Little Nan's Rio Bar (Cocktails & 90s Pick n Mix)

Little Nan's Rio Bar


Sorry, this event has taken place.


This event has taken place
Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Tickets from £35, £10 Deposit Payable to book
Pop-Up, Date Night, Hen Party, Something A Little Different
Alternative / Indie, Commercial/Pop, Party Mash Up, Retro
Over 19


(Little Nan is now in Peckham, Deptford, Catford and Dalston - This page is for Dalston Little Nan's)

The multi award winning Little Nan’s Bar, a traveling cocktail bar and High Tea parlour, is spoiling you all with High Tea & cocktails round their East London pop up Little Nan’s Rio Bar, a kitsch haven hidden in the secret vaults of the Rio Cinema in Dalston.

The Rio Cinema is an amazing, Grade II listed, independent Art Deco cinema in the Heart of Dalston. When growing up, Little Nan used to travel through ‘The Pipe’ (Blackwall tunnel) from her home in Deptford and used to sell ice-cream and sweets at the Rio Cinema on Wednesday & Saturday nights. She often spoke about the parties she attended in the basement back in the 1930’s!

(Don’t worry, Little Nan’s Tropical Den in Peckham is still open and loving life!)

Let us know if its a celebration on booking your visit and Nan will name a special bespoke cocktail in your honour using all your favourite flavours and spirits. She will also name a cocktail after your hot date if you want to make that extra special impression… Viva Forever!

Little Nan’s Rio Bar will be open every Wednesday - Thursday 6pm - 12am/ Friday 6pm - 1.30am/ Saturday 6pm - 3am with 2 hour sittings starting every hour. Walk in's are allowed too and we are Also available for private hires!

Along with an extensive cocktail menu there will also be a selection of fine wines, prosecco, spirits and mixers, candy vodka shots, beers & cider available, plus fresh Popcorn is included in the unlimited pic n mix stand.

Some of Little Nan's tables are communal so smaller groups maybe seated with another group. Friends are made whilst round Little Nan’s!

Book in and pay as you go from the menu OR Book in for 2 hours of Bottomless Teapot Cocktails, Prosecco Cocktails, Beers, Ciders, Wine & unlimited Cinema style Pic n Mix and Popcorn for £39 per person. All to the backdrop of film memorabilia and 90s anthems!

Guests can expect

  • - Photo booth room (with props!)
  • - 90's Tunes
  • - Unlimited Pic n Mix
  • - Cinema Pop Corn
  • - Bottomless Teapot Cocktails
  • - Bottomless Beer and Cider
  • - Dance floor
  • - Props
  • - Film memorabilia
  • - Kitsch Decor
  • - Free Welcome Punch 
  • - 'Back in the Day' Memory lane moments
  • - Lots of photo opportunities (Bring you phone chargers!)
  • - Named Celebration Cocktails




Want to book in for 2 hours of Bottomless Teapot Cocktails & Unlimited Pic n Mix & Pop Corn?

Price for 2 hours: (pre bookings only) - for larger groups of over 20 please email and we can release further tickets and name a cocktail in the guests honour!

Your £10 per person booking deposit will be deducted from the total. Little Nan's is Cash only/ No Cards

(Remaining £29 per person to pay on the night)

£39 per person - Includes bottomless teapots of Little Nan’s signature cocktails, Little Nan’s Prosecco cocktails, Beer, Wine, Teapots of Spirit and Mixer plus unlimited 90’s Pic n Mix and Fairground Popcorn.



Your £10 booking acts as a ticket for entry and you can enjoy a cup of Welcome punch, Unlimited Pic n Mix and Popcorn. You will be able to pay as you go from the menu too.


Please email once you have booked if it's a celebration and we'll ask Little Nan to name a special cocktail in your honour using your favourite flavours and spirits.

Walk in's are allowed until we run out of space, but its best to book especially if you want Bottomless Teapot Cocktails! Please remember to eat prior to your visit. 

You are also allowed to bring in Take-Away food.

**Please be advised that all guests in your party must choose the same drinks option the night (either bottomless or pay as you go) and we accept cash only, there are cash machines nearby **


ticket info & dates/times

Finding event dates...

