Nightjar opened in 2010 and now operates an online-only booking system. It’s a gorgeous, low-lit room with comfortable seating, smooth table service and a long, playful cocktail list divided into historical eras (pre-Prohibition, post-war and so on). Early in the evening the sound system provides a discreet jazz and swing soundtrack; later the music goes live, with mostly jazz- and blues-orientated artists.
129 City Road, London, EC1V 1JB
Box office: 0207 253 4101