There is plenty of choice for bars in East London, from dive bars and speakeasies to glamorous wine bars and cocktail bars - East London is where its at! Check out our recommended list of the best bars in East London and leave reviews to let us know what you think. As well as East London bars, don't forget to check out our recommended list of the best restaurants in East London
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1920 is located in the trendy Clerkenwell district. With 8ft American tables and the longest piece of artwork in a London bar, 1920 offers stylish surroundings, a great vibe and a cosy cocktail bar to unwind in.
19-20 Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 0DR
(020) 7253 1920
26 Osborn Street, Brick Lane, London, E1 6TD
(020) 7247 7717
Apples and Pears is a cool bar at the Aldgate-end of Brick Lane. They serve a variety of drinks including contemporary and innovative cocktails. Expect varied musical styles, credible underground sounds and no restrictions on genres.
Aviary is a luxurious rooftop restaurant and terrace bar located on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel. Aviary offers a modern British menu and fantastic views of the City's skyline.
Montcalm Royal London House, 10th Floor, 22-25 Finsbury Square, City, London, EC2A 1DX
020 3873 4060
Stop by for a bite to eat at Bar Kick and then enjoy a few games of table football. At the bar there is plenty of choice including thirst quenching imported beers and innovative cocktails.
126-127 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JE
(020) 7739 8700
Beduin is a vibrant bar, restaurant and club which is open until the early hours. Set over three floors, Beduin's Moroccan-themed decor creates atmospheric surroundings in which to drink, dine and dance.
57-59 Charterhouse Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 6HA
(020) 7336 6484
The Bishops Finger is a Victorian pub with a wide selection of real ales on the drinks list. A range of classic pub dishes are also available along with various specials.
9 West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London, EC1A 9JR
(020) 7248 2341
Formerly known as Home, The Book Club is situated in Leonard Street and offers a varied selection of drinks alongside a menu of comfort food. Entertainment includes club nights, film and art.
100-106, Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4RH
(020) 7684 8618
123 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JE
(020) 7613 3554
The Cornershop is a bustling bar that offers a variety of drinks from its prime location in Shoreditch as well as hosting live comedy, live sport and gigs. The Cornershop also boasts an eclectic food menu including homemade pizzas.
Devonshire Square, City of London, London, EC2M 4YY
(020) 7256 3233
Devonshire Terrace provides an informal yet stylish New York style ambience within the heart of the City. Here you can enjoy a delicious meal from the varied menu, or relax with a drink on the terrace.
Dirty Martini is a glamorous cocktail bar with an effortlessly cool interior. Dirty Martini on Minories brings incredible cocktails and a friendly atmosphere to Tower Hill.
124-127 Minories, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 1NT
(020) 7632 2218
Flight Club is a unique concept venue on Worship Street that combines cocktails, food and the classic pub game of darts using state of the art technology.
Alphabeta Building, 2a Worship Street, London, EC2A 2AH
(020) 3019 3093
Golden Bee is a popular cocktail bar and roof terrace ideally situated nearby Old Street tube station. During the week, Golden Bee is a relaxing lounge bar and a perfect venue to wind down and enjoy some post-work drinks with colleagues and friends before at weekends the venue transforms into a club with a fantastic atmosphere.
Singer Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9DD
(020) 7253 1110
3 Hatton Wall, Clerkenwell, London, EC1N 8HX
(020) 7242 4747
The Hat and Tun in Clerkenwell serves a range of real ales, draught lagers and fine wines. Classic pub lunches are available and include pie and mash, salt beef sandwiches and ploughmans.
104-108 Curtain Road, Hoxton, London, EC2A 3AH
(020) 3409 3636
Hoxton Pony takes the East London tradition of buying fresh food from local markets and updates it for the environmentally aware 21st century. Their expert bartenders use UK-sourced organic and sustainable ingredients to create a cocktail menu that reflects the seasons - expect to sip drinks infused with tart rhubarb in April, loganberries in July and pears and quince in October.
Hoxton Pony's house nights cater to all tastes, from cutting edge acts slinking in for a session on Fridays, to internationally renowned DJs tearing the place apart on a Saturday.
The Magic Roundabout is a unique events space situated on Old Street roundabout with street food outlets, cocktail and craft beer vendors and an eclectic music programme.
Old Street Roundabout, Shoreditch, London, EC1Y 1BE
McQueen is a busy bar inspired by the King of Cool, Steve McQueen. This spacious venue combines an award-winning cocktail bar, a stylish restaurant and atmospheric club. The interior has a mix of exposed brick-work, leather, fur and a touch of Hollywood glamour.
55-61 Tabernacle Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4AA
(020) 7036 9229
Ninetyeight is a luxurious lounge and bar located on the ground floor of the grand Morrell House. The venue offers an evolving drinks menu and hosts entertainment including mixology classes, burlesque shows and vintage high tea parties.
Morrell House, 98 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AF
(020) 7729 4141
80-84 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 3DH
(020) 7621 0850
Patch East is a Shoreditch style cocktail bar, eatery and club located in the heart of the City, with a gateway to vibrant East London. Like its sister venue Patch St Pauls, Patch East boasts several unique areas, making it an ideal venue for group bookings.
With award-winning DJ's, a late license, happy-hour deals and monthly food and drink specials, Patch East is a venue to relax, unwind, drink, eat, dance and rock till the early hours all in one night and in one beautifully decadent space.
The Piano Works is found in the basement of a listed building on Farringdon Road. This 400 capacity venue is a bar and restaurant hosting regular live music throughout the week. You will find a varied drinks at the Piano Works as well as a short food menu.
113-117 Farringdon Road, Farringdon, London, EC1R 3BX
(020) 7278 1966
61 Royal Mint Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 8LG
(020) 3879 9249
Simmons is a stylish bar that has a quirky interior and offers an impressive choice of drinks including cocktails served in tea cups.
Sports Bar and Grill Canary Wharf is a lively bar where you can catch all the latest sporting matches on large plasma screens.
1 Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AR
(020) 7715 9606
75 Devons Road, Mile End, London, E3 3PJ
(020) 3069 7426
The Widows Son pub on Devons Road has a selection of drinks available including beers and spirits. The pub is located within walking distance from Devons Road tube and plays host to a karaoke night every Friday.