Best Bars In Soho

No two nights seem ever the same in Soho thanks to its inherent buzz, unique draw and eclectic 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 places in London for a tipple. Tuck into some of our favourite Soho bars, be it speakeasy lairs or cocktail favourites.

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Last updated on 17th June 2024


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.

Blind Spot

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.

Atelier Coupette

Pre & Post Theatre Pairing Menu - Each course with a paired cocktail - £45 and 3 course food pairing menu - £29

If you're looking for a modern, intimate bar that only seats a handful at its shiny counter then look no further than Atelier Coupette, a French-inspired spot fronting a mix of vintage and contemporary interiors. It serves some seriously impressive cocktail creations like a Salted Caramel Martini or a Smoked Artichoke Manhattan paired with a selection of tapas-style eats. Think herb-crusted halibut, king prawns in a bonito sauce and pink lady potatoes with a sun-dried tomato mayonnaise.

The Hanway

The Hanway is a chic Soho institution renowned for its quality cocktails and stylish surroundings. Picture yourself in a setting adorned with Georgette French gold-carved mirrors, mood lighting, and comfy seating, all set against a backdrop of unique exposed brick wall designs. The venue offers two private spaces, each with a fully loaded bar and a variety of seating options, including wall sofas, tables, and classic bar stools. This versatility makes it the ideal venue for a bespoke event with your pals, no matter the occasion.

Be At One Piccadilly Circus

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Get your night out in Soho kicked off at Be At One and who knows - you might end up not leaving! The happy hours are a wonderful shock for those used to London bar prices; with cocktails that don't forfeit their taste despite the great offers. Chill out on the cool sofas with friends in this buzzing hub. 

The Little Violet Door

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The Little Violet Door in the heart of Carnaby is styled on a fictional flat share, with gorgeous baby pink walls, velvet sofas and a vinyl bar inside. Find quirky pictures scattered about, bookcases and discos thrown in the kitchen at this one-of-a-kind venue. Split over two floors, downstairs fronts a games room where you can play a mix of board games, and resident DJs hit the decks every Wednesday through 'til Saturday. On the menu? Prawn tacos, popcorn and sweetcorn fritters paired with signature cocktails like the tequila-based Sex and the City.

Albert's Schloss London

There' never a dull moment at Albert's Schloss London, thanks to the fact it hosts live performances every day of the week. You'll find the Alpine-decorated bar in the heart of the city's West End slinging out top-notch bier imported from Germany, the Czech Republic, Belgium and more. If you're more of a cocktail fan, you'll be delighted to discover its signature menu boasting concoctions such as the rum-based Apple Strudel, and if you're feeling hungry? There's Bavarian fare, such as bratwurst and schnitzel, for that.