Seeing as my friends are always asking for tips and suggestions, here are some of my favourite bars in London for birthdays.
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 6DD
(020) 7287 0255
Waxy O'Connor's is a lively Irish maze of bars that you can enter via stairs or long passages. The atmosphere is welcoming and the beers are always cold.
Flight Club is a unique concept venue that combines cocktails, food and the classic pub game of darts.
55 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London, WC1A 1BS
Set over two floors with a capacity for 250 guests, Flight Club features 9 oches with each oche being kitted out with cutting edge technology.
A carousel themed bar takes centre stage, serving signature cocktails, shots and craft beers. While the seasonally inspired menu features light sharing plates and more substantial Flight Club favourites.
(020) 3019 3093
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.
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
58-60 Carter Lane, London, London, EC4V 5EA
(020) 7489 7777
Patch St Pauls is a sleek cocktail bar spread over two floors. The atmosphere has the feel of a trendy Shoreditch venue and features comfortable furnishings ideal for relaxing after a day at the office. Patch offers a wide selection of food, drinks and cocktails with various promotions throughout the week.
Like its sister venue Patch East, Patch St Paul's boasts several unique areas, making it an ideal venue for group bookings.
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.
Bounce Farringdon is a large social venue that boasts 17 ping pong tables. They serve a great selection of drinks as well as a varied food menu including pizzas, sharing plates, bar bites and to keep the young ones happy, a children's menu.
121 Holborn, Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD
(020) 3657 6525
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.
Lucky Voice Soho is a luxury karaoke venue with nine private rooms and touch screen technology. A bar for non singers is also available.
52 Poland Street, Soho, London, W1F 7NQ
(020) 7439 3660
The Looking Glass Cocktail Club offers a comprehensive selection of cocktails and hosts a diverse programme of events.
49 Hackney Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 7NX
(020) 7613 3936
111 Long Lane, London Bridge, London, SE1 4PH
(020) 7357 6281
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.
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.
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