The best Clerkenwell bars are a reassuring mix of reliable pubs, stylish bars and trendy watering holes. Whether you fancy playing pool, sipping cocktails or sinking a few pints the best Clerkenwell bars will cater to your every whim. Forget the hype about Clerkenwell, just enjoy it.
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1920 is a fine establishment, and one that should be on the list of any aspiring Clerkenwell bar aficionado.
19-20 Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 0DR
(020) 7253 1920
The relaxed vibe and great menu at this modern gastro pub make the Artisan of Clerkenwell a worthy stop-off.
Johns Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JL
(020) 7490 2333
Betsey Trotwood is easily one of the most interesting and entertaining pubs in the area and offers everything you need from a modern public house.
56 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3BL
(020) 7253 4285
This comfortable pub near Smithfield Market makes for a peaceful drink after work.
9 West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London, EC1A 9JR
(020) 7248 2341
With good food and good prices, the Blue Lion on Grays Inn Road is a pleasant stop-off after work.
133 Grays Inn Road, Bloomsbury, London, WC1X 8TU
(020) 7405 4422
Being at the modern, yet cozy Bowler makes you feel a little less like being at a pub and little more like being at your mate's house - the one with good taste.
32 Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0BJ
(020) 7837 8340
Exmouth Market's Cafe Kick serve a delicious array of Mediterranean dishes, ideal for stocking up energy levels before a few table football matches.
43 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4QL
Inside you will find warm and comfortable surroundings with football memorabilia hung all over the walls and classic French table football tables for you to challenge your mates on.
(020) 7837 8077
2-5 St Johns Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 4DE
(020) 7608 2117
Clerkenwell and Social is a cocktail bar in St John's Square that has quirky features and installations. Set over two floors, this spacious venue offers artisanal cocktails made with in-house infused liqueurs and spirits. Clerkenwell and Social also offers Italian inspired bar snacks, pasta and handmade pizzas.
Craft Beer Co offers 16 cask beers, 21 keg beers and over 300 bottled beers, making their selection compare favourably with the leading pubs and bars in the capital. Furthermore the interior, with its original mirrored ceiling, makes this place a must visit destination.
82 Leather Lane, Farringdon, London, EC1N 7TR
(020) 7404 7049
The Dovetail has a rich atmosphere fuelled by the Belgian beer that it specialises in.
9-10 Jerusalem Passage, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JP
(020) 7490 7321
The Eagle continues to do its trail-blazing reputation justice with dependably imaginative dishes and savvy bar staff who know their way around a cocktail menu.
159 Farringdon Road, Farringdon, London, EC1R 3AL
(020) 7837 1353
Sitting on the bustling Exmouth Market, the Exmouth Arms specialises in craft beers from around the world. The bar has four real ale pumps and lots more keg options. They also serve bar food including sliders.
23 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4QL
(020) 3551 4772
The Green is one of the most amiable of Clerkenwell Green’s hang-outs.
29 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0DU
(020) 7490 8010
The Gunmakers is an intimate, cosy venue with a wide selection of dishes available across its extensive food menu. The venue also has a full range of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails on offer.
13 Eyre St Hill, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 5ET
(020) 7278 1022
3 Hatton Wall, Clerkenwell, London, EC1N 8HX
(020) 7242 4747
The Hat and Tun in Clerkenwell serves a range of real ales, draught lagers and fine wines. Classic pub lunches are available and include pie and mash, salt beef sandwiches and ploughmans.
Definitely worth winkling this one out, come here with discerning company to let conversation flow like the fine and varied ales.
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 5UQ
(020) 7490 4281
This City Road gastro pub supplies craft beers and a delicious, modern menu that changes seasonally.
220 City Road, London, EC1V 2PN
(020) 7253 7323
178-180 St John's Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JY
(020) 3879 9251
Featuring mismatched and a vintage interior, Simmons is a quirky cocktail bar in Clerkenwell that offers an impressive selection of cocktails.
If you’re a beer enthusiast or simply fancy kicking back on a Sunday afternoon then this modest pub in Clerkenwell is worth a visit.
34-35 Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 0DX
(020) 7253 1516
The Sutton Arms is a simple pub that benefits from rich original features and old world artfulness.
6 Carthusian Street, London, EC1M 6EB
(020) 7253 0723
DJs are on hand to keep the party going here and a space is available for outdoor drinks in good weather.
7 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0DY
(020) 7253 0483
The Zetter Townhouse Cocktail Lounge is provided by the highly rated 69 Colebrooke Row. Expect inventive cocktails in refined surroundings.
The Zetter Townhouse, 49-50 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JJ
020 7324 4545