Fun bars in Mayfair for cocktails and late-night drinks

Celebrate World Cocktail Day on Saturday 13 May with a visit to one of these glamorous Mayfair cocktail bars.

Hosting a range of exclusive clubs and cocktail bars, Mayfair is constantly upping its game when it comes to the delicious cocktails, relaxed vibes and anything else you might want for a fun night out. Here’s our guide to the best bars in Mayfair.

Le Magritte

Location: The Beaumont, Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair W1K 6TF
Key selling point: 1920s American vibes

The Le Magritte bar is inspired by the surrealist Belgian painter Rene Magritte as is evident, not only, by the numerous paintings adorning the walls but also in the swinging 1920s American vibe. With aesthetic décor and classic deco lounges, Le Magritte is a comforting hub for the quiet, reflective type. To continue the theme of the era this place reflects, jazz is played on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings for the fun, chilled vibe you’re looking for.

The sophisticated American feel reaches its completion at the Terrace with a stunning view of the Brown Hart gardens. Here, you can lounge on armchairs, with an assorted selection of Cuban cigars and light snacks to relax the night away with friends.

Le Magritte stays open until midnight on weekdays and Saturdays, until 11 pm on Sundays.

Find out more on The Beaumont’s website.

Mercato Mayfair

Location: Mercato Mayfair, St Mark’s, North Audley Street, W1K 6ZA
Key selling point: The setting: A food hall tucked within a deconsecrated church.

Mercato Mayfair is an absolute architectural beauty offering two floors of worldwide cuisine, a rooftop terrace and even a wine cellar.

Featuring a welcoming and lively atmosphere paired with the amazing range of drinks you can try, this is a must-see fun night out that is best spent with friends and also a great way to meet new people.

Mercato Mayfair opens at 12 noon and stays open till 11 pm on weekdays, till midnight on weekends.

Find out more on the Mercato Mayfair website.

Mr Fogg’s Apothecary

Location: Basement, 34 Brook St, London W1K 5DH
Key selling point: Stunning cocktails, stunning location and incredible atmosphere

Mr Fogg’s Apothecary is a world of history and fantasy mixed up in one and is perfect for those looking for an exotic cocktail or two. Travel around the world with a myriad of concoctions designed to titillate your taste buds and broaden your horizons. Cocktails come served in medicinal bottles of all shapes and sizes to add to the experience. For those looking for a fun night out with a theme, there’s no other place you’ll want to be.

Mr Fogg’s stays open from Monday to Wednesday, 5pm to 12am & Thursday to Saturday 5pm to 1:30am.

Find out more on the Mr Fogg’s Apothecary website.

The Connaught

Three barmen mix cocktails at the Connaught Bar

Location: Carlos Place, Mayfair, W1K 2AL
Key selling point: Incredible cocktails prepared by expert mixers and a welcoming ambience

The Connaught urges you to leave the real world behind as you step into this exquisite place where time almost stands still. This calm and inviting environment is the start of your experience as you settle in for a night drinking and fun with friends.

However, the ambience is only the beginning. The real lure of this bar is the awe-inspiring cocktails made by talented and knowledgeable mixologists that ensure a high-quality sensory experience. It’s no wonder The Connaught was named ‘The World’s Best bar’ in 2021.

The Connaught stays open from Monday to Saturday, 4pm to 1am.

Find out more on The Connaught website.

The Audley Public House

Pub bar with kaleidoscope mosaic on ceiling

Location: 41-43 Mount St, London W1K 2RX
Key selling point: Traditional British pub carefully restored with an artistic twist

Set in an old Victorian building, the Audley Public House oozes traditional British pub vibes that welcome you the instant you walk through the door. If you’re looking for a fun place to grab a drink with your friends or work colleagues then look no further. The Audley Public house also houses a space for art lovers, with the upper floors being filled with extraordinary artist commissions that are eye-catching and thought provoking. This is a great space for relaxing conversation and some delectable drinks for the perfect night out.

The Audley Public House is open seven days a week, 11am to 11pm.

Find out more on The Audley website.

The Barley Mow

Location: The Barley Mow, 82 Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K 6JG
Key selling point: A characterful 19th-century ground floor pub with a first-floor restaurant.

Pub group Cubitt House fully refurbished and restored The Barley Mow ahead of its much-anticipated opening at the end of last year (2022).

Designed by Georgie Pearman, the pub has been decked out with wooden panelling, antiques and velvet-covered banquettes. The pub’s original 1800s bar has been retained.

The pub offers a selection of ales and lagers, as well as good value food, including Scotch eggs, sausage rolls, pulled beef fritters, seasonal oysters, and battered pollock and chips. Snacks cost from £4.50 to £13, while mains cost from £19.50.

The Barley Mow is open seven days a week from 11am to 11pm.

Find out more on The Barley Mow website.



The inside of Bacchanalia restaurant all lit up with candles with four large horse statues and chairs and tables

Location: Bacchanalia, 1-3 Mount Street, London W1K 3NA
Key selling point: Expect showstopping Damien Hirst statues, hand-painted ceiling murals and 2000-year-old Greek and Roman artworks.

Take a seat at the bar at Bacchanalia, where you can enjoy Mediterranean-themed cocktails , sought-after spirits and wines, and an eye-popping wine list featuring 650 references from Greece, Italy, France and beyond. Bacchanalia is the only venue in London to feature 25 Italian 100-point wines, as well as exclusive Bacchanalia own-label wines, including a house champagne, champagne rare, Super Tuscan red and Assyrtiko white wine.

Find out more on the Bacchanalia website.