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Featured Cocktail Bars to Hire

Looking to hire a cocktail bar for your next office party?
Start your search here, with our top picks of the best cocktail bars in London

Exclusive hire, No Such Place 20

Exclusive hire, No Such Place

No Such Place is one of the best options for a Covent Garden event space - no matter what the event this hidden away, secret event space is bound to impress!

Our classic, mid-century venue ...

Covent Garden, WC2H 9PA
30 – 65 Guests
ABQ London, Breaking Bad Inspired Bar 2

ABQ London, Breaking Bad Inspired Bar

Looking for a quirky venue to hire for your next party, celebration or team away day in London? Welcome to this Breaking Bad-inspired haven in the heart of East London.

Walter White and the...

London, E2 9DY
32 Guests
Exclusive Venue Hire, 37 Jewry Street 12

Exclusive Venue Hire, 37 Jewry Street

37 Jewry is a luxury champagne and cocktail bar for hire in the City of London.

Named after its address in Aldgate, this extravagant venue dwells within London’s original city walls – steep...

London, Ec3N 2ER
100 – 250 Guests
East London's Most Curious Cocktail Bar, The Last Tuesday Society & Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities 5

East London's Most Curious Cocktail Bar, The Last Tuesday Society & Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities

Hidden within the wonderfully strange, beautiful and bizarre world of Viktor Wynd's Museum of Curiosities, The Last Tuesday Society provides a drinking experience like no other. With a rotating men...

Hackney, E8 4RP
35 – 100 Guests
Main Bar, Discount Suit Company 7

Main Bar, Discount Suit Company

You can book the main room at Discount Suit Company exclusively, offering one of the most unique private party venues London has to offer.

This independent cocktail bar is just moments from ...

Shoreditch, E1 7TB
25 – 60 Guests
Anise Bar, Cinnamon Kitchen 9

Anise Bar, Cinnamon Kitchen

Hire Anise Bar in Cinnamon Kitchen, a venue in the heart of London city. This restaurant bar is a chic choice for all kinds of private parties and other occasions.

This venue is in a prime lo...

City of London, EC2M 4YF
30 – 70 Guests
Lounge, Dirty Bones Kensington

Lounge, Dirty Bones Kensington

Looking for somewhere to host your next birthday, drinks party, product launch, or private dining event? Hire Dirty Bones Kensington for one of the best private party venues in the city.

The Lou...

Kensington & Chelsea, W8 4EP
30 – 50 Guests
Cocktail Bar, Galante 1

Cocktail Bar, Galante

Inspired by Santiago ‘Pichín’ Policastro, the most distinguished bartender in Argentine history, Galante combines old-school glamour and contemporary sophistication.

We offer a range of auth...

Royal Borough of Chelsea & Kensington, sw3 3dx
90 Guests
Mews Cocktail Bar, Mews of Mayfair

Mews Cocktail Bar, Mews of Mayfair

The Mews Cocktail Bar at Mews of Mayfair is one of the best options for party venue hire London has to offer!

Celebrate in style at this London hotspot. Walkthrough the front door of Mews o...

London, W1S 1EY
100 – 120 Guests
Looking Glass Cocktail Bar, Looking Glass Cocktail Bar 8

Looking Glass Cocktail Bar, Looking Glass Cocktail Bar

Book your next drinks do at one of the most unusual party venues in London, Looking Glass Cocktail Club.

Take a trip down the rabbit hole and find yourself in a buzzing cocktail club, a hidden g...

Hackney, E27NX
20 – 250 Guests
Venue Hire, Ballie Ballerson 8

Venue Hire, Ballie Ballerson

Ballie Ballerson is a truly quirky party venue in London, perfect for hosting a corporate event like no other.

Ballie Ballerson is a ball-pit cocktail bar with 1 million balls, retro cockta...

London, EC2A 3BS
120 – 450 Guests
Mews Cocktail Bar, Mews of Mayfair 12

Mews Cocktail Bar, Mews of Mayfair

Hire the Mews Cocktail Bar at the Mews of Mayfair for one of the best party venues London has to offer.

You will find Mews of Mayfair set down the cobbled streets of Mayfair, this venue is ...

London, W1S 1EY
60 – 70 Guests

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Your Guide to London Cocktail Bars

Picture the scene: you’re seated in a dimly lit bar, the hustle of London just visible beyond the windowpane, a bartender places a heavy glass tumbler in front of you and you take that first euphoric sip. Okay, so that might sound a little melodramatic but at HeadBox we believe that a really good cocktail bar can truly be a transformative experience. This being said, there are so many options in the capital that the chase to find that perfect cocktail venue can often feel like a labyrinthian task. Never fear, however, as our guide to London’s best cocktail bars will take you to mixology bliss in no time at all.

Decide on a date to hire your cocktail bar

So this may sound like an obvious choice but choosing a date for your cocktail bar party is a good first step in getting that venue hired. If you’re looking to hire a beautiful London cocktail bar for one whole night then consider what days the bar will be available – chances are you will struggle to find a cheap hire price on a busy Saturday night, go for a quieter weekday and you might just save some budget.

What kind of look do you want your cocktail bar to have?

There are so many fantastic and beautiful cocktail bars in the city of London, that you’ll benefit from having a good idea of what kind of visual surroundings you’re after. From flashy high-end joints and prestigious hotels to more laidback industrial-chic cocktail bars – the sheer size of London means that there is an aesthetic for everyone and you can guarantee that the cocktails will always be incredible.

Variety is the spice of life and we’ve collected a few incredible cocktail bars here for your pleasure

Sama Bankside

This unique cocktail venue is nestled beneath an old victorian railway arch just behind Blackfriar’s Bridge in Southwark. With exposed brickwork, two floors and, of course, an array of tantalizing cocktails it’s a venue for those who want their private party to stand out amongst the crowd.

Bar Elba

Taking inspiration from the Mediterranean island of Elba (famous for being the home of the exiled Napoleon), Bar Elba transport you across time and space to bring a special something to your cocktail party. This venue gives you the opportunity to drink whilst enjoying panoramic views over Waterloo, before heading down underground to their affiliated club, Tonight Josephine.

TT Liquor

Head down to the cellar of this iconic liquor store and you’ll find a cosy, intimate drinking space that will go perfectly with a cocktail. This Hoxton gem also offers you the opportunity to take part in cocktail making classes so you can impress your friends with your own mixological know-how.

Make sure you set the agenda

This is your cocktail event – you should set the criteria for the venues to meet. Want an outside area? Natural light flooding the room? Have a preference on seating style? Tell us exactly what experience you want, where you want it, and when you want it. We’ll do the rest.

FAQs

How much does it cost to hire a bar for a private party?

If you’re looking to hire a cocktail bar venue in London, you could be expecting to pay anywhere from £100, with the most opulent and populated events costing thousands of pounds. Obviously, there is a huge variety and things like minimum spend, catering and the venue itself will come into play. It’s important to remember that you control your budget, and you should let us know exactly how much you’re willing to spend, and we’ll make sure you get responses from the best venues.

Can I provide the alcohol at an event in a cocktail party venue?

Whilst some bars will allow you to hire just the space (dry hire) and bring your own booze, the chances of a cocktail specific venue doing this are much smaller. After all, what good is a cocktail bar that doesn’t provide cocktails? If you are after that personal touch, you can either reach out to the venues and ask for specific drinks or, for something different, book your very own cocktail making masterclass.