London Dating: Best Bars for Live Music

London is home to some fantastic live music across its pubs, bars and clubs. If you and your date fancy discovering the next Arctic Monkeys or simply dating in the cool surroundings of a live music bar, then take a look at our favourites:
 

Ronnie Scott’s

When it comes to London dating, it doesn’t get much cooler than an evening at Ronnie Scott’s.
This world-renowned bar has hosted some of the finest jazz artists in history, including Ella Fitzgerald, The Rolling Stones and was even the venue for Jimi Hendrix's last live performance.
Ronnie Scott’s has a real jazz bar vibe throughout, with red velvet chairs and the walls are adorned with photos of music legends.
There’s live music almost every night of the week, so you’re guaranteed to find a night that suits the two of your musical tastes.
 

Carom

With DJs playing from 9pm Wednesday to Saturday and a late-night licence, Carom is a fun, friendly and fabulously flamboyant bar.
At the heart of London’s bustling West End, Carom is ceaselessly bursting with energy and offers the perfect place for a unique date.
Carom serves a creative blend of cocktails, created from premium spirits and Indian herbs and spices. If you’re thinking of eating here too, we’d suggest that between four to six dishes is ample for the two of you.
 

Bar Music Hall

If you’re dating in Shoreditch, look no further than Bar Music Hall. This East End haunt regularly puts on cutting edge bands and DJs which will definitely put the two of you in great spirits on your date.
There’s a fantastic drinks list here, which includes an extensive selection of beers, wines and spirits as well as some delicious cocktails. Should you get peckish, the food menu features indulgent sharing platters that are positively stacked with meaty spare ribs, French fries and all sorts of other tasty treats.
Despite the quirky artwork, the décor is simple and unfussy, providing you and your date with laid back surroundings in which to enjoy each other’s company.
 

The Blues Kitchen

Pop along here on almost any night and there’s sure to be a tune or two being belted out by local and upcoming talent.
From DJ’s to musicians, folk singers to rock bands, The Blues Kitchen’s eclectic selection of artists caters to everyone’s tastes.
The Blues Kitchen has an edgy American feel with a rustic looking bar and furnishings. The bar is low lit giving an intimate feel throughout the place.
The menu is equally American with classic dishes such as pulled pork sandwiches, mouth-watering burgers and rib-eye steak. There’s also an array of tantalizing cocktails, bourbons, wines, ales and spirits – the two of you will be spoilt for choice!
 

The O2

You might know it better as the Millennium Dome, but this south-of-the-river joint has quite some way since its opening at the turn of the 21st century.
The O2 has hosted many a famous face including the likes of Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Kanye West and Kings of Leon.
An entertainment destination, The O2 is surrounded by lots of bars, restaurants and shops, should the two of you get a little peckish during the show. And, should you wish to continue singing and dancing into the night, Indigo2 is just next door and is often frequented by pop stars and soul sensations!