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129 City Rd, London EC1V 1JB
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Area: City
From the outside it doesn't look much, as a friend who lived near by told me, "I walked past it a thousand times before I was introduced to it".  Located on a roundabout, you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd gone to the wrong place.  The long queues are the first indication that this hidden gem has good word of mouth.  Once in (which means paying an £8 door charge), you'll find a speakeasy-subterranean bar with live jazz and blues.
As a venue it’s great for a date, the place has an old school glamour about it and it does well in the effortless cool stakes, equally it’s a fun night out with friends. If you need something to soak up the cocktails there is a great tapas menu with a few Spanish favourites, but the highlight of the night is the cocktails, or if spirits are your poison, you'll find some rare gems.
If you are drinking in East London, a stop here should definitely make the itinerary.  Just make sure you book online as Nightjar no longer flies under the radar and getting in is no mean feat without a reservation.


Establishment Type
Bars & Lounges
Special Occasion
Middle of the road