Bars in Shoreditch

The trending district for everything from French Bulldogs, to 'Hipster' fashion statements and some of the most expensive gyms you'll never set foot in, Shoreditch is the place we love to hate (to love). With urban art spaces, hidden speakeasies, rooftops, pop ups and underground dens, bars in Shoreditch have got a rep for being some of the coolest in the city. Want a slice of the best places to drink in East London? Open wiiiide.

 

Last updated on 10th November 2016

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Barrio Shoreditch

59 user reviews

Barrio Shoreditch is one of East London's best cocktail bars. This fun time party bar is a great place in Shoreditch for letting your hair down and enjoying delicious cocktails. Barrio Shoreditch is a cool and quirky cocktail bar that raises the  bar of South American themed cocktail bars in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Roadtrip & The Workshop

11 user reviews
Roadtrip & The Workshop
2 for 1 entry on Friday nights

Cool, but not afraid to get down and dirty, Roadtrip is the late night party bar in Shoreditch, closing at 5am Fridays and Saturday nights. Its American jukebox feel gives it a devil-may-care attitude that is hard to resist. The DJs play a sexy mash-up of party tunes that is sure to get you on the dancefloor, or alternatively choose your request on their amazing jukebox. 

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Verge Bar

3 user reviews

Offering good value for money in fresh and familiar surrounds, Verge is a trusty Shoreditch choice for those looking to refuel just off Brick Lane. Cocktails are £8 a piece, and mix signature blends (like the Gingerella) with trusted classics. There’s beer from just down the road at the London Fields Brewery and a good range of wines, with an exclusive hire option for those looking to book a private party in the heart of Shoreditch.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Callooh Callay

137 user reviews

If you're looking for a great bar in Shoreditch then you need venture no further than Callooh Callay. Not only is it skilled in the art of fine cocktails, but this place also hides a secret JubJub room where eccentricities flourish and you can chill in some sort of mod, 70s inspired purple clad pad. Basically, it's pretty damn cool. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Flight Club

82 user reviews

Welcome to Flight Club. You've been chosen as part of the movement taking East London bars by storm. This is the new era of social gaming, the dawn of darts if you will. Yes, darts, but in a cool, Shoreditch styled bar where the digital system will set you up with a whole hoard of games to play and do all the scoring for you. To the oche! 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

White Lyan

7 user reviews

Hoping to stumble across something different? Think we’ve found you a match. White Lyan uses no ice, fruit or branded bottles, instead focusing on their own Mr Lyan spirits and fresh ingredients. It’s fair to say this formula has produced mouth-watering results, as this unassuming liquid lair continues to be spoken of as one of the finest drinking holes in London.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

This critically acclaimed basement bar on Commercial Street is a must visit for the cocktail connoisseurs among us. The venue offers a quite exquisite range of concoctions - featuring vintage and modern tipples alike - put together by the masterful bartenders. Cocktails not your thing? No fear, there's also a library of fine wines, ice cold beers and divine bar snacks.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Urban Coterie

1 user reviews

Located on the 17th floor of the fashionable M by Montcalm Hotel, Urban Coterie is the place to be if you like your cocktails enjoyed on the side of stunning views of the city. The venue overlooks bustling Old Street and the city’s famous skyline; a perfect haven for drinks in Shoreditch.

Splash the Cash £££
Shoreditch

Ninetyeight Bar and Lounge

24 user reviews

Ninetyeight bar is a delightful basement cum cocktail bar in the heart of Shoreditch. This is a hard-to-find bar that has a vibe and atmosphere that might make this your favourite bar yet! Make sure you beat the crowd and head on down on a Saturday night for a destination only described as Elton Johns ideal interior. Just look at those pillows now would you.

