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Thirst on Greek Street is a trendy bar that has a good selection of cocktails and wines, which can be enjoyed within a vibrant and sociable atmosphere.

Ranked #9 of 2091 pubs & bars in London
"Thirst Bar Soho is a small, independent and versatile venue established in 2002 still offering an amazing choice of cocktails, Gins and craft beers. Party in our lounge and newly-refurbished basement late into the night and enjoy great music and some of the best DJ's in London every night."

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Opening Hours
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MON

16:00 - 01:00

TUE

16:00 - 03:00

WED

16:00 - 03:00

THU

16:00 - 03:00

FRI

16:00 - 03:00

SAT

16:00 - 03:00

SUN

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By Philippa R.

A newbie to Thirst, ill be returning for more fun and frolics! and have bought NYE tickets - great crowd, music, location and the drinks are very moreish... all making it a tick all boxes night! enjoy!


By Matthew D.

Luvved it. Have been a fan of Thirst since I started going out in Oxford and 9 years l'm really pleased to see one in Soho. And it does stupid hour and happy hour prices still. Best place to start the night, and you could probably spend a lot of the night in there; dancing is downstairs.


By Samantha W.

Was visiting Soho for the first time to celebrate my friends 21st. Was very happy to have discovered this small but fantastic little bar. We kicked off our night early and were very pleased to find drinks were so much cheaper early doors. We certainly made the most of the cocktails which were pretty much half price :) Also found it a nice friendly mix of people. Will certainly be returning when I'm next in the area and would recommend to others!


By AL T.

Stefanhy Our door supervisor Albert has been greeting customers in a polite and friendly manner now for 5 years at thirst. Apologies if you felt he was rude. As to your comment on expensive drinks. This is just not true. Almost 1/2 price cocktails daily inc. the weekends and reduced prices all night Mon - Wed. Let me know where you drink better cocktails cheaper Al Thirst.


By John S.

Wanted to hire the bar for my 40th party and always liked the venue from the old rikki tiks days. This did not happen as the Manager's were not accomodating to me playing my own music (club classics) and I ended up talking with 3 different members of staff who gave conflicting info and kept on giving me the runaround and never bothered calling me back after leaving messages. Not customer friendly at all and not recommended!


By Gemma R.

Had a great night at Thirst Bar - the team there reserved the upstairs seating for our birthday and looked after us very well.

They couldn't have been more helpful. The atmosphere was great and eveyone had a good time.

The music was good and happy hour was a bonus.


By Holly B.

This is a great place to come before going out - especially as the delicious cocktails are cheap during stupid and happy hour.

The atmosphere is brilliant and I like the music. I would not however stay there for the whole night as the prices of drinks increase and the dace floor is a bit small.


By Jib R.

Well what can I say? The place may not be huge but the staff are all really nice especially the doormen, very polite and professional.

The bar staff are also great and the cocktails are the best. Truly, the only downside is that they have to close at 3 am and the tall doorman with the scar on his face isn't there anymore.

He was funny , helpful, polite and made everyone feel safe.


By Nadeem J.

Small dancefloor, but for all the rest there's no complaints. Good music as in good trance, friendly staff (talking to my friend in the toilet drunk is always fun), no problem with bouncers, drinks not overpriced. This is as i read, a safe option, even if not for the whole night out. Proof? Going there this thursday n friday!


By Judy J.

I agree that Thirst is a 'safe' option- in the best possible way! Who doesn't want somewhere that you can rely on for a good night? The cocktails here are really good (although it's best to go during happy hour to save the pennies and get your money's worth). The dancefloor is annoyingly small- annoying because the music is so good! Really good dance, commercial and chart music with a few oldies thrown in for good measure. Staff are very friendly and chatty, probably the nicest bouncers you'll find in London. It's not the most spectacular night out you can have in central London but it's perfect for either a few drinks before heading to a club, or as a night in itself so long as you don't mind its small but perfectly formed dancefloor.


By Andy A.

well have to say sat the 12th july was amazing, booked my girlfreinds birthday party, having not been to the venue before have to say door staff were freindly the dj,s amazing proper house music,great drinks and atmosphere,and sam and pete the managers could not have been more helpfull,would recommend thirst to anyone


By AL T.

