Top 30 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 26th April 2022

Searcys at the Gherkin

1805 user reviews 4

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.

Hoxley and Porter

320 user reviews 4

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.

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.

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.

Hunting for a spot to take your parents to this weekend? BrewDog's locations throughout London are always a good idea. Enjoy all your favourite comfort foods, from messy wings to nachos and burgers all while catching the latest game on the big screen or tipping back a pint.

The Surprise

202 user reviews 4

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.