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Nightjar is a trendy cocktail bar inspired by the American Prohibition's speakeasies. Read More


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.

Venue Details & Map


129-131 City Road
0207253 4101

Yelp Reviews

9.00 out of 5
based on 165 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Nightjar

5.0 out of 5
07 September 2017
by Michael C.

Nightjar was my favorite bar experiences in London and for sure is also one of the best cocktail bars I have ever visited. I would strongly recommend booking a reservation a few weeks in advance, especially if you are trying to get in when they are doing live music (after 9pm). They have a definitive speakeasy feel, the entrance is discreet and can easily be missed. Security is at the front... more

1.0 out of 5
27 January 2018
by Megan D.

Didn't get to go in because we walked up without reservations, knowing that we likely wouldn't be able to get in. Unfortunately the reason I'm leaving this review is because the doorman shittalked the fact that we asked if there was space after a few people in front of us did the same, but we couldn't hear their conversation. Obviously this place is too up their own ass to treat prospective... more

5.0 out of 5
26 January 2018
by Eddie U.

A splendid place for mixology and speakeasy lovers. We had a couple of drinks and staff was friendly and very informative about their menu. They helped me narrow my choice and had a Soul KISS which came in a most amazing flask. Definitely a place to checkout. Make sure you call and place a reservation. Keep eyes open for door since their sign is tiny and could miss it. more

5.0 out of 5
18 January 2018
by Kim S.

AMAZING cocktails!! Sad we didn't see the live band, but we were waiting outside in line the whole time they were playing, so if you want to see that, then get there a little early!! Otherwise, once the band stops, people clear out so you can at least get inside.

Cocktail you need to try?: Name if the Samurai, sooo good. It comes out sitting on a bed of some burning substance (bamboo?) that... more

5.0 out of 5
23 February 2018
by Jade J.

I was lucky to get in without a reservation around 8pm on a Thursday night. The woman at the door was friendly and helpful. I like this no-standing policy but I think they can actually accommodate a few more, at least at the bar.

The menu is creative and impressive. I got the ampicillin and it was very good. The service is attentive and professional. WiFi is available if you just ask for the... more

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