The Nightjar Bar

 
 
ADDRESS
129-131 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 1JB 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
5pm-1.30am Tues-Wed & Sun, 5pm-3.30am Thurs-Sat, Closed Mon
 

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The Nightjar BarFor live jazz and adventurous signature cocktails in a subterranean speakeasy setting try The Nightjar Bar in Shoreditch. Taking its cue from the illicit anti-Prohibition bars of 20s and early 30s America, Nightjar has a typically understated entrance: a stone's throw from the Old Street roundabout you'll find a wooden door between a kebab house and a café. Beyond this door - bearing a picture of the Nightjar bird after which the bar is named - a staircase leads down to a dimly-lit underground drinking den. With its exposed brickwork, old furniture and faux wood-panelled ceilings, it's very Manhatten-lite - but it's all good fun, and a revelation for the area. Jazz, blues and rock are performed live on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - when an additional cover charge will be added to your bill - while on Friday nights retro tunes are played by DJs. The cocktails (£8.50) are meticulously mixed (by dapperly dressed barmen) and excitingly edgy: one, called The BBC, is even served with absinthe smoke. Full table service means you shouldn't head here if you're after a quick beer, but for such a grotty area, this is a real find.

 

The Nightjar Bar events

 
Wednesday Gray & Nick RammWednesday Gray & Nick RammThe singer and pianist duo performs jazz, soul and R&B covers.21st September 2014Wednesday 8th October 2014 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Wednesday Gray & Nick Ramm
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel | PRICING  Free  
DATES  10th September to 8th October 2014
The singer and pianist duo performs jazz, soul and R&B covers.
Eric RanzoniEric RanzoniThe London-based pianist and singer-songwriter plays blues.23rd September 2014Tuesday 28th October 2014 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Eric Ranzoni
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Blues | PRICING  Free  
DATES  23rd September, 22nd October and 28th October 2014 - 9pm-11pm
The London-based pianist and singer-songwriter plays blues.
Sophie SmilesSophie SmilesThe singer performs expressive jazz and bluesy, soul, mixed with rhythm'n'blues.24th September 2014Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Sophie Smiles
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel | PRICING  Free  
DATES  24th September, 17th October and 22nd October 2014 - 9pm-11pm
The singer performs expressive jazz and bluesy, soul, mixed with rhythm'n'blues.
Boca Nova TrioBoca Nova TrioThe outfit plays bossa novas, sambas and Brazilian standards.25th September 2014Thursday 23rd October 2014 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
Category: event
On Soon
Boca Nova Trio
event > Concerts > World Music
DATES  Thursday 25th September and Thursday 23rd October 2014 - 9pm-11pm
The outfit plays bossa novas, sambas and Brazilian standards.
Benoit Viellefon's Hot Club QuartetBenoit Viellefon's Hot Club Quartet26th September 2014Friday 24th October 2014 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
Category: event
On Soon
Benoit Viellefon's Hot Club Quartet
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel
DATES  Friday 26th September and Friday 24th October 2014 - 9pm-11pm
The BoneshakersThe BoneshakersThe band plays a range of blues-rock covers.27th September 2014Saturday 27th September 2014 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
Category: event
On Soon
The Boneshakers
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Blues
DATES  Saturday 27th September 2014 - 9pm-11pm
The band plays a range of blues-rock covers.
Dan NashDan NashAcoustic blues singer-songwriter.28th September 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
Category: event
On Soon
Dan Nash
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Blues
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Sunday 28th September 2014
Acoustic blues singer-songwriter.
John EmilJohn EmilA performance by the singer-songwriter who play folk-blues.30th September 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
Category: event
On Soon
John Emil
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Blues
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 30th September 2014
A performance by the singer-songwriter who play folk-blues.
FoBo Jug BandFoBo Jug BandEarly and classic blues by the London-based combo.2nd October 2014Thursday 2nd October 2014 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
Category: event
On Soon
FoBo Jug Band
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Blues
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Thursday 2nd October 2014
Early and classic blues by the London-based combo.
Dom Pipkin And The IkosDom Pipkin And The IkosThe singer and pianist leads his outfit in playing lively New Orleans-style jazz, rhythm'n'blues and funk.4th October 2014Tuesday 14th October 2014 Where:
The Nightjar Bar, 129-131  City Road      EC1V 1JB
Category: event
On Soon
Dom Pipkin And The Ikos
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel
DATES  Saturday 4th and Tuesday 14th October 2014 - 9pm-11pm
The singer and pianist leads his outfit in playing lively New Orleans-style jazz, rhythm'n'blues and funk.
 

