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The newest bars, pubs and drinking spots, reviewed anonymously by our critics

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Latest Time Out London bar reviews

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Tabac

icon-location-pin Kentish Town

A French-themed bar occupying an old tobacconist’s in Kentish Town

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Bars and pubs, Mezcalerias

Hacha

icon-location-pin Kingsland

London’s first agave bar from a tequila and mezcal expert

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Bars and pubs, Pubs

The High Cross

icon-location-pin Bruce Grove

A Tottenham micropub inside a former public toilet

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Bars and pubs, Gastropubs

Canbury Arms

icon-location-pin Kingston Upon Thames

A Kingston pub gets a revamp from Pearmain Pubs

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Heads + Tails

icon-location-pin West Hampstead

A bar with two personalities, both tailored to a West Hampstead crowd

Venue says Have you tried our aperitivo hour yet? We have a delicious selection of aperitivo-style cocktails available for £5 every day until 7pm!

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Supermax

icon-location-pin King's Cross

A late-night King’s Cross bar spinning Italo disco and pouring vermouth

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Lyaness

icon-location-pin South Bank

The ‘World’s Best Bar’ Dandelyan makes way for Lyaness

Venue says Lyaness is the brand new bar from the award-winning Mr Lyan and team.

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The Gun

icon-location-pin Spitalfields

A multi-purpose Spitalfields boozer from the team behind The Ten Bells

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Diogenes the Dog

icon-location-pin Elephant and Castle

Walworth wine bar named after the great Greek cynic

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Homeboy

icon-location-pin Islington

An Irish-run bar doing a strong line in whiskey drinks

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The Parrot

icon-location-pin Covent Garden

Tropical-themed cocktail bar brought to you by Idris Elba

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Funkidory

icon-location-pin Peckham Rye

A diddy, music-filled cocktail spot on Peckham Rye

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Bars and pubs, Gastropubs

Newman Arms

icon-location-pin Fitzrovia

A historic Fitzrovia pub, now the first tap house from Truman’s Brewery

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The Faber Fox

icon-location-pin Gipsy Hill

Crystal Palace pub, the fifth from the Livelyhood group

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FAM

icon-location-pin Marylebone

Cocktails in central London from a startender team

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Mikkeller Bar

icon-location-pin Shoreditch

A craft beer bar from the Danish brewery in collaboration with, er, Rick Astley

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Vermuteria

icon-location-pin King's Cross

Vermouth-obsessed café-bar in Coal Drops Yard

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Gunmakers

icon-location-pin Clerkenwell

Multi-faceted Clerkenwell pub – complete with hair salon – from the Nine Lives team

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Little Mercies

icon-location-pin Crouch End

A Crouch End cocktail bar from the team behind east London’s Bar Three

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Teatulia

icon-location-pin Covent Garden

Tea shop meets bar in the middle of Covent Garden

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Bars and pubs, Craft beer pubs

Tap 13

icon-location-pin Tooting

A zero-waste tap bar in Broadway Market Tooting

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Cocteleria

icon-location-pin Soho

A bar beneath Mexican taqueria Breddos in Soho

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Lost Alpaca

icon-location-pin Covent Garden

A bar below Peruvian restaurant Lima Floral in Covent Garden

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The Drop

icon-location-pin King's Cross

A wine bar from the Harts Group within brand-new Coal Drops Yard

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Blame Gloria

icon-location-pin Covent Garden

A bright cocktail bar themed around a fictitious muse

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Compton Arms

icon-location-pin Canonbury

George Orwell's favourite boozer has been given a fabulous facelift 

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Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

Ziggy’s

icon-location-pin Piccadilly Circus

A Ziggy Stardust-themed bar at the Hotel Café Royal

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Bars and pubs, Breweries

Two Tribes

icon-location-pin Lower Holloway

Brewery and taproom with strong music ties

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Bars and pubs

El Segundo

icon-location-pin Peckham Rye

Rustic Spanish wine and sherry bar – sister and neighbour to Miss Tapas restaurant

