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Best Bars in Canary Wharf: From Rooftop Hangouts to Swanky Cocktails

Best Bars in Canary Wharf: From Rooftop Hangouts to Swanky Cocktails

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There’s something reassuring about the type of bars you find in a city district. Discerning, sophisticated and just the right amount of chintz to keep the tourists at bay! In London that place is Canary Wharf.

With a polished mix of sky bars, rooftop bars, wine bars and sports bars, Canary Wharf holds its own when it comes to after-work drinks, or as a fun destination in its own right. But as you’d expect from money mile it’s on the pricier side, so prepare your bank account, we’re about to reveal the best bars in Canary Wharf.

The Best Bars in Canary Wharf

Boisdale of Canary Wharf

£££

Oysters on ice, check. Live music, check. An outdoor terrace and Canary Wharf roof bar, double check. Boisdale is a one-stop destination pulling in the wheel-heeled crowd of the Wharf. 

There’s no better place in the city for fine food and live jazz, blues, and soul music from top musicians every night of the week. It’s the perfect spot for hanging with friends, or impressing clients from across the pond.

The Alchemist

£££

You say cocktail flaring, they say molecular mixology – such is the finesse of one of the best cocktail bars in Canary wharf. 

Always impressive, The Alchemist is a popular spot for wooing everyone from prospective clients, to potential partners! Sink into the sublime setting, aesthetically designed with a touch of theatre in the drinks delivery. 

Come the weekend, the bottomless brunch and take-home cocktails make the schlep into town oh-so worthwhile.

Munich Cricket Club

££

Don’t adjust your screens, you really did read Munich Cricket Club. And yes, it’s every inch as randomly brilliant as it sounds. 

With a Bavarian backdrop of lip-licking German food, well-brewed drinks and an unmissable weekly Oompah band, it’s one of the most vibrant Canary Wharf bars you’ll find. Granted, it’s really not what you’d expect in these parts, but it surprisingly works. 

With a laid back welcoming vibe and great German brews (did we mention the beer!), it might just be our favourite not so guilty pleasure.

Sports Bar & Grill Canary Wharf

£/££

The bromance factor is strong at Sports Bar & Grill – one of the prime sports bars Canary Wharf has to offer. Gather the gang, get a kitty together, and come for the football… or the rugby… or the ice-hockey… or the boxing. You get the picture. 

Complete with giant screens, a myriad of sports paraphernalia, all-day dining and hearty meals of pie, burgers and breakfast, it’s a sports mecca that does what it says on the tin.

Bōkan

££

With ‘scrapers for miles and an army of workers looking for after hours fun, the rooftop bars in Canary Wharf are amongst the best in the capital. One of the newbies on the block, Bokan, dangles high on the 38th floor, with soothing views across the city. 

A destination in its own right, it feels like a private-members club, but without any of the BS that comes with it. With a stunning food menu sprinkled with European influence, and a cocktail list you’ll never tire of, it’s one of the best sky bars Canary Wharf has to offer.

Iberica Canary Wharf

££/£££

The Spanish do lingering post-work drinks with such sophistication. 

There’s no downing shots on a Monday night, or a dirty kebab at midnight – yes we’re talking to you! Instead, drinks are served in sensible chalice beer glasses, with a smattering of tapas to line one’s stomach. Much we can learn. 

Ordering an artisan cheese board, some cured meats and an Estrella is a good place to start. Iberico has got to be one of the best bars in Canary Wharf for all the med vibes.

Rum & Sugar

££

When after work drinks come calling and the onus is on you to book a cool but accessible wine bar in Canary Wharf, Rum & Sugar is your answer. 

Washed up on India Quays, it’s rustic chic décor and wholesome menu make it a welcoming place to begin your night. A considered wine list, a selection of beer and ciders, and of course – a rum collection as impressive as its cocktails beckon. Plus the black bun burgers are a sight to behold.

Pergola on the Wharf

££

High above the northern dock, with panoramic views across the quays, you’ll find Pergola – a bustling rooftop bar in Canary Wharf. 

With botanical brilliance lining its well-honed cocktail menu (try the White Plum Blossom) and floor-to-ceiling natural light, it’s as close as you’ll get to dining on a cloud. With a delightful menu of natural seasonal ingredients, this is the place for a power-lunch followed by a cheeky cocktail. 

Come Friday night, you’ll want to do it all over again with live music and DJ sets keeping the crowds rocking.

Electric Shuffle

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Electric Shuffle London Bridge

We’re seeing destination bars pop-up all over the capital, and Electric Shuffle is one of the newest to the game. 

If you didn’t catch our review of the London Bridge outpost, Electric Shuffle is part Vegas casino, part futuristic tech-warehouse – which is ironic given that it centres around a 200-year old game of shuffleboard, modernised for the post-covid era. 

That said, it’s one of the best bars in Canary Wharf for a night out that involves more than just drinking, but also having fun (remember that) with your mates. And with a fairly priced bar menu, you might just stay longer than you expected.

The Sipping Room

££

Refined yet easy-going dining makes The Sipping Room one of the prime wine bars Canary Wharf has to offer. 

Dine al fresco, or book a table indoors – ever popular for work parties, hen do’s and birthday celebrations with its generous warehouse size. It certainly knows its market with ‘Plenty of fish in the sea’ and ‘Good night out’ amongst its cocktails. 

Accessible, spacious and well located, you won’t go far wrong for a big night out.

Capeesh Lounge Bar

££

Romance and Canary Wharf bars might not be the pairing you’d expect, however, this cosy bar in Canary Wharf is the exception. 

An Italian family run business, Capeesh features a separate lounge bar, which makes it easy to slide into of a night. If the authentic Italian cuisine doesn’t seduce you, then its waterside views will, best enjoyed at sunset with your secret office crush.

Davy’s

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More than just another wine bar in Canary Wharf, Davy’s is an institution that dates back to the 1870s. 

One of the finest purveyors of wine, its produce is hand-selected by James Davy and his team, ensuring only the very best for its well-heeled customers. 

With a classic British menu and a swish sophisticated setting, it’s the perfect embodiment of Best of British all round. 

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