone to try the Barrel-aged zombie cocktail. Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-05
by on March 9th, 2018
5

Good vibe and busy but not annoyingly so, Good service inc after some good settling in time, the waiter came over with good cocktail knowledge and recommends. Also after our table time booking expired we were happily moved to a free table. Music wasn't overly interesting but complimented chats Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-05
by on March 7th, 2018
5

Tremendous service. Incredible risks Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-04
by on March 6th, 2018
5

The security guard told us to wait at one spot as if it was super busy inside. My friend misheard and was about to approach the stairs when the security guard said 'you heard me, stay where you are' and we just looked at eachother horrified at how he spoke to us. It just caused a dampner from the start. We went downstairs and it was two thirds full I would say. We waited for the live jazz to play only to be disappointed by the singing abilities of the performer. The drinks were nice and the person serving us the drinks was friendly. I think this place is now on its way out. The hype is over. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-03
by on March 6th, 2018
2

Amazing enviroment, delicious cockteles excellent costumer service Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-03
by on March 5th, 2018
5

It is a very nice venue and the cocktail is amazing and innovative. But unfortunately there was some speaker issue with the piano on Friday's show. And nobody was trying to fix it. The band was great, but it did make audience cannot enjoy the show very much. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-02
by on March 5th, 2018
3

Wonderful experience, cocktails were on the pricey side but worth the value and we enjoyed the blues performance. Visited Nightjar on 2018-03-02
by on March 4th, 2018
5

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