Bars in Shoreditch
Shoreditch has fast become the coolest place to party in London. The area's steady stream of stunning rooftop bars, secretive basement drinking dens and quirky late night dancing venues sees revellers from all over the capital and beyond heading to the East each and every weekend. We've hand-picked a select group of the very best bars Shoreditch has to offer. Check 'em out and start planning your perfect night out.
Badar's Bar, East London
Badar’s Bar is one of Hoxton Street’s best kept secrets. Make your way upstairs from the legendary The Macbeth boozer and you’ll discover a vintage-inspired cocktail bar with more than the occasional nod to a Parisian café. The seasonal drinks card chops and changes every week to give you something fresh and seasonal, with couples and small groups of friends chatting away against the backdrop of a New Soul and hip-hop playlist.
Callooh Callay, East London
If you're looking for a great bar in Shoreditch then you need venture no further than Callooh Callay. Not only is Callooh Callay one of the best cocktail bars in London, but the great atmosphere, quirky surroundings and great service on top, mean that this place is a must on any Shoreditch bar hop.
Far Rockaway, East London
A really cool cocktail bar, Far Rockaway is a versatile venue whose cuisine and drinks are regularly revered by all who walk through its doors. Inspired by the Queens NY resort, it boats an incredible selection of American themed cocktails such as the "Peanut Butter Cup" with real Reese's pieces and dark chocolate liqueur.
Trapeze's arrival in Shoreditch has done nothing but improve what is already an incredible nightlife scene. A circus inspired bar and club that's split over two floors, expect comical quizzes and live music to DJs on a nightly basis. Always a fun night out, it's a truly eye-catching addition to the Shoreditch scene.
Casa Negra, East London
Casa Negra is a Mexican restaurant and boozer serving traditional food interspersed with shed loads of tequila. They’ve created quite the reputation for their fresh, re-worked Mexican eats, but it’s the cocktails that really caught our eye. 25 agave tequilas and mezcals proudly line the shelves, each concoction features a noticeable Mexican kick and their fantastic frozen margaritas come dressed with fresh fruit puree.
Canvas Bar, East London
One of the newest haunts to make its home in Shoreditch, Canvas have transformed what once was a boozer into a veritable den of cool concoctions and cracking urban art. Boasting the creative edge that Shoreditch knows and loves so much, Canvas is raising the bar, quite literally, for cool joints to grab a bevvie in East London.
NOLA, East London
Hidden above Rivington Street's Bedroom Bar, NOLA is a New Orleans inspired bar in Shoreditch promising live jazz, delicious drinks and a completely unique ambience. NOLA was recently voted as one of the top 4 cocktail bars in the world. Serious stuff.
Craft Cocktail Co, East London
This quirky new kid on the block doesn't like the long waiting times for sub-par cocktails that happens in other cocktail joints around the block. It's mission is to deliver bottled cocktails made from individually sourced ingredients, all in a great Shoreditch setting. If you're looking for a cool concept-driven bar with a friendly, welcoming edge then look no further than the Craft Cocktail Co.
White Lyan, East London
Hoping to stumble across something different? Think we’ve found you a match. White Lyan uses no ice, fruit or branded bottles, instead focusing on their own Mr Lyan spirits and fresh ingredients. It’s fair to say this formula has produced mouth-watering results, as this unassuming liquid lair continues to be spoken of as one of the finest drinking holes in London.
Vibe Bar, East London
Brick Lane's Vibe Bar is one of Shoreditch's premier retreats. There's always something going on across one of the venue's four rooms and huge courtyard, and its a great place to experience some zumba, a resident DJ night, open mic night or some live music! There's a great choice of delectable food and drinks available to sample whilst you're there.
Bavarian Beerhouse Old Street, East London
Easily one of the most unique bars in Shoreditch, Bavarian Beerhouse injects a healthy dose of all things Bavarian into the bar scene of East London. Waiting staff wear traditional costume, and serve up ice cold beers in huge stein glasses alongside hearty dishes. DJs take to the decks on Friday and Saturday nights to play a soundtrack of tunes that'll keep you dancing until late. Plus, it's a great spot at which to celebrate Oktoberfest!
Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar, East London
This critically acclaimed basement bar on Commercial Street is a must visit for the cocktail connoisseurs among us. The venue offers a quite exquisite range of concoctions - featuring vintage and modern tipples alike - put together by the masterful bartenders. Cocktails not your thing? No fear, there's also a library of fine wines, ice cold beers and divine bar snacks prepared in the kitchen upstairs.
The Hoxton Pony, London
The Hoxton Pony is one of our recommended bars in Shoreditch, adored by pleasure seekers across London on account of its seasonally changing cocktail menu designed by owner Gerry Calabrese, and the raucous parties held throughout the week. Book a space now through DesignMyNight to gain access to one of the most coveted bars in Shoreditch.
Mother Superior, East London
Mother Superior is one of the swankiest bars in Shoreditch. Located beneath Mother Bar/ London Apprentice on Old Street, Mother Superior is a V.I.P basement club, perfect for parties. With 5 huge party booths and an extra special Golden Booth. Open Thursday- Saturday until the early hours.
Translate Bar, London
Translate Bar is a great Shoreditch hotspot with an industrial vibe and rugged wooden furnishings. Well worth visiting for their fun approach to cocktail making alone, you can also indulge in a little live music throughout the week. A Shoreditch bar with real character, kick back and relax with a few drinks in this East London hangout any day of the week. Book your table now.
Catch Bar, East London
Shoreditch offers a little of everything, and Mexican party Catch Bar brings a little Latina to the area. During the week you can relax with a cocktail and some great Mexican Tacos and Tortas, and on a weekend you can dance the night away as the party spreads over two floors, with DJ's, mixing the best tunes to get the party going.
