Forge Bar


Abacus is a bustling venue with a bar, basement lounge and club area. Abacus serves a variety of drinks including world wines and cocktails. The food menu offers Modern European cuisine and light bites throughout the day. Latin dance classes are held in the week as well as DJs at the weekend.


Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD32.73) per diner

£26 to £40

Venue Details & Map

Forge Bar

24 Cornhill
City of London
Public transport:
Tube: Bank


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Event Facilities
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted

Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Forge Bar

3.0 out of 5 15 November 2015
by Elisa T.

Typical city bar with grand interior and strong, pricey drinks.

Came here around 10pm on a Saturday night for a friends birthday and it was empty. Dead.

Our party of 20 were the only people in the whole bar. I guess that's good in some ways, but the whole place was seriously lacking in atmosphere.more

4.0 out of 5 24 September 2015
by Hazel N.

The Forge is not bad for a city bar. Although it can depend on what night you're there and what the crowd is like. A night of boring suits and cheesy music can be a bit meh! but get the right night (ie: Friday) this place is buzzing and the music is great!

A respectable range of alcohol, not the best but not bad either and competent service make this a satisfactory drinking whole.


4.0 out of 5 12 August 2015
by Louisa K.

I was there for the first time in January when they did a 50% OFF promotion. I immediately liked the industrial design interior. The lucky streak continued with delicious cocktails. I had an absolutely delicious salad that is not on the menu any more but I was far from disappointed when I tasted the salmon salad on my second visit some months later. My friends were all more that happy with...more

3.0 out of 5 31 July 2015
by Cynthia D.

Came her on a Weds night. It was a strange experience having been to the bar under it's previous name of Abacus to come back after so many years away.

It had a nice atmosphere and didn't feel like the meat market it was. Service was fairly quick and the nibbles were good.

I wouldn't go out of my way to come here but it's a good place to pop in after work.more

3.0 out of 5 9 May 2015
by Alex D.

Having never been to Abacus, some friends and I ended up at its new incarnation, Forge, a few months back. It's conveniently located in the city, but was laid back and but not too crowded when we visited at around midnight on a Friday.

Our group of 5 was able to find a table easily. The drinks and music are fairy standard, but the large dance floor would make for a fun evening in a group.


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