Golden Bee

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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 Summer Rooftop Cinema

Golden Bee Summer Rooftop Cinema

Various dates

That's right, the Golden Bee Rooftop Cinema is making a comeback!  Our Rooftop Cinema Series back in March was...

Offers / Promos 1

Promotion Details
Golden Bee Happy Hour Tuesday to Friday 5-7pm, selected cocktails 2-4-1 // 5 beers £14 // All bottles of wine at house prices // £15 off bottles of champagne

Info

Free before 9pm. Fridays / from 9pm onwards £5 / from 11pm £7. Saturdays / from 9pm onwards £7 / from 11pm £10.
7pm
Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch
Over 21

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday - -
17:00 01:00
17:00 01:00
17:00 02:00
17:00 03:00
17:00 03:00
Sunday - -
18:00 03:00

Location

Golden Bee
Singer Street Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9DD

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
Old Street (Tube)
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Drinks

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.00
Pint of Real Ale -
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
Jaeger Bomb -
Menus *
*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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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
5

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
5

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
4

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
5

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
4

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
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

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
4

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
5

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
2

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
4

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
4

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
4

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
3

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
5
2 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
4
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
4

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
2
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
5
1 people found this helpful

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
2

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
5
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
4
1 people found this helpful

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
4
1 people found this helpful

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
4

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
2

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
5

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
4

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
4

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
5
1 people found this helpful

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
4
3 people found this helpful

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
5
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
4

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
4
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
5

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
4

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
4

Hey guys when does golden bee open?

19 Sep 2012 by gegy
4

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
4

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
5

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

18 Jun 2012 by dmn_editor
3
1 people found this helpful

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
3

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