Hello Sovietmuch as I would love a bigger dance floor.......alas I can't create more space from thin air!If I could I would re-name Thirst the 'Tardis' bar.As to dancing in the bathroom...you really want to nip that in the bud!We are a small and friendly late night cocktail bar with wicked drinks, friendly staff and funky tunes.Thirst - it does exactly what it says on the tin.Al Thirst.


By Sabrina K.

Thirst is a nice little bar but there is nothing special about it. I've been a few times and usually spend most of the night downstairs. However the dancefloor is ridiculously small which means it gets overcrowded. Not 'acceptable' overcrowded, but HIDEOUSLY overcrowded.
Cocktails are decent but nothing to get excited over. The music was pretty good and it definitely got a lot of people on the dancefloor.
However I've only been here for pre-drinks, maybe it's altogether a different case if you're hiring this venue for a party maybe?
Anyway, Thirst bar was pretty much like all the other bars in Soho. Nothing special about this place. So if you want a night out and not really bothered about where you go, Thirst is the "safe" option.


By Soviet S.

music is good, but the dancefloor is too small and the toilet is so close to the dancefloor, so u feel like u r dancing in a bathroom...


By Tristan L.

I've read some of the reviews on this site and I have to say they're totally unfair. Sure the music is loud, and yes the place gets rammed, but this is what Thirst is all about! I had my 28th birthday there at the end of April and had an amazing night. We booked the Red Room downstairs for about 30 people (which ended up being more like 50!).

With the red room as our base we could go on and off the dancefloor as we pleased (mostly on!) and we always had a seat to cool off. The staff were really friendly and the manager greeted us with a few free drinks - nice touch! Take Thirst for what it is and you'll have one of the best nights out in Soho. A small bar with a big personality, great staff, lovely drinks and banging tunes, and it's free to book


By Helen K.

Thirst hosted my 30th on Friday night and I couldn't have enjoyed it more. There was a free guestlist for all my friends, they played music just to my liking and looked after me and my lot all night.

And there was no minimum spend and no hire charge which left me completely stress free. Thanks Andy, Pete and everyone else there, I had a really great night.

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By A.

Do not go to Thirst. I booked the downstairs seating area for 40 people for my 30th birthday and was told by the staff I would have a brilliant night.

On the night we let the bar manager know we were going to be about 30 minutes late but when we arrived, he said that he was just about to give the space away. Then I gave the bar manager 50 pounds to allow any of my friends who arrived after 10pm to get in for free: he just pocketed the 50 pounds and still charged my friends.

I was also told I could put my gifts in a back room but when the bar manager saw me putting my gifts in there he shouted at me in a very aggressive manner and accused me of trying to steal his takings and told me that we would have to leave.

Several of my friends couldn't get in as the space I had actually only fit about 20 people in, so late arrivals were refused entry even though I had been guaranteed space for 40 people.

The venue itself was far too overcrowded, the music was more techno and hardcore than house, the bar manager was rude and aggressive and I was completely mislead about the space I had hired and the entry policy. Do not go to Thirst!


By N.

Thirst is awful. It's too small and they try and pack more and more people in. The music is so loud and it doesn't need to be in a venue that small. The music was more like techno and most people were chewing their faces off. Never again. The Thirst staff were friendly though.


By B.

I went to Thirst recently for a rented out party> I thought the prices were great, especially for central London, considering its not a cheap trampy club where you have to dress in clothes you hate in order not to ruin the ones you like. However, I was disappointed with the space, it was very small and they dedicated not only the whole of the upper floor to a seating area but half the bottom floor as well, which further minimised the little space there was.

Although from a distance the seats look interesting, creative and very modern - they are completely impractical. You can't have a conversation with someone because the seats are small squares and the opposite seats are all at angles and too far apart from one another, so you're constantly craning your neck in odd directions in order to see your friends. Normally I'd be up dancing but there was no where to dance so you were hardly left with any choice!

Yet, I could have forgiven all these things, if it weren't for the music. A huge neon sign stating 'NO REQUESTS' is hardly the most welcoming gesture, particularly when the music is constantly House. A little variation in music would have greatly improved the night. If you want to keep it a cheap night Thirst's a great place, but if you don't mind paying that little bit extra (or else getting drunk before you go out) there are better venues around.


By Andrew M.

