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 and of course 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 16th October 2019

The Three Compasses

88 user reviews 5

Three Compasses is a charming bar 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. This local Eastend boozer focuses on serving up some of the best burgers in London, pouring the finest ales, and boasts some of the friendliest bar folk around. 

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. The venue also hosts a wide range of events and encourages guests to take part in the community spirit.

Neatly perched between Dalston and Hackney Downs, The Vic is a friendly and familiar boozer renowned for its live music schedule. Many an enthusiastic gig-goer have enjoyed an intimate gig night here, and while the venue retains its prestige as one of East London's leading music venues, there's also a fine gastropub environment to enjoy. Relaxed and playful, The Vic serves classic cocktails, local beers and an ever-changing menu of comfort foods.

The Last Tuesday Society

185 user reviews 5

Curiouser and curiouser! The Last Tuesday Society is a wonderland of the frankly bizarre. Wander around this parallel universe, chatting to the cat skeletons, waving at the dolls and nodding to the fossils. Baroque cocktails go particularly well with this kind of experience, and a maximalist selection of such drinks as well as bar snacks are available. 


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. 

The Kenton

45 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.

Hand Of Glory

54 user reviews 4

Discovered this little gem of gastro foods and deadly ciders yet? Strikingly furnished with wicker masks, brass icons and giant maypoles (Morris Men dress optional), Hand of Glory boasts an interior unlike anything else we've encountered. There's an ever-rotating spread of home cooking to sample (don't miss the Proper Northern Roast on Sunday) and a fine choice of cider, ales and infused gins to guzzle.

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 end up roped into a turn around the dancefloor.


120 user reviews 4

The group behind Night Tales have teamed up with Morty and Bob's toastie specialist to create a fun-loving bar in Hackney. Based in London Fields, this cafe-cum-bar serves delicious food during the day, before kicking things up after dark, courtesy of the venue's DJs and live music. Grab your mates, grab a cocktail and enjoy a fun night out in East London.