The Best Bars on Upper Street, Islington
Islington is a bustling North London hub home to an array of bars waiting to be explored. From chain favourites to buzzing independents, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Islington. Upper Street presents a lengthy choice of places to visit and is guaranteed to liven up any night, no matter what the occasion may be.
This cocktail bar comes with a twist - visitors have the opportunity for a full rum experience. As well as creative cocktails, entertainment options and light meals, Laki Kane offers both rum tasting and rum making classes. This secret spiced rum club aims to allow individuals to design and distil their own rum masterpiece and is also the first of its kind not to use refined sugar! For unique blends any time of the day, Laki Kane is a must try!
Renowned for their bespoke range of martinis, this established bar provides signature cocktails matched with dazzling interiors. Whether you’re looking for a place you can dance away or somewhere for a catch-up with a drink, or two, grab your friends and head to Dirty Martini for a night you won’t forget!
Not only does this exotic venue offer enticing drinks and food to match but it is also designed with unique interiors. With every last detail carefully chosen, this vibrant bar and restaurant provides a striking haven for guests looking to escape from Islington’s upbeat Upper Street. Hoxley and Porter provides a dedicated bar area consisting off booths and exclusive tables for those wishing to enjoy a creative cocktail, or two.
Combining laid back vibes, creative menus and an attentive team, this late-night cocktail venue is the go-to place for a night out on Islington’s bustling Upper Street. The weekends are filled with their tasty food and DJ’s playing vinyl, while weekdays see a host of events, from their ‘Retro Gaming Day’ to ‘Bring Your Own Vinyl’. Every Tuesday, John Salt’s ‘Cocktail Club’ offers half price cocktails through till closing. If you enjoy your night, no matter what day it may be, the mezzanine level has a dedicated area available for private hire.
This impressive three storey Victorian townhouse presents itself as, not only a superb brunch and dinner venue, but also the perfect place for those wishing to dance the night away! The ground floor is home to The Parlour, their public bar which is ideal for everything from early evening drinks to weekend partying till 4am with exclusive DJ’s. The library, The Drawing Room and The Ballroom are dedicated spaces which provide both a dining area and private cocktail bar, perfect for any function!
Located just off of Upper Street, Four Sisters fuses together the very best seasonal, locally sourced ingredients with intriguing recipes for an incomparable cocktail list. Retaining its historic charm, this bar boasts vintage interiors for the perfect backdrop to any night out. With happy hour available every Monday to Saturday from 4pm to 7pm, guests can choose any two cocktails for £12.
If you take short stroll off of Upper Street you will find yourself at Simmons Bar, the ideal spot for after work drinks, or a night out with friends. This fun-infused bar offers a range of music genres from hip-hop and disco to 80’s and 90’s classics. Their quirky drinks list combined with big-name DJ’s makes it one of Angel’s most buzzing bars for the perfect party spot.
For those trying to escape the lively cocktail venues that fill Upper Street for a more relaxed, calming environment, Humble Grape provides the perfect place to do so. This wine merchant is strategically tucked away for an intimate, cosy atmosphere, ideal for a catch-up - or date night spot. Their extensive selection of wine will leave you coming back to try more. With wine tasting classes and wine courses available, you’ll be sure to leave this spot a wine connoisseur!
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