The Met Bar information

Since its conception in 1997 The Met Bar has offered complimentary membership to a highly exclusive set of clientele including A-list celebrities. A place where the worlds of fashion, celebrity, music, media and business collide, the venue attracts a diverse and select range of people from all areas of London's elite.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
Tue-Sat 09:00-02:00
Sun-Mon 09:00-00:00

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The Met Bar reviews

By Dave S.

Great little bar, friendly staff , lovely cocktails and a good atmosphere , I would recommend both the bar and the hotel to be honest for great service without the usual pretentiousness you may get from other Mayfair/ west end locations.

By Foxy C.

I went for my birthday a few Wednesdays ago and even though I wasn't a member I rang up and they ran a guest list for me.

On the night the music was fantastic and the bar was buzzing. Service was fast and friendly and the cocktails, although pricey, were delicious! They're pretty strong too.

The bar was full of cool people including loads of celebs!

All in all we had a great night and I will deifnitely be going back in the future - now that the door policy is a lot more friendly this is defintiely the place to go.

By Jammie D.

I went to the Met Bar last week with a group and had a fantastic time. Although it's a members-only bar, I contacted them before hand and once we had been vetted my friends and I were put on the guest list for the evening. We went down quite late, about midnight and the bar was buzzing. The DJs were amazing playing a great mix of electro-pop and rock, we couldn't stop dancing! The cocktails aren't cheap (£11.50), but they were absolutely delicious - and you only need a couple to be well on your merry way! The service was great and we had the best night - we will definitely go back. I'm now applying for membership so I can go whenever I want - fingers crossed!

By James R.

Hay, Me and a few friends went round a month ago on a saturday night, the staff were very friendly and the DJ was playing real great tracks.. good old rock and roll which is so rare in the sorts of clubs i go too which is a shame.. does he play every Saturday??

By Nat -.

I had a really good experience at the Met Bar- it was a great atmosphere for a relaxed drink, loved the decor and the mood lighting. Great cocktails and food too, a must do!

By Mahesh K.

did my bday bash at met bar last nite...hv 2 say i was pleasently surprised. kinda small...but all top bars r small (apart from carbon). music was great...a very good mixture of house, hip hop/rnb and 80's club classics! service was also great...and tha staff were very friendly! my guests and i had no problem gettin in...and once inside were treated very well. and most importantly every1 had a great time! definately gonna go back!

By P.

They have DJs every Thu Fri & Sat and on an occassional basis have live music now. Cool, small & loud. Depending on the DJ you can have a great night. Still a strict members' bar only.

By E.

The iconic Met Bar has undergone a major renovation and having been notoriously hard to get into and filled with celebrities, it has shrugged off its members-only policy and opened its doors to a well-heeled crowd and those wanting a glimpse of past glories.

The Venue
Housed in The Metropolitan Hotel you can enter via the hotel itself or the street entrance. Butterscotch leather banquettes run down one side and small clusters of low tables and chairs fill the main area. There is a raised private area and a long glass wall that offers a view outside, although this tends to be frosted over at night. A long, sleek lava stone bar with leather bar stools is very NYC, and a beautiful corrugated cardboard relief adorns an entire wall. Created by the British artist Giles Miller, known for his pop-up work for Stella McCartney, this is a firm nod to the Met Bar’s arty connections, past and present. Overall, the space is light and contemporary while the warm orange hues and flickering candles in the evening add cosiness.

The Atmosphere
During the day there is a fast paced buzz to the bar as the hotel’s residents use it for coffee, lunch and meetings. As evening sets in the doormen take their places and a well-heeled crowd head down. The staff are clad in Armani and are very professional and informed. Tables for groups can be reserved prior to arriving and this is worth doing, especially at the weekend.

The Music
With an opening evening hosted by Jamie Cullum on the piano the space can lend itself to live events. DJs take over from 9pm at the weekend.

The Food
Glass domes sit along the bar during the day with an enticing array of homemade cakes. Lunch is an informal affair and is served from midday until 5.30pm. Using the finest British produce, starters such as potted shrimps, fennel and orange loaf with a parsley and chilli salad, and mains such as lemon poached monkfish at £18.50 are seasonal and marry the contrasting flavours perfectly. Classics remain such as The Met Burger and Met Club (both at £17), and tapas and bar snacks replace the lunch menu come dusk.

The Drink
An extensive new drinks menu includes an array of wines and carefully selected champagnes with the Louis Roederer NV leading the way at £65 a bottle, while the heady cocktails are pitched to rival any top-end bar. Fruit and herbs are used to create wonderful concoctions with titles such as Wondering Star, where sage and pineapple puree are shaken with premium gin and garnished with star anise for £12.

The Last Word
With the complete interior having been ripped out and auctioned on eBay for the Metropolitan’s official charity, someone out there will own a piece of Brit Pop history, but the new design works well and the less fussy door policy ensures you don’t need to book a hotel room just to catch a glimpse of the action.

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