Promising an excellent range of beer and delicious comfort food options, the Draft House has quickly become one of Old Street's hottest properties. You'll likely find the pub packed with interesting characters all unwinding with a pint of something delicious, as other groups come to make the most of the beer food, sharing plates, classic mains, burgers and hot dogs that are on the menu.
Best Pubs in Old Street
We already know that East London is home to some of the capital's oldest and greatest pubs, but there's also a great new breed of boozer that's found a happy home on one of the area's most thriving thoroughfares. Stroll down Old Street and you will find a haven for quirky creatives and cool kids, old Eastenders and city office workers because behind that modern facade, Old Street still knows a thing or two when it comes to the simpler things in life. For great beers and slap-up grub, check out our recommendations for the best pubs in Old Street in the list below.
Situated on City Road, within stumbling distance of the Old Street roundabout, this relaxed and airy bar offers the perfect place to tide yourself over until after rush hour with good food and beer, and even a delightful courtyard garden for the sunnier days.
A traditional and welcoming Old Street pub, The Artillery Arms offers tasty, classic pub food; perfect for those wanting something to line the stomach before a big night as this pub is perfectly placed as a jumping point for a night out in Shoreditch. Want more? It's also a great location to sample some real ale in London and chill with mates.
Long Arm Pub and Brewery is mixing things up when it comes to the traditional pub; the venue serves six changing beers every day. Brewed on-site, the beers are fresh and range from lagers through to IPAs.
With 18 craft beers on tap, this casual East London hang out is a top spot for after work drinks near Old Street. Just a skip away from the tube station you'll find this historic pub brimming with tasty veggie and vegan-friendly food and a buzzing atmosphere.
One of the best pubs near Old Street, and well worth the short 10-15 minute walk, the Owl and the Pussycat is a drinking gem. Not only boasting a cutesy beer garden and rustic yet vintage interiors, their craft beer roster and gastro forwardness will keep you heading back for more.