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Well-situated in the middle of bustling Soho, Thirst is an extremely popular bar split over two levels. Open for coffee during the day (8am-3.30pm), it turns into a cocktail bar in the evening, mixing up the usual margaritas, caipirinhas and cosmopolitans, as well as the more exotic wibble (Bombay Sapphire, sloe gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar syprup, grapefruit juice and wild blackberry liqueur), There's a 'stupid' hour (12noon-7.30pm), as well as a happy hour, while DJs play nightly from 9pm in the basement.
Venue name: Thirst
Address: 53 Greek Street
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Road tube
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This is the best bar by far in London. The staff work hard to create an excellent atmosphere, which is not pretentious or over friendly. The cocktail list is longer than my arm...and I still havent tried every single one! Most importantly on Saturday night the resident DJ is excellent, I even asked him for his card so perhaps I can book him for my birthday which I will be having at Thirst later this year. DJ Alan Holloway played a mixture of good house music and seemed to know what we liked without asking us. All in all we had a fabulous saturday night and all my friends enjoyed it very much.

Zahira P

Wonderful and friendly bar in Soho. This is the second time I have booked Thirst Bar for my birthday, and it didn't disappoint - In fact, I think this time was even better than the last. I booked the 'Red Room' downstairs for 15 friends. The lovely Ruben was very friendly during the booking, and took great care of us during the night, mixing us great cocktails. All the staff and the bartenders were also friendly, and the DJ was excellent - we particularly enjoyed the old school RnB tunes back to back at one point during the set, I'd especially requested this whilst I was booking and it got us onto the dance floor instantly. The basement dance floor was also air conditioned which was good as it got quite packed later on into the night. 

Thank you to all the staff who made our night so great, and a special thanks to Ruben for helping me organise the booking and ensuring everything ran smoothly

Luisa G

I love this place. I've been coming to Thirst for a number of years, and they've always been very consistent at producing great cocktails, by lovely staff. Their Lychee Martini is to die for, and their Twisted Nail, a whiskey based cocktai, is also delicious. They've recently changed the Twisted Nail to a Smokey Nail, so they use whiskey smoked through peat instead...but if you don't like smoked whiskey, they'll happily revert to the old cocktail, to make you happy!

The bar itself is pretty small, and you can have quite a long wait for a drink at busier times..but there is a bar downstairs, so it's often quicker to go and wait down there. The atmosphere at Thirst is good - there are a few tables and chairs around, so you can sit and relax, or you can head downstairs for a dance, and there is a DJ there later in the evening.

If you're peckish, they often do snacky food- crossaints, sausage rolls, scotch eggs or crisps, but they don't do proper meals - this is more a place to grab a good cocktail, rather than a full blown meal!

The door staff here are lovely, not pretentious, and not rude like some places (mentioning no names The Edge, which is now gone). 

The bar is clean, and they often have people collectiong glasses. I would recommend this as a great place for cocktails...and even better, they take the Time Out card, so your drinks are always happy hour, whatever the time :) 


A little gem hidden away in busy Soho.

I have been spending quiet sometime there this summer, although I usually try to avoid the "busy" city area around this time of year.

But you don't get the feeling that you are sitting in the middle of the city- the staff is really nice, the drinks are great and the prices reasonable. And if you are lucky you can grab a chair outside and watch the world past by in a relaxed atmosphere. Already looking forward to my next night out there.

Karolis c

Went there on Friday night. Was warmly greeted. The music was just to my tasting. 6 of us danced to 3 in the morning. Lovely bartenders made outstanding cocktails. 

If you are looking for a cosy and fun place with friendly and skilled bartenders this is a place for you.

Howard S

I have been down several times, really great staff, excellent cocktails especially during Stupid Hour! Not bad DJs as well, but my moves arent as good as i think they are!!

Kirsty Hurrell

AWFUL service - went last night hoping to use my Time Out card to get happy hour cocktails all night only to be told they don't actually take the card because 'they don't have a sticker in the window'. The bar manager was rude and when I showed him the website on my phone he still refused to let me use it. Was extremely disappointed and would never go there again. Would give it NO stars if I was allowed but had to put 1.

Accepts Time Out Card

Free entry and happy hour cocktails

Happy hour cocktails at all times.

This offer can be redeemed between 8am and midnight. Don’t have a Time Out Card? Get yours here.