New bar spy - Translate Bar

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Translate Bar

Last updated . By Holly Sayer.


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What they say:

East London€™s boulevard of night-life pleasures (where Shoreditch High Street meets Kingsland Road) has a new family member in the Translate Bar. Perched beneath the new Shoreditch hostel The Dictionary you can expect the globetrotting lodgers to enthusiastically embrace this comfortable bar and its highly competitive drinks prices. Foreigners and locals alike will appreciate the selection of local beers: London Pride Ale, bottled Shoreditch Blonde, Hackney Gold and Bethnal Pale. The choice of Cider is as eclectic serving the latest Swedish Cider craze Briska €“ try the pomegranate flavour! 

What we say:

Like a magician revealing a thought-to-be vanished white rabbit the Translate Bar appeared in the beginning of June to show Shoreditch a reflection of itself. Once upon a time - not too long ago- this prime Shoreditch venue housed “Herbal”- infamous for its dodgy, dark and smoky disco (artificial smoke blended delicately with more organic substances) where the laser beams danced erratically to thumping underground beats. Translate by contrast is another cosy, hippie-conscious coffee house and bar for the trendy London hipsters that flock the area and who will adore the vintage appeal and the mishmash aesthetics. The smoking area at the back of the bar has been covered in cute balconies for plants. The amount of natural light that floods the bar, the exposed brickwork and the airiness of the interior design makes this a very appealing bar for drinks with a large group of friends and speak-easy dates alike. Opening at 8am in the morning and with nice and welcoming staff it’s surely going to be a popular destination for laptop ad hoc offices or magazine reading dwellers. Weekend nights live it up with DJs setting the bar in motion, despite not having a designated dance floor area.