London has a buzzing food and drink scene, with new bars as well as restaurants opening up regularly. If you're the type of person who's always on the look-out for new venues and experiences, our list of the newest bars in London will keep you in the know about the latest places to go for a drink. With what's out there always changing, we'll keep this list updated with the newest hot tips. Keep reading for our guide to new bars in London.
New bars in London
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New bar openings in London
- Alfi – December 2023
- Capilungo – December 2023
- Wacky Wombat – November 2023
- Camino's Aperitivo Bar – November 2023
- Bar Levan – November 2023
- Botanica Hall – November 2023
- Dram Bar – November 2023
- Pearly Queen – November 2023
- Little Lines – October 2023
- Rolling Grapes – October 2023
- Victory Pub – October 2023
- Whiskey & Seaweed – October 2023
- Bambi – October 2023
- SideChick – October 2023
- Atelier Coupette – October 2023
- Searcys Champagne Bar – October 2023
- Kwãnt – October 2023
- Hiroo – September 2023
- The 411 – September 2023
- Ken's – September 2023
- Forza Wine – September 2023
- Moko – August 2023
- Nipperkin – July 2023
- Dover Yard – July 2023
- Maroto – July 2023
- Kill the Cat – July 2023
- Mr Fogg's Hat Tavern and Gin Club – July 2023
- Provisions – July 2023
- Corner – July 2023
- Larry's Bar – June 2023
- Champagne Bar at The Landmark – June 2023
- Bierschenke – June 2023
- Bar Rioja – June 2023
- Octo – June 2023
- Lowcountry – June 2023
- 107 Wine Bar & Shop – June 2023
- Earl of Derby – June 2023
- Underland – June 2023
- LOAH – June 2023
- The Apollo Arms – May 2023
- These Days Aperitivo Bar – May 2023
- The Leaf and Cane – May 2023
- Emmanuelle – May 2023
- The Old Dairy – May 2023
- 3'6 Bar – May 2023
- Leo's Restaurant & Bar – May 2023
- Joyau – May 2023
- The Star in Shoreditch – April 2023
- Noble Rot – April 2023
- Spey Bar – April 2023
- Giacco's Bar – April 2023
- Ploussard – April 2023
- The Lucky Saint – March 2023
- Lucy Wong – February 2023
- Henny's – February 2023
- Artists' Bar – February 2023
- Mama Funki – February 2023
- Mr Fogg's Pawnbrokers – February 2023
- Thirteen and Dial8 – February 2023
- Equal Parts – February 2023
- Bishop's Vaults – February 2023
- Humble Grape – January 2023
- Bar 1790 – January 2023
- Vesper Bar – January 2023
- Viajante87 – January 2023
New bar openings in London
Alfi combines the comforting feel of a pub with a fantastic selection of wine, billing itself as a wine pub. This venue in Spitalfields offers a selection of European wines on tap in addition to options by the bottle. Tempting bar snacks are also available, with the restaurant arm of the venue due to open in 2024.
Capilungo takes inspiration from the Italian region of Puglia. This intimate spot has a terracotta and olive colour scheme with cacti and high ceilings. It's a café serving regional Italian specialities by day, transforming into an intimate bar later on. Drinks including wines from Puglia as well as original twists on cocktail classics.
Wacky Wombat is a treat for all your senses. This low-lit bar has bold decor with cosy corners, striking patterns and prints, and lots of foliage. A venture from French bartending legend Nico de Soto, the drinks are pretty special too. On the list you'll find imaginative cocktails with diverse inspirations and eye-catching presentation.
A new venture from Spanish restaurant group Camino, Camino's Aperitivo Bar is located in King's Cross and is a cosy spot for drinks and Spanish nibbles. Drop by just for drinks, with a varied selection on offer including cava, vermouth, and dry sherries. Flatbreads and tortillas are served at lunchtime plus there are plates to share by cheeses and charcuterie.
Located in Peckham next to its sister restaurant, Bar Levan is an intimate venue that draws inspiration from the Parisian wine bar scene. A playful choice of wines are available, with an emphasis on organic and biodynamic varieties. Older vintages and rare gems are available too. Pair your drinks with upscale bar snacks like cheeses and charcuterie.
Botanica Hall in Clapham combines a cocktail bar, restaurant, distillery, and co-working space all under one roof. This multifaceted venue is based in a Grade II listed building in the heart of the area. The stylish spot includes a range of grand spaces, whether you want to focus on work, enjoy a meal, or get the party going.
