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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)
Open in Citymapper
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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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Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-16
by on February 18th, 2018
3

Fantastic music and cocktails. The food wasn’t as good as it could have been, but that didn’t lessen my enjoyment of the night. Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-16
by on February 18th, 2018
5

Amazing place with great music, knowledgeable and friendly staff - my only criticism is on the cocktails: making great classics like we find in hotel bars would be much better in my opinion than being experimental. But I will keep coming for sure, great venue! Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-16
by on February 18th, 2018
4

Great place good atmosphere
by on February 18th, 2018
4
1 person(s) found this helpful

Fab night, great atmosphere, awesome band. Cocktails a little expensive and it’s a bit cramped but adds to the atmosphere. Staff are all lovely and friendly. Would come again. Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-15
by on February 17th, 2018
4

Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-08
by on February 16th, 2018
5

Amazing venue with beautifully unique cocktails and very tentative staff. Wish the music was more Blues than Mambo for Valentines day but hey ho, was fabulous none the less. I will be back :) Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-14
by on February 16th, 2018
5

The only thing that annoyed me was that we were seated at lonely place, while we were in London for only three days and wanted to see its people and its bars. It was our first time in this bar and wanted to be on a better table! Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-12
by on February 15th, 2018
5

Cocktails weren’t as tasty as I thought they’d be. Seemed to be more style over substance. The bar was also simply too crowded in my opinion, I get they’re trying to get as many people in so customers don’t have to queue for ages, but tables were just simply too close together to the point you felt like you were stepping on somebody’s shoes. To top it off, door man was a true gent. However, cocktails were still great and made to a very high standard. Service was polite and fast for such a crowded place so kudos to them. Live music was lively and had people moving, what a show! Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-12
by on February 15th, 2018
3

Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-12
by on February 14th, 2018
5

Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-12
by on February 14th, 2018
5

Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-12
by on February 14th, 2018
5

the music was nice, but would be nuice if started earlier. very loud group of women who was disturbing everyone, noone dared telling them but it would have been nice if the waiters had a word with then. Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-11
by on February 13th, 2018
3

The only issue we found is that everyone seemed to be booked in for the same time which meant a delay getting our table then a delay for the first drink and then a fairly lengthy delay to get the bill Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-10
by on February 13th, 2018
4

Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-10
by on February 12th, 2018
5

Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-10
by on February 12th, 2018
5

Lovely bar and ambiance. The only real issue I had was being told to leave the premises as our 7-9 reservation was expiring. And relocating to the bar was apparently not a possibility despite it being empty. I completely appreciate the reservation structure... however it kindof took away from the authentic speak easy aesthetic. Frankly, as a result, the impression I took away is that Night Jar is fundamentally a tourist destination and not a real bar... bar. Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-10
by on February 12th, 2018
3

This is not a review of Nightjar in general but specifically my last experience with them. Nightjar is one of my favourite places in London. But when I booked I specified that we’d like to sit at the bar. It wasn’t until we arrived that I was made aware that this wasn’t possible. Instead we were seated in a brightly lit part of the room, which felt like “outside” of the vibe. The rest of the bar is more atmospheric and dimly lit. The woman at the door mistook my tight fitting Zara denim trousers for tracksuit bottoms, and when she realised that hey were high street fashion she laughed and concluded she didn’t like them. Way to make a customer feel welcome. It generally felt like my two friends and I were not welcome, and I really have no idea why. I would highly recommend going, but go there and reserve in person, in order to communicate where you would like to sit. it will really make a difference. And prepare for unfriendly staff. This is not normally my experience but this time it was. Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-10
by on February 12th, 2018
2

Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-10
by on February 12th, 2018
2

Small table, good cocktails but very limited liquid inside, tapas very low level, restricted time.Conclusion:a Top Venue has to be top for everything.This is not the case. Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-08
by on February 12th, 2018
2

Thank you for the nice reception. We were very well. High quality music Thank you !! Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-08
by on February 12th, 2018
5

A unique evening with the most delicious cocktails. Visited twice and would recommend to everyone . Loved the music just difficult to get a table as it is so popular . Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-09
by on February 12th, 2018
5

