Clerkenwell Bars

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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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37 Sackville Street, London, W1S 3EH
(020) 7494 2525

Benihana is a unique and lively restaurant where the skilled chefs cook and prepare your meal at your table. Enjoy a variety of dishes from sushi and sashimi to hibachi and Benihana specialities.

  • Unforgettable dining experience where chefs entertain
  • Fresh ingredients prepared in front of your eyes
  • Delicious food and mouth-watering cocktails
  • Lively atmosphere with friendly and welcoming staff
  • A unique experience at every table!

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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 Artisan of Clerkenwell


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


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

The Bishops Finger


This comfortable pub near Smithfield Market makes for a peaceful drink after work.

9 West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London, EC1A 9JR
(020) 7248 2341

Blue Lion


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

The Bowler


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

Cafe Kick


Exmouth Market's Cafe Kick serve a delicious array of Mediterranean dishes, ideal for stocking up energy levels before a few table football matches.

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.

43 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4QL
(020) 7837 8077
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Clerkenwell and Social

Clerkenwell and Social


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


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


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


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

Exmouth Arms


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


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


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
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Hat and Tun

Hat and Tun


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.

Jerusalem Tavern


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

Royal Star


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
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Simmons Clerkenwell

Simmons Clerkenwell

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.

The Slaughtered Lamb


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


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

Three Kings of Clerkenwell


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

Zetter Townhouse Cocktail Lounge


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