Farringdon is a trendy yet sophisticated district in London and is just a stone’s throw from both our hostels; Clink78 and Clink261 in Kings Cross. This lively area is jam-packed with popular watering holes, from laid back bars to traditional British pubs, so there’s plenty of places to grab a few drinks with your pals whilst on the road.
Whether you’re after fancy cocktails or a good old fashioned pint, the pubs and bars in Farringdon are well worth a visit.
Take a look at our top picks below and discover some of the best bars in Farringdon – we’re sure there’ll be somewhere that takes your fancy!
1. BrewDog Farringdon
If craft beer is your ‘thing’, then you can do no better than heading to BrewDog in Farringdon.
Home to a huge selection of craft beers and some truly scrumptious burgers and hot dogs, this hipster-friendly venue is a hit with us.
With reasonably priced drinks and a cool laid back atmosphere, it’s the perfect location for backpackers and travellers.
2. Beduin Bar
In the mood for somewhere a bit more lively? This Moroccan themed late-night bar, complete with a buzzing dance-floor is sure to get you up and dancing ’til the early hours.
Set out over 3 floors, this sophisticated and effortlessly cool spot is ideal for guys and girls looking to let their hair down after a day exploring the city.
If you’re a traveller looking to get a taste of London nightlife then head to Beduin Bar!
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3. The Vestry
Next up on our list of the best bars in Farringdon is the quaint and classically British pub, The Vestry.
Popular for its charming decor and cosy feel, this gastropub is a heralded location perfect for those hoping to get a glimpse of authentic British pub culture.
At The Vestry, you’re sure to find great beer, an eclectic mix of wines and some of the best pub grub in the business.
4. Simmons Farringdon
This quirky and colourful watering hole is a must-visit for those looking for a good time on a budget.
At Simmons Farringdon, you can enjoy a spectacular ‘happy hour’ offer (lasting an incredible five hours!) along with great DJ’s and plenty of fancy cocktails – that’s a win from us.
Head here at the weekend and boogie until your heart’s content.
5. The Piano Works Farringdon
If it’s live music you’re looking for, this is the venue for you. Hidden away in a Victorian-style basement, this one of a kind venue is taking London by storm.
Live music is king at The Piano Works; write down your song requests and hand to the one of the venue’s staff. Then simply sit back with your drink in hand and wait for the in house band to serenade you.
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6. 1920 Bar
Feeling competitive? Find out who’s really the best at pool at the American themed 1920 Bar.
Fitted with lipstick red furniture and decked out with 8ft American pool tables, this hangout oozes cool and is the ideal spot for groups who love nothing more than a spot of competition.
This basement bar also has a great offering when it comes to food and drinks; serving delicious American diner-style food, draught and craft beers and cocktails.
There we have it, Clink Hostel’s roundup of 6 top bars in Farringdon. Next time you’re in the Farringdon area, pay a visit to one of our top picks and let us know what you thought.
…And, if you stumble across any other amazing bars or pubs, we’d love to hear about it – we’re always on the lookout for new recommendations!