Dirty Martini Bishopsgate, East London
Situated just opposite Liverpool Street Station, this bar in Shoreditch offers a happy blend of city sophistication and Shoreditch revelry. This is the perfect place for after work drinks on account of its prime location in the city, but with a 3am license and great happy hour drinks deals, Dirty Martini also functions as a top venue for a big night out. Can't make it to Bishopsgate? No problem! They've got awesome outposts in Monument and St Paul's too.
The Jones Family Project, East London
The Jones Family Project is one of Shoreditch's best all-rounders. Ideal for both work and play, this Great Eastern Street hangout offers great food, delectable drinks and ever better company to an eclectic mix of visitors. There's a choice of innovative cocktails and thoughtfully selected wines to be had, and the venue's many versatile event spaces make it a stand out candidate for private functions of all shapes and sizes.
Roadtrip Bar, London
Cool, but not afraid to get down and dirty, Roadtrip is the late night party bar in Shoreditch, closing at 5am Fridays and Saturday nights. Its American jukebox feel gives it a devil-may-care attitude that is hard to resist. The DJs play a sexy mash-up of party tunes that is sure to get you on the dancefloor, or alternatively choose your request on their amazing jukebox. Book your party at Roadtrip here.
Looking Glass Cocktail Club, East London
In the heart of Shoreditch at the top of the hip Hackney Road, lies Looking Glass Cocktail Club. This great Shoreditch cocktail bar takes mixology to a whole new dimension. The entertainment at Looking Glass is tantalizing and titillating, challenging the powers of perception. Showcasing the weird, the wonderful, the wicked and fusing live music and performance art. Book your place with online.
Barrio East, London
Barrio East is one of Shoreditch's best cocktail bars. This fun time party bar is a great place in Shoreditch for letting your hair down and enjoying delicious cocktails. Barrio East is a cool and quirky cocktail bar that raises the bar of South American themed cocktail bars in London. Book your place online with us.
XOYO, East London
XOYO's famous clubbing scene and eccentric cocktail bar upstairs makes it a formidable Shoreditch package. You can cut all kinds of shapes on the hallowed dance floor downstairs before working your way up to find their eccentric, NYC-inspired bar above. There's a range of drinks, a good selection of bar snacks and bookable tables, making it the perfect spot to grab a breather from the mayhem downstairs.
Be At One Shoreditch, East London
In the heart of Shoreditch, close to Hoxton Square, the party keeps going on all week at B@1 Shoreditch. With a killer cocktail happy hour and the friendliest staff in town, this is the place in Shoreditch for any time of the night; whether you are starting off your night with a few friends, or socialising around the bar till the early hours of the morning. Beat the crowds and book your party here.
The Nightjar Bar, East London
The Nightjar Bar is class personified with live jazz, beautiful decor and wonderful cocktails. A secret speakeasy bar hidden by Old Street station, the cocktails are unique and designed extremely well. Nightjar is always packed out by a discerning crowd. Don't miss out; book yourself a place here.
Ninetyeight Bar and Lounge, East London
Ninetyeight bar is a delightful Cocktail bar in the heart of Shoreditch. This is a hard-to-find bar that has a vibe and atmosphere that might make this your favourite bar yet! Make sure you beat the crowd; book online here.
The Book Club, East London
This quirky Shoreditch bar might offer up Ping Pong one day or a book reading the next! Anything goes at The Book Club and the crowd is always buzzing for the next event. Check out what's going on and book online here.
Zigfrid Von Underbelly, East London
Located on Hoxton Square, this popular Shoreditch bar is full of surprises and quirky decorations to keep you on your toes. For a great evening in this cool East London bar make sure you book online here now.
The Redchurch, London
This hidden party bar located just off Bethnal Green Road is sure to set your senses alive. Encapsulating Shoreditch with it's bold decor, slamming cocktails and fresh DJs, it's definitely one to check out. Make sure you don't miss out; book online here.
Casa Blue, East London
Casa Blue is a cool and lively DJ Bar located in the heart of Shoreditch close to Brick Lane. The North African styled decor makes for a good party place throughout the week, with it really taking off on weekends. The young and trendy crowd really know how to let off steam at this awesome bar in East London. Don't miss out on the party; book yourself a place here.
Golden Bee, East London
Voted as the Best Rooftop Bar of 2012 in the DesignMyNight awards, Golden Bee is a late night cocktail bar, which looks out over Shoreditch. Get outside no matter the weather, with their covered areas and heaters pre-empting the uncertainty of London weather. Not only a wild night out for London clubbers; you can book your special occasion at Golden Bee, or watch the sport on their large plasma screen. Settle down on their cosy seats with a tasty beverage and chill out with your mates til the upbeat house and cool DJ sets have you up on your feet. Get a place at Golden Bee now; book online here.
Blueberry Bar and Kitchen, East London
Book yourself a Ping Pong table and get competitive at this East London bar. Alternatively, chill out on the cool, boho chic benches with your friends with one of Blueberry's sublime cocktails and check out their cool and every-changing artwork. Sourcing local food, this is the perfect eatery and bar for lining the stomach of food and tasty alcohol. Open late every Friday and Saturday, this is the wild hang out of Shoreditch. Get yourself place at this fun time bar; book online here.
Floripa, East London
Voted Most Viewed Listing in DesignMyNight's 2012 website awards, it is no mystery why Floripa is such a popular night out in East London. With a name taken from a Brazillian island reknown for its party attitude and festival feel, this is an ultimate party bar. Head here for a night of Latin American beats and a cultural fushion in sound, there is no doubt you will be dancing all night at Floripa. Check out what all the fuss is about; book your party here now.