With more and more party bars in London popping-up, it can be difficult to pick out the best places for a cracking night out; whether it's a celebration, birthday, work-do or just a night out with your mates. If you're looking for somewhere with an unpretentious atmosphere, great cocktails and a fun crowd then take a look through our selection of the very best party bars in London.
316-318 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UH
(020) 7351 5998
Winner of the London Bar & Club Best Late Night Bar award 2013, JUJU Chelsea have top DJs playing everything from Funky House to Commercial until the early hours of the morning.
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26 Osborn Street, Brick Lane, London, E1 6TD
(020) 7247 7717
Apples and Pears is a cool bar at the Aldgate-end of Brick Lane. They serve a variety of drinks including contemporary and innovative cocktails. Expect varied musical styles, credible underground sounds and no restrictions on genres.
Be At One Covent Garden is based in close proximity to the theatre district, providing a traditional drinking establishment for theatre goers to enjoy. Popular for its cocktails, Be At One is an ideal bar for a night out with friends.
23 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DA
(020) 7240 9889
161-165 Borough High Street, Southwark, London, SE1 1HR
(020) 7939 9700
Belushis is a fantastic drinking and dining experience that is created from a combination of dishes, drinks and entertainment inspired from around the globe. The ambiance is vibrant and exciting and is a reflection of the mixed crowd that are drawn to this venue.
A lovely bar where The Big Chill festival regulars can relax in richly decorated surroundings. DJs play nightly at the Big Chill Bar and the crowd is one of the friendliest in this trendy part of London.
Dray Walk, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
(020) 7392 9180
The Blues Kitchen is a vibrant live music venue and restaurant that brings blues, bourbon and soul food-inspired dishes to Camden. Enjoy live soul and blues music from both new and established artists every night as well as regular jam nights. They also offer classic dishes from the American Deep South and popular bar food such as burgers as well as an extensive drinks list.
111 Camden High Street, Camden, London, NW1 7JN
(020) 7387 5277
31 Jamestown Road, Camden, London, NW1 7DB
(020) 7424 9054
Fifty Five Bar and Lounge is a high end cocktail bar manned by professionally trained bartenders with over 45 years of combined experience. Fifty Five rocks out party tunes ranging from the 70s right up to the present day - never leave your air guitar at home!
With a fantastic private bar available to hire, the menu consists of 180 cocktails; from much loved classics to modern creations there is something for every drinker. With two for one offers as well as an impressive selection of beers and wines, Fifty Five is a superb choice for those seeking a fun, relaxed and friendly environment.
Fu Manchu is a social experiment from the team behind Jam Tree. Expect an extensive choice of dim sum and cocktails. Come nightfall, Fu Manchu hosts a wide selection of live music events and transforms into Clapham's most compelling nightclub.
15-16 Lendal Terrace, Clapham, London, SW4 7UX
(020) 3397 8844
7 Cavendish Parade, Clapham South, London, SW4 9DW
(020) 8772 0303
Gigalum is the ultimate in London venues. You can relax with a glass of wine outside with the warmth of the patio heaters to break the chill, or sit at the bar sipping a cocktail.
Golden Bee is a popular cocktail bar and roof terrace ideally situated nearby Old Street tube station. During the week, Golden Bee is a relaxing lounge bar and a perfect venue to wind down and enjoy some post-work drinks with colleagues and friends before at weekends the venue transforms into a club with a fantastic atmosphere.
Singer Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9DD
(020) 7253 1110
104-108 Curtain Road, Hoxton, London, EC2A 3AH
(020) 3409 3636
Hoxton Pony takes the East London tradition of buying fresh food from local markets and updates it for the environmentally aware 21st century. Their expert bartenders use UK-sourced organic and sustainable ingredients to create a cocktail menu that reflects the seasons - expect to sip drinks infused with tart rhubarb in April, loganberries in July and pears and quince in October.
Hoxton Pony's house nights cater to all tastes, from cutting edge acts slinking in for a session on Fridays, to internationally renowned DJs tearing the place apart on a Saturday.
The Jam Tree is a popular bar and restaurant located in Clapham's trendy Old Town. Here you'll find a variety of globally inspired meals alongside a comprehensive drinks list.