I had visited Nightjar already 4 times before my last visit. The cocktails as well as the service had always been more than perfect and that is why I kept visiting Nightjar as my top choice for a guaranteed great night out. My very last visit was on Friday 9/2/18 and I was unpleasantly surprised with change in the service. The waiter made a mistake and gave one of the members of our party a cocktail which was based on ginger, after she had specified that she is terribly allergic to ginger! Luckily enough, knowing how severe her allergy is she asked the waiter if the cocktail was the correct one upon its arrival to be safe. Although the waiter took back that cocktail and replaced it with a ginger-free one, I can not even begin to image what would have happened had my friend taken a sip. Another member of our party ordered the “Buffalo Fizz” cocktail and after trying it, I decided to order one myself. The same waiter brought me a “Buffalo Fizz” which was completely different to the one my friend had just had and therefore I had to return it to the waiter after explaining the difference in taste as unfortunately the cocktail was terrible. Lastly, when the bill was brought to our table by the same waiter once again, not only had he not removed the wrong “Buffalo Fizz” cocktail from it, but had also made a mistake on the final subtotal after all members of the party had payed their drinks (plus service charge). As a result we all had to pay more to cover the £17 that the waiter thought were missing from the final total, even though our card receipts seemed to have already covered the total amount. Overall, an absolute let down in the service department compared to my previous visits... Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-09
by on February 11th, 2018
2

Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-06
by on February 10th, 2018
5

Amazing. Good atmosphere, the Jazz singer on piano was really good. The waitress Milena was knowledgable and charming. I attended with the bar manager and assistant manager at the hotel I work in and they loved it. Everything is well thought out and well put together. Presentation is phenomenal. Only slight drawback is that I ore ordered cocktails and nibbles with the charcuterie board. The board we did not received but got everything else. Would highly recommend and definitely will be returning. Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-06
by on February 8th, 2018
5

Great cocktails and amazing setting! Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-06
by on February 8th, 2018
5

Excellent cocktails and service Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-05
by on February 7th, 2018
5

Tables for 2 too close to each other, but super cozy and warm venue with a fun atmosphere and great music. Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-02
by on February 6th, 2018
3

We went to Nightjar quite early and it was packed already. Bar and the atmosphere were really nice and cozy. Service was also really good, give our thanks to the girls who were working on the floor. Then the cocktails, we took three rounds of cocktails and every single cocktail was really really bad. Ingredients and the look of the cocktails were good, but the taste just wasn’t there. We like really boozy cocktails and we ordered those but they were really watery and unbalanced. Do the bartenders know what they are doing? Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-02
by on February 6th, 2018
2

We had booked a table for 2 to enjoy the jazz music on that specific night. We were seated at the back of room, with no very good acoustics. Once seated we were promptly attended and given the cocktail menu. On that unfortunate night the kitchen was closed and were informed that no food was available. We ordered our drinks and we realised that every single table was given complementary popcorn but us. We kindly asked our Waiter if we could get some pop corn, to what he said that they were making a fresh batch. We got our drinks, the concert started, still nothing to nibble to. We asked again (30 mins later) and they were still making “fresh pop corn”. We ordered another round of cocktails, still nothing in spite of seeing popcorn delivered to other tables around. We asked again... still making “fresh batch...an hour later we asked the first time”. It may sound pitiful but considering that we could not order any food and alcohol was starting to kick in, we had to stand up and leave.... not before being charged £8 service charge... welcome to nightjar!!! A place took me sometime to visit, not sure if I will ever come back. PS the doorman was really nice and polite! Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-31
by on February 6th, 2018
2

The place has a great atmosphere and amazing coctails. Very good looking waitresses and a good location for a date as well. HOWEVER, the 2 hour slots are strict and there is no option to drink at the bar. You either have a table or you get kicked out. A missed opportunity, they must manage this much better. For that reason, unless I can book a 9 or a 10pm slot, I would never go there again. Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-03
by on February 5th, 2018
2

For a menu with an overwhelming amount of choices, the staff is incredibly helpful and knowledgable about the drinks and gives great recommendations based on what you typically prefer. Wonderful place with great experience and would highly recommend to anyone. Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-03
by on February 5th, 2018
5

Wonderful atmosphere and gorgeous cocktails - we had a fabulous night. Only negatives: staff not too knowledgeable on classic cocktails, only those listed in the Nightjar cocktail menu. The other dampener was that it has been forgotten that we had preordered a sharing drink. After having received an email emphasising that this would be important so as not to have to wait too long for a drink on arrival, it was a real shame that this was forgotten anyway! So ended up being pointless pre-ordering! Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-03
by on February 5th, 2018
4

Fab evening and staff were great, the assistant manager couldn’t have done more to make our night special which was amazing particularly as it was my partners burthday. Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-01
by on February 5th, 2018
5

Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-31
by on February 3rd, 2018
4

A delightful place. We went for the drinks and intimacy and it was excellent. Visited Nightjar on 2018-02-01
by on February 3rd, 2018
5

Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-31
by on February 2nd, 2018
5

Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-31
by on February 2nd, 2018
5

Cocktails were great, lovely cosy atmosphere. Service was exceptionally courteous and quick, will definitely be back. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-30
by on February 1st, 2018
5

Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-30
by on February 1st, 2018
5

Environment very cozy Staff extremely kind, Milena was really amazing Music à bit too loud, was difficult to conversate Cocktails were good and very well presented Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-29
by on January 31st, 2018
4

