Best Themed Bars in London
Wednesday, 24 of April of 2019
London's nightlife is constantly evolving and in the past year, some quirky and fun bars have opened their doors offering extraordinary experiences. Finding something a little bit different in London is often easier said than done but these venues go beyond the typical and will transport you to a whole new world for at least a couple of hours. Whether you are interested in the old west or pirates here a list of London's best-themed bars that will surely make a perfect night out in the UK capital.
Address: 212 Brick Lane E1 6SA
Alcotraz is London's first immersive theatrical cocktail bar themed after the pop culture surrounding its namesake, Alcatraz, the infamous California prison. From the orange jumpsuits upon entrance to the real metallic cells, Alcotraz becomes the perfect backdrop to enjoy a drink within an epic yet intimate environment. You won’t find a set menu of drinks here…after all, it is prison! Alcotraz creates a range of tailored cocktails every night based on the liquor you bring and your tastes.
Address: 18 Bohemia Place E81DU
ABQ is the world's first immersive molecular cocktail bar where you get to cook up your own Breaking Bad-themed cocktails using molecular chemistry in an RV (Motorhome) on some banging hip-hop and gangster rap tunes. Put on your hazmat suit and hop into the RV to create your own cocktails with flavoured foam and changing colours. Acids, hazmats, alcohol, loads of fun, amazing music and other stuff provided.
Address: Bankside Arches 2 Robinson Road SE1 8BU
From the team that gave you naked dining at The Bunyadi, The Grid is an undercover cocktail operation that's here for 'the betterment of humanity's future'. The tech-driven escape experience challenges guests to puzzles across a series of rooms, with the bar as a backdrop. Participants are invited to join The Grid, a secret society of individuals working to safeguard humanity’s future against machines. The experience is incredibly themed, and the cast does an amazing job of immersing you into the dystopian storyline.
Address: 459 King's Rd, Chelsea
If you are a history buff and have a penchant for puzzles The Bletchley is the place for you! The Bletchley is inspired by Bletchley Park, the historical site where British Intelligence cracked German codes during WW2. It is an escape room-meets-spy bunker cocktail experience set during World War Two. Help the Allied powers solve puzzles to end the war, and get some great cocktails along the way!
Pirates of the Hidden Spirit
Address: St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral St SE1 9DG
Step foot on The Hidden Spirit for an undercover voyage to steal long lost treasure from the grasps of the Governor. Pirates of the Hidden Spirit is a pirate-themed bar set on a replica of a 16th-century ship. You’ll be going below deck on the exact type of ship pirates used to sail the high seas! Don your very own Tricorn hat and turn to a life of piracy as you take your share of the world's finest collection of precious metals & jewels, liquors & liqueurs and enjoy some delicious cocktails on board.
Address: 535 King's Rd, Chelsea
Inspired by the captivating tales of the Wild West and its undercover operations, Moonshine Saloon is truly a one-of-a-kind immersive cocktail bar. Drink alongside moonshiner Clyde Cassidy and watch out for the sheriff as the night unfolds! Like Pirates of the Hidden Spirit and Alcotraz, is a theatre-like experience that includes actor interactions and an immersive storyline that you get to take part in. Fans of Westworld or old western movies will love Moonshine Saloon.