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Cirque

8 user reviews

One of the most unique bars in Shoreditch, Cirque is sitting pretty for those of you that want a dose of quirky interiors with your drinks. Circus themed and brimming with vintage trinkets, taxidermy, clown paraphernalia and more, head on down for a four hour long happy hour, DJ nights and more. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Casa Blue

9 user reviews

Casa Blue is a cool and lively DJ Bar located in the heart of Shoreditch close to Brick Lane. The North African styled decor makes for a good party place throughout the week, with it really taking off on weekends. The young and trendy crowd really know how to let off steam at this awesome bar in East London. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

XOYO

15 user reviews

XOYO's famous clubbing scene and eccentric cocktail bar upstairs makes it a formidable Shoreditch package. You can cut all kinds of shapes on the hallowed dance floor downstairs before working your way up to find their eccentric, NYC-inspired bar above. There's a range of drinks, a good selection of bar snacks and bookable tables.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

The Hoxton Pony

21 user reviews

The Hoxton Pony is one of our recommended bars in Shoreditch, adored by pleasure seekers across London on account of its seasonally changing cocktail menu designed by owner Gerry Calabrese, and the raucous parties held throughout the week. Book a space now through DesignMyNight to gain access to one of the most coveted bars in Shoreditch.

Happily Affordable ££
East London

The Redchurch

10 user reviews

This hidden party bar located just off Bethnal Green Road is sure to set your senses alive. Encapsulating Shoreditch with it's bold decor, slamming cocktails and fresh DJs, it's definitely one to check out thanks to its off the radar attitude and a less than assuming party crowd.

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Old Street Records

3 user reviews

A bustling venue with a focus on delivering cutting-edge music to the masses, Old Street Records is one of the coolest new hangouts in east London. With bespoke cocktails and authentic Italian pizzas on the menu, you can expect everything from EP launches to new bands and established acts all to feature throughout the week, with intimate jazz nights and DJ sets held in the secret basement.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

5cc Electricity Showrooms

3 user reviews

Hoxton Square’s network of chic London basement bars is hardly a secret. You’ll find one of our favourites below Electricity Showrooms, where the handsome combination of killer cocktails, cosy booths and neon lighting creates a bespoke bar perfect for unwinding after a stressful day. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Nightjar

219 user reviews

The Nightjar Bar is class personified with live jazz, beautiful decor and wonderful cocktails. A secret speakeasy bar hidden by Old Street station, the cocktails are unique and designed extremely well. Nightjar is always packed out by a discerning crowd thanks to its vintage vibes, prohibition inspired bustle and high-quality charms. 

Splash the Cash £££
Shoreditch

Could we tempt you with some live music on Hoxton Square? There’s a cracking little spot to discover right in the heart of all the fun called - conviently enough - Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. A seriously popular joint with the Shoreditch crowd, there’s a good choice of food and drinks, an outdoor terrace and a consistently top notch schedule of live bands playing throughout the week.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

NOLA

54 user reviews

Hidden above Rivington Street's Bedroom Bar, NOLA is a New Orleans inspired bar in Shoreditch promising live jazz, delicious drinks and a completely unique ambience thanks to their heralded concoctions and humble NO tones. NOLA was recently voted as one of the top 4 cocktail bars in the world. Serious stuff.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

The LCC crew have arrived, and they’re here to shake up the Shoreditch scene. Decking their irresistibly cool dwellings out in biker-themed fashion, plonk yourself on a black leather and climb into a quirky cocktail list, with ‘Confessions of a Cucumber Salesman’, the ‘Brixton Riot’ and the ‘Smoking Barrel’ all must tries.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes

9 user reviews

A Kingsland Road staple, flocks of East London locals revel in the laid back nature of Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes. While the interiors may be ever changing thanks to a local plethora of artists, the attitude remains as this: Cracking pizzas, a top selection of cocktails, and a crowd that promises to be non assuming, as long as you are too.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Catch Bar

11 user reviews

Shoreditch offers a little of everything, and Mexican party Catch Bar brings a little Latina to the area. During the week you can relax with a cocktail and some great Mexican Tacos and Tortas, and on a weekend you can dance the night away as the party spreads over two floors, with DJ's, mixing the best tunes to get the party going.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

