Ninetyeight Bar and Lounge
Morrell House 98 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AF - View Map
- Type of venue: Cocktail Bar, Lounge Bar, Event Space
- Budget: Happily Affordable
- Door charge: No Door Charge
- Type of night: Chatting and Drinking, Date night, Private party
- Nearest station: Liverpool Street (Tube)
- Minimum age: Over 21 (Average age 25 - 40)
- Music: Background Music
- Queue buster: No queues normally
Ninetyeight lounge and bar is a top Shoreditch cocktail bar infused with a mischievous mix of toys, sweets and luscious, quirky décor. In the midst of Curtain Road, basement bar Ninetyeight is a breath of fresh air, providing an uplifting retreat for like-minded individuals. Voted top cocktail bar in London, you’ll soon see Ninetyeight won’t be like anything you’ve ever seen before.
Expect the unexpected. "If it's crazy, they do it", says Cath (the owner). The mixologists know their stuff too, which is evident in the quite simply delicious cocktail concoctions. There are also homemade candles with lick-able flavoured wax - Cath did promise craziness! This is a must go to bar for birthday drinks, dates and pre-drinks in Shoreditch. On the weekend, the music is funky and uplifting house spun by the DJ who is bang in the middle of the bar.
Ninetyeight is also a great bar to hire for a birthday as you can hire the whole venue out or they have a cool back room that can be hired out for 30-50 people and is a lot more affordable than having the whole bar.
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Location & Directions
- Pint of Lager-
- Pint of Real Ale-
- Bottle of Lager£4.00
- Bottle of Cider-
- Spirit and Mixer-
- Large Glass of Wine£6.50
- Bottle of House Wine£17.50
- Bottle of Champagne£42.00
- Jaeger Bomb-
Venue hire information
Minimum spends are to be used as a guide and will vary depending on each enquiry.
For timings please refer to Opening Times. Late licences may be available on enquiry.
Features & Venue Info
- Activities: Experience
- Outdoor space: None
- Dress code: Smart casual
- Sports screening: No sport shown
- Disabled facilities: Yes
Ninetyeight Bar and Lounge Reviews
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Average rating (from 19 ratings) 4
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Absolutely and utterly disappointed! I was organising a hen weekend last Saturday and couldn’t wait to take the group to 98 bar after the brilliant review I had read. I had been told when paying our deposit that I had to be there within a 30 minute period or our table would be given up – fair enough. However, we turned up and were told they weren’t open, even though we were due. Then they had no record of our reservation. There was no table made up for us and I had to take my stack of paperwork to one side to prove that we really had booked a table, and paid a deposit. The only excuse given was that the girl I had booked through had left! Even though I booked and paid two months before the hen do! I asked about the lickable candle wax mentioned on this website and was given a look of total confusion. Apparently they have never had homemade lickable candles in the lounge? The gourmet goodies given with our cocktails was popcorn – hardly gourmet! Especially as we had all assumed there would be some sweets. The bar detail gourmet treats and choctails on their site of which there are neither. We were also brought over the wrong cocktails which was irritating as there wasn’t many of us. There was no atmosphere and the staff were narky with us from the moment we turned up. I wouldn’t recommend the lounge for hen weekends, it was not remotely special and was, fortunately, the only big let down of our weekend.
Great place to go to if you want something different or trying to impress! The decor is simply cooky and feels like you're in your crazy aunt's living room, the drinks are equally inventive and the owner made my visit welcoming and lovely. Don't be shy to ask the bar man to rustle you up something off the menu as Cath and her team are always inventing new and fabulous drinks- my strawberry job went down a treat! Shame it closes quite early but it's a great place for a mid week drink!
Luckily the owner wasnt there when I went so I dont have the same criticism as Flang! I really enjoyed this bar. I found it in one of the secret bar features on this site and thats exactly what it is...a hidden, cool bar that I never knew existed and is hidden below the busy shoreditch streets! Only a small staircase lets you know its down there. Really amazing decor, very tasty and creative cocktails and a good funky soundtrack. A great place to catch up with mates or for sophisticated birthday drinks gatherings. I will be back!!
Nice place pity about the owner... she doesn't let customers enjoy themselves and she makes the whole experience uncomfortable and creepy. I won't go back again.
it an interesting place, worth to take your loved one for a drink!
Went down on a saturday night. Hidden gem in shoreditch down a small staircase off the high street. Cool clientele and funky dj in the middle of the bar. cocktails while expensive were delicious and quirky
I LOVE NinetyEight Bar! One of my favourites in Shoreditch and its so quirky and interesting. Work your way through the cocktail list as there are lots of surprises!
Visited here on a Thursday night. Once you find the place you will never want to leave! Everything from the bar to the staff to the seating is cute, sumptuous and alluring. The drinks themselves are delicious and reasonably priced, 98 is well worth a visit.
One of the most beautiful venues I have every been too. Was a nice place to be and had a few drinks with the girls and chatted the night away. Great place!
easy to find once you know how to spot it, great lit location - interesting design, good service and talented mixologists. Was pleasantly surprised, would recommend it and find an occasion to go back!