Nightjar is a small speakeasy bar that you could easily walk past on City Road. Look out for the bird logo!
You must book a table in advance and on certain evenings (sometimes after a certain time) you have to pay a cover charge (around £5-10pp) for the live jazz. Note: sometimes you have to book 3-4 weeks in advance.
A decent range of very original cocktails at around £11-13 with the menu divided into historical eras (pre-Prohibition, post war etc). Wonderful low-lit room with comfortable seating and good service.
Lovely venue – definitely worth a try and a great date venue. As Nightjar has been so popular, they have recently opened a sister branch in Farringdon called Oriole.