Zoo Bar

Zoo Bar, London: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Zoo Bar Reviews: 3/5

4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Monday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
4:00 PM - 3:30 AM
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Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
How to get there
  • Leicester Square • 1 min walk
  • Charing Cross • 5 min walk
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3.0
416 reviews
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Kieran P
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Extremely expensive for no good reason
Sep 2021
Incredibly expensive, even for London. We turned up before 9pm and paid £8 entry each. Not a huge entry fee but given how early it was that's still considerable. The club was understandably empty at that time, but the bar had an atmosphere so we thought it was worth a try.

A single vodka coke was £9. Nine. Nine Great British Pounds. And that was before 9pm. When the clock struck 9, just as we were ordering our second (and final) round, the prices went up, meaning a single vodka mixer was now ELEVEN POUNDS. £11 for a single. I'm sorry, I know it's central London and of course you expect a markup on alcohol, but there is no justification to charge £11 for one shot of vodka and some soft drink mixer.

We only ended up staying till around 10.30pm so didn't get to see the club at its busiest - the dancefloor was decent though. Toilet attendants ran the tap and gave you a paper towel in hopes for a tip which I have always found tacky (nothing personal against the attendant on that night). Had no issues with bouncers getting in but they seemed more hostile with people by the time we left.

Ultimately I can't recommend this to anyone. For the extortionate prices they are charging you would expect a kind of exclusive or classy evening, when in reality this is just a completely standard club like hundreds of others in the country. I will not be returning.
Written October 29, 2021
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Paraskevas T
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Terrible night at ZOO bar in london
Oct 2021 • Friends
Rude just rude we left our staff on our table and we were dancing and one of the staff took them and they didn’t give them to us until 4am. That night was terrible. I will never come back here EVER AGAIN
Written October 24, 2021
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Jamesrushton96
40397657 contributions
Would not recommend
Sep 2021 • Couples
Ok atmosphere but quite dead, very expensive even for London prices. 26 pound for a double vodka lemonade and JD and coke In little plastic cup. Won’t be visiting again. Moved on after those drinks to bar down the road. Half the price for the same thing.
Written October 23, 2021
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775s775
5 contributions
Won’t be returning
Oct 2021 • Friends
Ended our Saturday night here. Had high hopes thanks to the “best party anthems” description on the website but was disappointed. Very strange selection of music in the bar upstairs - the occasional party anthem but the rest was awful. We ventured downstairs but felt immediately uncomfortable and retreated back to the ground floor. Expensive drinks. Filthy toilets. But we didn’t have the poor experience of staff that others seem to have had. I doubt I’ll be back.
Written October 18, 2021
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fio
1 contribution
Agressive manager
Oct 2021
AWFUL experience avoids this place!!!! We booked tickets and they were valid until 11 pm. I was with my friends and loads of other people in the queue who have also booked tickets were denied entry because it was 11:05 pm bare in mind we were all waiting in the queue way before the last entry time... fair enough if they don't want to let us in but they weren't being reasonable at all. However, there was no need to assault my friend so aggressively and drag her out of the line by the 'manager' when all she was asking for was to speak to him. Leaving her with bruises on her arm. Absolutely shocking behaviour this shouldn't be allowed.
Written October 17, 2021
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Danut
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We enjoyed it
Oct 2021 • Friends
I booked a party of 10 before I had actually read the reviews so it was too late to cancel. Had I read the reviews first I would have probably not booked !
I was actually pleasantly surprised about the service as I was expecting a bad experience, I even spoke to the manager when I got there around 5 PM as it was quiet and he showed me the club downstairs and told me he can make me a deal for a vip table which we didn’t get in the end as we liked it more upstairs. I told the manager about the bad reviews and he said there was nothing he could do about it as people like to write reviews rather then talk to him in order to get issues sorted.
Overall really good atmosphere with Soho prices which we obviously expected, if you are used to £5 doubles with mixers you will be disappointed, they cost £11 but we knew what we were in for as this is what the prices are in London.
Only thing I didn’t like was the beer, only 1 brand called E1, no other known brands available.
Written October 17, 2021
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maisie p
1 contribution
Best night out
Oct 2021 • Friends
Such a good place to go to, it’s quite expensive but it’s only a £10 entry fee so have pre drinks before you come to avoid spending so much money on the drinks. The music and the vibe are amazing and would definitely recommend going here 100%, the best night out I’ve had quite literally!
Written October 16, 2021
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Cheryl-ann B
1 contribution
NOT SAFE! AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE
Oct 2021 • Couples
Only has 1 star as couldn’t go any lower, Horrendous, worst bar EVER been in. We asked security what type of music was played was told play everything in the charts with bit of everything else we were happy with that so we entered paying £10 pound each to get in, upon entering i was astounded I paid to enter such a sh*t hole ordered x1 double vodka coke and x1 double Malibu coke total 27.00 pound we then ordered another round and the cups had switched from polycarbonate to plastic and we were charged an extra 50p each cup! The clientele were questionable I wouldn’t like to go there with Just the girls actually witnessed the manager ejecting a customer who was asleep at the table he had x4 jäger bombs on the table which he ( manager ) picked up and placed on the shot girl tray to re sell!, anything could’ve been put in them drinks. Music was awful think I knew x2 songs downstairs part of the club didn’t even open, prices are extortionate WOMEN NEED TO AVOID THIS PLACE LIKE THE PLAGUE
Written October 12, 2021
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Kyster01
6 contributions
Avoid at all costs. Rude management/staff.
Oct 2021
Shocking customer service, rude men behind the bar.
I placed my drink down on the bar and watched a member of staff swipe it. When I brought this up to the rude man behind the bar he told me to go away!
One of the so called managers then pulled me in to a corridor and had a go at me claiming that I was touching equipment and he threatened to remove me. I did no such thing. AVOID. I wouldn’t even give this 1* I just had no other option as that is the lowest it can go.
Written October 3, 2021
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TulipTheTraveller
Swindon, United Kingdom6 contributions
Avoid!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Wow,how this filthy place can even exist in the heart of London!?Poor air conditioning and ventilation,overcrowded, toilets disgusting and the decor of a dungeon.The drinks overpriced and poor choice available. Never again, avoid. Entrance fee 20 ,feel robbed.
Written September 19, 2021
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