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.
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 bars in the area for your drinking pleasure. From ping pong places to circus affairs and ball-pit bashes, read our recommendations for the top quirky bars in S to the Ditch.
A brief jaunt from Old Street Station, this retro drinking den mixes Victorian elegance with East London cool. Neon-lit with a gorgeous selection of groovy cocktails, this quirky Shoreditch bar is the perfect stopping point for an after-work drink.
This underground ping pong bar in Shoreditch is the perfect social hub. With great drinks, food and activities this quirky Shoreditch bar makes for something a little different on a night out.
It's all about the beach, as this Brick Lane hotspot has been transformed into an island paradise, complete with palm trees, deck chairs and a cocktail shack.
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.
Shoreditch is home to London's first dedicated video games and e-sports restaurant and bar. You'll get the chance to re-live those good ol' days of retro gaming as well as take on new classics such as Maario Kart and FIFA all while tucking into mouthwatering pizza from Happy Face Pizza.
One of London's most notorious cocktail experiences, these quirky bars in Shoreditch and the West End challenge you to smuggle in your contraband booze and find yourself treated to some very snazzy drinks.
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. As good for an after-work drink as it is for a night on the tiles, this kooky Hoxton bar is never a bad shout.
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.
Brick Lane is positively packed with quirky spots and this is no exception, the original cereal cafe is not serving up some breakfast-inspired cocktails that'll give you some serious throwback vibes. Enjoy wile listening to the soundtrack of 90's hits, surrounded by nostalgic decor and vintage arcade games.
This quirky cocktail bar in Shoreditch is the perfect mix of manic decor and laid back cool. Whether you're in the market for a couple of their bespoke Martinis or a full on dance party, it's a great option whatever the occasion.
Boastingsome stunning drinks, eclectic art and tasty eats, this unique hotel bar on Old Street offers a decadent but charming space to enjoy anything from after work drinks to pre-dinner tipples with the parents.
You'll find a speakeasy under Blues Kitchen Shoreditch – one you really want to find. Head to Moonshine Minnie's for a wonderful selection of southern American bar snacks, female-fronted RnB soundtrack, and a wonderful selection of whiskey based cocktails.
Can you get more quirky than a ball-pit bar? This wacky venue concept has proved to be one of the most popular destinations in East London. Boasting a million plastic balls for you to roll around in, as well as cocktails based on retro sweets, it takes gold when it comes to quirky Shoreditch bars.
Adding a touch of drama to your nights out in Shoreditch, The Alchemist serves creative cocktails that change colour, fizz like bath bombs and come to life before your eyes. If you're searching for a cool spot for after-work drinks or an impressive location, this Old Street bar will deliver.
with quirky and colourful interiors, this great pub in East London is a must-visit for beer fanatics. Boasting a slap-up selection of brews, from cask bitters to limited edition bottles, it's like a sweet shop for the hop heads.
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.
This intriguing and interesting Shoreditch whisky bar is a must visit for any fans of the spirit. With over 250 bottles on display and Whisky Library that spans the length of the bar, its drinks are served to a hip hop and electro soundtrack and guests can seat themselves around the 18ft, 185-year old oak tree trunk that takes up the centre of the room.
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.
Hidden away down Ravey Street, this quirky Shoreditch bar is possibly the tiniest one of the lot. Manned single-handedly on some nights, the delightful little drinking den serves up some masterful cocktail concotions.
While nowadays there's all manner of quirky bars in Shoreditch, back in the 2000 there was one, and it was Catch. Known for championing some of the best new DJs and live acts, this East London institution now serves some of the best cocktails in Shoreditch.
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 in style.
Decked out in head-to-toe circus decor, this quirky Shoreditch bar is the place to see and be seen in East London. With fun and creative cocktails and an all night Happy Hour every Wednesday, it's one of the funnest, weirdest bars in Shoreditch.
This quirky bar on Old Street is a bucket list destination for any cocktail connoisseurs. With some of the coolest most creative concotions in East London, gorgeous Art Deco interiors and friendly, talented staff, it's the perfect place to pitch up for a night of kooky cocktails in Shoreditch.
When it comes to bars in Shoreditch, you'll find everything from the cool and chic to the weird and wonderful. This quirky Hoxton Square spot offers a little bit of everything, with Tarantino-inspired touches and a cheeky atmosphere for those looking for a fun night out.
This great ping pong bar in Shoreditch offers one of the best nights out in East London. Covered in colourful UV art and hosting regular open mic and comedy events, as well as topical talks, it's a really bar for all seasons.
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.
This cool and quirky East London bar specialises in delicious cocktails and even more delicious pizzas. With a basement bar downstairs that hosts DJ nights and private parties, this place also offers a Happy Hour that surpasses the eight-hour mark.
Looking for somewhere new in east London? Ditch the usual spot and head to this Brick Lane beauty. Boasting a co-working space, bistro menu and live music in the evenings, you could easily stay from morning till night.
With geometric wallpaper, Rubix cube seating and neon lighting, Cirque is the epitome of the quirky Shoreditch bar. They serve up great cocktails and have a stellar Happy Hour as well as DJs spinning the best tunes on Friday and Saturday nights.
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 its decadent secret bar hidden behind the 'looking glass'. Step into a fantastical world of opulence at this quirky Shoreditch watering hole.