Pre Club Bars in London
If you're waiting for the clubs to open and you need somewhere to fashion your 'late entrance look', peruse our recommended list of pre club bars in London for that perfect place to unwind, relax and prepare before a night out clubbing. There are plenty of pre club bars in London perfect for warming you up before the dancefloor beckons you in the early hours.
The Montague on the Gardens, 15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5BJ
(020) 7637 1001
The Blue Door Bistro at the Montague on the Gardens is a reliable boltholt for a business dinner or more informal get together like a pre theatre al fresco culinary experience. The British menu based largely on seasonal locally sourced ingredients, results in classic comfort dishes delivered with a touch of elegance.
- Fine dining in the heart of Bloomsbury
- A welcoming and informal bistro-style setting
- Light and airy at lunchtime, warm and cosy by evening
- Using the freshest of seasonal ingredients
- Accredited by the Sustainable Restaurant Association
More Pre Club Bars in London
Adventure Bar is a small group of bars attracting a young and friendly crowd. They offer a wide choice of cocktails, a selection of food and a lively, upbeat atmosphere.
20 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9HP
(020) 7924 6055
18-20 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 4AY
(020) 7336 6099
Barsmith is a vibrant cocktail bar on St John Street that specialises in house-infused spirits and cocktails.
Be At One Covent Garden is located in the heart of the West End, providing a popular pre-club drinking establishment for London's party people. 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
Carnaby Zebrano is split over two floors with the upstairs hosting a small and cosy bar where guest can hang out and relax, whilst the downstairs has two large bars and DJs playing through the weekend. Carnaby Zebrano also has an extremely popular outdoor area where guests can soak up the unique Soho atmosphere whilst enjoying fantastic, modern international food and drink.
14-16 Ganton Street, Carnaby, London, W1F 7BT
(020) 7287 5267
Pop in to the Clarence of Mayfair on your way to Mahiki - you may well decide to stay for the rest of the evening.
4 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4LB
(020) 7491 3607
Too cool for school, if the indie kids in the area aren’t attending classes at Kingston University, this is where you’ll find them on Mill Street.
16 Mill Street, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2RF
(020) 8546 3978
Occupying five floors The Driver encompasses a restaurant, three bars, a private members lounge and a roof garden with each level being individually designed. The versatility of The Driver makes it perfect for any occasion.
2-4 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9RY
(020) 7278 8827
10 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UT
(020) 7720 5678
Fifty Five at The Oak is the sister bar of the popular Fifty Five Bar and Lounge in Camden. Offering a selection of cocktails, craft beers and fresh handmade pizzas, Fifty Five at The Oak is open until 2:30am, seven nights a week.
The spiritual home of the London Goth, the Devonshire on Kentish Town Road is an ideal pre-club watering hole for Metallers, Hard Rockers and Goths.
33 Kentish Town Road, Camden, London, NW1 8NL
The Jam Tree is one of Clapham’s favourite pre club bars; and rightly so with their infamous beer garden, outstanding drinks selection - featuring the famous ‘Jammy Cocktails’ - and a wine list including some of the finest wines from around the world.
13-19 Old Town, Clapham, London, SW4 0JT
(020) 3397 4422
32 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9DT
(020) 3879 9243
Ideally located a short walk from Egg London - one of the capital's very best nightclubs - Simmons is a popular pre club drinking den serving cocktails in tea cups and sporting some exceptionally funky decor.
The Star of Kings is brought to King's Cross by Rob Star. Regular events and DJ nights are hosted. Affordable meals are served on the ground floor as well as having free WiFi and regular quiz nights on Tuesdays. The basement is where the DJs play a variety of genres through the state of the art Funktion One sound system.
126 York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 0AX
(020) 7278 9708
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