Translate Bar

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Translate is a fun cocktail bar situated in the middle of Shoreditch. There is a definite industrial / warehouse vibe to the space, with exposed brick walls and a shabby chic feel once you get inside. The main thing at Translate is the super-friendly atmosphere, co-operative vibe and old school, fun music - expect 90's and 00's pop at the weekends, mixed with the best of the last 60 years! 

Translate offers a large and varied selection of drinks; specialising in cocktails - with some house classics certainly worth a try. Happy Hour is an absolute must, from 4 until 9pm every day! And there's a lager called Happiness... Have you ever had a pint of Happiness before?

Birthdays are a big deal for these guys - and any birthday booking gets the full on 'Birthday Treatment', which cannot be divulged in public! As long as you like being spoilt on your big day...then definitely bring all your friends to Translate!

During the week there is a really welcoming, candle-lit vibe, getting really busy late on, and at the weekend, this place can get jumping so don't expect a quiet Friday or Saturday night, especially when the Whitney tracks come on!

If you like straight up, real fun and a good laugh for your nights out, with a nice crowd and classic sound track...make sure you book in with us!

What's on

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Every Sunday

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Offers / Promos 1

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Offer Details Availability
Mojito Mondays - 12 different delicious Mojitos to try all @ £4.95 - Monday 16:00 - 02:00


No Door Charge.
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
East London
18 and over after 7pm
Disabled Toilets
Mojito Mondays


Day Open Close Notes
08:00 02:00
08:00 02:00
08:00 02:00
08:00 02:00
08:00 03:00
08:00 03:00
08:00 02:00


Translate Bar
12-14 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DA


Nearest station:
Shoreditch High Street (Rail)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.50
Pint of Real Ale £4.50
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.50
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.95
Cocktail £7.95
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £5.05
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.00
Bottle of House Wine £17.50
Bottle of Champagne £35.00
Jaeger Bomb £6.20


Wines & Beers Download

This venue serves Bar Snacks, International, Brunch and Burgers food.

A word from the chef:
Opening early and operating as a friendly neighborhood cafe, Translate serves delicious breakfasts as well as hearty classic meals later in the day! Burgers are a must and vegetarians and vegans are well catered for!

Our Review

Translate Bar - London Bar Review

Translate Bar - London Bar Review

There's bars where you can start the party, bars to continue the party, or bars to end the party, but if you’re really lucky, you've found a place where you can do all three. If you're a fan of those raucous nights out, Translate...

Read our full Translate Bar - London Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Venue Venue Hire 150 £1.5k £5k
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Liked this place a lot when I was there on Friday - GREAT happy hour!
by on February 22nd, 2018

Fab cocktails and a really good happy hour - everyday till 9, which is great. Really enjoyed it. Had Mr. Bean playing on the bug screen which was weird, funny and very cool.
by on February 18th, 2018

Was great. Was my wife’s birthday and they made it really special. Great staff great night. Also had a pint of happiness what’s not to like.
by on October 16th, 2017

Defo have to try this out
by on October 10th, 2017

It's one of these places I keep coming back to. I always have a good time there. If me and my friends aren't sure where to go, I always suggest Translate. It's good for dancing, hanging out and I love their little outdoors area in the back. Good music too!
by on November 2nd, 2016

This place is amazing! The location, the staff and the cocktails are outstanding! I booked a table for my birthday celebration and my friends and I spent a great night. I definitely recommend the Translate Bar to anyone who wants to go out in East London! Visited Translate Bar on 2016-04-15
by on April 17th, 2016

