Canvas Bar

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Canvas Bar is a Shoreditch cocktail bar that marries killer cocktails with cutting-edge art. Situated just a hop, skip and a jump away from Old Street station, this is a dynamic and creative new space waiting to be discovered next time you’re out East.

With a fun and friendly team at the helm, come to Canvas for a creative cocktail menu featuring exciting new weekly specials. The venue presents various art forms throughout its interior, with art exhibitions taking place every couple of months to showcase Shoreditch’s flair first-hand. You’ll enjoy excellent service throughout, and there’s some raucous DJ sets to shake a leg to as the day wears on.

The creative theme threads nicely through the paint, print, interior design and cocktail card at Canvas, and it’s a quirky retreat well suited to a lively night out in Shoreditch.

Birthday or Party Coming Up?

Why not test your cocktail making skills with a Canvas Bar cocktail making class. Join their expert mixologists for a welcome cocktail shot and learn how to make two signature cocktails whilst nibbling on yummy sides of popcorn and jelly beans. There's birthday treats for the special boy/girl, and you'll learn a new (and very important) skill in cocktail making!

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Offer Details Availability
Introduction to Cocktail Making Masterclass (1 hour) £19.95 per person for 2 to 15 guests
Sex and the City Cocktail Making Masterclass (1.5 hours) £26.95 per person for 2 to 15 guests
It's Bond - James Bond Cocktail Making Masterclass (1.5 hours) £34.95 Per Person for 2 to 15 guests
Party Package 1 - £100 2 bottles of Prosecco, 1 bottle of house wine (Red/White/Rose), 10 bottles of Corona or Becks
Party Package 2 - £250 1 bottle of house champagne, 2 bottles of house wine (Red/White/Rose), 2 jugs of mojito, 20 bottles of Corona or Becks, 12 shots of Tequila
Party Package 3 - £500 1 bottle of house champagne, 3 bottles of house wine (Red/White/Rose), 3 jugs of mojito, 1 bottle of house spirit (Vodka, Whiskey, Rum, Gin) and limited mixers, 40 bottles of Corona or Becks, 20 shots of Tequila
Add On Hot Dogs! Add on hot dogs and fries to any package! 5 dogs for £20, 10 dogs for £35 or 20 dogs for £60
Buckets of Beer 12 bottles of Corona or Becks for £45 or 24 for £85
Buckets of Wine 3 bottles of house wine for £50 or 6 for £90
Bottle of House Spirit - £120 Get a bottle of house Vodka, Gin, Rum or Whiskey for £120. Includes limited mixers. Other spirits available on request.


No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
No hoodies, No sportswear
Introduction to Cocktail Making Masterclass (1 hour) £19.95 per person, Sex and the City …


Day Open Close Notes
Monday - -
16:00 00:00
16:00 00:00
16:00 01:00
16:00 02:00
16:00 02:00
Sunday - -


Canvas Bar
235 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9HE

East London

Nearest station:
Old Street (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.90
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.50
Cocktail £7.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £7.50
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £4.50
Bottle of House Wine £18.00
Bottle of Champagne £80.00


This venue serves American and Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
These words are all inextricably linked in one way or another to describe what we, at canvas are all about, so get your taste buds ready, your eyes peeled, and stay tuned as Canvas Bar is finally here. Our passionate, creative, and dedicated team present to you Canvas, our brand new cocktail bar that exhibit various art forms within a vibrant and creative atmosphere. Whether it’s through paint, print, interior design, or even our cocktail menu created by Jumbles St. Pierre, everyone and everything in Canvas laments the importance of passion, art and creativity within our unique and ground-breaking concept. Enjoy our fun, friendly and professional bar team as they display their craft to tingle your taste buds consistently throughout your Canvas experience, creating weekly signatures of their own on a weekly basis along with various up-and-coming artists regularly displaying their masterpieces on our walls.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Main Bar Venue Hire 70 180 No Hire Fee £1-6k £7k
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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I booked Canvas Bar for a joint birthday celebration and we had such a great night! We kicked off with the cocktail making master class and Thomas was brilliant at teaching us how to make great cocktails and although we were a hectic big crowd his patience never faulted and he kept us all entertained throughout! Jumping behind the bar was really fun and great respect to the other staff for accommodating us in several sets! Thanks Ben and Carolis also for your great attention - you are all fab and we could not have wished for a better experience!! Thanks for allowing me to bring in balloons and cake too! Wicked little place!! Thanks so much again!! Charlotta visited Canvas Bar on 01 Oct 2016
02 Oct 2016 by Charlotta

