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London bar reviews

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

By Laura Richards
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Stay in the loop with the latest reviews on the hottest drinking spots in town. Updated weekly, this is our archive of 'recent reviews'. For the bang-up-to-date 'current reviews' (updated daily), check out the pages for either restaurants or bars

Latest Time Out London bar reviews

Smokey Kudu
Photograph: Andy Parsons

Smokey Kudu

5 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Peckham

A child to South African restaurant Kudu

Tincture
Photograph: Jamie Lau

Tincture

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Brick Lane

Zero-waste drinking underneath Neil Rankin’s vegan burger joint

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Joyce

3 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Wine bars Brockley

A beer and wine taproom in a former funeral parlour

The KPH

3 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Ladbroke Grove

An iconic west London pub gets a gastro facelift

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Bubbledogs

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Wine bars Fitzrovia

A champagne and hot dog bar with a sparkling new lease of life

Venue says Bubbledogs is now available for delivery, so you can still enjoy our pairing of Champagne + hot dogs from the comfort of your own home!

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Moto

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Covent Garden

A sake specialist and bottle shop in Covent Garden

Venue says Moto is now open from Thursday to Sunday from 12pm to 10pm. Come enjoy food and drinks you can never find elsewhere in London!

Dropkick Jonnys
Photograph: Richmond Foodie

Dropkick Jonny’s

3 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Richmond

A snug drinking den above one of Richmond’s best pubs

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Forza Wine

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Wine bars Peckham

A cleverly named rooftop bar from the people behind Peckham Italian Forza Win

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Luigi's Bar, Shoreditch
Photograph: Luigi's Bar

Luigi’s Bar

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Shoreditch

A vermouth-heavy night-time takeover of an Italian caff in Shoreditch

Mona's Bar, Tottenham
Photograph: Andy Parsons

Mona’s Bar

3 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Tottenham

A sleek Tottenham cocktail bar with late-night DJs

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Rockwell

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Hotel bars Trafalgar Square

A central London hotel bar with more than a touch of the tropical about it

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Sylvester

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Wine bars East Dulwich

An East Dulwich party bar serving natural wine and pizza

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Kwãnt

5 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Mayfair

An atmospheric basement bar from a former Savoy bartender

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Murder Inc

3 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Fitzrovia

A central London follow-up from Cocktail Trading Company, dubiously based on New York gangsters

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Tabac

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Kentish Town

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

Venue says Electric energy, endless wine, unrecognisable cocktails and happy hour every day, 5-6pm. The place to be tonight. Where are you?

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Hacha

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Mezcalerias Dalston

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

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Heads + Tails

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars West Hampstead

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

Venue says Now delivering pre-batched cocktails! We've a fantastic range of drink-at-home cocktails ready for same-day delivery (locally) & nationwide

Supermax

5 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars King’s Cross

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

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Lyaness

5 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars South Bank

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

Venue says Lyaness is launching Fancy Tea, a tongue-in-cheek take on a high-end 80s dinner party with a bold Lyan twist & cocktails created by the team

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The Gun

3 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Pubs Spitalfields

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

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Homeboy

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Islington

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

The Parrot

3 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Aldwych

Tropical-themed cocktail bar brought to you by Idris Elba

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Funkidory

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Peckham

A diddy, music-filled cocktail spot on Peckham Rye

Newman Arms

3 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Gastropubs Fitzrovia

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

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FAM

5 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Marylebone

Cocktails in central London from a startender team

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Mikkeller Bar

3 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Pubs Hackney Road

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

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Little Mercies

5 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Crouch End and Hornsey

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

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Teatulia
© Jason Bailey

Teatulia

3 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Seven Dials

Tea shop meets bar in the middle of Covent Garden

Tap 13

3 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Craft beer pubs Tooting

A zero-waste tap bar in Broadway Market Tooting

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Lost Alpaca

3 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Covent Garden

A bar below Peruvian restaurant Lima Floral in Covent Garden

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The Drop

3 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Wine bars King’s Cross

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

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Blame Gloria

3 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Covent Garden

A bright cocktail bar themed around a fictitious muse

Venue says Gloria is always down for any party, and you can join her for 2-4-1 on cocktails Sunday-Friday from 4-7pm!

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Compton Arms
Photograph: Compton Arms

Compton Arms

5 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Canonbury

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

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Ziggy’s

3 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Hotel bars Regent Street

A Ziggy Stardust-themed bar at the Hotel Café Royal

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El Segundo

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Peckham

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

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