Quirky Bars In Shoreditch

Trying to find a quirky bar in Shoreditch is like trying to find fish and chips by the seaside - walk ten paces and there's always another one. To make things easier, we've rounded a group of the coolest, quirkiest, weirdest and wildest bars in the area for your drinking pleasure. From ping pong places and mixology meccas, to circus affairs and ball-pit bashes, read our recommendations for the top quirky bars in Shoreditch. 

Last updated on 11th November 2019

Old Street Records

475 user reviews 4

Cheap Date - 2 Pizzas and 2 Drinks for £19 and 1 other offer

Broody, moody and dripping with cool, this quirky Shoreditch bar and venue is the perfect hang out for music-heads. With walls lined with vinyl records and a fantastic, buzzing atmosphere, it's a great option for a night out in East London.

A gorgeous Brick Lane bar and courtyard that changes with the seasons, Paradise Alley offers beach vibes during the summer and the ultimate winter hideaway when the weather takes a turn. Offering tasty street food, cocktails and some awesome DJ nights, it's a disco mecca with Instagram-ready aesthetics. 

One of the coolest, prettiest bars in Shoreditch, this quirky cocktail bar on Hackney Road maintains the Alice in Wonderland magic of its name with the presence of a decadent secret bar hidden behind the 'looking glass'. Step into a fantastical world of opulence at this quirky Shoreditch watering hole.

Flight Club Shoreditch

2295 user reviews 5

Book a lunch table for a group of 6 or more & we’ll treat you to a bottle of prosecco!*

For something completely different in Shoreditch this super slick, tech-savvy darts bar reimagines everything you thought you knew about this traditional pub sport. With real-time scoring and touch-screen interfaces, this quirky Shoreditch bar is also no stranger to a very mean cocktail. 

One of London's most notorious cocktail experiences, Alcotraz' Shoreditch venue is one of the only bars you'll want to be behind for your next group night out. Smuggle in your own liquor for the chance to have some very talented inmates knock up some unique drinks for you.

SINK - Paul Street

4 user reviews 3

A UV-covered ping pong bar on Paul Street, SINK is about more than just a few rounds of table tennis. Alongside bringing you beer and golf pong on top of their standard offering, they're also great if you're looking for an all-inclusive night, with a range of food and drink packages to suit every party.

Ninety One Living Room

42 user reviews 4

£15 Bolt-On Bottomless Prosecco

Looking for somewhere new in East London? Ditch the usual spot and head to this Brick Lane beauty that boasts a co-working space, cocktail menu and live music in the evenings, not mention a killer selection of eats including vegan burgers, small plates and boujee mac 'n' cheese.

Black Rock

247 user reviews 5

This intriguing Shoreditch whisky bar is a must visit for any firewater fans. With over 250 bottles on display and Whisky Library that spans the length of the bar, guests can seat themselves around the 18ft, 185-year old oak tree trunk that takes up the centre of the room, or even have a crack at blending their own.

Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes

37 user reviews 4

Hosting regular club nights and exhibitions, this quirky cafe and bar in Shoreditch, has some of the most colourful interiors in the area, as well as some of the best pizza. Open all day for freelancers and mid-week brunchers alike, it's after dark where this Kingsland Road bar really comes into its own.

Rotate Shoreditch

0 user reviews 5

10% for 10+ groups and 1 other offer

An all-day and night bar, as well as a cycling apparel shop, Rotate is a unique concept that champions emerging businesses. With their ever-changing roster of up-and-coming food and drinks vendors, this unique venue will give you the inside scoop on London's finest talent before anyone else. 

Gigi's Hoxton

173 user reviews 4

Follow the neon lights to Hoxton Square and you'll stumble upon Gigi's, a quirky Shoreditch bar that has made a name for itself in East London by serving up some truly great nights out. Serving up live music, comedy and drag alongside cocktails and tasty plates, it's as perfect for brunch as for a post-work booze-up.

Goose Island Brewpub

33 user reviews 5

Self-service draught machine (Midway IPA) and 1 other offer

With quirky and colourful interiors, this great pub in East London is a must-visit for beer fanatics. Just a short walk from Shoreditch High Street, you'll find a slap-up selection of brews, from cask bitters to limited edition bottles; it's like a sweet shop for the real hop heads.


2342 user reviews 4

A world away from the crude, overcrowded bars and clubs that litter much of London, this elegant little drinking den is a must-visit for any discerning drinkers. With regular live jazz and swing nights, and some of the most creative cocktails in East London, it's a quirky little haunt for any mixology fans.

Rapsa @ 100 Hoxton

93 user reviews 5

2 courses for £14.95 and 1 other offer

Take your tatsebuds on a Filipino adventure as Kinilaw & Buko take over 100 Hoxton for a sublime brunch experience. You'll get to feast on dishes such as pork lumpia spring rolls, soft shell crab and oxtail kare kare croquettes, washed down with signature cocktails and unique wines.

Bounce, Old Street

862 user reviews 5

Ping Pong and Packages and 2 other offers

An underground ping pong bar with a passion for pizza and neon, Bounce is an Old Street institution. Fronting 17 tables there's more than enough space for you and your pals to get your pong on, while the bar serves up an epic selection of cocktails, beers and one hell of a gin menu.

HAPPY HOUR 2 FOR 12! 17:00-20:00 and 1 other offer

A stone's throw from Shoreditch High Street, this quirky East London bar is one of the maddest drinking spots in the city. LCC make a habit of hiring some of the coolest, most talented cocktail bartenders in London, so expect loud music, swinging lampshades and a whole heap of fun.

The Shoreditch

92 user reviews 3

Quirky doesn't even cut it when its comes to the decor in this Shoreditch cocktail bar. From pirates and umbrellas to disco balls and rugs on the ceiling, they've got a unique look, and an even more unique bar offerings. Switching it up with tiki tipples and martinis that go down all too easy, it's one of the funnest bars in East London. 


605 user reviews 4

Bottle of Prosecco for £18! and 1 other offer

A notorious circus-themed spot in the heart of Shoreditch, Trapeze brings the party every night without fail. Head down to the Great Eastern Street hub and get stuck into burgers and cocktails before throwing yourself into the dancefloor throng.