Best Bars in London

Locals’ favorite places

1. Nightjar
129 City Rd
114local recommendations
A&M says “Jazzy cocktail bar with live music every night. Do not attempt to get there without a reservation. Y...” ·
2. Duke's Brew & Que
33 Downham Rd
101local recommendations
Beth says “Deep South barbecue in a brick-walled pub conversion with extensive craft beers on tap.” ·
3. The Dove
24-28 Broadway Market
94local recommendations
David says “Traditional London pub, but with emphasis on Belgian beers (sadly, not as many on draft as before). ...” ·
4. Duck & Waffle
110 Bishopsgate
93local recommendations
5. The Westbourne
101 Westbourne Park Villas
88local recommendations
Ivan says “Gastropub with bistro tables and outdoor seating, popular with young media types. This is a very pop...” ·
6. Lamb & Flag
24 James St
92local recommendations
Marija says “The Prospect of Whitby is a historic public house on the banks of the Thames at Wapping in the Londo...” ·
7. The Faltering Fullback
19 Perth Rd
92local recommendations
Eduardo says “Great pub to go, specially during the summer mainly because its amazing beer garden split in severa...” ·
8. Pub On The Park
19 Martello St
90local recommendations
9. The Clapton Hart
231 Lower Clapton Rd
90local recommendations
Oliver says “Massive venue with a stylishly downtrodden feel, a terrace and a range of hard-to-find craft beers.” ·
10. The Chamberlayne
83 Chamberlayne Rd
83local recommendations
Calypso says “This is our favourite boozer. A gastro pub with an excellent menu, beers on tap and an outside area ...” ·
11. The Morgan Arms
43 Morgan St
76local recommendations
Tabitha says “A typical British gastropub with good quality pub food and lots of seating for enjoying a pint of be...” ·
12. The Scolt Head
107A Culford Rd
78local recommendations
Iain says “Traditional British pub serving food. Excellent beer garden. Swing dancing with live band and lesson...” ·
13. Dalston Superstore
117 Kingsland High St
81local recommendations
Gabriel says “A popular & friendly diverse gay venue with stylish decor. The venue is split over two floors and of...” ·
14. The Grapes
76 Narrow St
80local recommendations
Iv says “Grapes is an old pub currently owned by Ian McKellen, e.g. Gandalf. In this pub Charles Dickens has ...” ·
15. The Garrison Public House
99 Bermondsey St
72local recommendations
Dan And Sophie
Dan And Sophie says “Warm and inviting gastro pub with a lovely ambience serving high quality modern European dishes. I r...” ·
16. Bar Story
213 Blenheim Grove
75local recommendations
Liz says “'Bar Story is a bit like a warehouse underneath Peckham Rye station, quite dark and bare with basic ...” ·
17. Callooh Callay
65 Rivington St
73local recommendations
Huw says “Low-lit Shoreditch bar with Lewis Carroll-themed interior and long menu of innovative cocktails. See...” ·
18. The Albion
10 Thornhill Rd
68local recommendations
Tessa says “Offers cosy log fires in the winter & excellent pub garden for summer, has won Observer “Best Sunda...” ·
19. Crooked Billet
14–15 Crooked Billet
73local recommendations
Diane says “Our local pub with a good range of beers, wines and spirits. It has a large beer garden and excellen...” ·
20. The Spurstowe Arms
68 Greenwood Rd
71local recommendations
Thomas says “A great local. Good food, a warm atmosphere, a back garden. It's all wooden tables and a gently hips...” ·
21. The Duke of Cambridge
30 St Peter's St
62local recommendations
Ian says “A really lovely and lively local gastro pub in a residential area very close to central Islington. ...” ·
22. The Bull & Last
168 Highgate Rd
64local recommendations
Joseph says “My favourite gastro pub in London. It's pricey but worth it. Right next to Hampstead Heath. On weeke...” ·
23. The Narrowboat Pub
119 St Peter's St
66local recommendations
Laura says “English pub on the canal, take your drink and sit outside, either order some food there as well or t...” ·
24. The Churchill Arms
119 Kensington Church St
65local recommendations
Daniel & Marsio
Daniel & Marsio says “A 'Very British' Thai restaurant - in Notting Hill Gate! What more could you want? Fabulous pub sett...” ·
25. Happiness Forgets
8-9 Hoxton Square
65local recommendations
Lisa says “Hidden Cocktail Bar. There’s nothing quite like a speakeasy to make you feel in-the-know. Tourist o...” ·
26. The Hemingway
84 Victoria Park Rd
64local recommendations
Lucy says “Neighbourhood gastropub serving British meals made with locally-sourced ingredients. 84 Victoria Par...” ·
27. Satan's Whiskers
343 Cambridge Heath Rd
83local recommendations
Jen says “It's small but perfectly formed. A brilliantly decorated, super smooth cocktail bar - it's always pl...” ·
28. Queen of Hoxton
1 Curtain Rd
62local recommendations
Renier says “Bar, nightclub, roof terrace, performance space and art gallery, Queen of Hoxton is a staple of the ...” ·
29. The Shop NW10
75 Chamberlayne Rd
59local recommendations
Quentin says “Funky, young and hip cocktail bar now serving decent Mexican food. Cocktails are fantastic, music is...” ·
30. The Palm Tree
127 Grove Rd
57local recommendations
Nathalie says “Air BnB don't have a category for 'pub' but this is what this is - a proper old fashioned East End p...” ·