This large American-style beer hall specialises in beer pong and table tennis. Expect classic red cups, 2 floors of beer pong madness and some American style bar snacks including sliders, burgers and fries. It can cater for groups of up to 250 people, making it great for big groups looking for good times in one of the coolest bars in London.
This stylish Chinese bar and restaurant has great drinks deals, delectable dishes and a lively atmosphere every night of the week. With a wicked cocktail menu, it’s seconds from Shoreditch High Street station and is one of the trendiest bars in Shoreditch. The dimly lit venue has classic cocktails, loads of beer and some greet DJs offer too!
This buzzing tropical South American style bar in the heart of Shoreditch has one of the best cocktail lists in the capital. With loads to choose from and an electric atmosphere during the weekend, it’s a popular destination for big groups looking to let their hair down. With Brazilian-inspired interiors and relaxed decor, it’s a little slice of Latin America in the heart of London!
Ye Olde Mitre
This fabulous tavern dates all the way back to 1546 and crowds pour in from all walks of life to soak in the historical surroundings. Charmingly pokey, peaceful and atmospheric, Ye Olde Mitre Tavern’s alleyways, courtyard, and intimate spaces are all packed with character – and the beer is pretty darn good too.
The Old Blue Last
Owned by hipster style bible Vice and based in the heart of achingly cool Shoreditch, you just know The Old Blue Last is going to be one popular nightspot. Trendsetting music has always been high on the agenda, with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse, Florence & The Machine having taken to the stage at this intimate and no-frills venue.
The Zetter Townhouse
With its appreciation of ancient ingredients and subtle infusions, this is a bar that turns mixology into a dark art of alchemy. Drinks are mixed from behind an apothecary-inspired bar, where carefully thought out elements are inspired by old recipes for herbal remedies. The hidden entrance, open fire and eccentric decor give it a homely feel, creating a uniquely welcoming atmosphere perfect for working your way through a special selection of lovingly crafted drinks recipes.
Its an exciting endorsement of the growing prestige of English winemaking that this bar, with its Victorian grandeur, serves exclusively homegrown sparkling wines. As well as enjoying the Anglo fizz, you can sup on a wide selection of craft beers and glorious cocktails. But best of all, provided you book ahead, you can imbibe specialist gins in arguably the most unique setting you’ll find anywhere in the capital.
Queen of Hoxton
A creative hotbed right up there with the hippest of the hip in Hoxton. While the artwork and music programme is on the edgier side of cool, there is no pretension here and a sense of fun pervades throughout - from the graffiti-decorated walls in the downstairs bar to the vintage pinball and table football in the games room. The addition of an all-weather rooftop beer garden has also made this cutting-edge venue more desirable than ever.
Looking Glass Cocktail Club
Unapologetically obscure, the Looking Glass Cocktail Club embraces the weird and wonderful with its fairytale charm. As the name suggests, this is a place that draws inspiration from the imaginary worlds dreamt up by Lewis Carroll, and it’s a cocktail hotspot that will truly spark your creative side. Intimate and intoxicating, the only downside is that real life will seem so much more mundane once you leave.
SushiSamba offers the sort of postcard views of London that you rarely get to experience in real life. Spanning the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower, the whole experience is a feast for the senses, from the glass elevator rides and the floor to ceiling windows, to the eye-catching bamboo decor. The menus and signature cocktails certainly live up to their stunning surroundings.It has a pretty strict dress code, so isn’t perfect for a huge bunch of rowdy revellers.