Amazing cocktails and really good music. We spent nice night Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-28
by on January 30th, 2018
5

Hi all, I use to came quiet a lot in the last year (around 15 times) and I was a bit surprised by the "you need to finish your drink by 9 because we need your table etc..." I can understand how busy you are (because of how great you are :) ) But it was for me the occasion to show your bar to an old friend and she was a bit disappointed by this behavior. Anyway, nothing major but can be improved. Have a good day, Axel Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-28
by on January 30th, 2018
3

Great place, music and cocktails!! Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-28
by on January 30th, 2018
5

Great place, although a small table, a brilliant vibe and choice of drinks. Waiting staff talk through your choices so you can decide what’s for you. Great band on, super surroundings and we will return for sure. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-27
by on January 30th, 2018
5

Favourite cocktail bar in London!! Drinks are all unusual but delicious and come in creative containers. I enjoy each cocktail on every visit and want to keep coming back till I’ve tried them all. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-27
by on January 29th, 2018
5

Favourite cocktail bar in London!! Drinks are all unusual but delicious and come in creative containers. I enjoy each cocktail on every visit and want to keep coming back till I’ve tried them all. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-27
by on January 29th, 2018
5

Amazing place and staff very friendly ! Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-27
by on January 29th, 2018
5

We were placed right beside the band and while they were excellent it might it kind of hard to have any kind of conversation. Other than that, a great place with fabulous drinks! Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-19
by on January 29th, 2018
4

perfect cozy evening, great drinks, music and people! Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-26
by on January 28th, 2018
5

Amazing place, music, drinks and emplyees. The door man went out of his way to get us a table and we had a great time! Highly recommended! Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-26
by on January 28th, 2018
5

Great music. Excellent service. Amazing drinks. I would totally recommend it. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-25
by on January 27th, 2018
5

Exelent very friendly Staff and exelent cocktails Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-25
by on January 27th, 2018
5

Fantastic night. Great dishes and wine and amazing music. Thank you Nightjar for the lovely experience. Giulia and Manuel Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-24
by on January 26th, 2018
5

Fantastic cocktails though disappointed that we were abruptly told to leave at 8 by the hostess. We had booked a table from 6-8 but there wasn't any flexibility nor were we offered another area to go to. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-24
by on January 26th, 2018
3

Absolutely amazing place, I love it. Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-19
by on January 26th, 2018
5

We had an issue with our reservation. I booked for Wednesday and they expected us Tuesday. Group of 15 people. When I arrive yesterday they said there was no space for us however I want to take this opportunity to say big THANK YOU to Natalia who managed the situation and gave us tables to enjoy our night. She was absolutely amazing. Well done Natalia and thank you very much again to let us feel home. Cocktails absolutely tasty and well presented. My guest were really impressed. Also thank you to all the team who was looking after us. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-23
by on January 25th, 2018
5

Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2018
5

Beautiful and fantastic drinks 🍸 Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2018
5

We absolutely loved it! Waiters were knowledgeable, band was entertaining, and the food/cocktails were amazing! Thanks Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-18
by on January 23rd, 2018
5

Amazing venue, great cocktails, beautiful live music but the waitress was not pleasant. Not rude, not nice, plain "flat" service (if it makes sense). Maybe she was having a bad day. Anyway love it, congratulations. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2018
4

The staff were fantastic as was the venue and the live music. Can not rate highly enough. The cocktails were so well presented and very potent. My only suggestion would be to add some of the original cocktails that are well known to the menu. Otherwise you could end up paying £14 for a cocktail you do not enjoy. Other than that a wonderful evening. Very impressed! Will definitely return. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-20
by on January 23rd, 2018
5

The drinks and live music were really lovely, the only downside was that our waitress (I believe her name was Danielle or Daniella) was very unfriendly and quite rude at times. I left feeling quite sad at how she was with us. We spent well over £100 for my birthday so it was a bit of a shame as I love the Nightjar very much. Everything else was wonderful. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2018
3

Loved it ... great music and cocktails Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2018
5

Tables too small. No privacy. You are literally shoulder to shoulder with other people. Live music was sporadic. I mean, we were expecting more songs and less intervals. Great cocktails. Service was excellent. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018
3
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We had the prefect evening at Nightjar. The waiters and waitresses went above and beyond to exaplin their different cocktails and did a great job of listening to our tastes and recommending cocktails for our liking. The Yorkshire Punch sharing cocktail was probably a favourite from the night. The evening as livened up by a live jazz/blues band. I had booked a table in advance and was really happy with the seats. The music was a perfect volume, not too loud so we could still have some small chatter going on. Although slightly pricey, we spent over 6 hours at this one venue which definitely made the whole evening worthwhile. Cannot recommend this bar enough! Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018
5
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A great selection of cocktails, the staff were welcoming and friendly. Atmosphere and decor was lovely. Would recommend the Toronto cocktail. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018
5

