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 8th June 2023

The Three Compasses

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.

The Victoria

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. 

The Old Ship Inn

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

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

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. 

Bar 161

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

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.

Brewhouse & Kitchen Hoxton

What better place to wet the whistle than Brewhouse & Kitchen Hoxton? Boasting an impressive beer list, many of which are freshly brewed on site, as well as wine, gin and so much more, it really has something for everyone. Plus, if you're hungry, there's tasty pub grub to chomp on.

The Lauriston

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.