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The best cocktail bars in Canary Wharf

London Cocktail Week (LCW) is an annual celebration of London’s incredible cocktail scene, which is run by DrinkUp London. It was created to showcase the best bartenders, spirits and venues around and to celebrate London’s infamous cocktail scene. 

It’s an exciting week when bars around London partake in a celebration of the capital’s mixology scene, with over 300 bars getting involved. For those who wish to get involved in London Cocktail Week, all you need is a digital pass (this usually costs £10). Cocktails are capped at £6, which is extremely great value for money for the seven days. The bars taking part in LCW can be found on the DrinkUp London website.

In the spirit of LCW, we thought we’d highlight the best cocktail bars in Canary Wharf.

Home to over 70,000 people, Canary Wharf offers great transport links, impressive architecture and first-class shopping, restaurants, eateries and some great bars, which we definitely recommend visiting!

The bars on our list serve a large and varied mix of cocktails, so why not celebrate London Cocktail Week by trying something new? Keep an eye out for special London Cocktail Week discounts at our favourite bars, too.

Below we have listed just a handful of our favourite Canary Wharf cocktail bars.

Canary Wharf cocktail bars

The Pearson Room

the pearson room cocktail bar canary wharf

In the very heart of Canary Wharf, you’ll find The Pearson Room, a casually sophisticated cocktail bar  and restaurant inspired by 1950s Hitchcockian styles, with an incredible menu and a great selection of tasty cocktails designed (and loved) by the bar manager and his team of expert bartenders.

It’s easy to imagine kicking back with a whiskey sour at The Pearson Room, however we suggest saving that classic cocktail for another week, and take The Pearson Room up on their ‘sip and snack’ offer over London Cocktail Week, where for £12, you can enjoy two chipotle Bloody Mary’s and a mini charcuterie board.

Address: The Pearson Room, 2nd Floor, Canary Wharf Group, 16-19 Canada Square, London, E14 5ER

The Attic Bar

Located at the top of Pan Peninsula, The Attic Bar is a great place to visit after work for a decent cocktail and an incredible view of Canary Wharf. We recommend the White Peach Bellini or the Berry Garden, with its tantalising mix of berry infused gin, elderflower, lime and apple juice. Or why not try both; happy hour means 50% off selected cocktails Tuesday – Saturday between 5pm-7pm.

Address: The Attic Bar, 48th Floor, Pan Peninsula, Canary Wharf, London, E14 9HN

The Parlour

the parlour bar canary wharf

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The Parlour are serious about their cocktails and often have innovative seasonal offerings available alongside their classic collection. At this time of year we recommend the Floral Fusion; camomile-infused Ketel One vodka with apricot, lemon and honey is the perfect drink to toast goodbye to summer with.

Address: The Parlour, The Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square Park, London, E14 5FW

Chai Ki

If you’re looking for a bar in Canary Wharf serving up Indian soul food, we recommend a visit to Chai Ki. We were already fans of Chai Ki’s food (the veggie Aloo Tikki Bun – with spiced potato hash, fried egg, cheese and tamarind tomato ketchup – is one of the best burgers in Canary Wharf) and now we’re ready to rave about the cocktails too. Our favourite is the Chai Ki Toddy with Ceylon Arrack, pineapple and chai masala, but the runner-up is the equally delicious (and non-alcoholic) Kovalam Beach made with guava, coconut, lychee and ginger ale.

Address: Chai Ki, Crossrail Place, London, E14 5AR

Bōkan 38 Bar & 39 Rooftop

Situated a short stroll away from Canary Wharf tube station, you’ll find Bōkan 38 Bar & 39 Rooftop on the top floor of the Novotel London Canary Wharf Hotel. Bōkan offers a unique sky-high dining and cocktail experience with panoramic views of the London skyline, which of course, is very popular during the evening at sunset. We recommend this one for the incredible views alone! The bar is split up into three separate floors, giving you different choices of ambience.

The cocktail menu is cleverly put together by some of London’s top mixologists, which are all inspired by the history of Canary Wharf. Take a visit to this trendy bar and take in the stunning scenery of London whilst the sun goes down. Who knows, you might learn a thing or two from the cocktails about the history of Canary Wharf!

Address: Bōkan 38 Bar & 39 Rooftop, Floor 37-39, 40 Marsh Wall, London E14 9TP

Roka

Roka Canary Wharf bar

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Overlooking Canada Square, Roka serves contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine. It’s considered the ultimate place for traditional Japanese dining, and everyone knows that Roka serve some of the best Japanese food in Canary Wharf, but their cocktails are just as good as their sashimi. We’re fans of the Roka Negroni, with rose petal infused gin, campari, lime shu and peach bitters.

Address: Roka, 4, Canary Wharf Group, Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, London, E14 5FW

Will you be celebrating London Cocktail Week in Canary Wharf?

I think we’re all excited for London Cocktail week but we hope our list of recommendations has given you some inspiration to get involved in all the fun. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets, which gives you unlimited £6 cocktails for 7 days, unlimited access to The Cocktail Village and access to pop-ups, masterclasses and exclusive parties throughout London.

If you’re looking for some great restaurants and bars to visit in Canary Wharf as you’re thinking of moving here, we’d be happy to help you out. As Canary Wharf estate agents, we help tenants, buyers, landlords and sellers in Canary Wharf, London Docklands, and the surrounding area. Our Canary Wharf office is located at the base of the Pan Peninsula building on Marsh Wall.