Very nice cocktails amd atmosphere. Bar tapas are overpriced though Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018
5

Cocktails was awesome and the universe of that place is just fantastic. We have been well guided by the staff and we keep a wonderful memory of that moment! Thank you! We will be back as soon as we come back to London! Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018
5

Fantastic experience! Will come again. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-12
by on January 15th, 2018
5

Great service, atmosphere and cocktails! Venue is really chilled and welcome. Food is overrated and prices do not represent quality and quantity. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-11
by on January 14th, 2018
4

What a great place! We came here for a few cocktails before heading out to dinner, each one was stunning and amazingly presented - my favourite was the ‘Breakfast of Champions’ which came in a real painted goose egg!!! All the servers were great, giving an explanation of each drink and they even let us know we could have the table for an extra 45 minutes. Great place for cocktails with friends, and I’ll definitely be back! Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-12
by on January 14th, 2018
5

We have been before and also to Oriole. It wasn't a great experience this time, enough that I'm not sure if we would go again. We brought clients to listen to live jazz. Our table was not ready because the people before us had not left. I understand this must happen sometimes, but it took 1/2 hour. They put us in this cave-like area to wait, but it was claustrophobic-inducing, really not great. I ordered a drink I had ordered before, and this time it seemed like it was 90% ice, hardly any beverage. At these prices, that is disappointing. Then I tried something on recommendation. It arrived flaming, which was fun and showy. However, after the flame went out, it was like drinking a charcoal briquette. It was so bad, I asked for a straw and the server offered to pour it into a different glass. Others at the table agreed. The other disappointing part was the band. Don't get me wrong, as musicians they were outstanding, but it was all like country music. Not just 'sort of like it,' but clear-out country music. If I want country music, I'll go to a country bar. This is a jazz club, I expect jazz. Also our server was far from warm. She wasn't rude to us, but ignored us a great deal of the time and seemed like she didn't want to be there. All in all, a very overly-expensive, disappointment. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-11
by on January 13th, 2018
1
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Interesting cocktails. Wish I could have had more time to try more of them! It was also very entertaining to watch the mixologist /bartender who was super fast in mixing the cocktails! Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-29
by on January 10th, 2018
4

The band was great, the cocktails delicious and there was even dancing! A fantastic night. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
5

The cocktails were interesting in appearance, but the staff were not always very friendly. I will come back to see if the atmosphere is better when there is live music, but going for an early drink is not worth the hassle of booking, queuing outside and feeling like you are not welcome. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
3

Luckily we could be at the bar and live the experience from close. The service, the cocktails and the passion that there is in this site are indefatigable. There is a lot of variety and all with many details. Sebastiano (amazing bartender) attended us and we had an experience great. I hope to repeat soon! Thank you so much! Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
5

Didn't enjoy my cocktail and the server was rude. Nice atmosphere but I won't be going back. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
2

We had a lovely evening. The cocktails are amazing and so unique and the food we had was also delicious. The service is attentive but not invasive. I’ve been a few times. Always have a great time and will definitely be back. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-05
by on January 7th, 2018
5

Outstanding service, quality and atmosphere. The place is a must, as often as possible! Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-05
by on January 7th, 2018
5

The service was great and the bar looks good, but the cocktails I had were bizarre. First one had weird chewy coconut bits in, second was a bit like a mild Thai curry and third was like smokey orange juice. Considering how expensive it is, I doubt I’ll come back. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-05
by on January 7th, 2018
3

Cool and classy experience! Real quality cocktails ingredients and ability in mixing and serving. A real Jump back in Savoy's past. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-04
by on January 7th, 2018
4

Great cocktails! Not the best speakeasy vibe. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-04
by on January 7th, 2018
3

Over hyped, expensive, service was poor Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-28
by on January 6th, 2018
1

Estuve el día 3 de Enero tocaba un grupo muy bueno los cócteles gratamente sorprendentes el servicio muy amable.Volvere Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-03
by on January 5th, 2018
5

Great bar , great vibes , great music beautifully presented food and excellent customer service , thanks to all concerned Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-03
by on January 5th, 2018
5

Presentation very good. Some of the ingredient descriptions not completely accurate. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-02
by on January 4th, 2018
4

Quirky cocktails and presented nicely! Toilets smelt like sewage which was awful. The table service was responsive and pleasant, one waitress took the the time to explain some of the ingredients to me. Tables alittle small and cramped together, very close to the people sat next to me and my partner which felt abit cramped. Visited Nightjar on 2018-01-02
by on January 4th, 2018
3

