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Jacks Bar

#399 of 1,338 Nightlife in London
Closed Now: 12:00 - 23:00
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Lively

Nicely busy bar on a Saturday night, good DJ and selection of craft beer and wines. Nice decor and... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Bumble1980
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Need to be more clear about food times

Love the food at this place but if you say you’re open, you need to specify what you’re open to. I... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
O1140ZKjenniferm
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London, United Kingdom
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31 Jan 2018
“Lively ”
2 weeks ago
“Come with stuff, leave with less”
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Jack's Bar and Kitchen is the brainchild of Ryan and John McElhinney. The original Jack's was opened in Ireland in 1970 by their father Jack (now sunning himself in Spain) so the boys decided to pay tribute to their father by re-opening the original...more
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96 Isabella Street, London SE1 8DD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jacks bar has a lovely atmosphere but don’t take anything of value there. My party had a purse stolen and a jacket taken all after reserving an area separate from the main bar. While London bars all operate on a no responsibility for valuables policy,...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Love the food at this place but if you say you’re open, you need to specify what you’re open to. I traveled 25 mins out of my way to quality late Thai food and had to go next door because this kitchen closed 5 mins...More

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Ryan M, Owner at Jacks Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi Jennifer, Thank You for your feedback. I am sorry that you travelled out of your way and couldn't get food. I will pass this information onto the Jacks staff and make sure our food times are specified well enough. Hope to see you in...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Great location in the cannery. Lovely outside area with its own bar. Great selection of drinks. Highly recommend.More

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Ryan M, Owner at Jacks Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi Kelly, Thank You for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your trip to Jacks. We aim to keep up with a wide range of drinks so I am glad you enjoyed the selection. Hopefully you'll be back to try more of the selection....More

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Nice decor. Popped in on a Monday so I wasn't surprised that it was quiet. I had a few cocktails and was very underwhelmed by them. I started off with a French Martini and the girl tried using Smirnoff instead of Grey Goose as advertised...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Nicely busy bar on a Saturday night, good DJ and selection of craft beer and wines. Nice decor and just a really good bar to go into on a weekend

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I went on a Saturday night and was pleasantly surprised it’s a relaxed and friendly bar with great cocktails excellent service a cool vibe.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I recently came to jacks with friends, on both Thursday and Friday of last week. The food was amazing and the staff were smiley and energetic! The music was good, varied from dance, to commercial, to cheese. A good variation! I've been here before but...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Was surprised to receive such poor customer service, but I've since heard it's a common theme in Jacks. Barstaff unbelievably rude and obnoxious - plenty nicer bars in the area where you and go and be welcomed in a much friendlier way

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

When this place a good it's great. However we will not wait at the bar for ages when there are two staff chatting and one serving. The lovely brewery fresh lager would have been less than fresh had we waited any longer on our last...More

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John M, Owner at Jacks Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Hi Monty Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am really sorry you had that experience at Jacks, we pride ourselves on our customer service so to hear your experience is very disappointing. I would be most grateful...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Over-priced. Noisy. Big TV to show the sport like some naff Wetherspoons bar. Definitely a pub catering for the men rather than the women. Bar staff are friendly. Ok for a drink or two after work but really nothing special.More

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John M, Owner at Jacks Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi Ch0pps Thank you for taking the time to review Jacks, feedback like yours is always welcome so that we can improve all aspects of our business at Jacks. I am so glad our bar staff were friendly and you experienced good customer service, thats...More

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