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Best Rooftop Bar 2012 - DesignMyNight Awards

Golden Bee bar in London opened in June 2012 to reveal a stunning new late-night cocktail bar, club and roof terrace. Located on Old Street amongst the buzz of Shoreditch, you can enjoy rooftop drinks on a stylish terrace with views over East London. The cocktail list is playful and delicate with choices such as Nutella Martini, Passion fruit Mojito, Strawberry Collins and a Pomegranite Cosmo. With covered and open-air spaces, this is a perfect rooftop bar for unpredictable London summers where you can toast alfresco drinks with a view over the bustling streets of Shoreditch.

This open-air bar has comfy sofas and tables, perfect for hosting your event or special occasion, as well as two 60 inch screens ideal for watching sporting events. Inside, the Golden Bee bar and club has glitzy modern stylings sporting the perfect mix of luxury and comfort. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays things go up a level with DJs playing up beat House music as well as your eclectic requests till 3am. If you want an amazing night out in Shoreditch, then let yourself be tempted by this shining winged party bar.  

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Golden Bee Happy Hour Tuesday to Friday 5-7pm, selected cocktails 2-4-1 // 5 beers £16.50 // All bottles of wine at house prices // £15 off bottles of champagne


Free before 9pm. Fridays / from 9pm onwards £5 / from 11pm £7. Saturdays / from 9pm onwards £7 / from 11pm £10.
Happily Affordable ££
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday - -
17:00 01:00
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17:00 02:00
17:00 03:00
17:00 03:00
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Golden Bee
Singer Street Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9DD

East London

Nearest station:
Old Street (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.00
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.00
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.00
Cocktail £8.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £7.50
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £4.90
Bottle of House Wine £16.50
Bottle of Champagne £59.00
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*This venue serves World.

A word from the chef:
Golden Bee serves a range of exciting and delicate sushi dishes like salmon nigiri and Californian rolls, although all sushi will have to be ordered 24 hours in advance. Try the Golden Bee Nigiri and Maki set with 46 pieces at £40 including 6 salmon hosomaki and 4 crabmeat futomaki.

Our Review

Golden Bee Review€“ Shoreditch Bar London

Golden Bee Review€“ Shoreditch Bar London

The Golden Bee cocktail bar by Old Street had been open for a month when in August 2012 I visited on a mild Saturday evening to find mind blowing cocktails and West End flair.    Ambience and Décor  The Golden Bee is best...

Read our full Golden Bee Review€“ Shoreditch Bar London review

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Celebrated my birthday here. Great venue, very friendly and welcoming staff, excellently run and not rammed full of people. Only negative is closes too early at 3am! Could stay there all night! caoimhe84 visited Golden Bee on 28 Nov 2015
30 Nov 2015 by caoimhe84

Reserved the VIP area for a joint 30th birthday for my wife and I. Organiser was great as we had to chop and change numbers/dates and I generally ask a lot of questions that were always well answered! On the night I would have liked to have someone show us our area and make sure guests were welcomed in, but apart from that the staff and team were very accommodating as we had cakes that needed storing and setting up. We ended up spending a small fortune on champagne alone so it would have been nice to have been comp'd a round of shots as other places do when spending a significant amount on bottles, but we had a great night none the less. vishal31 visited Golden Bee on 28 Nov 2015
30 Nov 2015 by vishal31

Reserved a table here for my birthday. Had a great time! Organizer was extremely adaptive, as I called back 3 times to increase the number of people and was no problem to change. Sushi was nice. Lychee Rose Martini was one of the best cocktails I've ever had. Bartenders were friendly and helpful, so were the bouncers, surprisingly. The roof terrace was the best part of the venue, heaters and blankets kept us warm. sezseb visited Golden Bee on 20 Nov 2015
23 Nov 2015 by sezseb

I've been to Golden Bee twice now and have had a great time both times, drinks aren't too pricey and happy hour runs till 7! Reserved a table for my friends birthday and had plenty of room, the fire burners kept us nice and warm too. Thanks, Amy
16 Nov 2015 by amyheloise

Had a great night on Saturday for my friend's Hen party of 26 people with an area reserved. More than warm enough despite being mid October (heaters/fire pit!) and very reasonably priced drinks! kateykitten visited Golden Bee on 17 Oct 2015
19 Oct 2015 by kateykitten