Great atmoshpere and tasty nye coctails! Very welcoming staff, ready to serve you! Great jazz band! Highly recommend it Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2018
5

This was me and my husbands first time at Nightjar and by far the best NYE night we had. The cocktails are out of this world and worth the wait. The live band had us dancing for most of the night..Great service from the staff, who have a huge knowledge of their cocktail list. We will definitely be going back there again ..Thanks Nightjar for bringing us into 2018 with a bang :) Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2018
5

I had high expectations of Nightjar, with its reputation proceeding it. Overall however I found that, despite the extensive and exotic ingredients in each cocktail, I have had better priced, better tasting and equally inventive cocktails in a number of other establishments in London and other cities. I don't think Nightjar would get my vote for best bar, or even top 10. Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-30
by on January 2nd, 2018
3

Tables squeezed quite tightly, and sitting on a stool all night instead of a proper chair quite uncomfortable after a while. But otherwise good band, great service, chilled ambience - really enjoyable night out. Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-30
by on January 1st, 2018
4

We booked a table from 9.15pm to 1.15am on Friday December 29th. Finished our cocktails as quickly as possible and left. We were sat right by the door which was constantly opened and a cold draught for 4 hours was not what we expected. Asked if we could sit by the bar, there were 4 seats there. The person we asked never came back. If you want to sit on your neighbours lap perched on a small stool, big enough for a gnome then try this place out. We would not recommend and will never return. Decor was good, jazz ok Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-29
by on December 31st, 2017
1

We all enjoyed it enormously. I love the Toronto cocktail, though I have no idea why it's called that. The waiter was very helpful as always. My guests said they felt really 'cared for.' Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-23
by on December 25th, 2017
5

Wonderful live music! Great customer service. Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-23
by on December 25th, 2017
5

Absolutely fantastic night. Really good recommendations and drinks of the highest quality as usual! Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-23
by on December 25th, 2017
5

The staff were accommodating and did well with explaining the cocktails and my guests were satisfied and impressed with their drinks. I was disappointed the bar was not well stocked with food options because there were several items not available on the menu, i.e. the charcuterie. I ordered the cheese board as an alternative but felt that the portions of cheese and bread e.g. 2 slices. were slim and expected slightly larger portions of cheese and more bread as I ordered it to share among 3-4 people. I did not feel that this was proportional to the price. Alternatively, I would like to see food menu items that would accommodate larger parties given that you have sharing drinks on the menu. Otherwise my friends and I were enticed and satisfied with the overall experience! Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-20
by on December 22nd, 2017
4

We love the night jar - this time didn’t have its usual magic though. We were sat right next to the door and he couple on the next table took up half of our limited space too. Every time he door opened we got he freezing winter draft from upstairs. We actually left earlier that we should after spending £92 on cocktails.... Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-20
by on December 22nd, 2017
2

Location Top. Staff with a good knowledge. Cocktail awesome. For me just one flaw Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-17
by on December 21st, 2017
4

Amazing evening, brilliant staff, yummy cocktails and lovely music... what more could you ask for? Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-15
by on December 20th, 2017
5

Very pleased that they gave us seats with backs near the bar so that we could watch drinks being made. Everything was delicious and my visitors were very impressed. Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-17
by on December 20th, 2017
5

We love gheNightjar. Always s good night. Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-17
by on December 19th, 2017
5

It was a great evening Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-17
by on December 19th, 2017
5

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Nightjar. The staff were all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and able to help us with any questions we had about the fantastic cocktail menu. The atmosphere was great and set the mood for a great night out. We will definitely be returning and also recommending Nightjar to our friends and family. Thank you! Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-15
by on December 18th, 2017
5

excellent place, menu & staff. would recommend for a different london experience Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-14
by on December 17th, 2017
5

Loved everything except our table was right in front of the door so everytime it opened it was freezing cold. My mum who was already ill had to keep her coat on. But the music, cocktails and service were exceptional so would definitely come again but ask for a different table! Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-15
by on December 17th, 2017
4

Fantastic night. Attentive friendly staff, great drinks, atmosphere and live music. Will be back! Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-14
by on December 16th, 2017
5

