The best Soho bars include plush cocktail lounges, traditional pubs, party venues and old Soho favourites. With so many to choose from it's good to know where the very best Soho bars are located. Luckily we've done the hard work for you and compiled a comprehensive selection of the best bars in Soho. Whether you fancy a quality cocktail, a pint of real ale or a place to party the night away, these bars in Soho are sure to please.
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240 Regent Street (entrance 30 Argyll St), Soho, London, W1B 3BR
(020) 7478 0540
aqua spirit is the seriously cool cocktail bar in Soho that offers a great range of drinks and bar snacks to fit in with the bar's Japanese theme.
Bar Soho is a fun bar with an excellent location along Old Compton Street.
23-25 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 5JL
Injecting Latin American warmth into their location on Poland Street, Barrio Central is a great choice whether you crave cocktails, dancing or even a shot of hard to find, 15 year-old El Dorado rum.
6 Poland Street, Sohho, London, W1F 8PS
(020) 7749 3940
This speakeasy is tucked secretively beside Jason Atherton's Social Eating House and has plenty of quirky-looking cocktails to explore.
Social Eating House, First Floor, 58 Poland Street, Soho, London, W1F 7NR
(020) 7993 3251
If you're looking for a vintage night out then look no further than Cahoots, a 1940s inspired cocktail bar that seriously encourages you to get up on your feet and swing.
13 Kingly Court, Soho, London, W1B 5PW
(020) 7352 6200
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
For all ye fans of real ale head on down to The Clachan for good old fashioned British pub grub and a selection of five weekly rolling guest ales.
34 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5QH
(020) 7494 0834
49 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 4EG
(020) 7439 4159
Club 49 is an intimate, sophisticated setting, spread over two levels, with a state of the art lighting system to suit every mood.
The Compton Cross, situated on the site of the infamous ‘Molly Moggs’ on Old Compton Street in Soho, serves up a unique menu of classic and signature cocktails crafted using handmade liquor and infusions.
2 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4TA
With a great selection of craft beers and freshly cooked pizzas, the venue is a popular choice for pre or post theatre drinks. The Compton Cross also hosts cabaret shows every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening and DJ's every Friday and Saturday night.
(020) 7734 4986
The Crown is a loungey, buzzing pub among the Bapes and Supremes of Soho.
64 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 9TP
(020) 7432 9711
Gem is a funky late night venue that offers a variety of drinks with a strong emphasis on cocktails. Gem Bar also offer a selection of food including small plates and sharing platters.
10 Beak Street, Soho, London, W1F 9RA
Located over two floors, the ground floor is a trendy bar area whilst the basement is a stylish club space called LDN. There is also an adult games-room with beer-pong and table football.
(020) 7437 0239
This easy-on-the-eye Soho bar stands out from the crowd.
4 Golden Square, Soho, London, W1F 9HT
(020) 7287 9241
In the heart of Soho lies this small, unassuming karaoke bar.
18 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4RQ
(020) 7494 3878
Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3NG
(020) 7300 5588
The Long Bar has an 80-ft long onyx internally lit bar surrounded with custom made silver bar stools, with a terrace courtyard off the bar. The Long Bar, to complement its decor offers fantastic cocktails including a wide selection of Martinis, and great food.
Dedicated to delivering first class drinks, Milk & Honey is one of Soho's most exclusive clubs with bars across three floors offering a range of intimate booths, counter and lounge drinking and eating options.
61 Poland Street, Soho, London, W1F 7NU
(020) 7065 6840
89 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3SU
(020) 7734 2572
Don't overlook this Dean Street institution, serving pints since 1721.
Opium is a unique cocktail bar situated in Chinatown that specialises in delicious cocktails and even more delicious dim sum.
15-16 Gerrard Street, Chinatown, London, W1D 6JE
(020) 7734 7276
A quirky arty bar, the Royal George is a fun, no frills environment offering a great selection of global beers to its sociable regulars.
133 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, WC2H 0EA
(020) 7734 8837
A comfortable and relaxing gay bar, Rupert Street Bar is perfect for those who love cocktails and champagne.
50 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 6DR
(020) 7494 3059
28 Maple Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 6HP
(020) 3879 9245
Simmons is a quirky cocktail bar in Fitzrovia. Their decor features mismatched lamps, vintage seating and a mirrored skull disco ball. On the drinks list is a comprehensive selection including wines, Champagne and cocktails served in teacups.
2 Bateman Street, Soho, London, W1D 4AE
(020) 3879 9244
Located a stones throw from Soho Square, Simmons in Soho is a popular late night bar serving cocktails in tea cups and sports funky decor.
Release the inner Irish in you and head to Waxy O'Connors for great food, fabulous entertainment and cold beer on tap. With 6 levels and 4 bars across the venue, you won't be able to get enough of this Soho destination.
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 6DD
(020) 7287 0255