Great night at the Golden Bee for a work event of 30 people, had a spot reserved on the roof top- we had plenty of room, great atmosphere and views and really good choice of drinks. The only downside is lack of bar food menu. Will be here again! acampbellbarr visited Golden Bee on 25 Sep 2015
28 Sep 2015 by acampbellbarr

Brilliant, booked an area for FREE for 40 people for my birthday and was fantastic, great atmosphere and happy hour on a Friday night from 5-7pm - only thing is fire pit and heaters are a bit too hot! Thanks to Gosh and all her team, great help! rachelhoward12345 visited Golden Bee on 25 Sep 2015
28 Sep 2015 by rachelhoward12345

Good place, nice cocktails and good atmosphere. Make sure you book for the rooftop on Friday nights. They wouldn't let anyone up there unless you had already booked a table - guestlist doesn't make any difference! A little disappointing for us, but will hopefully manage to book in future! rsaigol visited Golden Bee on 25 Sep 2015
28 Sep 2015 by rsaigol

Amazing atmosphere, good music and delicious cocktails. And open-fire was very cool!Definitely will go back to enjoy lovely view and have a good time. Great place to relax and chill out. visited Golden Bee on 19 Sep 2015
22 Sep 2015 by anonymous

really great bar to make a booking with on the roof terrace. They have heaters so it's nice and warm and they made sure there was plenty of seating room for the 15 people I had there (some other bars give you only seats for half of your friends)good music too and the staff were helpful!
21 Sep 2015 by Rose

What a great bar! I celebrated my birthday there recently. The staff were friendly, helpful and very efficient. Music was great and although the bar was full it wasn't too packed so we had room to dance and get served at the bar fairly quickly without a massive queue. I definitely would recommend this bar if you want a great night out in town without having to go to a club.
31 Aug 2015 by claudiac
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Had my birthday here on a saturday night with a group of 30 people. Was a bit apprehensive when I heard it was commercial house music on a saturday. But we ended up having a great night here and loved the music!! Very lively and a fun crowd. Would love to go back when the roof terrace is open.
31 Aug 2015 by reviews123
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I have my 30th birthday here - this was the after party to drinks at the Crown & Shuttle (highly recommended) in the beer garden. Although the Golden Bee couldn't get me an area for my friends on the roof or a table inside, they did offer me a guest list for 20 people and there was no queue to get in. My friends really enjoyed the music. We arrived at 10.30pm and it wasn't too busy, Stayed for a couple of hours and enjoyed the vibe and music. I would definitely go back but would book more in advance to get up on the roof (which closes at 11pm).
24 Aug 2015 by mgerreyn

Went here for my friends birthday. We were seated in the rooftop area, I'm assuming they had a booking as others were moved from neighbouring tables. It's a nice place and when the rooftop area is closed, most people just carry on partying downstairs!
17 Aug 2015 by miri123

have been here a couple of times, and i can say that it is hands down one of my favourite bars to go to in London, always a great night
10 Aug 2015 by brookemurphyx

Celebrated my 30th birthday party on the rooftop on Golden Bee and had a really good time. Great cocktails and a lovely atmosphere! Will definitely return for more nights out! Thanks!
03 Aug 2015 by Kate

Loved this place!!! Went on a Saturday night - DJ was outstanding, Great cocktails, great atmosphere. Shame we couldn't experience the rooftop - was raining. We will definitely return again!
22 Jul 2015 by hazeljane

Awesome atmosphere, lively beats, great location, lovely staff, lots of yummy cocktails to choose from and they also have happy hour! One of the best nights out, in London, guaranteed.
19 Jul 2015 by michellepage1

We pre-booked some drinks, which weren't there when we arrived, but that was quickly rectified by the bar staff. The manager kindly listened to us and gave us free prosecco.
06 Jul 2015 by ricayrebel

Sure, the views out from the rooftop aren't spectacular (unless you're a fan of Old Street roundabout) but there's still a really cool atmosphere up there which makes it a great palce for after work drinks. Get a bucket of beers and take advantage of the great weather while you can - there's heating for when it gets a bit chillier later and then you can dance downstairs.
30 Jun 2015 by dan91