Lucas made us cocktails and we love him, we made our own and tried all the fab ones he made. When making our own we bossed it b cause he taught us so well
13 May 2016 by Louise

Had such a great Cocktail Masterclass run by Lucas. It was for a friends 21st and we had a super fun time. The class was so much fun and the drinks were lovely. visited Canvas Bar on 13 May 2016
13 May 2016 by anonymous

Had great fun doing the Masterclass with 7 friends at the weekend. Made 2 cocktails and thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing - especially creating them ourselves behind the bar. It was all very relaxed and Lucas, who showed us how to make them, was great. LRayner visited Canvas Bar on 30 Apr 2016
03 May 2016 by LRayner

I booked the sex and the city cocktail masterclass for a friends birthday. We did not get the package that was advertised on the website and we did not get the masterclass for the full 1.5 hours. When I enquired why we did not receive the sex and the city style cupcake (as stated on the website under the sex and the city package) they said that I should have ordered it- but it does not tell you to do this on the website. When I asked about this I was simply told the website had not been updated. Overall the cocktail making was fun but wasn't what we was expecting as it is poorly advertised. katie15 visited Canvas Bar on 18 Mar 2016
20 Mar 2016 by katie15

We had a cocktail making evening booked. Flo and B welcomed, entertained and educated us on cocktail making. Had so much fun. An absolutely amazing evening. Would highly recommend it. pritz visited Canvas Bar on 13 Mar 2016
15 Mar 2016 by pritz

I really enjoyed the cocktail making masterclass. Making the cocktails was fun and drinking them was even better! The bartenders Marven and Floriane were very friendly and made it an enjoyable night! nmanil visited Canvas Bar on 23 Feb 2016
28 Feb 2016 by nmanil

I booked the sofa area for a birthday and it was a great night! The manager was so welcoming and accommodating, he was really friendly and lovely when we arrived, immediately moved out some people who were sat in our area, and let me bring a big cake (even put on some candles and brought it out!) Great mainstream music all night kept us dancing. Bar staff were all lovely too. Thanks to the staff for being so friendly and making it special! js900 visited Canvas Bar on 05 Feb 2016
07 Feb 2016 by js900

Marven at canvas bar was great! Had such a great evening cocktail making with Marven! Would recommend to friends and family! Long Island ice tea with lemonade is the best! Such nice people!X Charlotte visited Canvas Bar on 06 Feb 2016
06 Feb 2016 by Charlotte

We booked a cocktail making master class and had a fantastic time. Sandro was an amusing and attentive host, teaching us to make a couple of delicious cocktails with great attention to detail and lots of interesting anecdotes. We had plenty to drink (!) with lots of extra shot samples and some prosecco to wash it down. The staff seem genuinely enthusiastic, the place had a great buzz and we thought it was outstanding value. Absolutely thoroughly recommended - this is a great bar and the cocktail making course was a lot of fun. Steve visited Canvas Bar on 23 Jan 2016
25 Jan 2016 by Steve

Absolutely fantastic night. Had reserved an area for 20 people but more ended up coming which proved no problem. The DJ was great, we danced from 9pm until 1:30am! Cocktails were good, too, and not too pricey. All in all a great night, I would definitely go there again. emmv76 visited Canvas Bar on 09 Jan 2016
11 Jan 2016 by emmv76

