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The best pubs and bars for after work drinks in west London

Updated: May 8th, 2024

Published: January 29, 2023


One of the things we missed most about going to the office during the pandemic is undoubtedly the chance to catch up with colleagues over a post work pint.

To help you make up for lost time, we’ve rounded up the best pubs and bars west London has to offer so you’ll never be short on ideas for where to go for your after work beers.

Where to go for after work drinks in Hammersmith

The location of this charming and historic pub right on the River Thames is second to none and ideal for anyone based at Work.Life’s Hammersmith office and hot desking space. Head to The Dove for a warm, friendly atmosphere and a selection of much-loved cask ales and guest beers from this Fuller’s pub’s own brewery which is just a stone’s throw away.

However, if cocktails in a trendy, dimly lit setting are more your thing then why not give Smith’s Cocktail Bar a try. Located in the basement of the Brook Green Hotel & Pub, this cosy, vintage themed bar serves sensational bespoke cocktails from Thursday-Saturday, along with a variety of tasty sharing boards and burgers.

Great after work drinks in Kensington

If you haven’t checked out Dirty Bones Kensington yet, what are you waiting for? What started out as a gourmet hot dog stand come party hang out has morphed over the years into an underground cocktail bar, lounge and restaurant. Head there 5-7pm Wednesday – Friday to take advantage of their £6 cocktail happy hour and be sure to soak it all up with their out of this world crispy lamb fries. Perfect for a post work pick me up after a day at Situu’s luxury workspace in Kensington.

Post work cocktails in Notting Hill

Variety is the spice of life and Notting Hill has it in spades. Head to The Act Bar for reasonably priced house cocktails in a sumptuously chic setting where the friendly bar staff, who also happen to be talented performers, treat you to theatrical and musical delights.

On the other hand, if you’re not content to simply sit and chat over your after work drinks, make your way over to Bayswater to spend an evening of fun and games at Queens. Challenge your colleagues to a few rounds of ten-pin bowling, take them for a spin around the ice rink or even try your hand at everyone’s favourite Winter Olympic sport, curling.

Where to go for after work drinks in Paddington

Touted as a playground for grown-ups, Heist Bank is serving up a great selection of local beers including guest lagers and ales on rotation that can be enjoyed while shooting some pool or getting stuck in to one of the many board games on offer. Meanwhile, for anyone feeling peckish, a mouth watering menu of freshly made pizzas is bound to hit the spot. A great spot for office workers based at WeWork’s Merchant Square location or other offices in the Paddington area.

So, there you have our round-up of some of the best after work drinks venues in West London, with a few of our favourite office space and coworking locations thrown in for good measure.

Should you fancy venturing into another part of town, be sure to check out our other posts on the best pubs and bars for after work drinks in north London, south London and east London.

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