{{ ::date.nice_date }} Cancelled

Ticket Event time Cost
{{ ::ticket.ticket_type }}
{{ ::ticket.description }}
{{ ::ticket.start_time }} - {{ ::ticket.end_time }} {{ ::ticket.price | currency:'£' }}


Little Nan's Rio Bar
The Rio Cinema 107 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB

East London

Nearest station:
Dalston Kingsland (Rail)


1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, DesignMyNight (WFL Media Ltd) and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes. 2. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of the venue.3. Please check your tickets, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.4. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund from the responsible party. If the event was moved or rescheduled, the venue or promoter may set refund limitations. It is your responsibility to ascertain the date and time of any rearranged event.5. The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.6. Every effort to admit latecomers will be made at a suitable break in the event, but admission cannot always be guaranteed.7. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.8. Tickets are sold subject to the venue or promoter's right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.9. If this ticket is re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the promoter, venue management, DesignMyNight or one of their authorised sub-agents, it will become voidable and the holder may berefused entry to or ejected from the venue.10. The venue may operate a No Smoking Policy.11. The promoter, venue management and DesignMyNight accept no responsibility for any personal property.12. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.


Little Nan's Rio Bar Little Nan's Rio Bar

The Multi Award Winning Little Nan’s Bar is loving her 90’s pop up in Shoreditch so...




Little Nan's Bar

Little Nan's is a Multi Award winning Cocktail Bar & Afternoon Tea parlour who pop up in quirky London & New York City locations, spoiling their guests with Teapot Cocktails and Pic n Mix!

Our Review

Little Nan's Rio Bar - London Event Review

Little Nan's Rio Bar - London Event Review

When the Arctic Monkeys sang  “I want to sleep in a city that never wakes up, and revel in nostalgia”, they may as well have been singing about London. Our love of reliving the golden years resurfaces at Little Nan’s Bar - the...

Read our full Little Nan's Rio Bar - London Event Review review

(44 reviews) Show Hide all

{{}} {{reviewWidget.userName}} visited {{reviewWidget.venue}} on {{reviewWidget.visited}}

Awful, dirty, no ventilation/boiling, lacking any atmosphere and complete rip off. I got bitten while there, TWICE! Cocktails were not proper cocktails, cheap prosecco and cheap alcohol! Really disappointed as this was my sisters hen! I felt really embarrassed that I'd chosen this venue! (the reviews said it was amazing!) The toilets were a complete disgrace! And people were helping themselves to pick n mix and pop corn with their hands, which just made me want to vomit! DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU HAVE STANDARDS AND VALUE HYGIENE! Gemma visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 15 Jul 2017
25 Jul 2017 by

No ventilation, nice bar staff but the drinks were overpriced for the cheap alcohol offered. A lot of my friends left their drinks and we didn't stay til, even though we had booked and paid £11. Really disappointing as there were 20 of us- we were separated even though there was space for us all to sit together. I also felt the venue was really unhygienic/unclean. Felt hot, sweaty and dirty when we left. Will not be going back. Rip off central Gemma visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 15 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by

Staff lovely but I'm afraid the place was tatty and music not that good. Props tired and camera rubbish. Would never return! visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 08 Jul 2017
14 Jul 2017 by

Loved it! Cocktails were great, expected them to be watered down and limited choice but there was so much to choose from and it's safe to say we arrived sober and left pretty drunk! Photo booth area was good fun too. Definitely would recommend for a birthday/hen/girls night. Thanks little nan! Alice visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 08 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2017 by

One if the best, quirkiest bars I have ever been to! So much fun! Bence visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 06 Jul 2017
08 Jul 2017 by

A really good evening! The staff were absolutely lovely !! Loved everything about it!! Amie visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 17 Jun 2017
19 Jun 2017 by

I really liked the vibe of the place, felt like I was back in ny teenage bedroom! I think the bottomless option was a tad expensive for two hours,but maybe thats because I didnt drink as much as I thought, deffo pay as you go option next time! visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 17 Jun 2017
19 Jun 2017 by

This was so much fun, the staff were lovely! Cocktails were great and loved the unlimited popcorn and pick n mix. Lisa visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 10 Jun 2017
12 Jun 2017 by

Brilliant night, we went with the bottomless cocktails and there was so much choice! (My favorites were barbie vokda and lady patsy dame!🍹) would definitely recommend! Shannon visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 02 Jun 2017
04 Jun 2017 by

Amazing night out, the unlimited cocktails are definitely worth the money!!! Little Nan really did get us drunk ;) would come again for sure!!! visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 27 May 2017
29 May 2017 by

With a whole decade of music to choose from every single song they play should be a hit. The playlist is ok but could be better Love the decor, the pic n mix, the box of silly props. Everyone I have taken has said the same. Also, the music in the seating area is quiet enough that you can actually talk to the people you are with which is increasingly rare in London bars. Not only that, but you can have a decent conversation with the people next to you too! This means there is a massively friendly atmosphere at this bar. The cocktails aren't amazing - definitely one of those places where they think their guests prefer quantity to quality like a lot of all-you-can-drink setups. I understand that to a degree but they need to be a little better. The 'welcome punch' on the advert is literally undrinkable - it's just tea, a ton of vanilla essence and the tiniest amount of cheap flavoured rum they could get away with. I'd rather they hadn't given me anything than feel conned by being given that drink. visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by