Dram Bar in Denmark Street is a new place to enjoy whiskey and whisky in Soho. Set over three floors in a 17th century building, the bar is a venture from renowned whisky merchants Milroy's of Soho, so you can be sure they know what they're doing. The venue has two bars and a terrace, a whisky shop, and a private room.
A new venue in Shoreditch, Pearly Queen is a bar and restaurant where seafood is the focus. Even the cocktails are ocean-themed, developed by Max Venning from Three Sheets. Visit the upstairs bar for a drink and a snack such as shellfish hummus or stop in the cosy restaurant on the lower floor for a seafood lunch or dinner.
Located in Chelsea, Little Lines is a bar from bottled cocktail specialists Black Lines. Known as a cocktail bar where no drinks are mixed, everything comes out of a bottle for drinks that are consistently delicious. It's a relaxed spot that doesn't take reservations and has a classy look that gives off an old-school glamour vibe.
Set above a lively market in Holloway, Rolling Grapes is a local wine bar focusing on natural and low-intervention vintages. The place is airy and intimate and also serves a continually-changing food menu. Special events like themed wine dinners take place here as well. Walk-ins are welcome at this relaxed destination.
Grab a drink whilst you wait for your train at Waterloo at Victory Pub. Located within the station, the bar overlooks the concourse and has a laid-back vibe. Come here to have a quick pint or try some top quality pub food, including a traditional roast every Sunday.
Part of Michelin-starred restaurant Core by Clare Smyth, Whiskey & Seaweed is a whiskey and cocktail bar with an Irish influence. It's a smart and stylish venue serving a collection of whiskies and whiskeys from around the British Isles. They're used to craft original cocktails too. High-end bar snacks are also served here.
Taking over the former site of Bright in Hackney, music-led wine bar and restaurant Bambi brings a new cool all-day spot to the area. Drop into this airy venue for gourmet sandwiches and coffee by day or visit in the evening for sophisticated small plates, low-intervention wines, and a concise pick of cocktails. There's also an impressive sound system for DJ sets here.
Check out sophisticated venue SideChick for cocktails in Brixton. This spot has a smart tropical vibe and is set across two floors. The drinks list focuses on exciting signature cocktails and reinvented forgotten classics. Added to that, hearty bar snacks are served like loaded fries and fried chicken.
From the team behind Bethnal Green's Coupette comes Atelier Coupette in Soho. This spacious cocktail bar is all about experimental mixology, serving up imaginative concoctions including a boozy ice cream sundae. Drinks here are engaging and interactive, plus there's retro food inspired by 1960s and 70s Nouvelle Cuisine.
If you're all about champagne then Searcys is the place to be, with several bars and venues in the city. The latest opening from the group brings fizz to Battersea Power Station, housed in the Art Deco Turbine Hall A. This sophisticated spot has a marble-topped bar, buttons to press for champagne, and a semi-private space. Expect extensive champagne and sparkling wine choices plus fresh seasonal seafood.
Ranked as one of the world's best cocktails bars, London's cocktail drinkers were devastated when Kwãnt closed in 2021. It's back in 2023 with new premises in Mayfair. At this bar you can try sought-after cocktails in an easygoing setting. There's a touch of tiki bar about the modern interiors with rattan furniture and leafy plants.
A sophisticated lounge bar from upmarket Japanese restaurant Ginza St James, Hiroo is a smart space for enjoying Japanese cocktails and drinks. Around 70 premium sakes are available in addition to rare and fine whiskies from Japan and aromatic house cocktails. Flights of sake, whisky, or cocktails are available, plus refined Japanese bar snacks.
New York comes to Islington thanks to The 411 in Angel. This neighbourhood bar and kitchen opens from morning until late bringing NYC energy to North London. Tasty food and cocktails paired with great music and a warm atmosphere is what it's all about here. This includes bottomless pizza slices on Friday nights along with sets from DJs.
Located in Exmouth Market, Ken's is a wine bar from the same team behind Dan's in Dalston. With stripped-back walls and wooden furniture, this venue has a rustic and authentic look. A wide selection of wines are on offer with a focus on small producers. Pair your drinks with Basque-influenced small and sharing plates.