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Bottles

icon-location-pin Spitalfields

A quaint Italian wine bar in Old Spitalfields Market

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El Vermut

icon-location-pin Nunhead

A Spanish-tinged vermouth bar in SE London

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Bars and pubs, Mezcalerias

Sin Gusano

icon-location-pin De Beauvoir Town

A mezcaleria bringing a touch of Oaxaca to east London

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Copeland Social

icon-location-pin Peckham

An all-weather drinking hub in Peckham’s Copeland Park

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Laki Kane

icon-location-pin Barnsbury

Tiki bar on Upper Street from a former Mahiki manager

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The Bluecoats

icon-location-pin Bruce Grove

Done-up pub just a skip away from the new Spurs stadium

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Villages

icon-location-pin New Cross

A Deptford brewery established by the brothers Village

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Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

Green Room at The Curtain

icon-location-pin Shoreditch

A head-turner of a bar at Shoreditch’s Curtain hotel

Venue says East London's new five-star cocktail bar debuts its afternoon tea in partnership with Hackney Herbal inspired by its Xenz graffiti interior.

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Harringay Arms

icon-location-pin Crouch End

A small neighbourhood boozer with an even smaller beer garden

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jin bo law, rooftop bar
Scott Chasserot
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Jin Bo Law

icon-location-pin Aldgate

A rooftop bar on the Dorsett City Hotel’s fourteenth floor

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Hide Below

icon-location-pin Mayfair

A cocktail bar below Ollie Dabbous’s new restaurant

Venue says Try our new seasonal cocktail menu in Hide Below by award winning mixologist and Hide Bar Manager, Oskar Kinberg.

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Londrino Wine Bar

icon-location-pin London Bridge

A Portuguese wine bar attached to London Bridge’s Londrino restaurant

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Bussey Rooftop Bar

icon-location-pin Peckham

A rooftop bar in Peckham to rival Frank’s Café – also with a tropical vibe

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Netil360

icon-location-pin South Hackney

A pared-down London Fields rooftop with panoramic views

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Fitz’s Bar

icon-location-pin Bloomsbury

A sparkly hotel bar with a Studio-54-meets-West-Egg vibe

Venue says A Bloomsbury bar with a touch of timeless glamour - the perfect spot to escape the everyday.

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Taproom SE8

icon-location-pin Deptford Bridge

The second craft beer outpost from Hop Stuff Brewery

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NOLA London

icon-location-pin Globe Town

East London bar paying homage to New Orleans

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Bars and pubs, Craft beer pubs

Small Beer

icon-location-pin Crouch End

A relaxed pub with local craft beers and pizza

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CircusXO

icon-location-pin Mayfair

Industrial-looking bar beneath Mayfair restaurant StreetXO

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Hawkes Cidery & Taproom

icon-location-pin Bermondsey

London’s first urban cider brewery joins the Bermondsey Beer Mile

Venue says The Hawkes Cidery & Taproom is where get to celebrate everything we love about the incredible world of craft cider.

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Bar Three

icon-location-pin Spitalfields

A subterranean cocktail bar in Spitalfields, the follow-up to Dalston’s Three Sheets

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Dartmouth Arms

icon-location-pin Dartmouth Park

Tufnell Park pub brought back to life by the team behind Hackney’s Chesham Arms

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Bars and pubs, Craft beer pubs

Deptford Esquire

icon-location-pin New Cross

Little Nan’s Bar and Masala Wala Café opening a pub and curry house

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Bars and pubs, Pubs

The Virgin Queen

icon-location-pin Bethnal Green

A pub and chippie taking over footie ‘museum’ The Albion

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Andy Parsons
Bars and pubs, Wine bars

Prosecco House

icon-location-pin London Bridge

London’s first dedicated prosecco bar

Venue says Prosecco tastings at PH – https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/food-drink/prosecco-tastings-at-prosecco-house-1?t=tickets

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Weino BIB

icon-location-pin Kingsland