Let's be honest, there is nothing cooler then getting yourself in a speakeasy bar or a secret bar. The fact that only few know about its location or even just its existence is something that most people value along with the feeling of being privileged for just being there. Check out our list below of our top secret bars. Additionally click here and select secret bars to see the complete list of bars we have reviewed and click here and select secret bars to see our top secret bars in London.
Nightjar is one special bar! Not quite a speakeasy but we would still say it is a secret bar. If you don’t know, you’ll walk past it without taking notice. However there is a small queue and a bouncer outside which reveals its location. But once in The Nightjar has vibe making you feel extra special and everyone goes there for one reason: to see and experience the cocktails they have heard so much about! still don’t believe us? go check out their instagram!” Click here to see our review of The Nightjar
Just like Nightjar and Dandelyan, the Oriole Bar has a small stage to host some live bands every night. They are all from the same family so obviously share some strong genes: the art that goes into their cocktails! And some differences: their identity. Similar to Nightjar, Oriole has this ‘speakeasy’ feel: just showing up is not really an option and you will find the bar thanks to a small queue that builds up in front. Click here to see our review of Oriole.
If you like cocktails, travelling in time and discovering new places, look no further. Mr Fogg’s will not fail to surprise you. Click here to see our review of Mr Fogg’s.
Purl Cocktail Bar
First of all, we like the fact that this was one of the firsts! One that would have been part of the speakeasy movement in London. Credits to them for being part of that! Then, the décor is great: it feels like what the old days in London would have been like: brick walls, dimmed lights, leather chesterfields, low tables and low ceilings. This venue was just made to host some delightful live jazz music to help set this vintage vibe going on. A romantic date or a catch up with some friends, you will find a bit of both in this secret little gem. Click here to see our review of Purl.
We hear this used to be a ‘modern day Victorian men’s club’ and it makes complete sense. Quite secretive and located in a basement, the ceilings are low and arched -as our tube stations- the rooms are very dark and mainly furnished with wood, leather benches and chairs. Old painted portraits with a twist of modernity and sarcasm are up on every wall, you will find some rooms with wooden floor, others with black and white tiles and their bar is pre-tty impressive! We are definitely in the very early stage of the 20th century and it feels great to experience it! Click here to see our review of The Escapologist.
The Gibson cocktail was first created in the 1900s. This bar, as its name indicates is like this martini’s time-machine travelling through the years. The Gibson is a very small and intimate bar that has based its theme on the journey of this special drink throughout time. They have worked on a 1920s interior design which is enhanced by some live music which includes a piano. Click here to see our review of The Gibson