Forza Wine's National Theatre location is its largest site to date. This wine bar and restaurant focuses in natural vintages paired with tempting small plates - larger groups can order the entire food menu. Guests can sit either indoors or outside, with the terrace open all year round. Private dining facilities for up to 24 people are also available.
Tottenham's Moko is a must-visit for music fans. This contemporary hi-fi bar celebrates the vibrancy of African-Caribbean sounds and flavours. There's an extensive vinyl library here, a specially-designed booth, and superior audio quality. DJ sets take place, there's a broad range of drinks, and vegan food is served from midday until evening.
Visit Nipperkin, based at sophisticated British restaurant 20 Berkeley, to sample cocktails and drinks sourced from around the British isles, including spirits distilled in-house. This intimate bar features only 22 seats arranged around a centralised table for an exclusive feel. The inventive drinks in this low-lit bar present unique combinations of British ingredients.
Dover Yard is a cocktail bar that's elegant yet homey. The interiors here are inspired by nature and the bar overlooks a lush botanical courtyard. It's a serene location for refreshing and sustainable cocktails prepared with local ingredients, as well as light snacks. DJs set the mood in the evenings as drinkers relax.
Mayfair's Maroto brings Brazilian flair and luxury to Londoners. This opulent cocktail bar features sumptuous interiors full of rich colours and textures. Although it's sophisticated, it certainly doesn't intimidate. At the bar you can sample cocktails and a well-chosen wine list. Cocktail-making masterclasses also take place here.
Already established in Brick Lane, the Spitalfields Kill the Cat location is a trendy bar and kitchen focusing on craft beer. Drinks are served all day but kitchen times vary. Local and international brews are on offer, ranging from accessible options to inventive beers that really stand out. If you find one you really like you can buy some to take home at the bottle shop here.
Check out Mr Fogg's Hat Tavern and Gin Club if you want cocktails in a refined and cosy space in Soho. This decorative venue combines a traditional tavern and an intimate downstairs gin club. Head downstairs for spirits and unique experiential cocktails or try fruity punches and draft ales in the tavern. It's a comfortable and sophisticated space with table service.
Provisions in Hackney Road is a wine store and deli, stocking a wide array of vintages plus tasty treats like cheeses and charcuteries. Whilst its Holloway Road counterpart has been running a wine bar in the evenings for a while, the Hackney location is now opening its own. On Friday and Saturday evenings the space turns into an intimate 20-seater wine bar with plenty of drinks to try along with Mediterranean bistro dishes.
Corner at Tate Modern is a new all-day destination that's a comfy café by day and an atmospheric bar in the evening. This riverside spot uses local ingredients and has eco-friendly furniture too. Snacks and coffee are served by day and in the evening you can choose from a large range of craft beers, award-winning wines, creative cocktails, and alcohol-free options.
Subterranean cocktail bar Larry's is housed at the National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Exposed brick walls are adorned with paintings of West End stars and the entire space has a cosy retro feel. Whilst you're here you can sip on classic cocktails paired with lavish bar snacks like an indulgent lobster roll with caviar.
Following an extensive refurbishment, luxury hotel The Landmark opened its new Champagne Bar. This is a lavish spot where you can enjoy afternoon tea, drinks, and small plates in a lavish lounge environment. There's an extensive choice of champagnes and champagne cocktails, plus other drinks and high-end bar snacks like oysters and caviar.
Bierschenke is back in a new home in Covent Garden, bringing Bavarian vibes to the capital. Drop into this beer hall with flagstone flooring and vaulted ceilings to sample generous steins of beer along with hearty German cuisine like wurst and schnitzel. Staff dressed in traditional lederhosen really help the atmosphere come to life.
Bar Rioja is a wine bar with a difference; it's the only place in the UK focusing specifically on Rioja wines. The cosy space reopened in June under a new name and following a refurbishment and change of concept. More than 40 wine varieties are on offer here, paired with light pintxo-style snacks to soak up the alcohol.
Head through tropical Mayfair restaurant Amazónico to visit Octo, a cocktail bar inspired by life underwater in the Amazon river. This exclusive hidden space features shimmering aquatic decor and a cool playlist. Expect carefully-crafted unique cocktails as well as sophisticated bar snacks to pair with your drinks.