I recently had a private party downstairs in Thirst and I cannot rave about the place enough. All the staff made such an effort to ensure the night was a success and me and my boyfriend were very happy. From the manager who calmed me down even after I shouted at him and bought me some balloons because I had forgotten to get some and a drink to relax me, to the doorman who kept an eye on all our stuff when we were dancing and made me feel totally comfortable. Even the bar staff who sorted out the problem of our drinks being taken by the glass collector when still half full by buying me another and apologising with two shots for me and my boyfriend.

Basically everyone at Thirst made a very special occasion, a really memorable night for all the right reasons and I would recommend Thirst to anyone. The private room we had could seat 35 people which made it a very cosy venue and the dancefloor was plenty big enough for a bit of a boogie. It's a stylish venue, decorated with retro red leather sofas and lots of mirrors too. Even the toilet attendant was sweet and not as pushy as a lot of them can be.

The best thing has to be the fact that we booked the space without any hire fee/deposit/minimum bar spend. All my friends were very impressed too. All in all - a wicked night!



By Andrew M.

I had my birthday at Thirst and thought it was great. They gave me a space at the very last minute for what turned out to be about 30 people.

The staff were very friendly and the music at Thirst was fantastic. It didn't cost me a thing to book the area and they gave me five free drinks to start the night off!

I had an excellent night. Thanks Thirst!


By T.

I booked a party for my birthday at Thirst and couldn't believe it was free to book with no minimum spend, a rarity in Soho these days.

We arrived at Thirst at 9pm and the bar was busy but our seats had not been usurped! The staff were great and the cocktails were delicious especially as you didn't need a second mortgage to buy them!

Thirst has excellent tunes, the dance floor is up close and personal and definitely gets you amongst it! Thirst is a real find, I had a great birthday and I want more!



By A.

I thought Soho was dead so I was pleasantly surprised that Thirst is a vibrant, busy bar with a great atmosphere and wonderful cocktails supplied by great bar staff.

Having been greeted by cool door people on both entering and leaving the venue, I would recommend the Saturday night at Thirst to anyone looking for a great night out. The DJ at Thirst was fantastic and it's free entry before 10pm too!


By Stuart S.

I checked out reviews for Thirst before going, how wrong they were. It was a Saturday night and it was already packed when I got there around 8.30pm and it filled up so much we were unable to move in the basement bar. The air conditioner wasn't any good as it was too hot and the DJ played the music too loud. Good music doesn't need to be ear piercing to be enjoyed and there were some decent tunes. I came out and my ears were ringing, not pleasant. Granted there was lots of beautiful people in there, but the fact it was overcrowded, meant that most of them left pretty quick. Also there was cloak room attentdant in the smallest toliets in the world, totally unnecessary, he almost had to get out of the toliet so you could go in. If you like small, hot crowded bars and a constant ringing in your ears, this is the place for you.


By A.

I was disappointed with the selection of beers at The Thirst and the music was so loud that I developed a headache very early in the evening. That said, we did enjoy some other bars that weren't The Thirst that evening in Bovingdon.


By L.

I've been to Thirst once with a friend. At the entrance, the doormen overcharged us by £5. We decided to go in anyway. We didn't expect it to be so tiny as the ground floor allows you to imagine a bigger dance room. Downstairs there's no space for dancing and the music was not satisfactory. The only positive thing was the bar area as the barman was friendly and his cocktails were excellent. With this one exception I don't think I will fancy going to Thirst again.


By Andrew M.

I love Thirst. Great staff and a great space. We always bring out-of-towners to Thirst to show that you can have a good night out in London without the hassle of the big clubs.


By N.

I am not a fan of Thirst. It is too packed and too expensive (although I am Northern and used to lower prices). The music was good however, and the seating areas nice but too smokey.


By P.

Thirst has friendly staff and great cocktails at fantastic prices. What can I say; brilliant! Stays open to 3am. I will definitely be going back - a lot! Did I mention the DJs playing quality tunes on a crisp sounding system? If I had the money I'd buy the place!


By H.

I decided to go to thirst for my birthday. After much palava getting on the guest list I was told that every person in my party was to bring confirmation. When we arrived we weren't even asked for our names! It's terribly small and was so packed I could not move! I complained to the bouncers that this was dangerous and there should be a restriction. My friends all left as they felt so claustrophobic. This ruined my birthday and I would never go back and would advise anyone strongly against visiting.


By J.

Thirst is loads of fun. Great cocktails at really great prices for the West End. Music was perfect for pre-club warm up. The dance floor did get a little rammed and sweaty but what else would you expect from Soho?! Great bar.

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