Best Beer Gardens In Shoreditch

A hub of development and investment, Shoreditch is an ever-evolving hotspot. One thing we hope will never change? Its petite but mighty selection of outdoor drinking opps. Tucked behind alleys, found atop pubs and sitting pretty on the side of the road, there are plenty of places to perch for a pint in East London when the sun shines (or heaters to loiter by when it doesn't). Check out our recommendations for the best beer gardens in Shoreditch below.

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Last updated on 7th May 2024




TT Liquor

TT Liquor is a liquor store, cellar bar and gorgeous roof terrace rolled into one, boasting brilliant views of the Shoreditch area. This stunning spot features pretty wooden huts with comfy bench seating, as well as plenty of greenery across the space. Fancy something a little different? They even offer cocktail making masterclasses here too.

The Whitecross Tap, London

Looking for somewhere to enjoy an alfresco pint near Shoreditch? The Whitecross Tap is home to a small but perfectly formed beer garden, complete with outdoor TVs and pretty festoon lighting, perfect for game days. As for the menu? You'll find stone-baked pizzas topped with sticky barbecue chicken, grilled mushrooms, spicy pepperoni and more here.

Aviary

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Aviary is perfect for alfresco sips all year round, thanks to its bougie rooftop terrace and its cosy igloos that are filled with comfy seating and blankets, so you can enjoy the views throughout the evening. Found on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel in Finsbury Square, you can sip expertly crafted cocktails alongside tasty plates like beetroot cured Scottish salmon and slow-cooked Welsh lamb shoulder here.

Rolling Stock

Rolling Stock is a mega venue with plenty of late nights on its side (think DJs and the odd live band), but we're here for the beer garden. Gravelled, covered with a pergola wrapped in pretty vines and fronting picnic-style wooden benches to settle down on, it's a total hidden gem in our opinion. This place is open 'til 4am Thursday to Saturday as well, with the outdoor space available until 10pm.

Golden Bee

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A slice of tropical paradise in the heart of Shoreditch, Golden Bee is just a stone's throw from Old Street station. This gorgeous rooftop bar boasts a palm tree-adorned terrace which features fire pits, comfy sofas and even outdoor screens. This lively spot is open until 2am on weekends, and you'll find live DJs playing on a regular basis too. Even better? You can pair your delicious cocktails with slices of wood-fired pizza here as well.

Queen of Hoxton

With a theme that's ever-changing, the rooftop beer garden at the Queen of Hoxton never stays the same for long, which only adds to the charm. One of few sky-high terraces in the area, it's the perfect spot for refreshing pints come the summer months and hot toddies beside the firepit in winter. You won't be short of a little entertainment here either, from drag comedy cabaret on Fridays to a brilliant bottomless brunch every Saturday.

BOXPARK Shoreditch

The ultimate outdoor drinking space thanks to its cool shipping container location, BOXPARK is making sure you're covered every time the sun shines. Sip your choice of beer, wine or cocktail while munching through the menus of international street food on offer - this place flaunts everything from Black Bear Burgers to jerk chicken wraps. As for entertainment? You'll find all kinds of live music and other fun events here.

JuJu's Bar & Stage

Located along East London's Hanbury Street, JuJu's Bar & Stage is home to one of the best beer gardens around, found outside the trendy warehouse-style space. Grab a table in the sun-soaked spot to spend an afternoon sipping on craft brews and seasonal cocktails, with regular live music, DJ sets and even independent film screenings to keep you entertained. Or, turn the heat up and sample some of its mezcal.

The Owl and Pussycat Shoreditch

This neat and petite boozer is the perfect spot for a weekend tipple or a post-work pint. And while you may not notice it right away from the front, The Owl And Pussycat's back garden is a peaceful little place for an alfresco pint. While away those hazy summer days with a Pimm's in hand at this cosy pub, alongside tasty dishes like barbecue roast chicken, garlic and broccoli mac 'n' cheese or marinated pork skewers.

The Red Lion

Head to The Red Lion for a spot of open-air fun, with wooden picnic tables surrounded by greenery to relax on. This beer garden is also a rooftop bar to boot - the perfect place to sun yourself above the hustle and bustle of the city. Better yet, the kitchen whips up pizzas and burgers, while the games room is ideal for playing pool, table football or on the retro arcade. 

BrewDog Shoreditch

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Located on Bethnal Green Road, BrewDog offers some of the finest craft ales around from its many taps. Decked out with neon signs and exposed brick walls, it's the terrace that really sets this place apart. Grab a table in this suntrap to spend the afternoon making your way through their impressive selection of drinks and hearty burgers - and if you visit on a Monday then you can secure two plant-based dishes for the price of one. 

Apples and Pears

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Tootle on down to Apples and Pears' Brick Lane beer garden - one that's well-worth the journey. This quirky but intimate outdoor space is filled with greenery and beach hut-inspired colourful wooden panelling, making it the perfect spot for those that want a little more sparkle from their nights out. The drinks certainly don't disappoint either - think creative cocktails like a banoffee-flavoured Cococabana or the fruity Paradise Pier.

Well And Bucket

Expect shabby-chic vibes and lots of greenery among the exposed brick walls of the Well And Bucket's outdoor terrace. This secret garden-style space is filled with traditional wooden furniture and fairy lights for those summer evenings, while the bar is whipping up all kinds of classic cocktails for £10 or less. Hungry? Then you're in luck, as you'll find delicious small plates, juicy steaks and plant-based burgers here too.

Barrio Shoreditch

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A heated beer garden in the winter, a tropical favourite in the summer, Barrio Shoreditch is for the fun-loving party people of East London to enjoy a few Mexican plates of nachos and guacamole along with vibrant cocktails aplenty. Take a seat on one of their multi-coloured benches and snap Instagram-worthy pics against their vibrant backdrops, while taking advantage of their happy hour prices between 4 and 8pm on weekdays, or from 12pm on Sundays.

Brick Lane Tap Room

Looking for the best Shoreditch pubs with beer gardens? This cool pop-up bar has taken up a plot in Spitalfields, bringing you outdoor drinking and dining. Venture down to Brick Lane Tap Room for a delicious selection of craft brews and New York-inspired eats like hot dogs and chicken wings, paired with a pint of Brooklyn lager, of course.

The Crown and Shuttle

What might be one of the most popular beer gardens in the area, The Crown and Shuttle has plenty of space to play with. Boasting one of the biggest alfresco spots around, as well as a rich history since its opening in 1865, this place is trailed with greenery and pergolas. It's pretty packed out when all the big sports events play on the outdoor TV screens too.