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Best Bars Near Me
The bars on this site are here because the team have cherrypicked them from thousands as the very best places to drink in London.
MARGARITA DAY BARS
Celebrate Margarita Day with Patrón and head to these top London bars for Margaritas all week long.
Where we're drinking this week
Every week we give a shout out to the places we've visited, drank at and thoroughly enjoyed.
Have you been to any of these great newly opened London bars yet?
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Valentines First Dates
First dates on Valentine's Day come with a lot of pressure, so here are the bars that'll impress your newly met date, whilst also letting you keep your sexy, aloof persona (if a bar can do that)... plus the staff are well trained in avoidance tactics, if hand holding and eye gazing is on the cards.
WOW YOUR LOVED ONE
If the sky is the limit this Valentine's, then these are the bars to go crazy in. From swanky hotel bars and ravishing restaurants to rooftops.
Mates Dates for Valentines
Buck the trend of Valentine's and plan an awesome night out with your friends instead! Grab the gang and head to one of these great bars for cocktails, banter and general anti-Valentine's revelry...
Romantic Neighbourhood Bars
Looking for a bar a littler closer to home? These gems are nestled in local neighbourhoods, serve great drinks and are the perfect distance to your door if hand holding escalates!
LAZING ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON
The kind of places you meet for a pint and end up whiling away the afternoon.
No Reservation Needed
Forgot to book your night out or just planning to play it by ear? These are our favourite bars to head to that don't take reservations.... Though if you're in a group we'd advise calling ahead.
When you're off to the theatre but have already eaten, these are the spots to meet at and enjoy a martini before your matinee or a glass or two before singing your heart out at Dreamgirls...
New Menus in London
All the spots in town with brand spanking new menus full of tasty drinks for you to try...
Beautiful Hotel Bars
Whether your checking in, checking out or just stopping by these hotel bars not only look beautiful but also make some pretty amazing cocktails too.
If you're looking for somewhere special to take your certain someone - these are our pick of the most romantic bars in the city with plenty of dark corners for canoodling, holding hands under the table and whispering sweet nothings across a candle lit table.
Cuddle up with a glass of red
As the cold nights draw in, we're craving warming bottles of red in candlelit corners... From fireside sofa nooks to romantic cellars, here are the perfect cosy wine bars in the capital to enjoy a delicious drop of red.
Dates with mates
Whether it's a double date or a night out with your friends these are the bars where you can date your mates.
Choose Your Area
Choose Your Spirit
Other Options To Consider
You don't have to miss out on all the fun and the delicious cocktails just because you're giving the booze a miss! These are the best bars in London serving up the best non-alcoholic drinks!
London's Best Wine Bars
The search for the perfect wine bar is one we take very seriously here at DrinkUp.London. Whether it's amazing value wine by the glass, a cracking list of natural wine or a sommelier that really knows his onions - we've gathered together the best bars in London for a glass of the good stuff.