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The Institute has everything you need for a great night. Come and try one of our cocktails, made by our amazing bartenders, and all available at a fraction of the price of bars on the high street.

Our outside terrace is the perfect place to sip a glass of wine and chill out. If you're feeling more lively, why not challenge your friends to a match at one of our pool tables?

By day, The Institute is a great place to get some work done and meet up for a study session, boasting seriously comfy sofas and an enviable playlist.

In the evenings, we've got a range of events on offer to keep you entertained. Make sure you don't miss our weekly Jazz nights, held by the UCL Jazz society every Monday evening.

Why not test your brain power at our weekly Postgraduate Pub Quiz, every Wednesday evening?

Food in the Institute Bar

Feeling peckish? We've got you covered. We have a great selection of pizzas for you to enjoy at the Institute Bar - just order at the bar.

Food Menu

Create your own pizza from £6:

12’ Margherita Pizza

Veg/Cheese Toppings:

Extra Cheese

Cherry Tomatoes

Artichoke Hearts

Black Olives

Goats Cheese


Grilled Veg


Red Onions


Sundried Tomatoes


Meat Toppings:



Pepperoni (Halal)

 Ask staff for details. Toppings are available whilst stocks last.

Opening hours

Current opening hours:

Monday to Wednesday: 17:00 - 22:00
Thursday & Friday: 15:00 - 23:00

Closed on weekends.

From 20th September:

Monday to Wednesday: 12:00-23:00

Thursday & Friday: 12:00-00:00

Closed on weekends. Private bookings accepted on Saturdays: email j.pulford@ucl.ac.uk for all enquiries and costs.


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

Bar Entry Policy

We are now operating a bar and till service, rather than our web ordering app. However, we do expect customers to continue to wear a face covering when approaching the bar and remain mindful of others.

If you're visiting one of our bars, familiarise yourself with our bar entry policy, designed to keep us all safe.

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