What was your favourite aspect of your visit? - Returning to the place we always visit when my mum is over from France. Since you opened, its become a tradition for birthdays and Christmases. Was there anything you didn't enjoy? - Yes. The rest of the experience. It was my mum's 70th birthday and cocktails at Nightjar was supposed to be a very nice end to a day of celebrations. Sadly, it ended on a low note due to the bizarre attitude of the manager. As we were planning to have a few cocktails we ordered a cheese selection at £16. When it came it looked a bit sad and unappetising. A tiny amount of cheese which was obviously straight out of a very cold fridge. The bread was also cold and quite tasteless. I politely asked if it could we slightly warmed up and the attitude of the manager was very dismissive and unhelpful - basically it's fine, you'll just have to wait for it to warm up. After a minute of looking at it and decided I really didn't want to eat it I politely asked if we could just return it as it had barely been touched. I was shocked then to be interrogated why I wanted to send it back and the manager wanted an explanation to give the kitchen. As we were planning to spend probably £100 on drinks I thought this request was quite reasonable and didn't require any type of confrontation from management. What was your favourite cocktail and why? - After that debacle our cocktails arrived. It was pretty deflating mood and we didn't properly enjoy. Instead we paid up and got a taxi home. Will you visit us again? Why/why not? Sadly not. After many years visiting Nightjar (and probably spending thousands of pounds in the process) I don't think we'll be back anytime soon. We'll likely go back to Oriole at some point. Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-29
by on December 15th, 2017
1

The best cocktail bar in London. The waiters talk about the drinks like they are fine meals. Perfectly blended and designed. Great place. Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-12
by on December 14th, 2017
5

Noemi is so bright and helpful with the drinks as the menu can be quite overwhelming! Best waiter ever! Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-11
by on December 13th, 2017
5

Lovely experience. Wonderful cocktails. Great Atmosphere Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-10
by on December 12th, 2017
4

Amazing drinks (beautifully crafted and presented) and knowledgeable and thoughtful table service but minus two stars for poor booking/seating, which ruined the experience. We were 3 people put on a tiny end table for 2 with a couple seated right next to us, with 2 empty tables beyond them, hemming us in further. When we asked to be moved to one of the many empty tables around us, they kept telling us that it was fully booked. Yes, well I booked as well! I had booked well ahead and PAID for booking, which I don't mind except for being made to feel like my booking was less important. Meanwhile, the couple next to us were walk ins and spread themselves over 2 tables. In fact, the whole time we were there we saw several other groups of 2 spread to 2 tables. Very annoying to see while trying to space manage a tiny table the size of an LP with the large (beautifully presented) drink vessels, snacks and cutlery for 3 people, and definitely no chance of ordering any of the amazing sharing drinks we were seeing walked past us ... I think they sensed our annoyance and gave us a lovely drink at the end but then we saw a bunch of other empty tables on our way out which left us with a bad taste, even after the beautiful drink we'd been gifted. If they'd have just seated the couple next to us one table away from us, the couple would still have had 2 tables to use as would have we, simple. Just goes to show that poor hosting can overshadow beautiful drinks and service. In short: be sure to request a table appropriate to your party size when booking because apparently it is not a given! Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-09
by on December 12th, 2017
3

Fab cocktails and jazz. Not so loud that you can't hear each other speak. Cocktails were amazing, so many ingredients go into one cocktail with the bar staff working incredibly hard to make them amazing and delicious. BEWARE they are very strong!! Love this place and will be back for sure Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-09
by on December 12th, 2017
5

Once again a magical evening with really friendly staff: highly recommend it! Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
5

Great venue, amazing cocktails! Reception at the door prior to opening was not so friendly... Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
4

The live Jazz was an added bonus. Great cocktails and atmosphere Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-08
by on December 10th, 2017
5

Lovely set up, great atmosphere... we tried 6 or 7 cocktails all very moorish, bar snacks were Also very tasty. Staff were very polite and explain every cocktail. Definitely come back and recommend... Fernando Florencio Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-07
by on December 9th, 2017
5

Natalia is an angel of professional awesomeness when it comes to hosting. The only things that exceeded her excellence was the bill ( ouch ) and my hangover ( triple lock ouch) I’d rate the nightjar as one of the top three bars I’ve frequented in my thirty eight years of London drinking. If one pursues decadence sleaze and excess, through the vice of cocktails, you are the zenith of such ambition Thanks Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-07
by on December 9th, 2017
5

Great evening with amazing cocktails and entertaining band. Loved it! Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-07
by on December 9th, 2017
5

Unfortunately the staff were not as friendly this time. I felt like we were being ‘processed’ and seemed like the staff that served us were not happy to be there. I knew our time was up at 8:30 but I think thhere is a nice way you let cusomters know. But the drinks were amamzing as always! I own two establishments in central London in the service sector and I understand the importance of honest feedback. I hope this helps. Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-06
by on December 8th, 2017
2

Good music, and wonderful cocktail, excellent atmosphere. Good job guys Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-04
by on December 6th, 2017
5

Live music not best and very short time Good cocktails Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-27
by on December 6th, 2017
3

The best place in London !!! Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-03
by on December 5th, 2017
5

Superb. Great cocktails and atmosphere and music Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-02
by on December 4th, 2017
5

Amazing night, live music was spectacular. Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-02
by on December 4th, 2017
5

