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Canary Wharf bars

From swanky wine bars to beer terraces and cocktails in the clouds, seek out these Canary Wharf bars

By Laura Richards
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Okay, so Canary Wharf can have a bit of a bad rep when it comes to its drinking scene. But forget about the suit and tie connotations – there are some wine bars, beer halls and cocktail joints well worth knowing about in among (and very often inside) the skyscrapers. Read on to discover the best bars in Canary Wharf.

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Best bars in Canary Wharf

Toddy Shop at Chai Ki

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Restaurants Indian Canary Wharf

Chai Ki is inspired by south India’s roadside drinking dens, although there’s little that remains of this scrubbed-up venue to link it with the original spit and sawdust shacks back home. It’s an extensive choice of creative cocktails and feel-good mocktails, spiced breakfast dishes, small plates and traditional curries. 

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Terrace Bar at Wahaca

Restaurants Mexican Canary Wharf

Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers opened this third branch of her Mexican restaurant mini-chain in Canary Wharf in November 2009. Its terrace bar is a plant-filled space serving tequila and mezcal mixed drinks.  

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Pizza Pilgrims West India Quay

Restaurants Pizza Isle of Dogs

A branch of the pizza chain featuring al fresco dining and a 'pizza playground', where guests can play videogames, table football and bowls. The downstairs playground also doubles as a bar and the menu is filled with aperitivos by the dozen, Continental lagers and even limoncello and tonic. 

Dr. Kluger's Olde Towne Tavern

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Isle of Dogs

A secret bar beneath Canary Wharf's Breakfast Club, this chalet-meets-disco spot offers cocktails, bottomless brunches, Camden Hells on tap and bar food like poutine and chips with curry sauce.

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Bars and pubs Café bars Canary Wharf

In the middle of Montgomery Square you’ll find this shipping-container-turned-bar. Enjoy wine, beer or just a coffee in the sunshine while the working world trundles on around you.

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