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.

Apples and Pears

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Cocktail Drinks Package 1 £35 – 4 Cocktails

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.

The Ten Bells

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While not actually on Brick Lane, this super stylish haunt is just a short hop and skip away. A charming boozer boasting bags of character, The Ten Bells is a stellar spot for a few pints, a tasty bar snack or some pre-dinner cocktails. Lit up with roaring fires and twinkly candles, it's the stuff of date night dreams.