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 30th September 2021

Located inside the gorgeous Court House Hotel, this stunning bar offers an excellent selection of hand-crafted cocktails perfect for a few after work drinks. Alongside getting to grips with some of the best drinks on Old Street, you can enjoy their array of unique art works. 


36 user reviews 5

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 concoctions for you to enjoy in one of their cool hidden coves.

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.

Black Rock

292 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.

The Gibson

730 user reviews 5

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.

Goose Island Brewpub

101 user reviews 5

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.

Brick Lane Tap Room

6 user reviews 5

A fun pop-up beer hall in the heart of Shoreditch, the Brick Lane Tap Room is one of the coolest bars to visit this spring and summer. With a mammoth array of craft pints and delicious food to choose from, it's an ideal location for soaking up some sun this season.

JuJu's Bar & Stage

41 user reviews 3

Fancy some tableside theatre with your craft brew? JuJu's Bar & Stage is bringing you some of the quirkiest events in Shoreditch, playing host to a whole range of performers, DJs and artists on a regular basis. Plus, seasonal cocktails and various Mezcals are also on hand to quench your thirst.