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Description

In 1999 The Social opened in Little Portland Street. The brainchild of a record company whose offshoots included a hugely successful underground club night, The Social was set up with a simple manifesto – to provide great music and better booze to anyone who fancied tripping through the doors.

Home to London nightlife institutions for the last decade with regular events from Faber and Faber, Trojan Records and Heavenly plus intimate performances from the likes of Adele, Aphex Twin, Hot Chip, Beck, Fat White Family, Vampire Weekend, Caitlin Moran, The Chemical Brothers, Ragga Twins, Jock Scot, Jessie J, MGMT, Irvin Welsh, Jack White, Night Beats, Frank Black, Edan, Laura Marling, The Charlatans, Tim Westwood, Temples, Fat Boy Slim, Wolf Alice, Jon Savage, Justin Robertson, Florence and the Machine, Jeremy Deller, Kate Tempest, Bon Iver, Horace Andy, Saint Etienne, Alt J, DBC Pierre, The Parrots, Edna O’Brien, Lily Allen, Super Furry Animals, Klaxons, Edwyn Collins, Avalanches, Young Fathers, Andrew Weatherall, Jane Weaver, Michael Kiwanuka, VIP Party Boys, Steve Davis, Stealing Sheep, Kevin Rowland, DJ Yoda and many, many more

Nearly 20 years later and still run by the original team who created it – Heavenly Recordings & The Breakfast Group – the bar is an award winning London landmark. Designed by a partnership of David Adjaye and Will Russell (now of Pentagram) with a brief of withstanding nuclear attack or – at the very least – the worst that people could chuck at it.

The Social has launched well over a million hugely successful hangovers.

What's on

To see all upcoming events view the full event calendar.


Vesuvio

Vesuvio

Every Friday

Reliable like a German whip, we’re here every Friday night until 1am to get you moving. Downstairs, the basement club...

Info

May vary depending on event.
7pm
Happily Affordable ££
West End
18 and over.
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
15:00 00:00
15:00 00:00
15:00 00:00
15:00 01:00
12:30 01:00
18:00 01:00
Sunday - -

Location

The Social
5 Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD

Area:
Central London

Nearest station:
Oxford Circus (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.90
Pint of Real Ale £5.00
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.80
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £5.50
Cocktail £9.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £5.00
Bottle of House Wine £20.00
Bottle of Champagne £60.00

Menus

The Social Food Menu Download


This venue serves American and Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
Since launching his Burgerac’s Burgershack kitchen residency at The Royal Oak pub in Marylebone in July 2014, London’s pre-eminent blogger and “burger detective” has drawn praise for his delicious comfort food from the likes of The Evening Standard, Cool Hunting (US), RES (Sweden), We The Food Snobs, The Londoner, and the venture even appeared listed alongside such cultural landmarks as The Tate Modern, The Riverside Café and The Groucho Club in a piece on MatchesFashion.com focusing on London Hotspots. Heck, The Times’ food writer, Giles Coren, recently professed his love of Burgershack’s Hubba Hubba burger on Twitter.

Our Review

The Social - London Bar Review

The Social - London Bar Review

Leaving East London fills me with dread; my palms sweat, my brow gets clammy and my feet start to tingle. This is not due to my love of overpriced macchiatos and cans of Gamma Ray beer. No, it is due to my sheer laziness which is compounded by the...

Read our full The Social - London Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Whole Venue Venue Hire 250
Basement Hire Basement Space 150
Upstair Bar Hire Private Room 80
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

(31 reviews) Show all Show fewer



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The bar was a great, central venue for my birthday - such a great space with the retro booths and also room to dance. The staff were really helpful and very quick to make great cocktails! Visited The Social on 2018-04-21

Reply from The Social

Glad you had an awesome night, come and see us again soon!!
by on April 24th, 2018
5

Great fun as always. Amazing music and cool environment. Visited The Social on 2018-04-21

Reply from The Social

Thanks for that Giorgia!! :)
by on April 23rd, 2018
5

Good booze, good food, good music, good people. Visited The Social on 2018-04-17

Reply from The Social

Awesome review, cheers!!
by on April 19th, 2018
5

Everyone was really friendly. Music was good. Food was really nice. Visited The Social on 2018-04-13

Reply from The Social

Yes! Love it, thanks come back again soon!
by on April 19th, 2018
5

Love the Social. Its throw back retro and the staff there are great fun. Looking for somewhere to go that's a bit different then Social is for you. Visited The Social on 2018-04-16

Reply from The Social

Nice one!! Cheers
by on April 18th, 2018
5

Always a great time at The Social - Carl, Graeme and the gang keep the punters well and you can't find a better happy hour in central London. Great music, atmosphere and customer service. Visited The Social on 2018-04-13

Reply from The Social

Wicked thanks, come back soon! :)
by on April 16th, 2018
5

We walked out ! The whole place was smelling off a toilet. Visited The Social on 2018-04-14

Reply from The Social

Oh no, really sorry to hear that! We will investigate this to make sure it doesn't happen again - thanks!
by on April 16th, 2018
1

Slow service and I was told it was 2-4-1 all night over the phone Visited The Social on 2018-04-07

Reply from The Social

We are sorry to hear that there may have been a misunderstanding when you spoke to someone over the phone but we do not have any promotions any place currently where you can receive 2-4-1 all night. We do however offer 2-4-1 until 8PM when you become a Social member you will also receive 10% off food all the time! I do hope we can sign you to become a Social Member and welcome you back soon.
by on April 9th, 2018
2

