Shoreditch remains one of the most popular areas of London to go out drinking with great bars, pubs and restaurants. The home of lounge bars, cocktails bars, good old boozers and cool restaurants, you'll never fail to have a cracking night out at one of the top destination areas of London - the East End, Shoreditch & Hoxton.
Tags: East London
Shoreditch / Bar /
"Finally, some common sense, and what comfort! The place will never be overcrowded, which means no jostling or squashing. For once you won't have to exchange bodily fluids to get a drink. And wow! A bar where everyone gets to sit down? If you thought it not possible, I tell you it is." Kind words from our bar critic who visited this new basement cocktail bar on Hoxton Square recently. Most definitely a Shoreditch cocktail bar for grown ups.
Queen of Hoxton
Shoreditch / Bar / Club / Cuisine: Bar
The Queen of Hoxton is set in the heart of London's financial centre. More than a bar, more than a gallery, the undefinable Queen of Hoxton holds court in the heart of the East end, entertaining her neighbours with a tight programme of music accompanied by a rolling gallery of art installations, photographic exhibitions, fringe theatre and film nights. A youth club for the adults of the east side.
The Hoxton Pony
Shoreditch / Bar / Restaurant / Club / Cuisine: British
The Hoxton Pony boasts some of the best cocktails in the whole of London, let alone Shoreditch. The food is 'propa east end grub' which includes 'bangers and mash', 'fish n chips' and 'slow roasted pork belly'. The decor is fresh bold and extravagent, with post box red tables, black leather chairs and two impressive bars. The whole venue is ridiculously intoxicating (a bit like the cocktails) but if you just want to dance and have a fabulous time, then The Hoxton Pony is for you!
The Book Club
Shoreditch / Bar / Cuisine: Modern International
A new kid on the Shoreditch block that fuses together elements of cafe culture, high brow intellectualism, ravey davey dancing, and killer cocktails for a one-stop shop for bar, club, restaurant hedonists. If you like art, if you like music, if you like fashion and beautiful faces, then why aren't you there right now?! Shoredtich just got a little bit better.
Shoreditch / Bar / Restaurant / Club / Cuisine: Global
Nestled under the railway arches in the heart of Shoreditch is Cargo. A staple of the East End, it offers gigs, exhibitions, club nights plus gourmet burgers, light bites, decent wine & beer, lesser well-known daytime meal deals & free wifi. In all honesty, though, you?re far more likely to swing by here at night. You can drink (& smoke) in the extensive beer garden ? which stretches out beyond the arches - before moving indoors to watch the band or get down to some of the eclectic club nights.
Shoreditch / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: English
In the 1920's, the good folk of Shoreditch shopped here for toasters, hoovers and the lastest brand of gramaphone. Now Darts, Billiards, pie and mash and a vast selection of fine ales & draught beers fill the 400 capacity pub. Downstairs the showrooms hosts an array of nightly entertainment.
Shoreditch / Bar / Cuisine: Bar
In a space formerly occupied by a meat-packing factory is Loungelover Bar, which can only be found if you hunt it down. But find it and you'll be rewarded with a Ready Brek glow of smugness (that the patrons of this place all seem to have) for your efforts.
Shutterbug Creperie & Cocktail Speakeasy
Shoreditch / Bar / Cuisine: Cafe
Shutterbug's hip location, heart-warmingly comfortable surroundings and intriguing list of cocktails, coffees and artisan beers should be enough of a draw for curious Hoxtonites. But the owners have truly excelled themselves by appending a fully-functional crepe counter to the main bar, with highlights including a delicious little red velvet number with mascarpone and strawberries, and a savoury variant with pulled pork and pickles.
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Shoreditch / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Bar
A 450 capacity bar and restaurant on Hoxton Square, comprising three separate bars, a restaurant and a gig venue. Hoxton plays host to various band and club nights every week. They run live bands and events from Monday to Thursday and Club nights from Friday to Sunday.
Shoreditch / Bar / Cuisine: Bar
One Hoxton Square is the home of the first bluu, situated on the corner of Hoxton Square on the site of the old Blue Note jazz club. The various booths, alcoves, nooks and crannies that make up Bluu can all be reserved or hired out privately. The outdoor terrace also offers further space for dining and drinking al fresco style in the heart of Shoreditch.
Mother Bar at 333
Shoreditch / Bar / Club /
The Mother bar is a must for pre club occasions with its loud music and phat speakers, it's the perfect opportunity for a warm up before hitting the dance floor downstairs. This is definitely an after 10pm affair unless you want the awkwardness of having the whole place to yourself.