Due to its popularity, speakeasy-style cocktail bar The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, is now one of the worst kept secrets in London, but it's still one of the best bars in Spitalfields Market. Hidden beneath the Breakfast Club on Artillery Lane, you enter through a fridge door and head down into a swinging throwback to the 1920s, serving prohibition style cocktails and laced fruit punches. It's fun, quirky and definitely cool. Just tell them you're there to see the Mayor!
Bars and Pubs Near Spitalfields
With the city to one side and Shoreditch the other, there's a thriving hotbed of Spitalfields bars, pubs and restaurants just waiting to be discovered. Whether you want drinks at an historic boozer, cocktails in a world-beater of a basement bar or something somewhere in between, there's a drinking den for you in this eclectic neighbourhood. Read on for all the info on our recommended picks for the best bars and pubs near Spitalfields.
It just wouldn't be right to start anywhere else. The Ten Bells is the neighbourhood's classic boozer; a three-floored watering hole that comes steeped in history. Pop by to go for a drink in one of London's most famous pubs, there's a great range of beer, ale, fine wine and cocktails for you to ponder.
“Spirited sophistication” is the vibe at Dirty Martini, an elegant cocktail bar just down the road in Bishopsgate. The signature martinis are a must-try, happy hour discounts run well into the evening and DJs play a mix of commercial tracks and classic party hits until late. A sleek basement venue well-suited to a girls night out in Spitalfields.
Looking to track down a rooftop bar in Shoreditch? Hello, Queen of Hoxton. From live music events in the club space to seasonal pop-ups on the roof, this place is here to cater to your every partying need - and it's just a few minutes walk away from Spitalfields Market. They also front a revolving rooftop pop-up theme; and this summer? Head over for your taste of Neverland...
Situated right at the centre of the city's social scene, this classic cocktail bar brings a touch of west London sophistication to its basement bolthole. Locate the Arbitrager and head downstairs into a luxurious and seductive world, the atmosphere is refined but remains relaxed, and is the perfect spot to unwind with a drink or two after work.
A short walk from Spitalfields, this gorgeous basement bar on Brushfield Street offers a stunning selection of curious cocktails and some equally stunning interiors. From tequila and green tea to milk and whisky, its certainly one for the more adventurous drinkers.
Close to Spitalfields is a haven from all the hustle and bustle of the market. Rosa's Thai Café serves up some of the best, exotic Thai curries and spices, as well as delicious Asian inspired cocktails. This is all while sitting in a cute, contemporary interior.
Pop to Commercial Street and cross one of the top basement bars in London off your list. Boasting slick interiors and no lack of cosy alcoves, it's an intimate space where guests can sip beautifully crafted cocktails away from the bustling floor of the main restaurant upstairs. Fancy a bite to eat anyway? A refined choice of bar snacks featuring ribs, burgers and hot dogs are on offer here.
Spitalfields is a playground of stalls and shopping, so why not grab a bite to eat and a bottle of something boozy before you head on over? Just shy of Liverpool Street Station, take to Dirty Dicks for a true slice of London life in this authentic, British styled pub.
Looking for cocktails, cavorting and a side of fried chicken in East London? There's a restaurant in Spitalfields for just that. Not only cool and laced in neon signs, Absurd Bird are a casual restaurant churning out some of the very finest in poultry bites and cocktails.
Laboratoria Pizza Brick Lane is an Italian bar and restaurant near Spitalfields. Head to this beauty for a delicious night of homemade sourdough slices, cooked in a wood-fired oven, and excellent wine from locations across the Mediterranean country.