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The Institute Bar is great in the daytime with lots of comfortable seating, and brilliant in the evenings with all your favourites behind the bar. 

There’s a lot of things to be excited about including pool tables, comfy sofas and a great selection of drinks. A big bonus is a HUGE terrace outside for you to enjoy when the days get warmer.

The Institute Bar is the most chilled of our bars with great drink deals and live Jazz sessions every Monday at 20:00 (coming soon) and a pub quiz every Wednesday from 19:00.

Food in the Institute Bar

Our chef Agostino has created a great food menu for you to enjoy in the Institute Bar - from 12:00 every day you can now order Pizza, Paninis, Salads, Wraps and more. There are vegetarian, vegan and halal food options too. Have a look at our menu and see you for lunch, a sneaky snack or dinner! 


Term-time opening hours

Monday to Wednesday: 12:00 - 23:00
Thursday to Friday: 12:00 - midnight
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Closed on bank holidays.

Open as normal over the summer break. 

Hiring the bar:

If you’re interested in hiring the Institute Bar, please fill out this form and we’ll be in touch shortly. Be sure to read the terms and conditions of hire before making a booking. 


The Institute Bar, 20 Bedford Way - Level 4, WC1H 0XG