One of the most unique bars in Shoreditch, Bavarian Beerhouse injects a healthy dose of all things Bavarian into the bar scene of East London. Waiting staff wear traditional costume, and serve up ice cold beers in huge stein glasses alongside hearty dishes. DJs take to the decks on Friday and Saturday nights to play a soundtrack of tunes that'll keep you dancing until late.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Looking Glass Cocktail Club

24 user reviews

In the heart of Shoreditch at the top of the hip Hackney Road, lies Looking Glass Cocktail Club. This great Shoreditch cocktail bar takes mixology to a whole new dimension. The entertainment at Looking Glass is tantalizing and titillating, challenging the powers of perception. Showcasing the weird, the wonderful, the wicked and fusing live music and performance art. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

21 user reviews

Have yourself a rootin' tootin' Americana inspired romp in Shoreditch at The Blues Kitchen. Whether you're noshing over burgers and alligator at dinner, knocking back a few crafty cocktails amongst the dance floor, or swooning over craft beer, whisky and one of their gospel nights, this haven of industrial interiors, music and musings has it all.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Shoreditch Platform

0 user reviews

With a quirky stencilling design, a strong cocktail menu and hot DJ nights, Shoreditch Platform is one of East London's most exciting new openings. Split over two levels, the space offers areas to work during the day, while in the evening the upstairs bar is a hub of socialising.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

The Jones Family Project

20 user reviews

The Jones Family Project is one of Shoreditch's best all-rounders. Ideal for both work and play, this Great Eastern Street hangout offers great food, delectable drinks and ever better company to an eclectic mix of visitors. There's a choice of innovative cocktails and thoughtfully selected wines to be had, and the venue's many versatile event spaces make it a stand out candidate.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Be At One Shoreditch

40 user reviews

In the heart of Shoreditch, close to Hoxton Square, the party keeps going on all week at B@1 Shoreditch. With a killer cocktail happy hour and the friendliest staff in town, this is the place in Shoreditch for any time of the night; whether you are starting off your night with a few friends, or socialising around the bar till the early hours of the morning. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Rich Mix

4 user reviews
Rich Mix
Warehouse Shindigs and 3 other offers available.

With three large cinema screens, a number of sperate rooms and a handful of stages spread throughout the venue, The Rich Mix entertainment bar frequently hosts film screenings, live music performances and dazzling theatrical showcases. Dedicated to hosting only the finest artistic performances, expect to see some of London's best live spoken word acts and most promising dance and theatre companies strut their stuff at this characterful venue.

Drinkonomical £
Shoreditch

Canvas Bar

23 user reviews
Canvas Bar
Introduction to Cocktail Making Masterclass (1 hour) £19.95 per person and 9 other offers available.

One of the newest haunts to make its home in Shoreditch, Canvas have transformed what once was a boozer into a veritable den of cool concoctions and cracking urban art. Boasting the creative edge that Shoreditch knows and loves so much, Canvas is raising the bar, quite literally, for cool joints to grab a bevvie in East London.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Blueberry Bar and Kitchen

59 user reviews
Blueberry Bar and Kitchen
Daily Food Deals and 3 other offers available.

Book yourself a Ping Pong table and get competitive at this East London bar. Alternatively, chill out on the cool, boho chic benches with your friends with one of Blueberry's sublime cocktails and check out their cool and every-changing artwork. Sourcing local food, this is the perfect eatery and bar for lining the stomach of food and tasty alcohol.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Dirty Martini Bishopsgate

23 user reviews

Situated just opposite Liverpool Street Station, this bar in Shoreditch offers a happy blend of city sophistication and revelry. This is the perfect place for after work drinks on account of its prime location in the city, plus with a 3am license and great happy hour drinks deals, you'll find yourself there longer than you planned. They've got outposts in Monument and St Paul's too.

