Barts is a quirky secret speakeasy style bar on prestigious Sloane Avenue, in the heart of Chelsea. Read More


Barts is a quirky speakeasy-style bar that has rapidly become a Chelsea institution since it opened in 2009. The venue is brought to life through an eclectic mix of prohibition era music, with regular live performances every week.

There is also a stylish Cuban-themed garden area at the back of the bar, which is especially popular throughout the summer months.

Venue Details & Map


Sloane Avenue
South Kensington
+44 20 7581 3355

Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5
Based on 21 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Barts

4 out of 5 11 May 2017
by Julie H.

Nice little hidden speakeasy in Chelsea Cloisters. Quick knock on the door and giving the password you enter a very dark ecletic room with a cozy seating area. The menu is housed in a comic book with a vast array of cocktails to choose from. The majority of the drinks are 13 pounds which are a bit pricey but the drinks are worth it. This is the place to go if you do not mind getting a unique...Read More

2 out of 5 28 November 2016
by Tom R.

This is a small, fun, kitschy speakeasy with a 20's gangster theme. The decor is a mix of oddities but charming. The menus are done in as a 50's comic book, telling the story oh "Uncle Bart's" escape from Capone's Chicago to Chelsea. A nice touch.

The drinks were inventive and fun, some with wildly creative presentations. They are expensive as you might imagine, but no more than you'd expect...Read More

4 out of 5 26 November 2016
by Lynsey H.

Cool little speakeasy bar inside the Chelsea Cloisters. You think you are going inside a private apartment building at first and we had to ask at the reception for directions, but it is down the hall with a small sign. Once past that door you enter a small entrance with directions on how to get into the bar. A women pulled open a hatch and we were able to get in without a reservation. It was...Read More

3 out of 5 13 March 2016
by Pamela S.

The theme of this bar is really fun! We booked a table and the invite was great. It really sets the mood! It was a bit hard to find which comes in line a bit with the theme of the bar. We ordered a mad hatter which looked amazing and was yummy. It's a good amount for 6 ppl to share. I also had a yogi bear cocktail which was good. This place is expensive.. So beware.

Bart's has a loud music...Read More

3 out of 5 1 August 2015
by Andrea F.

Our drinks were great but the service is awful. Confusingly described as a 'dive bar,' though it seems far more accurate to describe it as a 'prohibition bar.' The atmosphere is nice, great music, with a bit of a reading-room theme to the decor. There is also a really nice little outdoor space, and he drinks are expertly blended from what we could see and taste. However, the hostesses are...Read More

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