13-19 Old Town, Clapham, London, SW4 0JT
(020) 3397 4422
316-318 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UH
(020) 7351 5998
JuJu Chelsea is located in the heart of Chelsea on King's Road. JuJu Chelsea has a relaxed atmosphere until the DJs step up the pace from 10pm with a mix of funky house and commercial tracks. As well as an extensive choice of drinks, there is also a varied choice of meals available at JuJu.
Kona Kai is a Polynesian inspired bar located a short distance from Fulham Broadway tube station. Alongside a variety of exotic cocktails, they offer a compact choice of meals including New Zealand green shell mussels, Thai beef and Kona Kai specials. With Tiki decor and party tunes being played, Kona Kai is ideal for a fun night out with friends.
515 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 1HD
(020) 7385 9991
70 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0NY
(020) 7359 1710
The Ladybird is a music and cocktail bar, nestled in the heart of Upper Street. A superb selection of cocktails, accompanied by bottled beers, wines and spirits from across the globe can be enjoyed to the backdrop of funk and soul classics with DJs mixing it up on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Old Queens Head offers a spectacular setting with its bespoke chandeliers and its 16th Century fireplaces. The Old Queens Head is also a live performance venue with regular DJ nights, perfect for dancing the night away in the upstairs club area.
44 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 8LN
(020) 7354 9993
The Old School Yard is a fun bar that serves a wide choice of cocktails, spirits and lagers. The resident DJs spin classic old skool tracks that will have you skidding across the dance floor once again.
111 Long Lane, London Bridge, London, SE1 4PH
(020) 7357 6281
Old Street Records is a popular cocktail bar in Shoreditch offering live music six nights a week.
350-354 Old Street, City, London, EC1V 9NQ
(020) 3006 5911
80-84 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 3DH
(020) 7621 0850
Patch East is a Shoreditch style cocktail bar, eatery and club located in the heart of the City, with a gateway to vibrant East London. Like its sister venue Patch St Pauls, Patch East boasts several unique areas, making it an ideal venue for group bookings.
With award-winning DJ's, a late license, happy-hour deals and monthly food and drink specials, Patch East is a venue to relax, unwind, drink, eat, dance and rock till the early hours all in one night and in one beautifully decadent space.
Rolling Stock is a late night bar open throughout the week on Kingsland Road. Expect a varied food menu and an impressive drinks list.
48 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London, E2 8DN
3 Robinson Road, Southwark, London, SE1 8BU
(020) 3904 6760
SAMA Bankside is an all day casual dining restaurant, cocktail bar, events space and arts venue located in Southwark. With party nights every Friday and Saturday night, SAMA also offers Beer Pong every Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm onwards.
SiNK is a ping pong themed venue that boasts more than 10 ping pong tables and beer pong tables. The menu offers a concise selection of burgers, slider platters and hot dogs from CanDogs.
4 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4JH
(020) 3837 4680
Strawberry Moons is Regent Street's favourite party bar. It has a great range of cocktails and DJ nights to get the party started.
15-17 Heddon Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1B 4BF
(020) 7437 7300
247-249 Lavender Hill, Clapham, London, SW11 1JW
(020) 7223 8866
Sugar Cane is an exotic bar in the centre of London offering a mouthwatering selection of food and a wide choice of drinks including classic and Tiki cocktails as well as imported rums.
Offering much more than just food, Tiger Tiger aims to cater for all your partying needs. With funky music, a vibrant atmosphere and comfortable surroundings, Tiger Tiger is an excellent choice for those who enjoy a meal and partying afterwards.
29 The Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4SP
(020) 7930 1885
Venn Street Records is a buzzy venue that offers a food menu of pizzas and light bites alongside a varied drinks list. The venue hosts regular live music throughout the month.
78 Venn Street, Clapham, London, SW4 0BD
(020) 7738 8645
Zigfrid von Underbelly is a funky bar with attitude. They have regular DJ and live music nights and offer a variety of cocktails and a food menu that will accommodate the peckish customer to the very hungry customer!
11 Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, London, N1 6NU
(020) 7613 1988