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

If you’ve a quest to track down all the best places to drink beer in Shoreditch, The Draft House should be high up your list. A charming space filled with interesting characters and an eye-catching decor, pull up a stool and sample their special range of beer - each has been sourced with great effort and care. And what of the food? The pub also carries a strong selection of beer food, sharing plates and classic mains if you need a bite to eat.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Perched on a corner of Kingsland Road, The Old Shoreditch station is an original gaff steeped in heritage from once being a decommissioned train station, which was part of the Great Eastern railway. Taking on something between a cafe, bar and pub vibe, it's an ideal place to perch with a pint or glass of liquor in hand. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Found

1 user reviews

Go and find Found and then report back to us on your findings. Joking. We'll do the hard work for you and give you a brief round up of why you should go to this secret Shoreditch bar. 1 - finding it is half of the excitement, 2 - Once you're there, you'll be in the presence of some of London's top mixologists. 3 - this means the drinks are insane.  

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

SiNK

44 user reviews
SiNK
Sink Happy Hour and 2 other offers available.

This quirky bar in Shoreditch promises 9 custom made table tennis tables, street art and even a ping pong pro robot to challenge if you're feeling brave enough. Think buzzing party vibes, ping pong tournaments, beer pong and plenty of fun at this unique London hangout. 

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Zigfrid von Underbelly

41 user reviews

Located on Hoxton Square, this popular Shoreditch bar is full of surprises and quirky decorations to keep you on your toes thanks to its ever growing collection of vintage furniture and retro knick knacks. For a great evening in this cool East London bar, ho foot it to a square that rivals the Albert one in antics and boozin' alike. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Bounce, Old Street

4 user reviews

Bounce is there if you’re looking to eat, drink and play ping-pong late into the night. It’s a buzzing subterranean spot just down from Old Street, where big groups of mates book out tables and play to their heart’s content. Each table can fit up to 20 and there’s a table service policy throughout, which means you won’t need to leave when you’re ordering in the authentic Italian pizzas and gin cocktails.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Translate Bar

18 user reviews
Translate Bar
2 Bottles of Prosecco for £40 and 3 other offers available.

Translate Bar is a great Shoreditch hotspot with an industrial vibe and rugged wooden furnishings. Well worth visiting for their fun approach to cocktail making alone, you can also indulge in a little live music throughout the week. A Shoreditch bar with real character, kick back and relax with a few drinks in this East London hangout any day of the week. 

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Trapeze

130 user reviews

Trapeze's arrival in Shoreditch has done nothing but improve what is already an incredible nightlife scene. A circus inspired bar and club that's split over two floors, expect comical quizzes and live music to DJs on a nightly basis. Always a fun night out, it's a truly eye-catching addition to the bars in Shoreditch.

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Urban Coterie Sky Lounge

1 user reviews

Shoreditch is full of brilliant bars, and one that adds to this list is Urban Coterie, on the 16th floor of M by Montcalm. The Champagne and wine bar has beautiful views of the city and an extensive list of bottles. Stop by for a glass of bubbly, if you're peckish there's charcuterie and cheese boards and on the weekends, live music tinkles away in the background.

Splash the Cash £££
Shoreditch

Apples and Pears

68 user reviews

Apples & Pears is a colourful, vibrant cocktail bar offering Brick Lane’s party people a tasty mix of Vietnamese street food and signature cocktails. The music programme is worth the visit alone; with motown, soul, funk and old skool hip-hop to enjoy alongside some catchy acoustic beats. Interiors are cool and quirky, and there’s a heated cocktail garden out back.

Happily Affordable ££
Brick Lane

Rolling Stock

13 user reviews

Echoing the artsy stance of Shoreditch comes Rolling Stock, a hoarder of top notch DJ nights and late night boozing to boot. Not only boasting a raging beer garden with urban art and sunshine to boot, those looking for a late night dance floor doozie will be in luck thanks to a top selection of name faces and deck spinners.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Far Rockaway

11 user reviews

A really cool Shoreditch cocktail bar, Far Rockaway is a versatile venue whose cuisine and drinks are regularly revered by all who walk through its doors. Inspired by the Queens NY resort, it boats an incredible selection of American themed cocktails such as the "Peanut Butter Cup" with real Reese's pieces and dark chocolate liqueur. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

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