The Nightjar Bar images

The Nightjar Bar  Bloody Mary Cocktail. Photo credit: Dan Malpass  

   
The Nightjar Bar - Bloody Mary Cocktail. Photo credit: Dan Malpass

The Nightjar Bar Bloody Mary Cocktail. Photo credit: Dan Malpass 

LondonTown.com - The Nightjar Bar Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Old Street Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Paul Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
Clere Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £49  32% off
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Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £66  36% off
Central Street, EC1V | 8 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
London City Suites by Montcalm
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £85  29% off
42-46 Chiswell Street, EC1Y | 8 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
The London City Suites by Montcalm are within a grade II listed heritage building, located in the City of London. The 5-star accommodation provides all the ... More
 
 
 
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Red Market
London > Nightlife > Bars
288-299 Old Street, EC1V | 4 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
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Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 5 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
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#vypesocial
London > Nightlife > Bars
66 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, , Shoreditch, London EC2A | 5 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
#vypesocial is the UK's first dedicated e-cigarette bar, where smoking-breaks no longer disrupt nights out. #vypesocial wants to reunite smokers and non-smokers and redefine social ... More
 
 
 
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Trapeze Bar
London > Nightlife >
89 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
Set over two levels at 89 Great Eastern Street, Trapeze Bar occupies the space that was previously home to East Village for over five years and ... More
 
 
 
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The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 6 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
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Plastic People
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
147-149 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 6 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
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Movimento
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Monday 22nd September 2014 - 2.30am-8am
Club Aquarium, 256-260 Old Street, EC1V | 2 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
Guest DJs Gavyn Mytchel, Francesco Poggi and Radu Christian spin house, tech house, techno, deep disco and electronic soul plus the swimming pool is open as ...More
 
 
 
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Freestyle Sunday
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Sunday 21st September 2014 - 5pm-12midnight
Favela London, 91-93 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A | 4 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
The house DJs play soul, funk and R&B....More
 
 
 
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Ceramics In The City: A Three-day Selling Fair
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th, 20th and 21st September 2014 - 10am-5pm
Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 | 12 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
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Shoreditch Electric Light Station
London > Entertainment >
Coronet Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
As the name suggests, Shoreditch Electric Light Station began life as an electricity generating station. Now home of Circus Space, the building, which dates back to ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Blue Last
London > Entertainment > Live Music
38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 7 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
The Old Blue Last is a legendary pub and live venue in Shoreditch, East London brought to you by the people at Vice - a magazine ... More
 
 
 
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Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 7 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
Don't let the gaudy red and yellow paint that mutilates the exterior of this fantastic comedy club deter you from gracing its hallowed floors. It may ... More
 
 
 
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Bunhill Fields
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
38 City Road, Shoreditch, London EC1Y | 4 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
Small, wooded dissenters' cemetery in the city centre. William Blake, John Bunyan and Daniel Defoe are among over 120,000 nonconformists whose bodies are squeezed closely together within ... More
 
 
 
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20 Hoxton Square
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
20 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
This spacious gallery strategically situated opposite White Cube in Hoxton Square opened in 2007 and is run by co-directors Richard Graham, Adam Waymouth and Alex Dellal. ... More
 
 
 