Had a nice birthday get together at Canvas, the DJ was awesome :) The only thing that let the experience down a lil bit was the bar staff (a tad bit too passive aggressive towards patrons), other than that it was great. Leah-Sol visited Canvas Bar on 14 Nov 2015
17 Nov 2015 by Leah-Sol

I won a cocktail masterclass for two in a raffle which Canvas bar had kindly donated to a charity. My friend and I had a fantastic experience, hugely entertaining and really great bartenders who taught us a couple of delicious cocktails both off and on the menu. It wasn't too formal and Renato was great fun! Highly recommend for a fun birthday treat for your best friend.
16 Aug 2015 by redandyellowcar89
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We had a really great night at Canvas Cocktail Bar in Shoreditch. The Cocktail Masterclass was great and our bartender Nicole was amazing, she was so informative and understanding to our crappy skills behind the bar. We was Greeted with popcorn and shots and got to choose any cocktail we wanted to make. (She kept us away from the boring stuff ) and we made a house special Smoked whisky something and a pornstar martini! was delicious and we was pretty merry by the end of it.. We left knowing what to do and having a lot more respect for them behind the bar, (we took 15mins to make a cocktail) took her 1min... Check out our night here...
10 Aug 2015 by birsen

Really great night at Canvas Bar doing the cocktail masterclass. Marvin, our bartender for the night, was brilliant, really funny and informative and very supportive with our lack of skill! We received a cocktail and a booth on arrival whilst they prepared the bar for us. We were first taught how to make a cosmopolitan and then in groups of 3 were let loose behind the bar to make our own interspersed with drinking free shots! After drinking our cosmopolitans and letting the bartenders tidy up our mess we were allowed let loose again to make mojitos. Finally we got to request a cocktail of our own and Marvin concocted us up a really nice gin based cocktail and taught us how to make it. We were a bit more skilled at this point and making this third one was a blast! Afterwards we stayed for a few more drinks in the bar with its great atmosphere and music. We all had a really really good night and would definitely recommend the masterclass and bar to anyone!
26 Jul 2015 by onlyoneN

Great night. Very good and prompt service at the bar. Very enthusiastic staff. I was really happy with the reserved booth location. I thought it was too close too the DJ and PA but still could hold a conversation throughout the night. One mishap. My guest was coming from work with a suitcase ( approx. cabin luggage size) and unfortunately he was refused first entry on that very basis by the shift manager. Upon my quick intervention he suggested storing it away in a secure out of bounds area. Fair enough. The matter was dealt with kindly. However, I did not like that initial tactless treatment of my guest. Otherwise a good night.
29 Jun 2015 by Mark

Fantastic evening. Only popped in for one and ended up staying for 4 hours. The bar staff, especially Arthur were fantastic. Wine, music, and people are great. Go to this bar people!!!!!! Xoxo House of Ivory
19 Feb 2015 by house_of_ivory

Omg love this bar full of energy and the bar staff are awesome!! Artur is a amazing he fit and friendly! The new hotspot in Shorditch! Totally fierce. Love love love
19 Feb 2015 by ab_fab

Friendly Staff, great cocktails and most of all Great music and Vibe , went there for a friends birthday fist Place in along time that i got good table service the blond hair girl was fantastic
21 Oct 2014 by kenny0044

Great cocktails and excellent customer service. I saw an article on Harper Bazaar about Canvas Bar and after my girlfriends and I went to sample the cocktails...we loved it! The music and atmosphere is great and definitely our favourite cocktail bar in London
21 Oct 2014 by Maria

One of the top spot in shoreditch, delicious & yummy cocktails. This venue offer so many variety of cocktails, all sup good, highly recommend canvas bar. The venue has got some beautiful art paces. Love the vibe and Djs.
17 Oct 2014 by robjohn

Can't wait for this place to open. Walked past the other day, so glad they're changing it from that old pub it used to be, to something new and cool
07 Jul 2014 by gi_joe

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