Brilliant night! Lots of fun, friendly staff and a great venue. Kate visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 13 May 2017
15 May 2017 by

Friendly staff, good cocktails but the venue was a little cramped was sat very close to other people visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by

Great idea for a night out! The bottomless pick and mix and popcorn was the perfect accompaniment to the tea pot cocktails. However the cocktails could be nicer. Pay as you go is a better choice if you are not a quick drinker as the pots are large and we could only really drink two each in the time slot! And that was rushing it! Susan visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by

Loved my time here, went for the bottomless option which is good if you can't drink (and I can't!) But the atmosphere is great, just a brill place to go Abbie visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by

We had a great time on Friday night at Little Nans. The staff were fantastic and the design of the place was very interesting. We enjoyed the unlimited pic and mix and the cocktails. The only thing to improve would be the music. We were all very excited for a night of 90s cheese but the playlist was missing a lot of our favourite artists and when we requested a song we were told that they could not interrupt the playlist. Helen visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 28 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2017 by

This place was amazing! £39 for unlimited bottomless teapot cocktails, pic n mix and pop corn! I drank more than my money's worth! Very quirky and unusual! It was epic! Billy visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 18 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017 by

Disappointed, our waitress was sooo rude. Cocktails were terrible and over priced ( bottomless is a con) The venue was dirty, Don't waste your money. aimi visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 07 Feb 2017
26 Feb 2017 by

The wording on the design my night website is pretty misleading. I thought the £20 I paid for 2 would be refunded off our bill. We got there and it was pretty empty so could have just walked in off the street for free. Was told that we wouldn't be getting the money taken off the bill but that I should email Tristan to get a refund. I emailed weeks ago and no one has replied to me. Bit pissed off to be honest. Pippa visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 15 Jan 2017
09 Feb 2017 by

Came here with a friend visiting from Dubai. Really great atmosphere and decor, The cocktails were really great and they kept us topped up in our 2 hours of bottomless! The dress up box definitely kept us entertained entertained too. Great night Jodie visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 26 Jan 2017
29 Jan 2017 by

Came here for my birthday! The staff were really cool and friendly when I contacted them by email. When we got there, they made us really welcome! The bar was amazing! The free pick n mix was yum and we all had loads of fun dancing in the propr room! Thank you! Definitely coming again. ☺ Alex visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 09 Jan 2017
23 Jan 2017 by

Fantastic night out! We were a group of 11 for a birthday celebration. The staff were really friendly and helpful and made it an easy night. The place is quirky, with a easy-going atmosphere and the photo booth area is good fun. The bottomless cocktails ending up being a great deal for us and I ate far too much pic n mix. If you want to go somewhere a little different this is a great alternative to noisy, trendy bars. Jacqui visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 16 Jan 2017
23 Jan 2017 by

I went here at the weekend to celebrate my birthday and was really upset by how rude the staff were to my friends. When we went to order drinks at the bar, we were all forced to pay £30 each for the "bottomless cocktails" which were just teapots full of juice and grenadine. Despite the horrible staff and unwelcoming start, the venue itself was really cool and we all had lots of fun dressing up and dancing to the cheesy tunes. I would go here again but would advise people to just order drinks at the bar as the teapots are a massive rip off. Fiona visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 05 Jan 2017
16 Jan 2017 by

Great night out! The setting was quirky and fantastic, cocktails where ace and the music definitely got me dancing - great value for money and a different and wicked night out. Staff were super friendly and the photo booth idea is awesome! Can highly recommend! Andreas visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 13 Jan 2017
16 Jan 2017 by

Brilliant birthday night out! Didn't find the photo booth (but didn't really look), but got some bizarre gifs and enjoyed the pic'n'mix nostalgia. Thanks for the birthday cocktail too - I shall forever more be known as Queen Cath ;) Cathy visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 10 Nov 2016
12 Dec 2016 by

Great fun in a nice relaxed atmosphere! A quirky experience and good value for money - 2 hours of unlimited drinks for only £29.99! Can't argue with that. LOVED IT Alma visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 03 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 by

Had a really good time at little nans den dalston. Really nicely decorated and I LOVED the pick a mix stand. We got some great pictures in the photo booth.
02 Oct 2016 by

Really good fun to have with friends, awesome decor and fun props! Service is great as well only downside is that every cocktail on the menu is super sweet, however you can also order beer and wine and that is included with bottomless. Scarlett visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 12 Aug 2016
05 Sep 2016 by

This place was perfect for our hen party-the absolute highlight of our day! Amazing decor, 90s tunes & personalised service! If you're looking for a great time, definitely go here! Thanks Little Nan!!!
22 Aug 2016 by

