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Hix Bar (Marks Bar) in Soho, London

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What is Hix bar like?

Hix is currently one of London's coolest and popular upmarket restaurants. Hidden in the depths of the restaurant is a gem of a cocktail bar - Mark's bar. Named after the restaurant's owner Mark Hix, this small underground space attracts Soho's cutting edge clientele. As you head through the restaurant, you will see a red neon finger pointing you downstairs into the bar. Low lighting, mismatching furniture and a long metal bar add to the New York lounge feel to the space. Cocktails are traditionally British in style, and they are expertly mixed by a quirky crew of young and stylish staff.

If you would also like to find out more about the restaurant at Hix we have a separate page devoted to this - you can find out about what to expect from the menu, restaurant opening times and what the décor is like in the restaurant part of the venue. Check out Guide to Hix restaurant.

Who would visit this bar?

The entrance to Hix in Soho - Mark's Bar lies within
The entrance to Hix in Soho - Mark's Bar lies within

Mark's Bar is the perfect place to head for a sophisticated cocktail in the heart of the hustle bustle of Soho. This makes it a popular destination amongst a young and well-dressed crowd who don't mind paying for a well-made cocktail. There is no strict dress code at Mark's Bar but you will feel out of place if you haven't made an effort.

When is the best time to visit?

This bar comes alive at night. But it is also a relaxing place to head throughout the day for a quiet cocktail and to enjoy some of the bar's famous bar snacks. It is worth remembering that when the bar is full they do not allow any more people in. Also, you cannot book for Mark's Bar. This means that if you want to be guaranteed to get in to the bar in Hix it is worth heading there before 6pm.

Where is the bar situated?

Tube Closest Tube: Piccadilly Circus (Brown Line / Bakerloo Line and Blue Line / Piccadilly Line)

Why should you consider visiting Hix Bar?

Mark's Bar is one of the best cocktail bars in London. It offers a unique and intimate setting in which to sup on grown-up and classically made cocktails, do some people watching and maybe even treat yourself to a locally sourced British oyster. Perfect!

tip It is worth remembering that there is the option of trying out the bar snacks in Mark's Bar. These are generally British classic with a twist, such as chips and curry sauce and posh fish fingers. This is a good opportunity to try the sort of food that is on offer in Hix without having to break the bank.


Hix Soho
66 - 70 Brewer Street

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7292 3518

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