From Neapolitan pizza through to local craft brews, Fugitive Motel is a chilled Neighbourhood bar in East London which is great for some casual birthday bevs. Plus, if things are a bit awkward, there's a dedicated games room with a shuffle board to break the ice.
Bars For Birthday Parties
Don't settle for less than you deserve, and don't you dare spend this birthday crying into a cakey mess because you're another year older. We've put together a list of the recommended bars for birthday parties across London - whether it's for a private event, or just a dose of downright debauchery, we've got it covered. Enquire and book online to secure your number one party venue for birthday drinks in London.
The Beast of Brixton is the perfect bar to celebrate your birthday in London, with a wide range of delicious drinks and a party playlist to die for. Hidden off the streets of Brixton, this secret bar is laden with cool decorations and the cocktail list is packed full of creative inventions, meaning you'll not only have a good time here, but your friends will be really impressed.
Step through the looking glass and enter a world of deviance and debauchery in a lavish yet comfortable setting. Serving up an eccentric and experimental cocktail selection, and playing host to all sorts of live performances, from the weird to the wonderful, Looking Glass Cocktail Club is easily one of the best bars in London for birthday parties.
Show off your London knowledge to your mates at the seriously cool and original Reverend JW Simpsons. The basement bar is the former home of a reverend, still has many of the original features and puts on a cocktail list of foraged and seasonal ingredients.
You want your birthday party to be perfect, right? Well BYOC are on-hand with a bespoke cocktail experience unlike any other. Simply bring your mates and a bottle of your favourite spirit, and leave it up to the bartender to create the prefect mix based on your tastes.
If it's a delightful dose of dim sum and incredible cocktails that you fancy this birthday in London, don't look any further than Opium, a charming speakeasy style cocktail bar in China Town. Filled with Eastern credibility and charm, this is perfect for unique nights out.
Serving up expertly crafted cocktails at a very reasonable price, Be At One Wimpole Street mixes up a storm throughout the week. Easily one of the best bars in London for birthday parties, this one offers space for both refined relaxation and raucous party vibes over the weekend. Or, why not book you and your pals into one of their infamous Cocktail Masterclasses - at only £25 for 90 minutes, this is a great choice for birthday parties in London.
Huckster is a multi-level bar and club incorporating street food from across the globe to give you an international dining sensation. Explore flavors from Chinatown to Lower Manhattan before swinging by the karaoke lounge for the ultimate birthday meal.
Dirty Martini carries itself with elegance and flair to serve expertly crafted cocktails in a stylish and vibrant setting, and is an ideal space for birthday drinks on account of its versatility. Perfect for a quiet couple with friends before hitting the town, and an excellent option if you're looking for something a little more intimate - hire out a bespoke tunnel, bed or vault to make your birthday party in London that 'lil bit more memorable.
Looking for a unique place to spend your birthday in London? Hot trot it to Liverpool Street for one of the best bars in the business. Found under the heralded Simmons name and toting some seriously zany interiors, don't just be impressed by the trinkets and kitsch cool, the cocktails are simply out of this world.
The Candlemaker's vibrant, psychedelic décor provides the perfect fun environment for birthday celebrations. Independently owned, this place just wants to show you a great, friendly time! Settle down into one of the 1960's style armchairs and wait for the revelry to begin. There's also regular DJs and rock and soul musicians to liven up the place some more.
A brilliant shout for birthday ideas in London, Limin' Beach Club is serving up chilled vibes, fun decor and potent rum-laced drinks. Perfectly positioned along South bank, this spot also has a DJ spinning upbeat tunes and a delicious array of Caribbean food.
One of the best birthday party bars in Balham, The Exhibit offers a fun and relaxed atmosphere ideal for special occasions, alongside a number of private hire spaces and packages available for parties as big as 50. So whether it's an intimate brunch with a few close pals or an out-and-out rager with all your family and friends, The Exhibit is here for all your birthday needs.
Make your birthday something to talk about this year as Flight Club mix things up across London. The popular darts brand has venues in Shoreditch, Islington, Victoria and Bloomsbury, complete with a state-of-the-art scoring system, pizza, and all the darts fun.
This Fitzrovia underground cocktail club is guaranteed to take your birthday celebrations to the next level. Boasting a winning combo of creative concoctions, wacky interiors and live DJ sets, Bourne & Hollingsworth will have you laughing, dancing and drinking till the early hours.
Planning a swish birthday do? Head over to St Martins Lane where The Alchemist is promising you quite the experience. From slick interiors and theatrical mixology, to a delicious menu of snacks and large plates, they've got everything you need to celebrate properly.
If you've been searching for a great birthday party location in Clerkenwell - give yourself a pat on the back, because you've found the perfect venue. Offering a variety of private hire packages, 1920's Bar can provide you with their stylish ground floor, plush basement bar, or both combined if you're really going all out. They've got all the gear to accommodate for DJs and a fantastic range of cocktails available at affordable prices.
If you're looking for fun bars for a birthday party, this is up there with the best of them. An absolute mecca for football fans, TOCA Social will have you take on a footie game experience, with delicious bites to eat, a dedicated dessert room and more activities to explore after.
Warm up for an evening of French-inspired shenanigans with a few cocktails on Chancery Lane. There's a beautiful range to pick between (Granny's Green Beast and Julie's Mamou were two of our faves) and they'll get you nicely set for a menu of Provencal dishes served throughout the day. It's only right that you have a go on the UK's Petanque court, with this indoor version of boules more than likely to get a tad competitive after the French wines have flowed.
A fun time party pub in North London, this one packs one hell of a punch. Head down and stretch those vocal chords as you set sail on a karaoke fuelled adventure at this stellar London party pub - otherwise, they host comedy nights, DJs, live bands and vintage clothes sales - might as well make a day of it.
The toastie specialists at Morty & Bob's have teamed up with Night Tales, creating a cafe-cum-bar called NT's in Hackney. The venue serves as a laid back cafe by day, but completely transforms itself after dark, when the DJs, live music and master mixologists behind the bar dial things up a bit. Catering for whatever mood you might find yourself in, this fun party bar is perfect for a birthday celebration with your nearest and dearest.
This decadent den is a great place to forget your age as you fling yourself around the dance floor. Divine cocktails and Moroccan decor make this a night to remember (or potentially, to forget) and with late opening every night except Mondays and Sundays, your birthday doesn't have to land on a weekend to be any fun.
If you're a footie fan celebrating a birthday in London, Foosball Club is the ideal pit stop for your night out. Head here to start a little healthy competition with your mates as you play on world-class tables with a wide choice of craft beers and pizza to keep you feeling refreshed between games.
This isn't a birthday party in just any ol' London bar; these fun spots in Fulham and Fitzrovia are here to take things up a gear. Gather all your mates and head down for a night of fun in the high-tech cricket nets, followed by plenty of booze from the bar and grub from the grill.
This gorgeous bar and restaurant has all the stylish industrial features you could possibly want, think exposed brickwork, warm lighting from hanging lightbulbs, and metal accents dotted around the space. The drinks menu features classic and specialty cocktails, while the small plates of food are perfect for sharing among a group.