Top 10 Bars To Take Your Parents To

Whether your parents are London locals or visiting for the weekend, the thought of taking them bar hopping might seem a ridiculous prospect. We have put together a list of bars to impress your parents with, all with their own unique yet widely appealing quirks to ensure that everyone is happy. Next time the occasion calls for it, here is a list of our top 10 bars to take your parents to, should you decide to give them a taste of your lifestyle away from home. 

Last updated on 29th July 2019




Bird of Smithfield

12 user reviews 4

Beefeater Gin Masterclass - 24th September 2019 and 1 other offer

When it comes to a hybrid location in the city that's perfect when it comes to taking your parents for dinner and drinks in London, Bird of Smithfield can promise high-end British fare alongside a roster of bespoke and delicious drinks.

£8 Spritz Cocktails and 1 other offer

Are Mum and Dad sometimes a bit… difficult to impress? Next time they visit bring out this absolute show-stopper of a trump card - as we offer DMN users exclusive access to the iconic glass dome at the top of the Gherkin; a space usually reserved for private members only. Tick this one off your bucket list while you catch up with ma and pa over exquisite cocktails and unrivalled views of London's skyline.

Parents got a taste for the finer things? Treat them to a night of wine and small plates at one of Vagabond's gorgeous bars. With venues from Fulham to the Tottenham Court Road all bars are well located to shove them in a taxi afterwards.

Crazy Bear Fitzrovia

3 user reviews 5

50% off Champagne every Wednesday

When on the hunt for cocktail bars to take your parents to, look no further than Crazy Bear in Fitzrovia. Showcasing a particularly decadent red velvet staircase as well as crystal wine glasses, this is a regular haunt for media types and one of our favourite bars to impress your parents with. Food is also served, with an Asian tendency and meat sourced from their own farm in Oxfordshire. 

Looking to keep mum and dad sweet? Let Humble Grape do the hard work; the stylish and slick wine bars are perfect for catch-ups, with biodynamic bottles to suit everyone's taste. There's also a sturdy menu of British bites to line stomachs.

London Cocktail Week - £10 festival pass required

If you're looking for a place to impress, then this Mayfair spot is up there. Not only it located in a luxurious hotel, but it's also got some indulgent treats on offer. Take 'em for afternoon tea at the weekends, lunch during the day or for cocktails in the evening.

Late Night - Champagne and Chips and 4 other offers

Whether your parents are hard to impress, or you just fancy spoiling them, there's one location in the heart of St Pancras that's sure to serve both. Join Searcys for a unique 'press for Champagne' button, bottles of bubbly and some of the finest oysters in the business. 

Long Bar Sanderson Hotel

11 user reviews 4

Halloween Ibiza Style

Making it onto our list of the top 10 bars to take your parents to, Long Bar at Sanderson Hotel reaches out to 80ft in length and is quite possibly the most glamorous of all hotel bars. With a vast list of classic and innovative cocktails to sweeten you up, and a seasonally inspired menu to keep your appetites sated, this is a safe option if you're looking out for bars to impress your parents with. 

Hoxley and Porter

155 user reviews 4

Happy hour

Sporting opulent 'train carriage' decor and with plants adding colour between tables, Hoxley and Porter in Angel is a parent's dream. Show them you're sophisticated by trying some of their amazing cocktail creations, before moving into the dining carriage for a dishes that include pork belly and rabbit pie. One of North London's best bars, your parents will love it.

It's sometimes difficult to find a quaint, chilled gastropub in amongst the bustle of Central London, but they are there, somewhere. The Surprise is one of those relaxing gems, which is something of a haven in the heart of Chelsea. Bring the parents along and catch up in a hassle-free boozer, with regularly rotating food menus washed down by real ales and great wines.

ICEBAR London

25 user reviews 4

London's famous ICEBAR London is a unique bundle of fun for all the family. There's simply nowhere like it in the country: interiors are carved using ice, and you'll need to get kitted up in a thermal cape and gloves beforehand. Knock back a few chilled cocktails in your 40-minute slot, then head downstairs (and back to a normal room temperature) for dinner and drinks after.