I went here for my 26th Birthday back in August 2015 and had the most epic night. Translate are fantastic hosts - they all introduced themselves to me, gave me a birthday card and cake, and checked in throughout the night to make sure we were all having fun. The half price cocktail hour 4pm - 9pm is fab, we took full advantage of this, but stayed and danced the whole night away until they eventually decided they wanted to close at 3am (although I definitely still wanted to stay and carry on partying!) the music was amazing and the atmosphere was fab.
by on March 15th, 2016
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I (like many others) spent my night here for my 24th birthday. It was SO fun - Translate gang treated me like a birthday queen with a CAKE and a birthday card and a balloon and glitter and it was bloody great. Music is top notch, drinks were fab (even better with 4-9pm happy hour). Thank you definitely reccomend + will be back soon.
by on March 10th, 2016
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I celebrated my 23rd Birthday here and it was so much fun! I had about 15 people come and the lovely staff decorated the table for me and got me a card! All the staff were lovely and friendly and later bought me over a candle lit cake! The music was great and i had such a good time, i made a design my night account just to write a review for this place.i would defo reccomend translate bar to anyone, birthday or not. Such a lovely, cool and friendly bar in shoreditch!

Reply from Translate Bar

Amelia....we are speechless. Thank you. Always welcome here and we're so delighted you enjoyed yourself enough to write a review! Class. Cheers x
by on February 28th, 2016

I booked an area for at Translate Bar for my birthday, and it was great. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the birthday card/cake was a nice touch! This bar has a great atmosphere and I would definitely recommend it! Visited Translate Bar on 2015-11-21
by on November 23rd, 2015

I came here with the girls for my birthday and we had an amazing night! The staff are so attentive and friendly, the music was great and it attracts a lovely crowd! I'll defonately be back. Visited Translate Bar on 2015-09-19
by on September 22nd, 2015

The best happy hour this side of London! Look out for the 'Respect Your Elders' cocktail as it's gin heaven on the lips. Staff are awesome and music is perfect for grooving once the gin hits!

Reply from Translate Bar

What a great review! Thanks so much for booking with us. Love this x
by on August 18th, 2015

These guys really know how to look after their customers. It's not huge and can get quite busy, but that's probably because of their really strong happy hour deals. Things get lively later as everybody creates a makeshift dance floor and dances to Fleetwood Mac
by on June 30th, 2015

Translate Bar has never let me down from the awesome Happy Hour cocktails, lively fun atmosphere and great staff! It's not just your standard bar, as the night draws on it's a fun place to have a dance!
by on May 4th, 2015

I hired an area for my birthday and I'm so glad I did! Great bar with amazing staff! Cake, card and snacks were a great touch! I would 100% recommend xxx
by on March 9th, 2015

Booked an area for my Birthday and had a really great night! Staff were SO friendly & welcoming and made sure I was having the best night! Got a birthday card, cake, snacks and sweets for the table (all free)!! The music was brilliant- didn't stop dancing all night! Would definitely recommend!! Great atmosphere!
by on February 2nd, 2015

I booked an area for my friends and I at translate bar for my birthday, and I had the best night. The staff are so friendly and welcoming, everyone knew my name and wished me a happy birthday. Not only did the bar give me a birthday card, but they also gave me a cake and snacks for the table. The cocktails were absolutely delicious, and so cheap during happy hour, and the music was on point. I thought we would leave after happy hour, but the atmosphere in there was so good that we stayed until closing. If you want great cocktails, lovely staff, and fill the dance floor music, go to translate bar!
by on January 18th, 2015

Nipped down for a quick drink midday, really chilled out joint. Was a mix of post-night out beers, weekend East London workers and laid back lunches. good contender for my local i'd say!
by on July 21st, 2014

Super chill vibe + happy hour until 9pm + good cocktails + reasonable prices + friendly staff + fun music = great night out! Oh, and we got the free sharing platter (vegetarian) because there's an offer for it at the moment (when you book for 5 or more people), and it was great!
by on May 28th, 2014

One of my go to bars in Shoreditch, not as pretentious or essex as many other places around the area, great party music and well priced drinks, can't knock it.
by on May 23rd, 2014

LOVED this place a lot.. We went for a few drinks last Friday evening expecting to start there and finish up somewhere else on Old Street but the music (and drinks) were too good and before we knew it, it was 3am!
by on December 19th, 2013

Went here a few drinks the other day and it was an absolute find, their outdoor area is really cool!
by on January 1st, 1970

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