Beneath chef's table restaurant Counter 71, cocktail speakeasy Lowcountry is infused with Southern roots. The cellar bar features a seasonal drink selection that spotlights American whiskey, showcasing timeless favourites and unique creations made with sophisticated methods like maceration and gelling. Refined small plates and snacks come courtesy of the head chef at Counter 71.
London's wine lovers were shocked when P.Franco suddenly shut up shop earlier in 2023 but now it's back under a new name, 107. This natural wine bar and bottle shop in Hackney has a friendly atmosphere with a communal table and plenty of space for standing. Tempting food is also on offer thanks to rotating kitchen residencies.
New Cross has plenty of pubs but the Earl of Derby is set to be the area's latest opening. This pub has a traditional Victorian look and is host to a wide range of events including comedy and live music. At the bar you'll find a full choice of drinks plus there's classic pub grub like pies and Sunday roasts.
Underland is an imaginative new bar themed on Alice in Wonderland. Expect rich interiors and creative drinks inspired by the story. You can even try a complementary duo of miniature martinis, each with its own ingredients for a unique cocktail experience. This new bar promises to be immersive and exciting.
Unique taproom LOAH is located in Hackney and specialises in alcohol-free beer. The space is chic and sophisticated with a modern and minimalist appearance. A broad selection of non-alcoholic beers are on offer here, meaning you can have a great time drinking pints without feeling rough the next day.
Clapham's The Apollo Arms is a modern and accessible pub. The goal is to be a welcoming space that brings the community together. This cosy spot has an outdoor terrace, games room, and a snug. A wide choice of drinks are on offer and it's great for foodies too, with signature dishes and seasonal specials available.
A new addition to Bermondsey's bar scene, These Days is a simple and stylish bar set into a railway arch. Coming from the brand behind the popular canned spritzes, this is a smart aperitivo bar serving their own classic drinks plus other favourites like wine and beer. There's plenty of outdoor space as well.
Subterranean cocktail bar The Leaf and Cane celebrates the diversity of South American tribes. It's a stylish and intimate space with regular live music ranging from jazz to Afro-Cuban sounds. Photogenic and tropical signature cocktails made with distinctive ingredients are the speciality here, but sweet and savoury nibbles are served too.
New wine bar Emmanuelle has a distinctive Persian influence, just like its sister restaurant across the street, Tehran_Berlin. You can try an extensive selection of international wines sourced from small producers as well as dishes that change each day, prepared in the open kitchen. Expect Iranian nibbles alongside French snacks like charcuterie.
Housed in a converted Victorian dairy, The Old Dairy is a landmark pub in North London with distinctive milk farming murals adorning the exterior. This family-friendly local spot is open again after being closed for a few years. You'll find an extensive choice of drinks, including several cask ales, and fresh seasonal food is also available here.
Head to Fortnum & Mason to visit 3'6 Bar. This stylish cocktail spot features rich colours, artwork, and 3D-printed sculptural elements surrounding the bar. In this intimate setting you can try an impressive cocktail selection, including the option to create your own with your choice of spirits and extras. Light food to pair with drinks is also served.
Based in Clapton, Leo's Restaurant & Bar is a welcoming local spot that brings a bit of Italian culture to Hackney. Enjoy a coffee here in the morning, authentic Italian food for lunch or dinner, or wine in the evening. It's a cosy and contemporary spot with a Sardinian influence.
Joyau is a wine bar and restaurant in Forest Gate. It's set in a railway arch and has a pared-back style. Natural wine is the focus here, with a wide choice of vintages from selected small producers. If you need some food with your wine, there's a concise selection of sophisticated small plates on offer.
Quirky new drinking spot The Star in Shoreditch is a buzzy place to go out. The on-trend interior is decorated with neon signs, sweeping curtains, and colourful lighting. Sample a comprehensive range of drinks here or try dishes from pop-up street food vendors. Loads of events are on too including live sport, pub quizzes, and gigs.
Noble Rot's Mayfair location is the latest opening from the restaurant and wine bar group. This intimate venue gives off the feel of a private club and you can visit for a meal or just drinks. As you'd expect, there's a huge wine selection, including lesser-known and hard-to-find bottles. British and European cuisine is served here.
Check out Spey Bar if you're a fan of whisky – it's inspired by the infamous Quaich Bar in Scotland. This sophisticated venue in Covent Garden has a drawing room feel and has a considerable collection of whiskies on offer. Signature cocktails and Scottish-inspired bar snacks are available too.
