The Gibson

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Come with us now on a journey through time and space. With the help of the classic pickled cocktail, the Gibson, and a dazzling supporting cast of over 40 highly inventive cocktails, The Gibson's menu is built around a magical calendar that transports you to different seasons in different eras.

The shimmering interiors have been designed to make you feel like you are stepping through a portal into a futuristic Edwardian world where stunningly original drinks are accompanied by live music and food that has been carefully curated to complement the flavours of the drinks.



Day Open Close Notes
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17:00 02:00
17:00 02:00
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The Gibson
44 Old Street, London, EC1V 9AQ

East London

Nearest station:
Old Street (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Real Ale £4.00
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.00
Cocktail £11.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.00
Bottle of House Wine £25.00
Bottle of Champagne £50.00


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This venue serves Bar Snacks and Tapas food.

A word from the chef:
Classy bar snacks to the tune of pickles, charcuterie boards, mixed nuts and olives complement the drinks at Gibson.

Our Review

The Gibson Bar Shoreditch - London Cocktail Bar Review

The Gibson Bar Shoreditch - London Cocktail Bar Review

The Gibson lies along Old Street towards Clerkenwell and Farringdon; an area that's fast becoming a firm favourite of mine. You’ll definitely be spoilt for choice when choosing which bar to try next and now with The Gibson joining this elite...

Read our full The Gibson Bar Shoreditch - London Cocktail Bar Review review

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* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Plus : good overall mood interior design and piano player, barman and waitress really nice too Cons: I was not aware the room was so small ! You're literally against each other and more annoyingly cocktails were just correct (I could only taste smoke in mines, like burnt wood and I usually do like smoked drinks). Most cocktails recipes had weird "original" ingredients in it (pork scratching, oats, etc) visited The Gibson on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by

Amazing drinks and service! A must-see! visited The Gibson on 13 Jul 2017
15 Jul 2017 by

I loved this place so much that I took all my colleagues back there the very next day. Incredible bonkers cocktails like no other
14 Jul 2017 by

excellent! Wonderful staff. No need to say how drinks are. Just amazing! visited The Gibson on 08 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2017 by

Fantastic well worth a visit very unique visited The Gibson on 30 Jun 2017
06 Jul 2017 by

Very creative cocktails sometimes maybe too creative to my taste and the tables are quite small for large group (we were 7) but overall great place! Jennifer visited The Gibson on 01 Jul 2017
04 Jul 2017 by

Wonderful drinks. Met some really nice people there. visited The Gibson on 17 Jun 2017
25 Jun 2017 by

Great cocktails, so inventive but also tasty. Piano player nice touch. Ladies bathroom gets a thumbs up too ! visited The Gibson on 16 Jun 2017
20 Jun 2017 by

Absolutely wonderful, as always! My favorite bar in London. And Sara and the staff are fantastic! visited The Gibson on 13 Jun 2017
15 Jun 2017 by

wonderful cocktails and amazing atmosphere visited The Gibson on 06 Jun 2017
08 Jun 2017 by

Amazing cocktails! You don't get cocktails like this anywhere else. Fantastic service too! Highly recommend. visited The Gibson on 05 Jun 2017
07 Jun 2017 by

Delicious and impressively-presented cocktails, great service and awesome music selection. visited The Gibson on 03 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by

Lovely music! And nice food visited The Gibson on 31 May 2017
02 Jun 2017 by

Super experience! Knowledgeable team, friendly discussion, super music and great cocktails. visited The Gibson on 26 May 2017
30 May 2017 by

Drinks-wise - it was great. Interesting and new, and I would still go again to try all the many other unique drinks. We ended up getting a free drink (due to the wait the waitress said, but we knew really it was because they made a drink that no one had ordered - but we didn't mind). The only negative was that the service was really slow. We'd asked for the menu to order some more drinks but never got it and had to shout to get their attention as it was really loud, so we ended up having to ask for the bill as it was getting late. I get that it's busy and very cramped but it's not like the place is that big. Tables were also very small and I ended up sitting sideways but still had people walking into my back constantly. Having said that I would like to go again to try the other cocktails as they're interesting but I think it will probably be my last time unless something changes drastically in terms of space. Hayley visited The Gibson on 27 May 2017
29 May 2017 by