Great night. Fab atmosphere we had a blast! Visited The Social on 2018-03-21

Reply from The Social

Cheers for the 5 star review. We can't wait to see you at The Social soon!
by on April 3rd, 2018
5

A very late review to say I organised my 3rd event with the Social, this time my 40th and it was an absolute cracker of a night. The guys are always very helpful and the venue is the perfect size / location. I wish it had a later licence than 1pm but everything else here is spot on. Highly recommended. Visited The Social on 2017-12-16

Reply from The Social

Thank you for taking the time to leave such an awesome review. We loved having you joining us and celebrating with you all - we can't wait to welcome you back!
by on April 3rd, 2018
5

The best bar in London. Maybe the world Visited The Social on 2018-03-29

Reply from The Social

Wow thanks for the cool review! See you back at The Social soon.
by on April 1st, 2018
5

Another good night at the Social - thanks :) Visited The Social on 2018-03-28

Reply from The Social

Cheers for the great feedback! We cannot wait to see you soon.
by on March 30th, 2018
5

Wicked night, loved it. Definitely will come back soon! Visited The Social on 2018-03-17

Reply from The Social

Thanks for the awesome feedback! We can't wait to see you soon.
by on March 19th, 2018
5

Was nice to have the complementary assorted sandwiches . Drinks average priced place needs updating really. Don’t think I would come again to be honest Visited The Social on 2018-03-14

Reply from The Social

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your sandwiches and we do hope that you will come and see us again soon!
by on March 16th, 2018
3

The social is has best damn Sonic Sandwich in town. Pure vibes and good times. Visited The Social on 2018-03-09

Reply from The Social

This has cheered us up no end! Thanks for the great review!
by on March 14th, 2018
5

Fantastic, loved the venue, music was great and the booths definitely worth booking them for a group Visited The Social on 2018-03-09

Reply from The Social

Hi there! Thanks for the amazing review, super appreciate that you took the time to review us!
by on March 12th, 2018
5

As ever, the best bar in town. Visited The Social on 2018-03-02

Reply from The Social

Wow! That is saying something! Thanks so much for the best compliment in town!
by on March 5th, 2018
5

Fantastic. Just as good as I remembered. Chilled atmosphere and great music! Visited The Social on 2018-03-01

Reply from The Social

Awesome! Thanks for the review!
by on March 3rd, 2018
5

Great! Thanks. Great atmosphere and lovely staff with uber-strong cocktails. Visited The Social on 2018-02-23

Reply from The Social

Brilliant news, thanks for the great review!
by on February 26th, 2018
5

Great evening. Good atmosphere and soundtrack with nice food and beers to match! Visited The Social on 2018-02-20

Reply from The Social

Hi there! Thanks for the awesome review, hope to see you again soon!
by on February 22nd, 2018
4

Visited The Social on 2018-02-16

Reply from The Social

Thanks for the rating, Jovina
by on February 18th, 2018
4

Very enjoyable, love the booths and the food was tasty too. Maybe a gluten free beer option would be nice? Visited The Social on 2018-02-14

Reply from The Social

Hi there! Thanks for the feedback, we've passed on your comments to the team!
by on February 16th, 2018
5

Great little bar just north of Soho. If you have a group of you, booking a booth is a great idea. Friendly bar staff and fun atmosphere, plus there's a dance floor downstairs. Highly recommended, Visited The Social on 2018-02-03

Reply from The Social

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us and for leaving such lovely feedback. Visit us again soon!
by on February 5th, 2018
5

Two 4 one what’s not to like. We all had a great night. Visited The Social on 2018-01-25

Reply from The Social

Excellent news! Thanks for taking the time to review us and leaving us a comment about your experience!
by on January 27th, 2018
5

We had a very good informal meeting. It’s really useful being able to book a table. I’m looking forward to seeing you again on Thursday. Visited The Social on 2018-01-22

Reply from The Social

Hi there! Really happy to see you've had a great time and look forward to seeing you very soon!
by on January 24th, 2018
5

Great bar with lovely staff. Got a cool London vibe in central and is hidden away from tourist spots. Great for birthday celebrations. Standard London prices for booze. They've managed keep the decor and vibe current despite being open for 10+ years Visited The Social on 2018-01-12

Reply from The Social

Really pleased you had a good night!! Cheers!
by on January 14th, 2018
5

Great night. Top tunes and a brilliant atmosphere. Deffo coming back!! Visited The Social on 2017-12-20

Reply from The Social

Nice one!!
by on December 22nd, 2017
5

We had a fantastic Christmas party at The Social. Tim and all the bar staff were lovely and welcoming. Would high recommend this as a venue for any event or party. Visited The Social on 2017-12-17

Reply from The Social

Thank you so much!
by on December 19th, 2017
5

Came here as I heard of live performance and it was just hit the spot! My girlfriend and I had a really good time. Big plus for affordable places (quite ok as for central London area)

Reply from The Social

Definitely come back and visit us again soon!
by on September 7th, 2015
4

Bl00dy love this little gem! Away from all the standard places on oxford street or soho this is a little treasure. AND great tip they open in the day for coffees and free wifi...who needs starbucks!

Reply from The Social

Thanks!
by on May 23rd, 2014
4

Great Hang out! Good for a chilled afternoon catching up with mates or a night with some fun live performances!
by on December 10th, 2013
4

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