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Cocktail Bars in Shoreditch
Shoreditch - arguably London's trendiest, most progressive area. A place where no boundary is left unpushed and where word of a quirky new pop-up is met with welcoming crowds. Featuring some of the most interesting creations and venues in city's cocktail scene, it's unquestionably where you need to go if you want to try the latest quirky concoction. To help you whittle through them all, here's our guide to the best cocktail bars in Shoreditch.
Based just off Old Street roundabout, Nightjar is a stylish Shoreditch cocktail bar that needs no introduction. Famous for being at the top of London's mixology game, the venue stuns and amazes with its incredible selection of inventive drinks and sultry, speakeasy vibes.
Callooh Callay is a Shoreditch cocktail bar that prides itself on pushing every boundary it comes in contact with. Eccentric by all meanings of the word, not only can the cocktail list can be found in the bar's sticker book, but the bar even has its own secret Palace of Humbug room.
Based on Hackney Road, the Looking Glass bar is something of a hero in the ever-changing Shoreditch cocktail bar scene. Navigate your way down a few winding corridors and see if you can find the venue's secret room, with quirky cocktails that match the bar's character and concept.
The Jones Family Project is a charming Shoreditch restaurant and cocktail bar serving a long line-up of tasty cocktails. The venue is something of a jack-of-all-trades, pairing its unique concoctions with hearty homemade plates, and promises to cater for whatever mood you find yourself in.
With its sister venue - The Worship Street Whistling Shop - just a stone's throw away, Black Rock is a cocktail bar known for its brilliant whisky collection. Armed with over 250 different bottles and fittingly decorated with a suave, Don Draper-esque image in mind, the venue is a Shoreditch gem.
With venues all across the capital, the team behind this quirky bar are capable of rivalling any. Always creating new concoctions and known for creating a party vibe whatever the time of day, this fun venue embodies why cocktail bars in Shoreditch are some of London's most popular.
Be At One offers East Londoners a stress-free, easy-going night out with a wide array of signature cocktails to tempt your taste buds. Grab your mates after work, head on over to Old Street and enjoy everything this carefree cocktail bar has to offer.
Based on Great Eastern Street, Floripa kicks into life each weekend when the live bands and carefree DJs take over. Perfect for a boozy night out, this Shoreditch cocktail bar is certain to leave you with a beaming smile and a musical spring in your step.
This isn't your average cocktail bar in Shoreditch, this is Alcotraz. And here, you'll need to smuggle your contraband booze past the prison guards and into the hands of one of the inmates. Once inside? Your bartenders will shake up something great, as long as you don't get caught.
Head underneath Blues Kitchen Shoreditch and you'll find a quirky speakeasy you didn't even know you had been looking for. Boasting whiskey-based cocktails, southern American bar snacks and a female-fronted RnB soundtrack, Moonshine Minnie's is one cool joint.
Suave, stylish and a little sultry, this basement bar underneath Brushfield Street's Blixen offers an inspired selection of drinks. From elegant overproof bourbon mixes to a unique, nettle-laced gin muddle, you're sure to find something unique to try at The Bar Downstairs.
When it comes to cracking cocktails in Shoreditch, there's nothing quite like some fresh meat to shake things up. Enter Nikki's: the Hoxto Square bar filled with Tarantino-esque touches, twisted concoctions and a buzzing atmosphere to take you from after-work drinks to late nights out.
From classics like Martins and Side Cars to signature twists on old favourites, The Redchurch is a top choice for drinks in Shoreditch. If you're after something a little different, check out the dessert cocktails and massive punch bowls.
When it comes to cocktails in east London, Trafik is the go-to for party bar vibes. Not only can you soak up classic cocktails, but you've also got two floors filled with banging beats, dance floors and good vibes. This is one for those looking for a big night out.
Not only do Serata Hall boast the largest selection of wine on tap outside the US, but they also have their eyes firmly set on absinthe, slow dripping it into a goblet with stirring spoon and sugar cube to give you a unique drinking experience in Shoreditch.
Housed in a former courthouse, this unique cocktail bar on Old Street offers a stunning mix of hand-crafted cocktails and wines, alongside a diverse menu of delicious food options. With its art-lined walls and former prison cells, this is an unmissable Shoreditch cocktail bar.
If you're looking for an extra touch of drama to your nights out in Shoreditch, head no further than The Alchemist Old Street where they've perfected the art of impressive cocktails. Be amazed by mixes that change colour, fizz like bath bombs and come to life before your eyes.
Pairing bold interiors with equally impressive cocktails, Gold Step is one Shoreditch cocktail bar you won't want to pass on... especially if you love tequila. The agave haven pays homage to Mexico through its flickering TV screens, vivacious spirit and unique interactive cocktail making.
Looking for places to drink cocktails in Shoreditch? Head to Daffodil Mulligan for a taste of acclaimed chef Richard Corrigan's cooking. Think steaks, seafood and mouthwatering desserts, with the choice to dine in a booth, drink at the bar or hire your own private area.
When it comes to cocktail bars in Shoreditch, we like ours oozing with sexy interiors and a cracking drinks list. Bedlam has both of those things in equal measure with cocktails, wines and beers alongside a choice of tasty bar snacks to keep you fed and watered.
Escape the bustling streets of Shoreditch and head to this jaw-dropping cocktail bar for a few secret sips. Taking inspiration from the classic pickled cocktail, The Gibson's menu is built around a magical calendar that transports you to different seasons in different eras.