Very average music and less than average service ... this place is definitely not worth the hype! Don’t buy the sharing cocktails that they convince you will service 3 but only just about fill two glasses! Overall don’t bother! There are nicer places Visited Nightjar on 2017-12-01
by on December 3rd, 2017
2

Always great. Best cocktail bar in London. Good to see some new options on the menu too. Service and atmosphere as good as the drinks. Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-30
by on December 2nd, 2017
5

Service was poor, staff unattentive, and not engaging, difficult to get attention to get table cleared and more drinks. A strange contrast to Orieloe which was fantastic. Experience fell very short of expectation and reputation of Nightjar Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-30
by on December 2nd, 2017
3

As ever great ambience. Fantastic, friendly service. My companions were well impressed with service. Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-24
by on December 1st, 2017
5

Everything was perfect as usual ! Highly reccomended!! Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-29
by on December 1st, 2017
5

This place is fantastic. Small intimate bar with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The cocktails were out of this world. We spent 4 hours there and the time flew by. Would highly recommend. Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-25
by on November 30th, 2017
5

Absolutely fabulous! Best cocktails are the Zombie and the Forager’s Shrub Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-28
by on November 30th, 2017
5

Some of the best music and cocktails in London, with an amazing staff. Love this place. Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-27
by on November 29th, 2017
5

Great drinks and service The music band was ok not great Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-26
by on November 29th, 2017
5

Everything was great!The Italian smiley lady that served and took care of us is adorable,top in her duties!Everybody helpful and friendly.Cocktails AMAZING!Appearrance,taste,flavour..at the best!Live music GypsyDynamite,talented and gave the cheery on the top of our night!Visiting London without a stop in Nightjar is not on the list!See you again!Cheers! Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-26
by on November 28th, 2017
5

Your place is great! It would be even greater if you could write on your cocktail menu if the taste of the cocktail is sweet, bitter, sour, smokey etc. so you have an idea of what taste your getting. But we will definitely come back again for the third time. Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-25
by on November 28th, 2017
4

The cocktails were amazing and there was a great choice with interesting twists. The only thing that let the experience down was the seating. We were sat very close to another couple when there quite a few empty tables and then when we requested to move this seemed to be a big issue. The space next to us was reserved but they came late and also requested to move as it was all too close. So we decided to move into their space and again we were told they had to check the space wasn't booked (it obviously wasn't). When our 2 hour time frame was up we were asked a number of times that we needed to leave as they needed our table however there were plenty of spaces and there wasn't anyone waiting so we didn't understand the rush. We felt that this ruined the atmosphere as we were packed in and then rushed out when our time was up. For this reason it is unlikely I will return. Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-23
by on November 27th, 2017
3

Excellent service, all the stuff including the girl on the door were very welcoming and accommodating as myself and my party were all delayed due to the false terrorist incident. The cocktails were great although we weren't used to the amount of ice and other garnishes in the glass. Will definitely be coming back and would like to make a later booking to see the live jazz. Thanks for a great start to our evening :-) Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-24
by on November 26th, 2017
5

Really enjoyed it. Good atmosphere great experience but could be better if either music quieter so could speak more easily OR we could dance. At moment falling in between and actually S ister bar Oriole is probably the better night out. Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-24
by on November 26th, 2017
4

Daniel was very kind and made his best to satisfy our expectations! Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-23
by on November 25th, 2017
5

Hard to get a booking sometimes, but a wonderful venue and awesomely unique cocktails to suit.
by on November 24th, 2017
5

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 2017-11-20
by on November 22nd, 2017
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 2017-11-16
by on November 20th, 2017
5

Exceptional is the word - great customer service! Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
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 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
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 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
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 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
5

Great experiance, beatiful location and incredible service. Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-17
by on November 20th, 2017
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 2017-11-17
by on November 19th, 2017
3

HORRENDOUS. STAFF ARE SO RUDE, SERVICE IS SLOW AND DRINKS ARE OVERPRICED Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-16
by on November 18th, 2017
1

The atmosphere was electric, the staff were fab and the whole evening was amazing. Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-15
by on November 17th, 2017
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 2017-11-13
by on November 16th, 2017
5

Great vibes, great cocktails! Hands down, my favourite cocktail bar in London Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-13
by on November 15th, 2017
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 2017-11-12
by on November 14th, 2017
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 2017-11-11
by on November 13th, 2017
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 2017-11-11
by on November 13th, 2017
3

Unbelievably cramped, slow service for very expensive prices. Seem to be putting profit over caring for your customers Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-10
by on November 12th, 2017
1

