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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 132 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Nightjar

5.0 out of 5 11 May 2016
by Gia N.

Probably one of the greatest cocktail i've ever been and bartender really are fun to watch.

I was skeptical with the cocktail at first due to the amounts of ingredients, but they are totally well balance.

The service was great also. Not once the glass of water was empty!more

4.0 out of 5 19 April 2016
by George C.

Speakeasy bar in Old Street. A small sign of a nightjar in front door, stairs going downstairs and you get into a new world. Expect relaxed crowd (not standing people allowed here), comfortable seating, live music and amazing cocktails. You will be really surprised by their cocktails. Completely justifiable that they are 3rd among the best cocktail bars worldwide. Don't just turn up - booking...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

5.0 out of 5 1 April 2016
by Emi B.

Creative cocktail menu + innovative presentation + cute space + live music = THE BEST cocktail lounge I have ever been in my life so far.

Truly a must visit in London! So much fun!

Do make reservation ahead!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

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