Bars In Hackney

Hackney is a thriving and exciting part of East London. With proud artists and musicians residing in this area, there is a fantastic cultural scene with plenty of bars and cocktail spaces for you to put your best drinking foot forward. We have put together our favourite Hackney bars for a great night out in London, and the list is telling enough for itself.

Last updated on 9th September 2020

The Three Compasses

98 user reviews 5

Three Compasses is a charming bar on Dalston Lane that takes a simple approach to high quality drinking and dining in Hackney. This local East London boozer focuses on serving up some of the best burgers in town, pouring the finest ales, and an undeniably charming feel to its interiors.


34 user reviews 5

An intimate and quirky space based in a former launderette, Rehab brings organic wine and vegan food Homerton. The focus is on delivering good quality drinks at affordable prices, with raw brickwork and low-lighting to create a stripped-back feel. 

Neatly perched between Dalston and Hackney Downs, The Vic is a friendly and familiar boozer renowned for its live music schedule. While many an enthusiastic gig-goer will have enjoyed a night here, there's also a fine menu of gastropub plates to pair with your partying. 

White Post Cafe

3 user reviews 4

White Post Cafe in Hackney has got to be one of the friendliest bars in North London. The flexible space goes from cafe during the day, serving the tastiest cake and coffee, to a relaxed wine bar and eatery come night time with a wide range of events to encourage community spirit.


133 user reviews 4

The group behind Night Tales are the minds behind this fun-loving bar in Hackney. Based in London Fields, NTs serves delicious food during the day, before kicking things up after dark, courtesy of the venue's DJs, live music and enviable roof terrace that becomes a hub for summertime socialising. 

The Old Ship Inn

258 user reviews 4

One of the best bars in Hackney, this Mare Street pub offers a great spot for hanging out with mates and chowing down on some great food and drink. Chomp away on banging rotisserie and wings, tasty salads and delicious lunchtime wraps with some of the best Sunday roasts in East London. 

The Kenton

56 user reviews 5

Located just minutes from Victoria Park, this east London boozer is the go=to for good food, tasty drinks and banging music. Home to DJ nights, their signature Biking drink and some of the best eats from Slow Fire London, you're always in for a good time at The Kenton.

The Moth Club

2 user reviews 5

An old working men's club, The Moth Club has transformed itself into a quirky spot for East London's creative crowd. Fronting an incredible programme of live music, comedy and club nights, you may just be heading down for a couple of chilled pints, but you could easily end up dancing all night long.