Amazing as usual. Beautiful cocktails with terrific service visited The Gibson on 26 May 2017
28 May 2017 by

Amazing cocktails, knowledgeable staff and a beautiful venue. You have to try the Pickled Banana Daiquiri !!
25 May 2017 by

Amazing cocktails, knowledgeable staff and a beautiful venue. You have to try the Pickled Banana Daiquiri !! visited The Gibson on 23 May 2017
25 May 2017 by

Top drinks at a nice enviroment. Staff is really attentive and friendly. Definitelly worth a visit. visited The Gibson on 15 May 2017
17 May 2017 by

Really nice. Like always ;) Thank you Guys RD visited The Gibson on 13 May 2017
16 May 2017 by

great service, amazing drinks and lovely atmosphere!! visited The Gibson on 12 May 2017
15 May 2017 by

The Gibson is a fantastic bar with the best cocktails I have drunk in my life (of 35 years...yes I have been drinking since birth!). The staff are also super friendly and helpful with Suggestions. Book ahead because it's tiny. No hangover only goodness! 😊 Sarah visited The Gibson on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by

Staff were lovely, helpful and friendly and the location/setting is nice but the cocktails were simply un-drinkable! Presentation on a scale of 1-10 was 10 (amazing) but the taste was 0. Too much going on perhaps but won't be back based on their taste. visited The Gibson on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by

Despite the fact that cocktails are awsome the lack in service is overtaking the whole experience. You have to wait a very long time for your cocktail which is very elaborated, quite similar to the Nightjar or Oriole cocktails but when we wanted to order a second one we were told we would have to wait more than 30min to get it so we left for another place. Too bad... visited The Gibson on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by

Slow service and overpriced won't be recommending visited The Gibson on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by

great grasp of the classics. Will return. visited The Gibson on 05 May 2017
07 May 2017 by

Amazing experience and great cocktails visited The Gibson on 29 Apr 2017
04 May 2017 by

It was awesome at Gibson! visited The Gibson on 29 Apr 2017
01 May 2017 by

Per chi vuole farsi un tour della mixology di Londra preservate il Gibson per ultimo,poi capirete il perché !!!!!! ,Grazie Marian ,Martina e Simone ...e tutto lo staff ....a presto!!;) visited The Gibson on 26 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2017 by

Good like always !!! Thank you guys visited The Gibson on 25 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017 by

I liked several things about this bar, The drinks are well made but take a little too long. Even with just a few people in the bar you sometimes have to wait 20 minutes, even for something not that complicated (in comparison to other drinks they have) like a Gibson Martini. The presentation of some drinks on the other hand is so playful an fun that a visit is worth it. The bar snacks aren't something you are used to. Pickled onions and parmesan (not really sure if parmiggiano reggiano or "just" grana padano). I liked that. What I didn't like was the overall class of this bar. You don't need a reservation, people just come in and are as loud as in a pub. Maybe this is their target group and if you consider yourself part of this group, you might have a lot of fun in there. I generally like it a bit more exclusivly like the Artisian, the Connaught bar, Dandelyan, Gông, Nightjar, Oriole or even the Worship Street Whistling Shop. Samuel visited The Gibson on 18 Apr 2017
25 Apr 2017 by

Super cozy atmosphere, amazing cocktails! visited The Gibson on 22 Apr 2017
24 Apr 2017 by

Good night out great staff Andrew visited The Gibson on 13 Apr 2017
15 Apr 2017 by

Loved the cocktail, less happy about the athosphere visited The Gibson on 13 Apr 2017
15 Apr 2017 by

Fantastic cocktails. Great presentation. Attentive staff. Great live music. Nice intimate space. Job done. visited The Gibson on 06 Apr 2017
08 Apr 2017 by

Completely and utterly dreamy. This place is perfect for a date night, there's a live piano player, loads of cute little tables and the cocktails are amazing, some of the best in London. Our waitress was really helpful and able to recommend exactly what we wanted with just a few pieces of information. Will definitely be returning.
30 Mar 2017 by

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