Best Bars in Chelsea for a Great Night Out

With its dynamic and vibrant social scene, Chelsea is home to some of the most fashionable bars in London. From chic cocktail bars to unique venues that will take you back in time, you’re sure to find the perfect bar for a night out you’ll never forget! Here are our top ten picks of the best bars in Chelsea.

1. Chelsea Funhouse

Chelsea Funhouse cocktail with lemon and mint.

The Chelsea Funhouse is a fun and playful bar in Chelsea with a lively atmosphere, creative cocktails and unique décor. It’s known for its innovative cocktails and impressive brunch menu, with an extensive selection of wines and spirits, a dedicated espresso martini bar and plenty of delicious bar bites to complement your drinks. The bar is divided into three spaces, each with its own theme, such as a flower-filled cocktail bar, a secret underground bar and a retro-inspired disco room.

2. The Bletchley

The Bletchley immersive ww2 cocktail.

The Bletchley is a one-of-a-kind cocktail bar inspired by the incredible Second World War code-breaking discoveries at Bletchley Park. Not only can you enjoy exceptional cocktails surrounded by the fantastic decor, but you also get to participate in a unique interactive experience. When you arrive, you’ll get a top-secret mission to decode messages using an Enigma machine. The bar’s mixologists will create bespoke cocktails based on the decoded messages tailored to your tastes. Only you and the bar’s “agents” will know the recipe.

3. Azteca

Vibrant Mexican Cantina interior.

Aztec is a colourful and vibrant Mexican bar in Chelsea that’s home to a fabulous selection of cocktails and tequila. The bar is set across two floors and offers a relaxed atmosphere and lively entertainment combined with excellent authentic Mexican food and over 150 types of tequila. The bar’s Mexican-inspired décor, colourful murals, live music, mariachi bands, and salsa dancers make for a memorable night out.

4. Jak’s Bar

Jak's Bar interior with three sofa's and colourful cushions

If you are looking for a bar that combines style and sophistication with fantastic speciality cocktails, look no further than Jak’s Bar on Walton Street. You’ll also find a great selection of wines and beers and a British, Italian and Mediterranean-inspired food menu. Its quirky interiors and talented mixologists make it ideal for a lively evening in the city with friends, or some after-work drinks with your colleagues.

5. Callooh Callay Chelsea

Callooh Callay pale blue cocktail.

Callooh Callay is a cocktail bar on King’s Road that combines elements of quirky and chic to create something truly special. The bar features an Alice in Wonderland theme, whimsical interior design, and a secret room behind a hidden door. Its impressive cocktail selection, extensive range of beers and wines, delicious food and snack menu and playful atmosphere make it great to relax with a few drinks after work, enjoy a date or catch up with friends.

6. Beaufort House Chelsea

Beaufort House table and chairs.

Spread across four floors, Beaufort House is a swanky cocktail bar and brasserie on Chelsea’s famous King’s Road. Its stylish but laid-back atmosphere and stunning cocktails created by talented mixologists have made it a popular haunt among its chic clientele. This elegant and luxurious setting is the perfect backdrop for sipping a Champagne cocktail or watermelon martini on the comfortable, plush seating, or the rooftop terrace to enjoy the stunning city views.

7. Bottles Wine Bar

Bottles stacked amongst indoor foliage at Bottles Wine Bar.

Bottles Wine Bar is the perfect place for wine lovers looking for somewhere cosy and intimate to enjoy a great selection of international wines. Here you’ll find an extensive wine menu for every taste, as well as cocktails, craft beers and a tempting choice of non-alcoholic options. A delicious food menu also offers cheese plates, salads and charcuterie boards.

But the incredibly knowledgeable and helpful staff at Bottles Wine Bar are what makes this venue really stand out. They’ll help you pick the perfect wine, and they also host regular wine-tasting workshops and events at the bar.

8. Mezcalito Chelsea

Various coloured cocktails at Mezcalito Chelsea.

Mezcalito Chelsea is a colourful, fun bar specialising in mezcal-based cocktails and Mexican cuisine. The bar is bursting with energy and has a fantastic drink menu, showcasing the unique flavours of mezcal, a traditional Mexican spirit. There’s also a wide choice of wines, beers and more to perfectly complement the bar’s range of authentic Mexican dishes and snacks, including guacamole, ceviche, tapas and tacos. Its outdoor terrace, with heaters and a retractable roof, makes it the perfect year-round destination.

9. The Goat Chelsea

The Goat private dining space with cosy wooden interior and blue seating.

Right in the heart of Chelsea you’ll find The Goat: a stylish bar with a great drinks selection, a Champagne terrace, chic interiors, live music, and a menu featuring Italian-inspired dishes. Here you can choose from a choice of local and international beers and a carefully curated selection of wines and spirits.

There’s also a superb choice of cocktails and mocktails, including popular classics and signature drinks. The bar even runs cocktail masterclasses for those who want to learn about mixology and cocktail making! The Goat’s warm and friendly atmosphere and modern pub vibe make it a suitable destination for anything from a business lunch to a romantic rendezvous.

10. Barts Chelsea

Man making a cocktail at Barts Chelsea.

Head to Barts in Chelsea, and you’ll find yourself in the 1920s prohibition era for an experience you won’t forget. As you step through the hidden entrance into the apartment-turned-speakeasy-style bar, you’ll find yourself in a bygone era of glamour and debauchery, surrounded by luxurious and vintage-inspired interiors.

The cocktail menu is just as intriguing as the décor. Who can resist a Whiskey Sour with Bulleit Bourbon, tasting cocktails from mini teacups or a gramophone filled with apple juice, gomme syrup and lemongrass-infused Tanqueray (known as a Mystic Note)?

The incredible choice of unique, sophisticated and inviting bars in Chelsea makes it an excellent destination for a great night out. Whatever you might be in the mood for, Chelsea has something for everyone!