Dalston Bars

One of the most urban and interesting portions of East London, Dalston is a hubbub of cocktail nooks, creatives and industrial crannies. From hidden cocktail caverns and party pubs with a penchant for live music, to late-night restaurant bars and a top roster of laid-back interiors; check out our recommendations for some of the very best bars in Dalston. 

Last updated on 4th June 2018




The Three Compasses

33 user reviews 5

Three Compasses is a charming pub on Dalston Lane that doesn't conform to what you'd typically expect from a popular bar in zone two. It isn't a super-chic hipster parade with a microbrewery and a room for stroking cats; it takes a much more simple approach - focusing on serving up some of the best burgers in London, pouring the finest ales, offering a plethora of board games, and boasts some of the friendliest bar folk around. 

Ruby's Bar and Lounge

11 user reviews 4

Continually rated as one of the true gems on the east London scene, Ruby's pulls in crowds from all over the capital to their intimate basement bar confines. The Bar specialises in a seasonal menu of innovative cocktails, with the Lounge focusing more on a wider choice of beers, wines curated from Clapton experts Verden and Vietnamese street food from the Hanoi Kitchen. A hidden treasure perfect for all occasions.

Rotorino

8 user reviews 4

Restaurant and wine bar Rotorino is a sexy little Italian spot on Kingsland road that serves up authentic and unfussy Italian food and more than 40 types of wine, with half coming from Italy. With low-lit interiors, gold and chrome decor and space for only small groups of people, this is a great place to stop for a drink in East London.