FiveSixEight opening hours

FiveSixEight is currently open outdoors only from Mon-Fri at 5pm-10:30pm and on Sat & Sun from 12pm-10:30pm. Please download the NHS Track&Trace App before you visit the bar as you will need to sign in on the app upon entry. You can order through our ordering app. Groups can be no larger than 6 people. 

Following the latest government announcement, we will reopen FiveSixEight from Monday, 17 May for indoor service every day from 12pm-10:30pm. Groups must be no larger than 6. 

As some students sit their exams in Beit Hall, our outdoor space will continue to be open from 5pm-10:30pm on Mon-Fri and from 12pm-10:30pm on weekends. Groups sitting outdoors can be up to 8; however, please refrain from moving any of the furniture to form larger groups. 

We currently operate on a first come first served basis, so we do not accept reservations for either indoors or outdoors. 


Stay tuned for the latest updates and we hope to see you soon at one of our events, virtually or in person!

Opening Times


  • Monday 17:00-22:30
  • Tuesday 17:00-22:30
  • Wednesday 17:00-22:30
  • Thursday 17:00-22:30
  • Friday 17:00-22:30
  • Saturday 12:00-22:30
  • Sunday 12:00-22:30

Closing times may vary.

Food serving times

  • Monday - Sunday 17:00-20:00

FiveSixEight is the perfect place to head for lunch after lectures or for a lively drink with a group of friends in the evening. We have a mixture of indoor and outdoor seating and show all major sporting events in HD on our massive screens and projectors. A gathering place for all students, it is truly one of the central social areas for every student at Imperial.

With pints starting from just £2.60 and a burger and chips from £8.00, FiveSixEight is great value for money.

We also hold regular events at FiveSixEight!

Want to reserve a table in our bars?

You can book a table in The Union Bar or FiveSixEight for you and your friends using the form at the bottom of the page.


To see a full listing of events visit our FiveSixEight Facebook Page or check out the What's On calendar.


Browse our current menu


Our bar supplier is Molson Coors and our permanent ales in the bars are:

  • Franciscan Well Chieftan IPA (5.5% ABV, £4.00 a pint)
  • Doombar (4.0% ABV, £3.60 a pint)
  • Sharp's Atlantic (4.2% ABV, £3.50 a pint)
  • Wolf Rock Red IPA (4.5% ABV, £3.40 a pint)
  • Worthingtons Creamflow (3.6% ABV, £3.00 a pint)

We regularly have guest ales on tap as well. Keep an eye out online for details of upcoming guest ales, and ale festivals throughout the year! 

FiveSixEight is Cask Masque accredited, guaranteeing that you receive a great pint of cask ale with every visit!

The bar stocks a great range of beers, ciders, soft drinks, spirits and wines, so there is something for every taste! If you're looking for something a bit different, why not take a look at our premium drinks menu?

Live Sport

FiveSixEight has Sky Sports and BT Sport, and we show all the best games and events live on our big screens.  

Your sport not being shown? Let the bar staff know and, if there's not already a game on, we'll get it on the screens!