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. Making this easily one of the best cocktail bars in Shoreditch, each evening features dazzling live jazz performances by some of the best amateur acts in town.
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 cheering crowds and top-knot parades. Okay, maybe not that last bit, but nevertheless, Shoreditch is constantly evolving and adapting its character. Featuring some of the quirkiest creations and stalwart venues in London's cocktail scene, it's unquestionably where you need to go if you want to try the very latest cocktail. To help you whittle through the PR pranks and find exactly what you're after, here's a list of the very best cocktail bars in Shoreditch.
Sounding like a restaurant but actually one of the best cocktail bars in Shoreditch, Scout uses only the best seasonal, British ingredients to build its cocktail menu. The brainchild of the famous mixologist, the Talented Mr Fox, this venue offers cocktails that can rival any, made using potent spirits, fresh fruits and flavoursome liqueurs.
The Worship Street Whistling Shop is a Shoreditch cocktail bar that harks back to the gin palaces of old. A stylish emporium and dram bar at its heart, the mahogany tones and low candle-lighting immediately evoke images of those old drinking dens that we've grown accustomed to seeing in movies. Best of all, the gin and whisky-heavy cocktail list dances with a number of recipes and offers enough to please every palate.
A firm favourite in our hearts, 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, the cocktail list can be found in the bar's sticker book. Better still, for those of you looking for a night out in London with something a bit different, have a little wonder and see if you can find the 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. Sleek and stylish, navigate your way down a few winding corridors and see if you can find the venue's secret room, a parallel bar that celebrates decadence and debauchery in equal measures. Full of vintage mirrors and with Louis XIV's Versailles in mind, this venue offer quirky cocktails that match the bar's character and concept.
Clean cut and honest, the Jones Family Project is a charming restaurant and cocktail bar in Shoreditch that serves its guests a long line-up of tasty cocktails. Serving belly-warming dishes accompanied by boozy cocktails, the venue is something of a jack-of-all-trades and promises to caters for whatever mood you might find yourself in.
With its sister venue - The Worship Street Whistling Shop - just a stone's throw away, Black Rock is a cocktail bar in Shoreditch 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 favourite spot amongst both locals and out-of-town visitors.
When anyone mentions the words 'cocktails in London', the London Cocktail Club is the first name that pops into our heads. With venues all across the capital, the team of bartenders behind their Shoreditch bar is capable of rivalling any. Always creating new concoctions and known for creating a party atmosphere whatever the time of day, this venue perfectly embodies why cocktail bars in Shoreditch are some of London's most popular venues.
Offering arguably one of London's most diverse cocktail menu, Be At One offers Londoners a stress-free, easy-going night out in London. Armed with an arsenal of booze, liqueurs and fresh fruit, the bartenders flair together both vintage cocktails and more off-the-cuff tipples. Grab your mates, head down to Old Street and enjoy everything is carefree cocktail bar has to offer.
Bursting with bright colour and serving cocktails that are as vibrant as the venue's decor, Floripa is inspired by the beach bars found in Brazil. Based on Great Eastern Street, the venue 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: you are in prison. And in prison, you'll need to smuggle your contraband past the guards and into the hands of one of the inmates. They'll shake you up something great… as long as you don't get caught.
Head underneath Blues Kitchen Shoreditch and you'll find the speakeasy you've been looking for, boasting whiskey-based cocktails, southern American bar snacks, and a female-fronted RnB soundtrack.