It was fun, different, something new and quirky, however was not really worth £40! Was enjoyable and a laugh but a bit too pricey for me to want to go again. Would not give it a huge recommendation, unlesd you have cash to splash. Mia visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 25 Jul 2016
15 Aug 2016 by

Was disappointed, the whole place was a bit depressing and quite dirty! The waiter was rude too. We stayed for about an hour and moved on somewhere we could dance. Lots of groups of girls and probably about one guy there. We won't be going back! Kendra visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 08 Jul 2016
08 Aug 2016 by

What a night! Took my friend here for her 21st birthday present and we had such a laugh. I had requested a personalised cocktail for her and they named it 'Queen Sophie' - so cute. The place it's self if decorated so nicely. Cocktails were delicious. Defo recommend!!! Kirstie visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 03 Jul 2016
08 Aug 2016 by

Amazing!! So much fun, lots of props to dance around like an idiot with. Fabulous 90's music choice and overall amazing decor. Went with 16 people and the waitress was lovely - very attentive. Just an excellent night. Now my mum wants to go Hayley visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 26 Jun 2016
01 Aug 2016 by

Fabulous wouldn't change a thing very good I love it love love love it fantastic would definitely go again all must go and bring your family too it's fabulous amazing
28 Jul 2016 by

Disappointed with my visit! Definitely not worth the money! Cocktails tasted the same and were very watered down! If you do go pay as you go (but I wouldn't recommend) Chanelle visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 14 Jul 2016
17 Jul 2016 by

Amazing evening, with really helpful staff. No limit on cocktails or sweets! Lots of fun and cool venue. Although It did become a bit tainted by the horrible door staff! Charlotte visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 03 Jul 2016
10 Jul 2016 by

So much fun! Great night out for something different! Couldn't fault anything about the night! Would 100% recommend to others if you're looking for a fun throwback night! Cocktails were so nice! Jade visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 28 Jun 2016
04 Jul 2016 by

We went for a hen do and it was AMAZING. The staff were extremely helpful and Tristan had everything organised so that our night was great. Music was amazing, drinks were incredible and the 2-hour deal was fantastic. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good, unique night out! Sacha visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 24 May 2016
21 Jun 2016 by

Absolute Banger! Totally fun, great staff and decor is shmaze! I loved the prop box- you can go crazy with pictures or yourself with wigs - what's not to love! Tash visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 09 Jun 2016
20 Jun 2016 by

Great night for drinking with friends and fantastic value for money! £39 for all you can drink on an extensive range of themed cocktails in teapots - plus pick n mix and popcorn makes for the perfect evening! The music is a great mix of 90s Classics, which is great to dance to in the dress up room! Zoe visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 01 Jun 2016
19 Jun 2016 by

I had a fantastic time! I loved the quirkiness of the venue and the idea of cocktails in teapots was fun. I would advise visitors to line their stomachs before attending! I ordered a glass of prosecco and was handed the whole bottle! I enjoyed the music and made new friends. I would give a full 5 stars if they had served some sandwiches or something to soak up the alcohol.... Carollyn visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 09 Jun 2016
14 Jun 2016 by

Such a good night decorated perfectly the photo booth room is fantastic absolutely loved it! Only criticism is that the cocktails are difficult to choose because you've no idea what you're going to get and they are full of juice so too many and you start to feel sick but other than that it is perfect! Would highly recommend! natashalouise93 visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 25 May 2016
06 Jun 2016 by
5 the bar itself is really quirky and is decorated very well. The staff are all very friendly and accommodating. However, the cocktails are extremely poor. We had 3 teapot cocktails. They all tasted of juice and did not have any alcohol in whatsoever. All of the cocktails were horrible! We ordered a cocktail which supposedly contained Malibu, Vodka and white Rum along with grenadine and mango juice. The only thing that could be tasted was the mango juice. This really ruined the experience and put a dampener on what was set to be a really fun night. All in all, I think that the place itself and the idea is really unique but Little Nan's needs to sort out the cocktails as they are completely disgusting! Amy visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 18 May 2016
31 May 2016 by

Wicked little place!! So fun great atmosphere fantastic staff even down to the security on the door!! Everyone was so friendly and went the extra mile to make sure we were ok and having fun! I can't wait to go back with all the girls for a 90's throw back !! Cocktails were yummy and the sweets and popcorn was a great suger supply !! The photo room was off the hook, loads to dress up in and such a giggle !! Sang some classic tunes from the 90's Great trip down memory lane!! 5 starts all the way!! Thanks again James for looking after us !! Sarah Sarah visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 19 May 2016
22 May 2016 by

Show Hide all