Impressive bar/club venue. Went as a group of 4 and was impressed by the place. Having previously visited the roof garden was abit disappointed to not be allowed up there without a booking but the area below is open and nice to chat the breeze in the summer. Drink service at the bar was well staffed and drinks were always relatively quick to get, fortunately. All staff were pretty friendly, the only improvement could be music. Didn't love the assortment of house for 5-6 hours, perhaps a bit more hip/hop, reggae, and funk to get down to. Otherwise a great experience.
28 Jun 2015 by louche_lebowski

Golden Bee is one of the best rooftop bars in London. Amazing value for money during happy hour. Great music, great crowd, great layout. Would recommend here for anyone planning a party. Just make sure you book in advance or you will end up disappointed.
21 Jun 2015 by stewd

Golden Bee is such a little gem, it is my favourite venue. Celebrated my birthday on the roof and the staff were wonderful, the music was amazing and everyone had a great time. Would recommend to anyone!
16 Jun 2015 by emmaholyo

I celebrated my birthday here and had a fantastic evening with friends. Great music and atmosphere, the cocktails were insanely good and the staff were great! See you again soon!
15 Jun 2015 by mhiggins90

As always...I had a good time at Golden Bee. I celebrated my birthday and had a spot on the roof terrace. Staff was friendly and the atmosphere was great. Amazing cocktails and good music made for a great birthday :)
03 Jun 2015 by chelle29

We had a short but sweet visit to the Golden Bee, loved the friendly atmosphere, & great bar! We had a couple of cocktails on the terrace, which were quite potent, we definitely be back for more and our stay will be much, much longer!!!
27 May 2015 by loveaparty

Iv been to the Golden Bee a couple of time's now and I have to say it's atmosphere is absolutely buzzing!!. I love the diversity of the age group. The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful and most of all the owner Denise is extremely lovely and friendly women. The music is banging and the terrace view is beautiful and the cocktails are top nosh!!!! I had an amazing time here and I highly recommend all to visit. It's defiantly worth while visiting, Great night for the girl's and lad's to let there hair down. There's no hesitation we will definitely be back!. Thanks Golden Bee for a great night out.
24 Mar 2015 by frankyeast

went to see the hangover with my sister and a best friend on the rooftop. Really good service, they kept open happy hour an hour extra than it said online, all friendly film was funny as expected. 100% recommend going here for a mid-week night out :)
24 Mar 2015 by charlotte_shields

My son invited me to this bar for his birthday drinks and I felt I was too old to attend so I was a bit apprehensive. I felt totally at ease and the doormen were great and I had a bit of banter with them on the door when entering. The roof was amazing and then we went downstairs where there was a bar and another terrace where we could smoke. No draft beer but bottled only was the only downside for me. Apart from that the venue and the staff were very friendly and I would recommend this venue.
10 Mar 2015 by garygb

I had a fabulous nite on Saturday with my friends. We had a table on the roof next to the fire pit and the cocktails were amazing and well priced at around £7 per drink. The staff were very friendly and the manager accommodated us even though there were more than I originally booked for. Will definitely return and book a table early as I think it will be rammed nearer the hot weather.
10 Mar 2015 by jbbell

Dont try to call the venue after 6pm as nobody will answer the phone!! Booked an area for 10-15 people which was not suitable. Bar staff were rude and drinks were overpriced. Paid a £50 deposit to secure the table which was supposed to go behind the bar for my group but i had to remind each member of staff about it each time i ordered a drink. The bar is also above a pole dancing venue which was quite embarrassing as this was a surprise birthday celebration for my older brother so that would have stopped me from booking if i had known. Positives were very nice doormen and a stunning venue. Management should be aware that the cocky barmen and the very arrogant female bartender will prevent people from returning to the venue and give the golden bee a bad name. I certainly would not recommend this place!!!
01 Feb 2015 by Kysha

For my first time at Golden Bee, me and a group of friends really enjoyed the vibe, the choice of room, layout, the drinks and the music too. We thought it was a great place to start off your evening and possibly even finish it there depending on your night. I think the rooftop terrace would be a great chillout spot in the summer season and cannot wait to try then too. As a winter experience, the firepit on the terrace was a great luxury and really added character to the place.
18 Jan 2015 by sul_g

