Have a drink in the cocktail bars where the Made in Chelsea crowd hangs out, or find a retreat from the King’s Road glitz and glam in a laid back Chelsea bar. Whatever your needs, you can find your scene with this list of the top bars to visit in Chelsea.
Recognized as the Best Late Night Bar in 2013, winner of the Best Mixology Award in 2012, and The Best Bar Award in 2011 at the London Club and Bar Awards, it is no surprise that JuJu tops our list of the best bars in West London. Known as one of the ‘it’ places to go in the area, JuJu offers an extensive cocktail list with an impressive list of the bar’s signature drinks and creations. Alongside this is a great selection of the bars’ wines, champagnes and tapas dishes. JuJu is a definite place to go to really get the Chelsea experience.
-318 Kings Road,
, SW3 5UH,
London, UK, +44 20 7351 5998
On the tip of every young socialite’s tongue, the Eclipse Bar in Chelsea is a definite hot spot in the London club and bar scene. Located on Walton Street, Eclipse offers a number of unique and innovate drinks made with top of the line spirits, champagne and fruit. A special of the establishment is the bar’s watermelon martini, which has been around for fifteen years. The drink may be an oldie, but it is most definitely a goodie.
Eclipse Chelsea, 111/113 Walton Street London SW3 2HP, England, +44 20 7581 0123
Bar, Restaurant, European, $$$
With a history dating back to 1853, The Phene has come a long way in establishing itself as one of the top spots to be in Chelsea. With wines from places like Brazil and Hungary, The Phene has done a fantastic job in creating a unique and skillfully designed drinking experience for all customers. The bar also offers low calorie cocktails, unheard of in most London bars.
The Phene, 9 Phene Street
SW3 5NY, UK, +44 20 7352 9898
Spread across four floors, the Beaufort House in Chelsea offers a different dining and drinking experiences on each floor. The brassiere, champagne penthouse, member’s bar and restaurant, and clubroom cater to any and every kind of night you would like to have. Located on the historic King’s Road, this is the perfect spot for you whether you have come to work or play- a must visit.
Beaufort House, 354 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UZ, UK, +44 20 7352 2828
With a classic British and modern European menu, The Botanist offers an array of cocktails and creations. A very happening and eventful location, the bar plays host to many different occasions such as BYOB Mondays, wine promotions and even a special event to celebrate Father’s Day. The Botanist fantastic place to stop by for an innovative cocktail or a night out.
The Botanist, 7 Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8EE, UK, +44 20 7730 0077
Drinking hole for some of the most historically significant Chelsea residents, Hollywood Arms has been around for over 140 years. With a number of rooms to drink and dine including the Blanchard room, the Big Table or the Secret Cellar, the Hollywood Arms offers an experience tailored to your needs. The bar also hosts the ‘Soundtrack,’ a regular acoustic night held at the bar with musical performances ranging from jazz to indie.
Hollywood Arms, 45 Hollywood Road,
SW10 9HX, UK, +44 20 7349 7840
Art Gallery, Shop, $$$
As part of the D&D restaurant in the heart of Chelsea, the Bluebird is a top of the line bar that many socialites and celebrities swear by. With a bar menu offering ‘experimental fizzes and fixes,’ ‘drinking partners,’ and a number of champagnes and rosés, the Bluebird is a great choice to for a classy, upscale, drinking experience.
Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, London SW3 5UU, UK, +44 20 7559 1000
The Jam Tree
Another establishment located on the famous King’s Road, the Jam Tree is a fun and quirky spot. With a expansive variety of drinks, the bar quenches all types of thirst. With 38 different bottles of wine and a huge selection of spirits, there are a number of creations to try at the bar. Have a favorite and it’s not available? Call ahead of time and the Jam Tree will make sure they’ve got it ready for you. The Jam Tree also impresses customers with nine different variations of the classic Bloody Mary.
The Jam Tree, 541 King’s Road
SW6 2EB, UK, +44 20 3397 4422