Unmissable Bars in Shoreditch

The trending district for everything from French Bulldogs, to 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 17th September 2020




Old Street Records

591 user reviews 4

Happy Hour!

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.

Found

6 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.  

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.

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.

Be At One Shoreditch

340 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. 

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. 

Black Rock

270 user reviews 5

Black Rock is pretty much a whisky lover;s 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.

Apples and Pears

378 user reviews 5

Cocktail Tasting Package 1 £30 – 4 Cocktails

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.

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. 

Catch Bar

21 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.

XOYO

43 user reviews 4

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.

Dirty Martini Bishopsgate

181 user reviews 4

Happy Hour and 1 other offer

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.

Bounce, Old Street

961 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.

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.

The Jones Family Project

30 user reviews 4

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.

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

53 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.