Had a really good time here and was lucky enough to experience the rooftop glory on a later summers day. It was heaving with people but having reserved a table, this didn't bother me. Overall a cool rooftop bar worth checking out.
08 Jan 2015 by isabellaw
1 people found this helpful

Great venue & music. Drinks overpriced but to be expected in London. Fantastic bar staff. Aimed at the younger market 25-35. Rooftop is a must on summers eve, all fairy lights creating lovely ambience.
20 Oct 2014 by nicola_kelly20

Difficult review to write as I've had good times here but I don't think it's down to the venue. The toilets were constantly wet so even slight heels were like walking on ice... Drinks are good, but a little overt priced with quality. First time I came here we were supposed to have the roof terrace but it rained so we were told to go the smoking area instead which was horrible... Second time we were allowed on the terrace but that was a confusing experience trying to get up there and all the seating was reserved and the bar stuff kept smacking into us. A good bar, but I wouldn't go back unless I needed to.
06 Sep 2014 by foxiroxi19

I had a fantastic time at the Golden Bee, we were treated like VIP's in beautiful surroundings. Well worth the visit and would advise using the guest list as they were refusing people at the door when we arrived!
12 Aug 2014 by simoned123
1 people found this helpful

I love the rooftop bar here - the atmosphere is always great, the drinks are good and it's the perfect place for a few evening drinks on a summer's evening.
28 Jul 2014 by willtj
1 people found this helpful

Really good sunset bar/after work drinks in East London. Good mix of clientele. Glad I got there early to get a spot on terrace. Just need to make bar bigger and more seating. Definitely would go back! Extra points for the helpful barman.
29 Jun 2014 by sophazzle1

Nice roof bar at the very top, more average bar on the first floor. Bouncers were thugs, aggressive and looking for a fight. This may reflect the crowd who frequent Golden Bee. Not a friendly place.
21 Jun 2014 by geesha
1 people found this helpful

Excellent night with great music. Yes, there was a fight - but the guy who the bouncers took outside was really asking for it. He has been harassing girls all night. Most people were glad he was removed. Stayed till the end. Brilliant!
09 Jun 2014 by Paul
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We visited Golden Bee on Saturday for late night drinks. It may have been an oversight on our part but I had no idea that the roof terrace closes at 11pm. We arrived at exactly 11pm and the club was rammed with people that had headed down from the terrace. We paid £15 for two G&T's and crammed into a corner of the smoking area. Within twenty minutes a fight broke out between a customer and a bouncer, we watched a huge bouncer continuously punch a guy until the fight was moved outside. I've seen tons of fights in clubs but none as bad as this. A girl next to us had her foot cut open by flying glasses. I have read reviews of Golden Bee and reports of violent and aggressive bouncers and our experience only confirmed this. We left after an hour. It may be different in the daytime when the terrace is open but not sure I will be visiting again.
09 Jun 2014 by misst

Staff at Golden bee before my big night have been very helpful , friendly and accommodation. I planned a night out with friends for my 31st and decided to cancel due to thunderstorm. But on the day itself (Saturday) the typical British weather was beautiful therefore called up again to ask if I can re book and they where absolutely fine. Get there early to avoid a queue. We had one more person on out guest list but they wouldn't let him in but had to queue. Very packed. No space to move. So best to hVe an area booked if your going to be staying there all night. Had a birthday gift which understandably the bouncers took off me but when it came to giving it back another Bouncer was unnecessarily rude. Over all had a pleasant experience and a fantastic night. Would defiantly go there again.
08 Jun 2014 by poonamv
1 people found this helpful

Love this place! My first official night out upon arrival to the Uk & the music, staff & venue was on point. The Roof Top terrace was amazing! Can't wait to be there for summer!
23 May 2014 by anonymous
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Had a couple of drinks here last Friday, cocktails were lovely. Venue was really nice but make sure you get there at a decent time or it gets really busy
23 May 2014 by kiran_khattra
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We all had a good night but make sure you book the rooftop in advance! The rooftop closes at 11pm so make sure you get there early! I personally found the downstairs bar area quite small but we were lucky with the warm weather and being able to go outside - the prices weren't too bad for drinks either, but this website needs to update the entry fees for the Golden Bee bar...!! I would definitely go again though :)
21 May 2014 by Leigh

Unfortunately could not go onto the roof top as it was booked for a private event. It would have been nice to know this in advance of going there. Cocktails were mediocre as well
19 May 2014 by Prashant

