Homeboy Islington


  • Top 4 Best New International Cocktail Bar - Spirited Awards 2019
  • No.11 - Top 50 Cocktail Bars UK 2019
  • Best Cocktail Bar North London - DesignMyNight 2019

The first bar from the Irish duo Aaron Wall and Ciarán Smith, Homeboy will bring the best of warm, laid-back Irish hospitality, home comforts paired with delicious drinks and playful sinful food to London. Aaron and Ciarán will bring their prior expertise having held senior roles collectively at venues including Callooh Callay, London Cocktail Club, The Dorchester and Waldorf Astoria NYC to create a fun and relaxed good-time bar with modern Irish hospitality at its heart.

Upon entering Homeboy, guests will encounter what has been designed to feel like a living room, before reaching the warm wooden bar. A mix of exposed brick, painted features and tiles have been utilised to accentuate a cosy ‘at home’ vibe whilst maintaining a sense of contemporary design.

Home comforts with a healthy dose of Irish flavour is key at Homeboy, and delicious drinks will be served alongside playful home-cooked food to a soundtrack of hip-hop and RnB. With a focus on celebrating Irish producers, the cocktail menu will be composed of three pillars: Irish Whiskey, where the drinks will showcase the versatility that once seen Irish Whiskey as the top selling spirit in the world; Contemporary, utilizing modern techniques to create unashamedly delicious drinks; and Classics, paying homage to some of the modern classic cocktails of our time. In addition, Irish beers and of course Draught Guinness will also be served.

Homeboy’s simple food offering will include sinful snacks such as loaded fries and poutine as well as comfort food using family recipes. Da’s Irish Stew and Ma’s Brown Bread use the recipes by Ciarán’s Dad and Aaron’s mum respectively.

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Sunday Sessions
Every Sunday London's best young performers are given the opportunity to showcase their talent at Homeboy Bar, enjoy a lazy Sunday with laidback…

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  • Happily Affordable ££
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 15:00 23:00
Tuesday 15:00 23:00
Wednesday 15:00 23:00
Thursday 15:00 23:00
Friday 15:00 1:00
Saturday 14:00 1:00
Sunday 15:00 23:00



Homeboy Islington, Homeboy, 108 Essex Rd, N1 8LX



Nearest Station

Angel (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Irish, American, Bar Snacks and Burgers food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Simple Sinful food served with great cocktails to a playlist of hiphop and RnB

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
120 Venue Hire 50 70 - 4000 8000

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

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