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Thanks to its live music sessions and Prohibition-inspired cocktail menu, Nightjar has become one of the most popular speakeasies in London. Look for it in a secluded basement in East London, and be prepared for a night of swing, blues, jazz and inventive drinks.

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129-131 City Road
+44 20 7253 4101
Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 134 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Nightjar

5.0 out of 5 17 June 2016
by Serena R.

Bar nightjar is probably the most unique bar I've ever been to. The drinks are as carefully crafted as works of art- both the flavours and presentation were show-stopping.

Trying to find Nightjar can prove to be a bit tricky (no huge sign, no bright lights) just a door with a handle and the nightjar insignia. My husband and I approached and upon entering were escorted through a short...more

4.0 out of 5 15 June 2016
by Natalie R.

Nightjar was recommended to me by a friendly Cambridge student that was sitting opposite to me on a bus, so obviously I had to try it out!

Bookings need to be made 6-3 weeks in advance unless you are prepared to queue from 9pm outside the door.

I managed to get a reservation for a Friday evening to celebrate my best friends birthday.

Nightjar's cocktails are hands down the best I have...more

5.0 out of 5 4 June 2016
by Vincent J.

God bless hipsters. I can't believe it took someone this long to create a place that all about pre-prohibition drinks. Or I can't believe it took me this long to find a place like this. Of course Nightjar doesn't make it easy. Basically no sign. You need reservations (to a bar!).

By far one of the best drink menus ever! And this is coming from someone who managed a high end lounge for years....more

2.0 out of 5 30 May 2016
by Jenny C.

Cocktails are a work of art but sadly they don't taste as good as they look.

The best thing about this place was the live blues band that was playing while we were there. We paid £5 per person on a Sunday. I really wanted to like Nightjar but their signature cocktails were either too sweet or too salty! They do a great job of making the cocktail look like a work of art but the drink itself...more

5.0 out of 5 7 April 2016
by Colleen C.

Much has been yelped about the undeniable allure of Nightjar.

So I'll be brief, and let the stars speak for themselves. All 5 of them. Sing, rather.

I was always a bit put off by the reservation/booking system -- it seemed rather fussy. And finally I got my ish together and planned far enough in advance to make one.

And that, my dears -- was as fussy as it got, and I was thankful for...more

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