Best Bars in Soho

A destination that has been hailed as London's 'pleasure district', no two nights seem ever the same in Soho thanks to its inherent buzz, unique draw and ever interesting crowd. From its status as the gay capital of London, to its heralded restaurants, everything from Marlboro cigarettes to the infamous Frith Street tattoo studio have been born here. And what's even better? It's one of the best darned places in London for a tipple. So why not tuck into some of our favourite Soho bars, be them speakeasy lairs or cocktail favourites.

Last updated on 17th September 2020




68 and Boston

979 user reviews 4

Aperitivo Hour (Ground floor and lower level only of 68) and 8 other offers

Three industry leaders have joined forces to bring 68 & Boston to Greek Street's burgeoning cocktail bar scene. Head in for a glass of wine you've probably not tried before; each bottle on the menu is £20 and there's tastes and flavours from across the globe to sample here. There's a bespoke bar menu if you're peckish, and a mix of the classics and original serves to be enjoyed in the upstairs 'Boston' lounge a little later.

The Establishment

1 user review 2

Located in the heart of Soho, The Establishment is a sultry speakeasy bar. Originally opening back in 1961, this iconic venue was known to attract some of London's finest comedians, musicians and free-thinkers. As it reopens its doors in 2020, you can expect expertly-crafted cocktails and an electric atmosphere all night long.

The Bloomsbury Club Bar

845 user reviews 5

Found in the Bloomsbury Hotel, The Bloomsbury Club Bar is a lavish venue that ticks just about every box. First of all, its killer location can't be described as anything but 'enviable' - sitting pretty in the city. Just as impressive though is its interior, boasting an undeniable air of sophisticated charm. But best of all, this bar offers up a truly exceptional wine list - offering some of the best bottles from around the globe. 

Whyte & Brown

84 user reviews 4

Looking for the best place to have drinks in Soho? Not only does Whyte & Brown offer a tasty selection of food (if you're all about chicken, this is your vibe), but their drinks game is on point too. Think bloody marys, seasonal margaritas and all kinds of wine.

Wahaca on Wardour Street is hiding a cheeky little secret downstairs. Step into the basement to find Azulito, a Mexican cocktail bar with no less than 80 bottles of 100% agave tequilas to sup straight or as part of a great margarita. The tan-leather recliners and swinging basket chairs make it perfect for a catch-up, or come at the weekend to have a little sing and a dance with DJs.

Barrio Soho

180 user reviews 4

A synthesis of lively cocktail bar and popular dancing destination, Barrio is an exotic gem on Soho's Poland Street. Step through to find a venue kitted out with flamboyant interiors, as friendly bar tenders create exquisite tequila and rum cocktails and a lively crowd bust out their shapes to live bands and DJs.

Simmons Soho

168 user reviews 4

Boasting unparalleled kitsch flair, Simmons is easily one of the quirkiest bars in Soho. Step inside to find a shabby-chic space that's decked out with an assortment of offbeat ornamentation. Naturally, the cocktails here are served in all sorts of vessels too - think jars and teapots! But more than just its eccentricity, Simmons boasts a welcoming vibe and a great party atmosphere on the weekends. 

Freedom

469 user reviews 4

This magnificent Soho bar is a fun-time, fabulous cocktail bar and night club great for a night out. The trendy vibe and great drinks selection makes Freedom a fun and non-pretentious choice for any Soho frequenter. Freedom plays till late most nights of the week and has party DJs playing all those crowd favourites.

The Punch Room is an elegant, refined watering hole tucked away in the London Edition Hotel. Evoking a manor house library feel with its oak panelling and soothing vintage soul playlist, The Punch Room offers an opulent yet relaxing retreat in which to enjoy a drink or two. The bar is famed for its punch bowls; be sure to try the gin infused Edition punch with jasmine tea and oak moss.

Basement Sate

332 user reviews 4

This hidden gem, Soho's swankiest secret, is a late night lounge with the chilled out sophistication of a gentleman's club. With Parisian chic interior, including plush leather armchairs and polished wooden surfaces, this basement bar will have you relaxed and merry in minutes. Try a tasty tipple or some delicious dishes with top chefs and expert mixologists behind the wheel.

Disrepute

11 user reviews 5

Hidden underground in Soho is Disrepute, the cocktail bar with a naughty past and enviable present. Come here for delicious cocktails, an amazing (no really, amazing) interior, and amazing company with people who love all things luxurious.

Blind Spot

2 user reviews 5

Sleek, elegant furnishings and quirky cocktails are wonderfully married at Blind Spot, a dimly-lit, sultry Soho-based bar that continues to draw crowds from all over the London. The line-up of resident DJs play all your favourite hip-hop, rnb and dance tracks, whilst the venue's talented bartenders let their creative side shine, mixing together a range of spices, fruits and potent spirits. Grab a cocktail, sit back and lose yourself in the intoxicating ambience of this sleek Central London bar.

Scarlett Green

66 user reviews 5

Scarlett Green might best known for its food, offering up a fantastic range of Australian food from brunch through to dinner, but they are also masters at delivering delicious cocktails, craft beer, the largest Aussie wine list in London and live DJ sets.

Opium

1416 user reviews 4

50% Off Dim Sum Monday to Wednesday

Soho is a hub of activity and Opium adds to this mix with its own twist and mystery. This secret bar is a chic getaway in the centre of Chinatown. Enjoy the eccentric, unique cocktails and taste the delicious dim sum at this heralded Oriental inspired haunt. The late night opening hours keep the party going and make for a big night out. 

HAPPY HOUR 2 FOR 12! 16:30-20:00 and 1 other offer

At The London Cocktail Club Bloomsbury expect the same level of incredible cocktails and innovative food as well as the party time, anything goes atmosphere as they have at The London Cocktail Club Goodge Street but the new LCC on Shaftesbury Avenue is taking on a different style. Think Popeye meets the discovery of the Virgin Islands meets the captains luxe office.