Cocktail Bars in Soho
Sometimes you have a thirst that can only be quenched by one thing: cocktails! So while in one of the most bustling centres of nightlife in London, why not indulge on the best, handcrafted drinks the capital has to offer. Whether you want experimental cocktails you never thought to try before or simply a G&T, there's a place for you in the cocktail bars in Soho.
Last updated on 8th August 2017
The Light Lounge is tucked away discreetly but, once found, you'll be greeted to a cocktail bar with the charm of a private members club. The bartenders serve a mixture of classic and seasonal creations, and the helpful staff can aid in the decision making process. Definitely a more sophisticated bar in Soho.
Nestled in a basement in Greek Street sits one of the big fun time party bars in Soho, Be At One. With a license until 3am and an extensive cocktail menu - including some ice cream infused delights - means you can spend all day partying and drinking cocktails in one place.
Based in the bustle of Soho, Machiya is an authentic restaurant-bar that focuses on delivering authentic Japanese flavours. In the upstairs dining area, guests can enjoy traditional dishes such as tonkatsu, teriyaki and yaitori. Head downstairs and soak up all the great flavours on offer in the cocktail den, serving both classic recipes and more inventive concoctions, created using Japanese whiskies and flavoursome sake.
If you need a fun cocktail bar in Soho, Barrio Soho is the place for you. With music covering samba, rock, pop and others from around the world and tantalising platters of food, it's their 'Amigo Hour' that saves the day with offers on a range of drinks, including cocktails!
The nation has drunk more gin this year than any other in history and it's places like Graphic Bar who make us realise why. The bar serves over 300 types of gin and uses them in their signature cocktails. If, for some bizarre reason, you aren't a fan of gin, they also have a classic cocktail menu as well.
By now, O Bar has become an institution as a cocktail bar in Soho. Set across three floors, it's ground floor caters to everything cocktail in a relaxed, vibrant environment. They also have a happy hour, to really sweeten the deal.
The slick, neon aesthetic is an interesting draw for a cocktail bar in Soho, but it's list of over 50 different cocktails means it's the place to go if you really want to experiment with your drink concoctions. Their DJs will be playing house, club, party and RnB music until 3am everyday.
Simmons Soho has built it's reputation on kitsch interiors and cute cocktails, but it sweetens the deal by being affordable as well. With their Happy Hour thrown into the mix, this is a must-see place to visit for fun cocktails with friends.
Freedom is a fun time bar in Soho with delicious cocktails to boot. Upstairs is a designated cocktail bar where you're served a whole host of different flavours - including playful choices like Lady Marmalade - and downstairs is a club area, for when the cocktails get a bit agreeable.
For some more unusual cocktails in Soho, visit Zenna, an Indian inspired cocktail bar. Their drinks are mixed with an array of flavours from the sub-continent, which means they deliver unique mixes like black pepper and cucumber martini. They also serve some tasty canapes and play some banging tunes.
The refined Archer Street bar is a refined experience in Soho. Their policy is sophistication with a hint of playfulness, and that is reflected in their cocktail menu with names like Honey For Nothing or Do Ya Pink I'm Sexy? Their bar staff are also famous for singing the odd tune, if you want to endulge that fun side.
Bar Soho is a quirky Soho cocktail bar located in the centre of the bustling area. The interior is Victorian with a modern twist, and the cocktails range from the classics to their own take on the seven deadly sins.
Basement Sate is a cocktail bar in Soho with a difference: while it's interior of dark wood and exposed brick, coupled with its drinks menu plays on a traditional cocktail bar ambience, they also serve a range of delicious pastries. If either the drinks or food impress you, there's classes available to take in both.
Six Storeys is composed of six different floors of cocktail drinking goodness. Each storey has it's own theme reflected in the decoration, and these can be hired for private functions as well.
The Arts Theatre Club is a Soho cocktail bar and members club that revels in a Prohibition era style. Scattered around are private, candle lit tables and there's even a vintage piano that doubles as a DJ booth. The creative cocktails are served in vintage China-cum-Prohibition teapots, making the experience extra-special.