The Pipeline

94 Middlesex Street, Liverpool Street, E1 7DA - View Map

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  • Nearest station: Aldgate East (Tube)
  • Minimum age: 18 (Average age 20 - 50)
  • Music: Live Music
  • Queue buster: No queues normally

Opening times

Open Close
Monday 11:30 23:00
Tuesday 11:30 23:00
Wednesday 11:30 00:00
Thursday 11:30 00:00
Friday 11:30 00:00
Saturday 16:00 00:00
Sunday - -


They have a Jukebox, Pinball Machine and Pool Tables. There's no reason to say more about The Pipeline Bar in Shoreditch, but we will.

The Pipeline bar is a wicked but elegant rock bar by Liverpool Street Station, inviting greasers and regular Joes to party alongside one another, and really show their true colours on the dance floor. Painted black with cocky neon lights, this rock n’ roll music bar in the City of London has an interesting mix of beers, spirits and lethal shots - best enjoyed over a game of pool, by the juke box, the dart board or at the pinball machines.

Not everyone has seen 'The Basement', the event space and live music bar which, for the most part, lays like a sleeping dragon underneath the main bar. That said, anyone who has experienced The Basement Bar when it fires up with rock and punk bands playing live music sets on the big stage, and felt the Jagermeister machine getting the juices flowing, will never forget the experience. The Basement has catered for burlesque performances, tribute bands, metal club nights, comedy nights and corporate events in the past.

Drink prices

  • Pint of Lager£3.60
  • Pint of Real Ale£3.70
  • Bottle of Lager£4.00
  • Bottle of Cider£4.20
  • Cocktail£7.00
  • Spirit and Mixer£3.70
  • Large Glass of Wine£5.50
  • Bottle of House Wine£15.50
  • Bottle of Champagne£45.00
  • Jaeger Bomb£4.60

Food & menus

Word from the Chef

The Pipeline serves up authentic Japanese street style food. Try their Katsu Curry at £8.50 or their Teriyaki Burger, also at £8.50.

Type of cuisine: Asian/Oriental

Features & Venue Info

  • Activities: Pool, Live Music
  • Outdoor space: None
  • Dress code: None
  • Sports screening: Sky Sports & Terrestrial
  • Disabled facilities: Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets

The Pipeline Reviews

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Average rating (from 5 ratings) 4


Great place to have a few drinks with close friends, while playing pool, darts pinball and listen to some great rock tunes.... my favorite bar at the moment.


Amazing place, made a whole night here, drinking, dancing to a live gig, playing on the pinball machine and pool table then had something to eat. Honestly, me and my boyfriend had a blast.


Don't know what place these other reviews went to but it certainly wasn't the same one I did. All 5 star reviews? Hmm, suspicious. Here's my experience of it: I arranged a stag night (well, all-dayer) last year. It was while the Olympics were on, so summer 2012. We had planned to get there in the afternoon and pretty much stay there till last knockings. I picked this because not everyone in the party were rockers but the groom and many of the stags were, including me. Didn't want anything too dingy because wanted to cater for everyone. All of us were at least in our 30's and most of us older, so none of us are drunken louts and are relatively well behaved. My main problem with this place is the owner. We got there about 3 o'clock on a Saturday and there couldn't have been more than about 6 people in there and most of them looked like tourists who would have had a drink or two then left. You'd have thought that a party of about 20 would have been welcomed and they would have tried to keep us in there but you'd be wrong. They had the olympics on the big screens, along with the sound and had the juke box off. We're in a rock bar and we want to hear rock music and there's already zero atmosphere. I ask the barman politely if we can have the juke box on but he says he can't do that. I ask what I assume is the manager if we can have the juke box on, perhaps leaving the olympics on the big screen. He says no, as it 'would spoil it' (meaning the viewing of the olympics). Already, I don't like his attitude so I pull out the whip-round which is a good few hundred pounds in cash and say; "that's a shame, as we've got all this money to spend". All he has to say to this is "good luck" in a dismissive manner. I had nothing more to say at this point. I told the guys about this exchange and the general consensus was that we finish our drinks and leave, which we did. We left him with the 3-4 customers that were left. I think that says everything you need to know about the management here. I doubt this place will be open much longer.

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Really liked this place, the interior was as quirky as the place was chilled out! Had a great time


Such a chilled out place with a lot of capacity. You can play pool, watch sports, play slot machines and jukeboxes. A playground for adults basically. They play really good rock tunes as well. Great atmosphere!

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