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

4.0 out of 5 based on 124 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Nightjar

4.0 out of 5 7 January 2016
by Paulina F.

Although I thought our hosts were rude, I'm giving four stars because the ambiance and drink menu are superb. Pls do work on manners. When a customer inquires about an item, don't glare at her as though she were an idiot. When the time to pay comes, don't lag and be dismissive. Also, even when a bit busy, attempt to be invested in each guest. Btw, the doorman was very polite. Thank you :).more

5.0 out of 5 30 December 2015
by Kirsten G.

What a fabulous surprise hidden behind the unmarked wooden doors. OK.'s marked, but tiny :) It's small, dark and perfect. We were able to sit in p one of the Cove booths on the side which stew great for groups. It's table devolve service which was fantastic. Menu is divided into sections based on eras of cocktails. They even have a group size cocktail section! The live calypso jazz...more

5.0 out of 5 4 December 2015
by Shaun D.

After my visit this has to be my new favourite 'secret' cocktail bar. An amazing array of different cocktails all come beautiful presented with some dramatic flair. Every single drink I had tasted great.

What I love about this place is the live music they put on. It makes it feel more personal rather than another cocktail bar. It's actually quite large for its location. A must visit if you're...more

4.0 out of 5 5 November 2015
by Paul C.

Loved this place, my first visit. From the exceptionally friendly doorman (apologising for a 5 min wait!) to the laid back, friendly staff and convivial atmosphere.

Cocktails were imaginative, fun, expertly made and a good price.

It only loses a star as we had a slight mix up over one cocktail and one that we hadn't ordered arrived. I'd expected the waiter to take it off the bill but it...more

5.0 out of 5 23 October 2015
by Elisa T.

Fire, ice, foam, strange glasses, these are just some of things you'll come to expect at my HANDS DOWN favourite cocktail bar in London.

Each delicious, perfect strength cocktail comes with a special twist. Whether it be a flaming whisky soaked cake or a owl shaped cup.

What makes this cocktail bar my absolute favourite is that the cocktails don't taste like alcohol with a pinch of fruit...more

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