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Rivington Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 6 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
The first newly built public art gallery in London since the Hayward Gallery opened in 1968, Rivington Place is a beautiful glass fronted building designed by ... More
 
 
 
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Bookartbookshop
London > Shopping > Books
17 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
We love this great little book shop. As the name suggests, you'll find books on art but, more specifically, they specialise in artists' books - and ... More
 
 
 
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Sh! Women's Erotic Emporium
London > Shopping > Specialists
57 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
Tea and sex, how very British! This friendly boutique in Hoxton Square offers girlies the chance to seek out kinky playthings, books and erotica, in a ... More
 
 
 
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KK Outlet
London > Shopping > Art and Design
42 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
Just the kind of hip, happening 'multifunctional' space you'd expect on Hoxton Square, KK Outlet is not just a shop and gallery it's also the offices ... More
 
 
 
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Shoreditch Grind
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
213 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
An espresso bar, cocktail bar and recording studio in one circular stand-alone building on the edge of Old Street Roundabout, Shoreditch Grind is frequently name checked ... More
 
 
 
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Pinchito Tapas
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
32 Featherstone Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
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Rotary Bar & Diner
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
70 City Road, EC1Y | 2 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
Open for 10 months only, Rotary Bar & Diner is a short-term venture from the Rushmore Group who also own Milk & Honey and The Player ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 5 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 6 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 6 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, EC1V | 6 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
 
 
 
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, EC1V | 7 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 15 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
 
 
 
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The Princess of Shoreditch
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
76 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
Take the spiral staircase up out of this busy Old Street boozer and you find yourself in a small, chic dining room with big picture windows, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fox
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
28-30 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 5 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
Ideally located away from the chaos of the City and in the trendy and thriving Shoreditch area, The Fox is a stylish gastropub offering food and ... More
 
 
 
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The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 6 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
This bohemian boozer was an integral part of the Shoreditch explosion. Tucked away down a cobbled East End alley it was originally a mecca for local ... More
 
 
 
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The HAC Grounds
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Road, City, London EC1Y | 5 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
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London Symphony Orchestra St Luke's
London > Business > Venue Hire
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 6 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 7 minutes from The Nightjar Bar
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Freestyle Sunday
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 21st September 2014 

Favela London 4 minutes walk from The Nightjar Bar

The house DJs play soul, funk and R&B....More

Steel Pan Fusion
Concerts | Until 21st September 2014 

Charlie Wrights International Bar 5 minutes walk from The Nightjar Bar

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Poetry & Music
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

Charlie Wrights International Bar 5 minutes walk from The Nightjar Bar

An Evening Of Poetry, Live Music & Food....More

All Twerk and No Play
Sporting Events | On 21st September 2014 

The Book Club 6 minutes walk from The Nightjar Bar

The dance phenomenon known as twerking has sent the world into a booty poppin' frenzy....More

Phloss
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th October 2014 

333 Mother 6 minutes walk from The Nightjar Bar

An eclectic party selection, spanning through house, hip hop, garage, drum'n'bass and other classics....More

Monday Mornings
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th September 2014 

Mother Bar 6 minutes walk from The Nightjar Bar

Phloss plays house, hip hop, garage, drum'n'bass and classics....More

Phloss
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th November 2014 

Mother Bar 6 minutes walk from The Nightjar Bar

Resident DJs play house, hip hop, garage and drum'n'bass....More

Fellowship Church London
Music | Until 30th November 2014 

Cargo 7 minutes walk from The Nightjar Bar

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London Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 21st September 2014 

Barbican Centre 10 minutes walk from The Nightjar Bar

Tishchenko's Dante Symphony No 1, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3 and Shostakovich's Symphony No 10 are performed by the orchestra, ...More

The Shipwrecked House
Exhibitions | On 21st September 2014 

Rich Mix Centre 12 minutes walk from The Nightjar Bar

Anglo-Breton poet Claire Trevien presents her debut collection....More

 
 
 
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