Best Brick Lane Bars

As you negotiate the route between Bethnal Green and Whitechapel, amongst the promoters, curry houses, vintage shops, record havens and bright lights, you may be forgiven for needing a drink. A dynamic and buzzing part of the city which comes alive at night, there's little wonder why this stretch of East London is so popular. If you're in need of an escape from the crowds though? Check out our guide to the best bars in and around Brick Lane.

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Apples and Pears

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A quirky bar at the Aldgate East end of Brick Lane, Apples and Pears is known for its mega cocktail offering. Whether you like yours short and sour, or long and sweet, the mixologists here will be sure to whip you up a new and creative concoction. And for when those hunger pangs strike? There a mouthwatering menu of wood-fired pizzas for you to get stuck into.

104 Bar

If you're looking for a top-notch Brick Lane haunt, then be sure to head to 104 Bar. This laid-back joint is home to a range of glorious cocktails made by expert mixologists, which you can enjoy while catching the sport on its screens or alongside a fantastic live music event.

Brick Lane Tap Room

A Dray Walk favourite, Brick Lane Tap room doesn't just celebrate all that's great about beer, with plenty of craft and draught to go around, they're touting all things New York, with merch and a real dive-bar-esque style that's perfect following a dose of record shopping.