Unmissable 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 2nd January 2020




Old Street Records

526 user reviews 4

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

A bustling venue with a focus on delivering cutting-edge music to the masses, Old Street Records is one of the coolest 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.

Trapeze

634 user reviews 4

Bottle of Prosecco for £18! and 2 other offers

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.

Found

4 user reviews 4

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.  

Barrio Shoreditch

229 user reviews 4

FREE FRIES FRIDAYS

Barrio Shoreditch is easily one of East London's best cocktail bars (if not one of the wildest. This fun time party bar is a great place in Shoreditch for letting your hair down and enjoying delicious cocktails of the flaming variety as it raises the bar of South American themed cocktail bars in London. 

Callooh Callay

650 user reviews 4

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. 

Flight Club Shoreditch

2416 user reviews 5

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

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! 

Located in the quirky setting of a Victorian school, this gorgeous pizza joint serves sought-after slices without breaking the bank. Named after the founders' pirate radio station, this cool restaurant is a must-see for all. 

Dirty Martini Bishopsgate

61 user reviews 4

Extended Happy Hour this January

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 3 AM 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.

Strongroom Bar and Kitchen

223 user reviews 5

Part of the legendary Strongroom recording studio, The Strongroom bar and kitchen is a hub of creativity. With a giant garden, huge craft beer list and great food, its a spacious hideaway in often-cramped Shoreditch with notoriously one of the best Halloween parties in the area.  

Bounce, Old Street

908 user reviews 5

Ping Pong and Packages and 2 other offers

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.

Roadtrip & The Workshop

12 user reviews 4

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. 

Apples and Pears

357 user reviews 5

Cocktail Specials for £6.50 until 8pm

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

January Sale - 50% off total food bill (Sunday-Friday) and 1 other offer

Nestled in the bustling area of Old Street, The Alchemist are serving up some of London's most innovative cocktail creations. Serving drinks that fizz like bath bombs, change colour and come to life before your eyes, this bar will add a touch of drama to your after-work sessions.

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. 

The Jones Family Project

28 user reviews 5

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.

Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes

43 user reviews 4

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.

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

49 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch!

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.

If drinking in a prison isn't the most Shoreditch thing you've ever heard about, there's nothing left to say. Wear your orange jumpsuit and smuggle your favourite liquor past the warden… so that one of the working inmates can mix you up some delicious cocktails.

Black Rock

258 user reviews 5

Black Rock is pretty much a whisky lovers heaven, bringing together over 250 bottles of whisky inside a minimalist, cool and contemporary drinking space. But even novices will be drawn here, with their centrepiece of a 185-year-old, 18ft oak tree trunk in the middle of the bar, used as an interactive cocktail ageing system.

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.

Matchbox

5 user reviews 4

Sleek, suave and carefree, Matchbox is a trendy cocktail bar in the heart of Shoreditch High Street. The experienced team of bartenders will be serving both signature and classic cocktails and the kitchen will be creating huge sharing platters of delicious street food. With cocktails named after famous sports stars and a line-up of fish bowls to get your night going, there are few better places to start a big night out in London.  

Catch Bar

20 user reviews 3

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.

Be At One Shoreditch

302 user reviews 4

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. 

HAPPY HOUR 2 FOR 12! 17:00-20:00 and 3 other offers

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. If you're near Old Street, try their beautiful botanical space.