Giving advice how to drink a cocktail - it’s all ridiculous. Like who actually cares?? Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-08
by on November 10th, 2017
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 2017-11-07
by on November 10th, 2017
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 2017-11-06
by on November 10th, 2017
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 2017-11-08
by on November 10th, 2017
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 2017-11-06
by on November 9th, 2017
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 2017-11-06
by on November 8th, 2017
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 2017-11-06
by on November 8th, 2017
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 2017-11-06
by on November 8th, 2017
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 2017-10-30
by on November 7th, 2017
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 2017-11-05
by on November 7th, 2017
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 2017-11-04
by on November 7th, 2017
5

Superb! Great service, cocktails and quality ingredients. Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-04
by on November 7th, 2017
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 2017-11-02
by on November 7th, 2017
5

Amazing drinks & venue, one of our favourite places to go! Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-04
by on November 6th, 2017
5

Loved this place - great atmosphere, awesome cocktails and brilliant music. Will definitely be going back! Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-04
by on November 6th, 2017
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 2017-11-03
by on November 5th, 2017
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 2017-11-03
by on November 5th, 2017
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.
by on November 5th, 2017
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 2017-11-02
by on November 4th, 2017
4

Awesome experience, unique and overwhelming. Would like to have had to option to buy the London Mule Jug Visited Nightjar on 2017-11-01
by on November 3rd, 2017
5

Lovely evening. Drinks were amazing, as usual! Love it! Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-31
by on November 3rd, 2017
5

The hostess is fantastic and a real asset to the business Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-31
by on November 2nd, 2017
5

Cocktails fabulous but everything else was lacklustre. Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-30
by on November 1st, 2017
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! Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-30
by on November 1st, 2017
5

Great night out! I really enjoyed myself! Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-29
by on October 31st, 2017
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 2017-10-21
by on October 31st, 2017
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 2017-10-29
by on October 31st, 2017
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 2017-10-29
by on October 31st, 2017
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 2017-10-28
by on October 30th, 2017
5

I took my boyfriend for his birthday and he really liked it Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-28
by on October 30th, 2017
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 2017-10-27
by on October 30th, 2017
4

Great music and amosphere - very friendly staff. Amazing cocktails! Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-26
by on October 29th, 2017
5

Cocktails were interesting and quirky. Nice decor and atmosphere inside. Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-24
by on October 26th, 2017
4

Great drinks, music and venue! Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-21
by on October 24th, 2017
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 2017-10-22
by on October 24th, 2017
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 2017-10-22
by on October 24th, 2017
4

Amazing music and incredible cocktails. Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-21
by on October 23rd, 2017
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 2017-10-21
by on October 23rd, 2017
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 2017-10-21
by on October 23rd, 2017
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 2017-10-19
by on October 22nd, 2017
3

Great bar, cocktails and music but food was awful!! Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-20
by on October 22nd, 2017
4

Enjoyed.it. Will hopefully return soon if I can get a reservation. Staff friendly and v efficient. Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-20
by on October 22nd, 2017
4

Amazing cocktails and music- very occasional Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-19
by on October 21st, 2017
5

I’ve been a few times, love the place. Cocktails are all unusual and music is great! Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-17
by on October 19th, 2017
5

Great cocktails (not at all pricey for what you get), great service, great atmosphere. Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-17
by on October 19th, 2017
5

Best place I have been, best cocktails I have taken. Superb. Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-05
by on October 17th, 2017
5

excellent service and drinks. nice ambience. Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-15
by on October 17th, 2017
5

Spectacular cocktails... perfect ambiance... enjoyable music! Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-15
by on October 17th, 2017
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 2017-10-14
by on October 16th, 2017
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 2017-10-12
by on October 16th, 2017
5

Fab place - really unusual & inventive cocktails, great atmosphere. Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-13
by on October 15th, 2017
5

Unique experience. Incredible atmosphere. Great service. Classy as hell. Might check out tge live music and try food next time. Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-12
by on October 14th, 2017
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 2017-10-09
by on October 14th, 2017
5

Fantastic experience will definitely go back !!!! Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-10
by on October 14th, 2017
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 2017-10-11
by on October 13th, 2017
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 2017-10-10
by on October 13th, 2017
5

we were expecting more jazz music with a larger band. Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-10
by on October 12th, 2017
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 2017-10-03
by on October 11th, 2017
5

Fantastic stay. Will definitely come back. Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-07
by on October 11th, 2017
5

good music, lovely waiters and exceptional drinks! thanks so much for the fabulous night Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-04
by on October 10th, 2017
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 2017-10-08
by on October 10th, 2017
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 2017-10-08
by on October 10th, 2017
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 2017-10-08
by on October 10th, 2017
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 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
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 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
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 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
5

Great night, great music and great cocktails. Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
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 2017-10-06
by on October 9th, 2017
2

We relly enjoyed our evening at Nightjar! Fantastic cocktails and music! Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-06
by on October 9th, 2017
5

Great evening initiating some friends from the north of England! Visited Nightjar on 2017-10-06
by on October 8th, 2017
5