Freedom captures the spirit of Soho better than nearly everywhere in the district. As well as boasting a fun atmosphere and vibrant cocktail bar packed with delicious drinks options, it goes one step further with quirky cabaret, club nights, salsa evenings and even more mayhem 'till late.
Soho Bars and Clubs
If you are looking for a fun night out, head to Soho. This happening nook offers an eclectic choice of bars, events and club nights as well as being London’s most well-known gay district. Explore a plethora of small pubs, quirky bars and lavish clubs offering anything from chic cocktail sipping to outlandish burlesque shows to keep you entertained. As you'll soon find out, Soho's bars and clubs are some of the best in the city.
After the truly unique? Don't miss our guide to quirky bars in Soho.
Located on Old Compton Street, this bar is literally at the heart of Soho nightlife and fits right in. This late night venue channels a carnival feel and is full of decadence. Opening from midday, the bar has incredibly good happy hour offers and a party atmosphere most days of the week.
With drinks such as spiked iced coffee and an extra strong spritz, Dirty Bones doesn't mess around when it comes to cocktails. The industrial style spot also has a cracking food menu to help you soak up some of those dangerous mixes.
One of the best happy hours in Soho to kick things off, intimate and private booths and areas for those looking for a party and crowd pleasing DJs catering to all music tastes so you won't fail to get everyone up dancing. It has a modern, boutique cocktail bar feel with a downstairs club for those who like to dance the night away.
Blending the party with some of the best happy hours in Soho, Be At One is primed for those that are chasing a cocktail or three in the heart of the city. Known for their unique mixes, DJ nights and roaring bar staff, head down for neons and a top night out in London.
Looking for a late night bar in Soho? Midnight Lounge Bar & Restaurant is our of top picks. Head to the Brewer Street spot to spend your evening chowing down sumptuous Asian small plates, sipping on free-flowing fizz and being entertained by the finest, comics, singers and burlesque performers in the biz.
Offering you a taste of classic Soho character, this quirky bar and restaurant fronts British cuisine and an impressive cocktail menu. Swing by this stylish watering hole on a weekend and you'll be greeted by a stunning drag brunch with flowing cocktails, delicious plates and top performances.
The latest addition to Soho's iconic Greek Street, Jimi Loves Gloria is the sister venue to the ever-popular late-night spot Blame Gloria. Head here for a night of hedonism, cocktails and Insta-worthy interiors, making for a perfect girls night out that you'll never want to end.
A hidden gem in Soho and a swish hang out for cocktail lovers and those looking for a bar in Soho to impress their friends. The upstairs bar is very much Hotel bar in style and atmosphere but head downstairs to discover a snug, stylish and party-kicking cocktail bar.
This Scandinavian sojourn will have you merry in moments, with a great selection of Scandinavian beers, wines and classy cocktails to choose from. Enjoy a spot of ping pong and challenge your mates, or watch that all important match on the big screen in this versatile venue.
Indulge in some of the finest cocktails as this Oriental nook, just shy of the heart of Soho, promises some slap up tipples. From Eastern influences and flavours, to top notch dim sum dining, this luxe cornucopia of exotic fare is a must-try in the city, even if just for the dashing interiors alone.
Zebrano is a stunning Soho bar and club that comes without the hefty price tag. Cocktails here are magnificent, with friendly bartenders using premium spirits and delicious spices to put together something pretty special for your tasting pleasure, making for the perfect pairing with lively tunes.
Take a deep breath and get ready to hit the high notes in this raucous dedication to your favourite tunes. Grab your closest mates (the ones who stick around when you massacre their best hits) and rent out a room for your own private shebang. It's gonna be a hell of a night.
Sitting pretty on an acclaim built from expert mixology and the know-how to create a novel yet relaxed drinking experience, Simmons needs no gimmicks with this much style. The bar's Fitzrovia site even enjoys the added extra of a large outdoor area, kitted out with heating and coverings.
Hidden below Soho is a gem that you need to know about if you love to find and recommend secret bars. Not only does it have quite the interesting cultural history, there's wonderful cocktails inspired by the sixties with lavish interiors and only the finest company.
Sneak down these stairs into a decadent den of Parisian Chic secrets and take a vintage leather arm chair, order a scotch on the rocks, a cloudy cocktail or whatever floats your boat and kick back for a night of gallant gallivanting and saucy shenanigans in Soho's worst kept secret.
This cornucopia of colours is one of the coolest cocktail bars in Soho. Head on over to Barrio and see how it earned its name on the drinking scene with its quirky interiors, South American menu, stunning cocktails and raging DJ parties until the early hours of the morning.
Nestled just a stone's throw away from Tottenham Court Road station is the clean-cut, slick Club 49. If you're carving a little more sophistication, their cocktail menu boasts an impressive 50 different mixes with delicious canapes to knock back while hanging out in the VIP area.
This urban spa feel sets the scene for a fresh, glamorous occasion in a sleek and trendy atmosphere. Aptly named, this bar extends 80 feet in length and is a vibrant space any night of the week. Situated in the Sanderson Hotel, wander in for a tipple and let the energy pick you up after a long day.
68 & Boston serves a specialty mix of top wines and creative cocktails on Greek Street. Start your night with a few nibbles and a quality glass of wine on the ground floor, before graduating to the Boston cocktail lounge upstairs, where bartenders are at ease whipping up classics and playful originals alike.