Our Venues

We have several venues with student-friendly pricing, offering alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Each venue has its own vibe, offering students something unique and exciting.

Our venues are suitable for a range of exciting and inclusive events. To find out about the Union events happening in our venues, visit our What's On page.

Union Bar, Metric, h-bar and Reynolds are available for bookings by our CSPs and student groups. To find out more, visit our Book a Bar page.

To enquire about an external hire, please email beit.events@imperial.ac.uk

Beit Bars

Opening Times


  • Monday 12:00-22:30
  • Tuesday 12:00-22:30
  • Wednesday 12:00-23:30
  • Thursday 12:00-23:30
  • Friday 12:00-00:30
  • Saturday 12:00-22:30
  • Sunday 12:00-22:30

Closing times may vary.

Food serving times

  • Monday - Sunday 12:00-20:30
  • Closing times may vary.

Beit Quad is the main Imperial Union building located in South Kensington Campus. It's next to the Royal Albert Hall on Prince Consort Road. You can find it on the campus map.

Beit Quad has three bars open on the ground floor to our students: FiveSixEight, Union Bar and Metric. These three iconic venues all have door out to the quad where you can sit in the sunshine or find covered outdoor seating, depending on the season.

Our Beit Bars are steeped in history, with some world-class artists such as Queen, Elton John, Led Zepplin and David Bowie performing at the Union!


FiveSixEight is the busiest bar in Beit Quad building, serving a full menu (including our famous curly fries!) and offering unbeatable daily drink deals.

There are large screens and projectors which show sports and events throughout the year. There are speakers and lighting for music and events. Events are ran throughout the year by our Venues Team, including the Union's staple, the Thursday Quiz!

Capacity: 350 Standing, 150 Seated.

Union Bar

Union Bar is a historic space with a traditional pub feel. It has been left relatively unchanged since the Union's founding! It includes a dart board and displays the Union's legendary pewter tankard collection.

Union Bar opens its doors for events and busy evenings at Beit Quad. For those feeling peckish, food is available from the FiveSixEight kitchen next door.

Capacity: 80 Standing, 40 Seated.


Metric is our biggest and boldest venue. It is the Union's most versatile space, with a fully-stocked bar, dancefloor, lighting and sound system. It's large capacity makes it the perfect place for for live performances, DJ's and group events of any kind! We've hosted everything from dance workouts, pottery painting and vintage fairs to after parties and club nights!

Metric opens its doors for events and busy evenings at Beit Quad.

Capacity: 400 Standing, 150 Seated.


ħ - h-bar

Opening Times


  • Monday - Friday 17:00-22:30
  • Saturday                            Closed 
  • Sunday                               Closed 

Closing times are subject to change

ħ or h-bar, is a Postgraduate venue on the bottom floor of the Sherfield building located in Imperial College's South Kensington campus. You can find the building on the campus map.

The College offers food in the space during the day and we open as a fully-stocked bar from 5pm on week nights. Events are ran throughout the year by our Venues Team, including the ultimate Postgrad Quiz on Tuesday nights!

Capacity: 200 Seated


Reynolds Bar

Opening Times

  • Reynolds Bar is currently closed.
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 18:00-22:30
  • Thursday 18:00-22:30
  • Friday 18:00-22:30
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Closing times are subject to change

Reynolds Bar is located in the Reynolds Building of the Charing Cross campus. You can find the building on the campus map.

Reynolds is currently closed for refurbishment, but will be making a mighty comeback to serve as a social hub for Imperial College's medicine students. It will offer comfy seating for relaxing and studying during the day and will open up into a bar for the evenings. The College offers food throughout the day in a cafe next door.

There are many events held at Reynolds throughout the year, including medic student-led events.