Bars For Birthday Parties

Don't settle for less than you deserve, and don't you dare spend this birthday crying into a cakey mess because you're another year older. We've put together a list of the recommended bars for birthday parties across London - whether it's for a private event, or just a dose of downright debauchery, we've got it covered. Enquire and book online to secure your number one party venue for birthday drinks in London.

Last updated on 18th August 2020


133 user reviews 4

The toastie specialists at Morty & Bob's have teamed up with Night Tales, creating a cafe-cum-bar called NT's in Hackney. The venue serves as a laid back cafe by day, but completely transforms itself after dark, when the DJs, live music and master mixologists behind the bar dial things up a bit. Catering for whatever mood you might find yourself in, this fun party bar is perfect for a birthday celebration with your nearest and dearest.


275 user reviews 5

Warm up for an evening of French-inspired shenanigans with a few cocktails on Chancery Lane. There's a beautiful range to pick between (Granny's Green Beast and Julie's Mamou were two of our faves) and they'll get you nicely set for a menu of Provencal dishes served throughout the day. It's only right that you have a go on the UK's Petanque court, with this indoor version of boules more than likely to get a tad competitive after the French wines have flowed.

Happy Hour

Dirty Martini carries itself with elegance and flair to serve expertly crafted cocktails in a stylish and vibrant setting, and is an ideal space for birthday drinks on account of its versatility. Perfect for a quiet couple with friends before hitting the town, and an excellent option if you're looking for something a little more intimate - hire out a bespoke tunnel, bed or vault to make your birthday party in London that 'lil bit more memorable.

Be At One Oxford Street

54 user reviews 4

Serving up expertly crafted cocktails at a very reasonable price, Be At One Wimpole Street mixes up a storm throughout the week. Easily one of the best bars in London for birthday parties, this one offers space for both refined relaxation and raucous party vibes over the weekend. Or, why not book you and your pals into one of their infamous Cocktail Masterclasses - at only £25 for 90 minutes, this is a great choice for birthday parties in London. 

The Candlemaker

44 user reviews 5

The Candlemaker's vibrant, psychedelic décor provides the perfect fun environment for birthday celebrations. Independently owned, this place just wants to show you a great, friendly time! Settle down into one of the 1960's style armchairs and wait for the revelry to begin. There's also regular DJs and rock and soul musicians to liven up the place some more.

Beduin Bar

15 user reviews 4

This decadent den is a great place to forget your age as you fling yourself around the dance floor. Divine cocktails and Moroccan decor make this a night to remember (or potentially, to forget) and with late opening every night except Mondays and Sundays, your birthday doesn't have to land on a weekend to be any fun.

1920 Bar

30 user reviews 4

If you've been searching for a great birthday party location in Clerkenwell - give yourself a pat on the back, because you've found the perfect venue. Offering a variety of private hire packages, 1920's Bar can provide you with their stylish ground floor, plush basement bar, or both combined if you're really going all out. They've got all the gear to accommodate for DJs and a fantastic range of cocktails available at affordable prices.

The Exhibit

562 user reviews 4

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One of the best birthday party bars in Balham, The Exhibit offers a fun and relaxed atmosphere ideal for special occasions, alongside a number of private hire spaces and packages available for parties as big as 50. So whether it's an intimate brunch with a few close pals or an out-and-out rager with all your family and friends, The Exhibit is here for all your birthday needs.

Beast of Brixton

361 user reviews 5

The Beast of Brixton is the perfect bar to celebrate your birthday in London, with a wide range of delicious drinks and a party playlist to die for. Hidden off the streets of Brixton, this secret bar is laden with cool decorations and the cocktail list is packed full of creative inventions, meaning you'll not only have a good time here, but your friends will be really impressed.

Make your birthday something to talk about this year as Flight Club mix things up across London. The popular darts brand has venues in Shoreditch, Islington, Victoria and Bloomsbury, complete with a state-of-the-art scoring system, pizza, and all the darts fun.


8 user reviews 5

Perched upon the banks of the River Thames, Bar&Co is an oh-so-popular choice for birthday drinks in London. All aboard the boat for a night of alfresco dining and drinking, with spectacular views of the Thames, the London Eye and Big Ben. Plus, the entire venue is available for private hire, ideal if you'd prefer your birthday party to be a more intimate affair.

Three Eight Four

126 user reviews 4

This gorgeous bar and restaurant has all the stylish industrial features you could possibly want, think exposed brickwork, warm lighting from hanging lightbulbs, and metal accents dotted around the space.  The drinks menu features classic and specialty cocktails, while the small plates of food are perfect for sharing among a group.