The Bar at 55 Whitefriargate is an private members bar that aims to build community by providing drinks that bring people together and an atmosphere that is a hub for local entertainment. Our approach to delivering only the finest service to our customers starts and ends with our constant desire to exceed expectations.
Come join us to see what we’re all about.

Our private members’ bar provides you with a ‘home from home.’
It can become a base where you’ll always feel comfortable and welcome.


Private Members’ Bara are unique in that the concept of a ‘private club’ is an old one (the oldest dates from 1693) and has tradition at its heart. Our private members' bar, The Bar at 55 Whitefriargate, is superbly appointed in the heart of the city, and was established in 2021 inside the vaults of a former bank.


We provide a private venue where professionals can eschew the confines of their workplace to network and socialise in comfort. Membership includes access to our bar and rooftop bar as well as priority booking of our numerous events, designed to enlighten and entertain. 


Hotham's distil many of our spirits right here on-site, and offer fine wines, local beers and on occasion, hearty food in a convivial atmosphere, making The Bar at 55 Whitefriargate the number one destination for professionals and the great and the good - whether for business or relaxed drinks in good company. 


Our bar is exclusive. You’ll know that everyone in there will be a member and will therefore respect the aims and ethos of the club. You can be confident that you’ll mix with like-minded people with similar interests, making the bar an excellent place to network and make new contacts. You’ll enjoy a unique social atmosphere that is neither politically or religiously associated. 


Your membership also allows you to sign in up to 3 guests, and make use of our facilities to hold business meetings, making it a great place to work, and entertain and impress clients and work colleagues.

When it comes to corporate events, product launches and client engagements please talk to us about private hire of our roof bar and discounted group events at Hotham’s Gin School, located on the 2nd floor. 


Whenever you’re in the city, you can be sure of a warm reception at The Bar at 55 Whitefriargate.

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