London bar reviews

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

Bars and pubs, Wine bars

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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Bars and pubs, Café bars

Copeland Social

icon-location-pin Peckham

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

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Laki Kane

icon-location-pin Barnsbury

Tiki bar on Upper Street from a former Mahiki manager

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Bars and pubs, Pubs

The Bluecoats

icon-location-pin Bruce Grove

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

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Bars and pubs, Breweries

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 newest five-star hotel bar has just opened and you're invited to be one of the first to experience this secret botanical bar.

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Bars and pubs, Pubs

Harringay Arms

icon-location-pin Crouch End

A small neighbourhood boozer with an even smaller beer garden

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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

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icon-location-pin Mayfair

A cocktail bar below Ollie Dabbous’s new restaurant

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Bars and pubs, Wine bars

Londrino Wine Bar

icon-location-pin London Bridge

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

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

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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Bars and pubs, Café bars

Netil360

icon-location-pin South Hackney

A pared-down London Fields rooftop with panoramic views

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

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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Bars and pubs, Breweries

Taproom SE8

icon-location-pin Deptford Bridge

The second craft beer outpost from Hop Stuff Brewery

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Bars and pubs

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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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

CircusXO

icon-location-pin Mayfair

Industrial-looking bar beneath Mayfair restaurant StreetXO

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Bars and pubs, Breweries

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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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

George’s Bar

icon-location-pin Bloomsbury

Fancy hotel bar given a slightly new identity

Venue says Enjoy our September cocktail of the month 'White Port & Peach Julep', a great take on a great American classic.

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Bar Three

icon-location-pin Spitalfields

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

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Bars and pubs, Gastropubs

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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Bars and pubs, Wine bars

Prosecco House

icon-location-pin London Bridge

London’s first dedicated prosecco bar

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Bars and pubs, Wine bars

Weino BIB

icon-location-pin Kingsland

A Dalston bar specialising in bag-in-box wine

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Bars and pubs, Pubs

MC & Sons

icon-location-pin Southwark

An Irish pub and Thai kitchen from Windmill Taverns

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Bars and pubs, Pubs

Blue Posts

icon-location-pin Piccadilly Circus

A Chinatown pub brought back to life by the team behind The Palomar

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Eve Bar

icon-location-pin Covent Garden

Sister bar to Adam Handling’s Frog restaurant, hidden down below

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

The Mulwray

icon-location-pin Chinatown

A petite cocktail parlour above The Blue Posts pub in Chinatown

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Bars and pubs, Craft beer pubs

The Hansom Cab

icon-location-pin Kensington

A pub formerly owned by Piers Morgan transformed into a craft beer house

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Nuala Bar

icon-location-pin Old Street

A wood-clad Celtic bar beneath Nuala restaurant

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

The Coral Room

icon-location-pin Bloomsbury

A shiny hotel bar specialising in English sparkling wine

Venue says The bank holiday may be over but you can still enjoy brunch, afternoon tea and cocktails in our beautiful surroundings!

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Bars and pubs, Pubs

Nelsons Head

icon-location-pin Bethnal Green

Cosy, old-fashioned pub conveniently close to Columbia Road

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Bars and pubs, Wine bars

Newcomer Wines

icon-location-pin Kingsland

A fancy Dalston wine bar specialising in Austrian imports

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Bars and pubs, Gastropubs

The Tiger

icon-location-pin Homerton

A neighbourhood pub with a lengthy cocktail menu

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Bars and pubs, Craft beer pubs

Mother Kelly’s

icon-location-pin Vauxhall

A bottle shop and taproom housed in a roomy railway arch in Vauxhall

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Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

Waeska

icon-location-pin Fitzrovia

Outlandishly decorated bar at boutique hotel The Mandrake

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Shep’s

icon-location-pin Kingsland

Haggerston cocktail bar serving ace Korean eats

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Bars and pubs, Wine bars

Nickel

icon-location-pin Crouch End

A tiny neighbourhood bar in the heart of Crouch End

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Super Lyan

icon-location-pin Hoxton

Hoxton’s ground-breaking cocktail bar White Lyan is reborn

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Bars and pubs, Pubs

The Red Lion

icon-location-pin Ealing

Popular pizzeria Santa Maria spreading its wings to the pub next door

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

The Drunken Oyster

icon-location-pin St James's Park

An Italian-themed cocktail bar above a Jason Atherton restaurant

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Bars and pubs, Craft beer pubs

The Tankard

icon-location-pin Lambeth

Charlie Chaplin’s old local, taken on by the Draft House chain

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Kaleidoscope

icon-location-pin Aldgate

A whisky wonderland below Shoreditch’s Mac & Wild

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Pitch Black Bar

icon-location-pin Covent Garden

A cocktail experience in complete darkness

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Nine Lives

icon-location-pin London Bridge

Cocktail hangout with a tropical vibe and sustainable ethos

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