Best Old Street Bars
Old Street in London is one of the places to go to find Shoreditch nightlife and is buzzing every night of the week. It's a famous and unique road and Old Street nightlife will not fail to inspire you to a great night out in London. From underground DJ bars, to secret cocktail dens, the venues in Old Street are hip and full of young revellers in London. Have a look through our recommended Old Street Bars.
Last updated on 5th December 2017
In the heart of Shoreditch at the top of the hip Hackney Road, lies this cool and quirky Old Street bar - Looking Glass Cocktail Club - one of the best bars in East London. This exciting Old Street 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.
Just around the corner from Old Street station, is where you'll find the latest haunt Trapeze. A circus inspired bar and club, it's a cool new spot that's split over two floors between ground floor cocktail bar and basement club playing the very best house music. With nightly entertainment such as comical quizzes and live music to DJs, you'll never pass a dull moment here.
The Shoreditch is a quirky and fun party bar in Old Street. Great for groups and those looking for a base to celebrate and spend a night at. DJs play all the party anthems and the bar keep you well stocked with tasty cocktails, beers and wines.
A lively bar with a cutting-edge approach to live music, Old Street Records is one of the coolest new hangouts in east London. The third venue of its kind, you can expect all kinds of EP launches, new bands and established acts to hit the stage here, and there’s intimate jazz nights and DJ sessions to look forward to in the basement. Bespoke cocktails and authentic Italian pizzas make up the bulk of the food and drinks offering.
Scout is changing the way cocktails are made as the venue uses seasonal ingredients to create their concoctions. The intimate bar is spread across two floors, with a date-perfect upstairs while downstairs the laboratory can hired privately.
With its art gallery, bar, beer garden and dance floor to boot, it's no wonder that Rolling Stock stand to echo the cool creativity of its Shoreditch plot. From urban art and industrial flecks dotted about their heaving beer garden, to top DJ nights from some of the best names in the business, this a party star in the heart of Old Street.
One of the best bars in the Shoreditch area, The Hoxton Seven is a cool little venue with a basement bar that gets seriously popular in the evening as live DJs tear up some tunes and create a buzzing atmosphere. Try the pizza here too, speciality pizzas home-made and very very tasty too.
The roadblock queue each weekend illustrates its popularity. Expect Brazilian good times with DJ beats from all corners of the world and delicious, fresh cocktails crafted behind the bar. This is the perfect fun time party bar in London and is great for early evening drinks with their happy hour, evening dinner with a group of friends, and partying the night away. Floripa is a great bar near Old Street waiting to be explored.
Forget those crowded bars and rowdy clubs, The Basement Shoreditch is a venue that combines expertly-made cocktails with attentive hosting and an unbeatable music playlist. Armed with an impressive arsenal of fruit, liqueurs and fiery spirits, the bartenders are capable of making every drink under the sun and promise to cater for every mood or taste you might have.
A great all-rounder, Bavarian Beerhouse brings a dose of the Bavarian to Old Street. Staff wear traditional German dress, and serve ice cool beers in huge stein glasses alongside hearty and traditional German meals - DJs take to the decks on Friday and Saturday nights to play a soundtrack of hits that'll keep you dancing until the wee hours.
There’s a genuine charm to this Old Street favourite that will make you quickly want The Draft House as your local. It’s a friendly and open space with an interesting decor and an eclectic clientele, who like nothing more than to come for the excellent range of beer and a menu packed with comfort food classics and sharing plates.
Tucked away on Hoxton Square - just a few short strides away from Old Street - is Zigfrid von Underbelly, an all-encompassing space for drinking, dining and dancing. Ziggy is a home-from-home serving comfort foods and drinks from near and far in one of the most eclectic and outlandish venues in town.
Old Street is not just for partying and so Worship Street Whistling Shop proves. Modelled on a 19th century gin palace, you will be enchanted and transport to an era of Dickens, with a dram shop, emporium and suitably dressed bar tenders crafting up some of the best cocktails in London. This is a bar for impressing a date or venturing out for something different in London.
Hint: this Old Street bar can be found in Shoreditch. Once you've found Found, you'll find lots of other joyful things too like top mixologists mingling behind the bar and cosy rooms to chill out in. Sit back, relax and sip on some of the best cocktails in the city at this secret Shoreditch basement bar.
Be at One Shoreditch is a fun cocktail bar in the heart of Shoreditch. Cocktails are their thing here, so you can pick from an amazing range and be served by bar tenders who are full of energy, passion and the party spirit, dancing on the tables and singing along is their party piece. This bar in Old Street is full of easy going customers looking to celebrate, party and dance the night away to modern and classic pop hits that get everyone shaking those hips.
Hop off the tube and straight into this bar and diner as the Magic Roundabout sits smack bang on top of Old Street station. The power patty lad known only as Burger Bear has built this gaff with a philosophy for big beefy burgers, even bigger music and pop-ups of new and delicious London eateries. They also welcome a rotating list of the best London food pop-ups to supply revellers with delicious dishes.
Roadtrip bar is always overflowing in the front garden with Old Street revellers, make friends and rock out at this American inspired Old Street bar. It has a laid back, speakeasy joint feel with a huge doff of the cap to the roadside shacks in the USA. The downstairs basement hosts DJs and bands so make sure you have your dancing shoes on. One of the most fun bars in Old Street and Shoreditch.
This Old Street urban gem is comprised of a trio of rooms in Shoreditch's very own former railway station. Sister venue to "Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes", we're sure the quirky side to this bar will keep the crowds gripping on for more. Being part of the "Jaguar Shoes Collective" inevitably means this ever-exciting, diverse bar will be awash with art shows, pop-up clothes shops and lively gigs to suit every occasion.
XOYO has built a solid reputation for being a debaucherous party starter and late night hub for East London's revellers. The venue also features a cool and quirky cocktail bar upstairs; with bookable tables, street art, sculpted wall art and an irresistable NYC inspired elegance. Throw shapes like it's nobody's business downstairs, then pop up for a brief respite in a slightly less raucous environment.
With a seasonally changing cocktail menu designed by legendary mixologist Gerry Calabrese and freestyle mash-ups of House, Dupstep, Electro, Bass, Garage & Hip Hop through to Old Skool party classics played by some of the coolest DJs around, The Hoxton Pony is one of our recommended bars in Old Street.
Recently given a makeover, Catch Bar on Kingsland Road is a colourful and lively Mexican party bar. With two floors, live music and DJ's , as well as great cocktails and a great party atmosphere, there's plenty to draw you into this Old Street favourite. If that's not enough, they also serve up some great Mexican Tacos and Tortas!
Based on Kingsland Road just a stone's throw away from Old Street, Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes is the latest bar to offer its guests something a little bit special. Alongside serving exquisite cocktails and mouth-watering, stone-baked pizzas, this venue has developed a reputation for showcasing the finest urban art installations and exhibitions the city has to offer. Bursting full of flavour and character, look no further for a truly unique night out.
McQueen is one of the coolest bars in the Old Street area. With a sleek interior, high profile DJ's and popular American menu it is one of the top places in Shoreditch for a night out. Whether you want a meal or a drink or a way to kick off the night before heading to the basement club it has it all. Listen to the best in house music or head down for one of their burlesque nights, but either way this is one bar you don't want to miss. Book online to guarantee your entry!
Craving one of the best bars in Old Street? We thought you might be. Brimming with unique interiors and plenty to play with, Flight Club not only promises a roaring night of drinks and grub, there's entertainment in the shape of new fangled dartboards that'll have you chuffed the night through.