Like the nightmare girlfriend your mother warned you about, Nikkis is a badass bar in Hoxton. Looking like something from a Tarantino movie, this place is all about fierce attitudes and punchy cocktails, and if that's not enough for you? Head downstairs to Tonight Josephine to carry on your partying.
Best Bars in Hoxton
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.
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.
Taking pride of place on the Hoxton Triangle, The Hoxton Seven is a cool bar specialising in innovative classic cocktails, beers and speciality pizza. Part speakeasy, part American diner, the quirky haunt switches from chilled out drinking and dining to late night dancing with DJs.
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.
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, this top East London pub has a tonne of craft beer options and a cracking menu of delicious eats from the kitchen.
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.
Another Hoxton Square headliner comes in the form of Gigi's a DJ bar, music venue and restaurant with creativity coursing through its veins. A fantastic place to hang with your pals, the combination of a bold colour pallet, vivacious atmosphere and cracking food and drink make it a must.
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.
The Breakfast Club is a haven for breakfast food and cocktails in Hoxton. Whether you're stopping by for a boozy brunch on a weekend, a few after-work drinks or a delicious dinner, make the most of their American brekkies and impressive drinks selection.
A haven for tequila, mescal and South American-inspired cocktails in Hoxton, Gold Step is a bold and beautiful basement bar modelled off vintage movie posters. Spend a night out in East London at this colourful joint and expand your palate a little with their diverse menu.
Situated right in amongst the lively hubbub that is Hoxton Square, this bar, kitchen and outdoor terrace is a hit with both the trendy East London crowd and lovers of live music. The bar serves up a good list of beers and cocktails, plus you can catch a few rays on the outdoor terrace.
Looking for a cracking happy hour in Hoxton? Havanna's regular drinks deals make it a popular hangout for East London students. Throw in the quirky themed decor, table football and arcade games, and you've got one undeniably fun bar to sink a few hours into.
This quirky pizza joint in the heart of Hoxton provides sough-after slices and refreshing drinks 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 as it happens IRL.
Perched directly alongside the Overground tube station, Brewhouse & Kitchen Hoxton is quite the stop off for a beer both before or after the train alongside plenty of delicious British bites. The brewpub is located under three railways arches, one a bar, one a restaurant and the third is a brewery.
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 beaut in a Hoxton Square basement; where high end cocktails come from talented mixologists who let the quality of their libations do the talking.