The perfect solution for those looking to get loose on the dance floor in Hoxton. XOYO throws its doors open for the most raucous, unruly parties in town, with a clutch of acclaimed DJs gracing its decks each and every week.
Saturated with some of the coolest and quirkiest bars in the whole of London, Hoxton really has got it going on in the boozing department. This small area in Shoreditch draws crowds from all over the capital and beyond, intrigued by the prospect of trendy, independent boozers with a focus on exceptional drinks and easy going vibes. Here’s just a few of the best bars in Hoxton to consider on your night out in East London.
Looking for something different to do in Hoxton? One of the most party pumping places to visit just shy of Old Street station, join Old Street Records for not only the finest pizzas in the bizz, there's live music and a cocktail selection that's more than set to impress.
Situated right in amongst the lively hubbub that is Hoxton Square, this bar, kitchen and outdoor terrace is a hit with both the trendy Shoreditch crowd and lovers of live music. The bar serves up a good list of beers and cocktails, you can enjoy some food on the outdoor terrace and there's an endless flow of great live music from the most exciting emerging bands.
Seeking out a Hoxton hotspot with a dash of exotic flair? There's no better place for it than Floripa, a tropical Brazilian beach bar with cracking cocktails and generous happy hour deals. Come straight for a couple of chilled ones, and with live bands and DJs soon taking the stage there's every reason to hang around a little later.
Step through the giant opulent 'looking glass' and into a world of decadent debauchery, with mesmeric cocktails and eccentric entertainment in a lavish, cosy setting. This Hoxton bar has a sumptuous interior with moody subtle lighting, Louis XVI inspired furniture, brocade fabrics and other lovingly sourced vintage pieces.
Taking over Hoxton 100 comes this sexy Filipino spot from the former Ottolenghi chef Francis. Rapsa is putting a modern spin on Asian plates, from ceviche through to soft shell crab. An early riser? The weekend brunch is a thing of legends with Aperol Spritz adding a light twist.
This quirky pizza joint in the heart of Hoxton provides sough-after slices without breaking the bank. Enjoy sumptuous pizzas in the cool setting of a Victorian school building with an open kitchen so you can witness all the action IRL.
DJ bar, live music venue, diner and alfesco terrace at one strike, Roadtrip is a popular party destination with its finger in many pies. Request your fave tunes on the jukebox, hit the dance floor as DJs stir up a wild mix of party tunes and dig your heels in for the long run; the venue shuts at 5am at the weekends.
Callooh Callay is there for those who fancy discovering something different. Wander away from Hoxton Square a little and find a kitsch venue known for its comic book cocktail menus, secretive rooms hidden behind a wardrobe and its lively feel-good vibes at the weekend.
A thriving spot owned by none other than Gerry Calabrese, The Hoxton Pony combines unique cocktails with a striking interior design and a programme of DJs from across the globe. The seasonal thirty-strong cocktail card is truly a treat for all the senses, and with over 300 hand picked spirits jostling for position at the bar, top quality is a safe bet.
Charming and quirky, Howl at the Moon is a popular Hoxton spot every night of the week. Along with wooden pews, quirky posters and a great soundtrack, the pub has a tonne of craft beer options and a cracking burger menu.
Another Hoxton Square headliner comes in the form of Zigfrid; a DJ bar, music venue and restaurant with creativity coursing through its veins. A fantastic place to hang with your pals, there's a wonderfully non-sensical mish-mash of interiors that we'd argue are worth checking out alone.
A discerning drinking spot rightly plonked at the top of many people's 'must visit' shortlists, Nightjar is an elusive bar close to Old Street. It's been showered with praise from all quarters down the years, acclaimed for serving masterful drinks against a soothing live jazz music backdrop.
Conveniently located close to Brick Lane, Hoxton Square and Shoreditch High Street, Be At One is the perfect space to kick-start a night on the tiles. Head on down for happy hour and take full advantage; there's an absolute library of exquisite mixes to get you started and a buzzing atmosphere to match.
Garnering rave reviews left, right and centre, it's no secret that Happiness Forgets is one of the best cocktail bars in London. You'll find this little beauty in a Hoxton Square basement; where high end cocktails come mixed up by incredibly talented mixologists who let the quality of their libations do the talking.