Giacco's Bar in Highbury is a bustling Italian spot. In this cosy space you can drop by for artisan coffee, a glass of fine wine, or buy your favourite bottle to savour at home. Small-batch ice cream is served with flavours that change daily. There's also antipasti to nibble on like cheeses, artichoke hearts, and cured meats.
Ploussard is a bistro and natural wine bar with quiet luxury style. The interior is slick with plush banquettes. Seasonal food on the evolving menu is made for sharing – expect plates like raw beef and mushroom tart and asparagus, egg yolk, and pecan. The wine list includes options by the glass; French bottles feature heavily as well as other regions.
A bar from top alcohol-free beer brand Lucky Saint, The Lucky Saint in Marylebone is a modern pub with a welcoming and inclusive attitude. There are ample non-alcoholic options available from the bar here, as well as more traditional boozy drinks. There's also innovative pub grub that fits in with the progressive approach here.
Late-night drinking den Lucy Wong is slick and sophisticated. Inspired by 1950s Hong Kong, you can kick back here and sample Asian-influenced cocktails and Cantonese dishes. The cocktails are inventive and the classics are available too. The food options include dim sum, spring rolls, prawn crackers, and platters of roasted meats.
Fans of natural and biodynamic wine can now enjoy a drink at Henny's in Balham. It's an on-trend spot for coffee, co-working, and wine, with whitewashed walls and comfy furnishings. Every week there's a new selection of wines to discover, including skin-contact wines. You can also order from a small range of beers and cocktails.
Based at The Dorchester, Artists' Bar is glam, glitzy, and flamboyant. A resident pianist playing a piano owned by Liberace dominates the space and there's glimmer and shimmer all around, including a crystal bar. Treat yourself here with champagne, cocktails, oysters, and sushi. The sophisticated bar snacks here focus on seafood.
Mama Funki is now open in Camberwell. This subterranean bar is intimate and quirky, decorated with Persian rugs and deep red walls. In a convivial setting you can try inventive original cocktails or buy bottled cocktails and natural wine to enjoy at home. The venue also puts on DJs, live music, and special events like tastings.
Have a drink in a Victorian pawnbroker's shop at Mr Fogg's Pawnbrokers. This richly-decorated venue is full of curiosities and antiques, with original cocktails served up inside antique pieces. You can stop in for drinks or arrange a special event here - there's an atmospheric private room that can accommodate up to 120 guests.
At Thirteen and Dial8 you'll find baroque-inspired glam. Thirteen is a stylish cocktail bar whilst Dial8 is an intimate subterranean bar and club with an impressive sound system and DJs playing funk, soul, disco, and rock. Expect tempting cocktails and small plates served alongside a killer playlist.
From the team behind Sager + Wilde, Equal Parts is a cool coffee shop and cocktail bar with an extensive vinyl collection and work by local artists on the walls. It's snug and comfy, serving cocktails and international wines. There are options here to suit every preference, plus an on-site deli.
Subterranean wine bar Bishop's Vaults is brimming with charm and history. It's an intimate spot for sipping on fine wines, with options served by the glass or bottle. Cheese and charcuterie are served here as well as more filling meals. You can also organise a bespoke wine tasting experience here.
The newest wine bar from Humble Grape in Crouch End is a smart rustic space without pretensions. Over 400 varieties of wine are available to drink-in or take home, with most of the bottles being organic, natural, or biodynamic. At this bar there's also an al fresco terrace and a semi-private area in the wine cellar.
Discover Portuguese wine alongside tasty tapas dishes at Bar 1790. This place blends contemporary and classic style with red chandeliers and textured upholstery. Port and wines from Portugal are the main attraction here but you can also try out signature cocktails. If you're hungry, a range of tapas dishes and desserts are on offer ranging from croquettes to a warm and creamy pastel de nata.
Vesper Bar at The Dorchester is styled as a sophisticated 1930s lounge with plush seating and table lamps for an intimate feel. Martinis are the main speciality at this timeless spot but other cocktails are on offer too, all poured into bespoke glassware. Luxury snacks are also served to keep you going.
Viajante87 combines Mexican and Japanese influences into one unique venue. This bar is somewhere between an izakaya and an agaveria with a luxe and slick look and an animated atmosphere. Classic and innovative cocktails are served here along with seasonal and sustainable fusion nibbles. Try things like crispy rice, edamame, and carnitas with your drinks.