5 Best Bars in Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf. Fast-paced, high-flying and buzzing with ideas, it’s the real financial hub of London… but has the tendency to run you down. A few weeks ago, we gave you the 5 Best Coffee Places in Canary Wharf, but what to do when you’ve finished up the hard work week and want to let your hair down among the glistening skyscrapers?
Here are five of the best bars to hit up in Canary Wharf whether you’re after a solid pint of craft ale, a beautifully created cocktail (even better at happy hour), or somewhere with some great music so you can hit the dancefloor.
Best pub in Canary Wharf
The Gun calls itself “a treasure by the Thames” – and a treasure it is! Tucked on the banks of the river, this isn’t the cheapest pub in town but the views of the O2 and the twinkling lights over the Thames make it all worth it.
Bearing rustic decor and leather furniture, there’s an air of luxury in its cosiness, making it a great place to enjoy an after-work pint. They also have a decent food menu, for when a quick pint becomes four and you find yourself starving!
Website | 27 Coldharbour, Canary Wharf, E14 9NS
Best wine bar in Canary Wharf
Davy’s at Canary Wharf
Davy’s is a sleek and sophisticated bar which draws on its Victorian heritage with a modern twist. The extensive wine list is curated by Davy’s Wine Merchants and features many options from the classic regions of France, along with Chile, Italy, South Africa, Australia and more.
Celebrate a special occasion with a carefully selected Champagne, or top off the week with a fresh and smooth Pinot Grigio.
Website | 31-35 Fisherman’s Walk, Canary Wharf, E14 4DH
Best cocktail bar in Canary Wharf
At The Pagination, you’ll find beautiful cocktails served in a stylish bar – brushed metals, golden accents and wooden details add an air of relaxation. An “antidote to busy London life,” this is a great place to unwind and enjoy a delicately crafted cocktail. They have a lovely terrace which is great for alfresco drinks even in the colder months; there are blankets and heaters to keep you cosy as you look out across the Docklands.
Website | 9 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, E14 4EB
Best Sky Bar in Canary Wharf
Capeesh Sky Bar
Who doesn’t love a drink with a view? 48 floors above Canary Wharf is Capeesh Sky Bar, a buzzing venue with its own mixologists for quality cocktails, a fantastic atmosphere, and some of the best views amongst the skyscrapers.
There are luxurious soft furnishings to sink into as you look out across the city, and the bar is stocked with top-end liquors for the best quality drinks.
Website | 4 Pan Peninsula Square, Canary Wharf, E14 9HN
Best bar for music in Canary Wharf
Big Easy Canary Wharf
To say that Big Easy is vibrant would be an understatement. Located in Crossrail Place, it boasts “11,000 sq ft of never being dull and 1500 sq ft of alfresco fun,” with a huge inside bar and west-facing terrace with views of the Gherkin.
The Rum Bar and Lounge, however, is where it’s at – live blues music every night, casks of rum on tap and 100 bottled rums make it a lively venue for a great night out. Even better: Big Easy have both an early-evening and late-night happy hour where you can get a cocktail for as cheap as £5, or a pint of beer for £3.50! Big Easy is not to be missed on a night out in Canary Wharf.
Website | Park Level, Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, E14 5AR