It’s a Friday night, you’ve just finished work and you’re looking for a good night out with your mates. You’re walking around the City of London and you’ve no idea where to begin. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the top 5 best bars in the City of London. Whether you’re in the mood for a chill pint and a decent feed, or a couple cocktails that’ll have you dancing till the early hours of the morning, we’ve got you covered.


Be At One Monument
28 King William Street, London EC4R 9AT

You can’t go wrong with B@1. With a friendly group of talented mixologists, you’ll be happy with any cocktail you ask for while you dance to a brilliant soundtrack of hits. It’s the perfect escape from the square mile hustle.

Coin Laundry
70 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QP

Take a trip down memory lane at this laid-back neighbourhood bar and restaurant. It’s the perfect place when all you want is a good chat with your mates while you munch on some comfort food that reminds you of home and sip on some cocktails that’ll take you back to the 70s.

Simmons Liverpool Street
21 Widegate Street, London E1 7HP

Did someone say happy hour? Did someone say 5-hour long happy hour? Yep, that’s right. Drink the night away with a cocktail teapot (or two), have a boogie under the red neon lights and challenge your mate with a throwback game on their retro games console.

Ask For Janice
50-52 Long Lane Farringdon, London EC1A 9EJ

Is it gin-o’clock yet? Because this chilled out bar and restaurant has the goods with an impressive collection of more than 50 local and international gins. And if you’re not a gin-drinker, don’t worry, Ask For Janice have some quality cocktails, craft beers and unfiltered wine for all your alcoholic needs. To soak up the booze, feast on their local, fresh produce that’ll leave your bellies satisfied and full.

Discount Suit Company
29A Wentworth Street, London E1 7TB

Would it really be London without a cool, speakeasy? This independent neighbourhood cocktail bar lies below an old suit company’s original storeroom, hence the name. A welcoming vibe where you can listen to some sweet soul music and try one of their classic cocktails. You’ll be sure to have a great time.