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We’ve carefully considered which spaces to open first, with your safety, and the safety of the students who work in our spaces, our number one priority. Phineas will remain closed for now, but we’ll regularly review plans and you’ll be the first to know when we’re able to serve you a great chilled pint. 

We will be open with reduced capacity and will be adhering to the NHS Track and Trace so please scan the QR code on entry.

Please follow the one-way system, find yourself a table and use the URL given on the door to order your drinks & pay. We will deliver your orders to your table!

When moving around the building, please wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing recommendations.

New for Tier 2/London COVID High Alert restrictions. Those inside the bars must be in groups of no more than six people, with those people all being from the same household. We may ask for proof of address to adhere to the restrictions.

This is what Phineas is all about

Phineas is a spacious venue named after our mascot, an old tobacconist’s statue, which was regularly stolen by UCL students in the 1930s. 

Here, you can study and socialise during the day, or head along in the evening to one of the nightly events.

Phineas is the spiritual home of TeamUCL and host to our legendary Sports Night every Wednesday during term time (but not during COVID times)! The bar is also hosting the infamous Glittoris series - our monthly LGBT+ club night, House of Soul - our monthly House music club night, Thank You Pop - our monthly pop music club night, Psych! - our monthly old school Hip-Hop club night, the legendary UCL Jazz Jammin as well a weekly pub quiz. Phineas is your go-to something-for-everyone Union bar.

Pints start from £2.80 and wine from £2.00. Check the ‘What’s On’ calendar for some brilliant virtual events!

Sports Nights in Phineas 

When Sports Nights are back on, you can reserve a table for your Sports Team in Phineas.

Opening hours

All bars are now closed due to the November 5th - December 2nd England Lockdown. Return here or at the Bars Instagram for updates.


3rd Floor, Students’ Union UCL, 25 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AY