El Garito Hackney


El Garito is a little neighbourhood joint specialising in amazing cocktails, good vibes and live music. They offer a small selection of Spanish snacks, such as olives, pan con tomate and charcuterie. However, their real bread and butter is the intimate space they have created, with an incredible host of Hackney locals all descending upon the creative hub of Hackney Downs Studios. Paired with a cold drink in hand, El Garito makes for the perfect spot for a pre or post dinner watering hole, or even backdrop for that special event. 

El Garito is available 7 days a week for private hire. Their unique space is perfect for birthday parties, launch events, wedding cocktails - whatever your creative heart desires.

They will work with you to create a bespoke cocktail menu for your event, suggest suppliers for food & catering and can assist with music, DJ’s and staff.

They can accommodate parties of up to 30 guests inside, 50 with use of the outside space.



  • Cocktail Making, Live Music, Drinks Tastings
  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings


Day Open Close Notes
Monday - -
Tuesday 17:00 23:30
Wednesday 16:00 22:00 Private Hire Only.
Thursday 16:00 22:00 Private Hire Only.
Friday 14:00 22:00 Private Hire Only.
Saturday 14:00 22:00 Private Hire Only.
Sunday 14:00 10:00 Private Hire Only.



El Garito Hackney, 17, Amhurst Street, E8 2BT



Nearest Station

Rectory Road (Rail)


  • Cuisine

    This venue serves Tapas food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Spanish tastes of cured meats, cheese and seafood

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
EL Garito Indoor - 50 Venue Hire 20 20 £100.00 400 800

A home away from home, complete with your favourite cocktails sipped alongside a soundtrack that takes you on a journey into the wee hours.

Tucked away off busy Amhurst Road, nestled in the heart of East London’s thriving Hackney Downs Studios, El Garito is an the place to gather and celebrate.

Our cocktail bar is available to hire for birthday parties, launch events, work dos and everything in between.

Our bartenders will work with you to craft your own cocktail menu, bring in caterers or street food vendors. You can bring your own DJ or we can book live music or DJs for you.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

El Garito Outdoor - 100 Outdoor Space 50 50 £150.00 800 1200

In Summer is time to think big!

We have an amazing outdoor space where you can organise your big party events, bring live music, DJ, bring street food vendors, etc.

Contact us and we will customize an event that perfectly suits you.

El Garito Team

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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