Had a fantastic evening on the roof top. Staff were friendly and really helpful. The weather had looked dodgy in the afternoon so they contacted me with a revised plan incase the roof was closed. We were well looked after.
26 Apr 2014 by Nats_l

Lovely staff and lush cocktails good music just a shame we didn't know we couldn't have access unless we had pre-paid £50 which we may have considered if we had been aware -not made clear but we had fun!
06 Apr 2014 by Kerry

Great bar, the roof top is the best feature of this bar (you'll need to book in advance) didnt rate the DJ and the door staff were a little off for my liking but other then that it was a great night. Once the roof top floor gets closed it gets very busy and can take a while to get to the bar for a drink. Worth a visit.
24 Mar 2014 by twerker

Fab rooftop terrace one of the best in the area, I loved he cocktails, this has to be one of my favorite places in the summer, recommend you book the rooftop area early .. it gets busy!
04 Mar 2014 by robin123456789
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Made a guest list reservation for my birthday drinks and loved it! The venue was lovely and enjoyed spending some time on the roof terrace. Unfortunately on the night the weather wasn't great, so had to spend most of my night inside the bar. However this didn't take away from the brilliant time which was had by all. Really liked the selection of house music played too.....would definitely recommend a visit to anyone who is thinking of going xx
11 Jan 2014 by itsalondonthingx
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This is THE venue to go to for good house music in Shoreditch. Top that with the roof terrace (GET IT?!) and you are in for a night full of buzzy fun! hehehe love you Golden Bee (ps. amazing staff too) xx
24 Dec 2013 by barry_knows_best
2 people found this helpful

great late night party venue, we stumbled across this place on our way through old street and couldn't resisting joining everyone on the terrace - you can see for miles! drank a couple of cocktails, danced A LOT. all in all, a good party place.
15 Oct 2013 by partyg1rl

Smaller than we expected which didn't leave much room for dancing. Was reasonably priced with a great smoking area, although the upper roof terrace was shut. Bar tender were really cool and the cocktails had a great range and were really good. Try the pornstar!

21 Mar 2013 by gracie1
1 people found this helpful

a wonderful rooftop terrace for catching up with mates. the bar staff has proved really helpful with picking up the most interesting cocktails for u. give it a go if you are late working in shoreditch!

13 Feb 2013 by hearther

Had a great night here last night. Would definitely recommend this if you are looking for somewhere that opens a little later. Music was good - DJ played a few requests, and the staff were really friendly.

13 Feb 2013 by barry_knows_best

A fantastic new venue – and the rooftop terrace is a very welcome addition in an area badly in need of decent open air space that doesn't mostly involve standing in the street, dodging cars and passers-by. We held our annual summer party here and despite having been open for less than a fortnight, they did a sterling job. “Best party yet” all our staff exclaimed! Food was great, drinks were strong (just the way we like them!) and the staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for us. If they keep up these efforts it will quickly become, and remain, the go-to bar in the City. Thanks everyone at Golden Bee!

06 Feb 2013 by rookim

Hey guys when does golden bee open?

19 Sep 2012 by gegy

Went to Golden Bee for my brother's 40th. Had a great time. Buzzing place good music with no waiting time for drinks at bar. Try the apple crumble cocktail its fab! Would use it again for a party.

20 Jul 2012 by bonnieking27

Been here, in the midst of the week, for a quiet get together with a friend. Though at first, it seemed empty, and lifeless, soon after 9 30PM, the entire ball started unleashing. More and more gorgeous ladies, were filling the premisses with their laughters and flamboyant cocktails. Some of them, gathered the attention of a mixologist who very keenly has started the roof fire for a cosy chillout. Seriously, good night, flushing with all sorts of dimly lit memories. I cannot stop laughing when I think about this place.

10 Jul 2012 by millie_moo

We had amazing cocktails here last Friday all executed by really friendly and helpful staff. The music is really good and the venue is very aesthetically pleasing with lovely decor and a stunning rood terrace. The terrace is nice and toasty warm even in winter too :) well worth a visit for a quality night out!

18 Jun 2012 by jessie_b

Hi Jessie - Golden Bee London opens next week so keep an eye out for their opening parties.

18 Jun 2012 by dmn_editor
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