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 15th July 2022

The Three Compasses

203 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.

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. 

NT Loft

260 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

413 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

162 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

4 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. 

Mare Street Market

11 user reviews 4

Mare Street Market, is nestled within the beating heart of South Hackney. A one stop shop for all things pizza, drinks, deli, floristry and vinyl sifting, the warehouse space is made up of tall ceilings, a clean open plan feel and plenty of natural light to add an extra sense of cool to your visit.

Jones & Sons

1717 user reviews 5

This trendy East London restaurant bar is somewhat of a staple in Hackney's exciting nightlife scene. Housed within an old Victorian textile factory, Jones & Sons boasts expertly-designed interiors that come paired with a enticing menu of classic British food and drink.

The Adam & Eve

64 user reviews 4

Boasting a gorgeous garden, plenty of indoor seating and scrumptious Thai street food, The Adam & Eve in Homerton is one helluva bar. They even have an 'L' shaped pool table, so grab your mates and head over for a drink or two.

Bar 161

2 user reviews 5

Situated in the heart of Hackney, Bar 161 is a great bar to head to if you're looking for after work drinks, birthday spots or cute first date places. Their cocktail menu ranges from blood orange margaritas to espresso martinis.

Hackney Tap

1 user review 5

If you're on the hunt for a 19th-century boozer touting laidback interiors and gorgeous garden space, then check out Hackney Tap. This popular venue, formerly known as Midland Bank has original furnishings alongside unearthed parquet floors, which are bound to impress revellers.

The Lauriston

60 user reviews 4

One of the best bars in Hackney, this gorgeous pub sits on the corner of Victoria Park and fronts some of the best pizzas in the area. Head over for the chance to tuck into authentic Italian slices and an array of craft beers and quality cocktails.