For a guide to the most trendy and attractive Dalston bars, look no further than our handy guide. We've discovered a number of excellent Dalston bars guaranteed to make your night out in this vibrant area of East London a successful one.
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The Alibi is a bar run by the cult London underground creative-collective Real Gold and, as you'd expect, you can find all sorts of underground music detonations going off in this basement bar.
91 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London, E8 2PB
(020) 7249 2733
Excellent late night party spot with a lucky dip surprise element to every midweek visit.
4 Bradbury Street, London, N16 8JN
(020) 7254 9728
Dalston Superstore is a multi-purpose venue open from midday until late with a mixture of music, art, cocktails and even free WiFi.
117 Kingsland High Street, Kingsland, London, E8 2PB
(020) 7254 2273
Downstairs at the Vortex is a relaxed cafe, bar during the week where you can enjoy brunch or a selection of tapas and burgers during the evenings.
Dalston Culture House, 11 Gillett Square, Dalston, London, N16 8AZ
Friday and Saturday nights see DJs sets played the likes of Vince Vella, Koichi Sakai, Nick Weston and Finn Petters and live music is hosted on Sundays from 6:30.
(020) 7923 9532
A residential pub popular with locals on Haggerston Road, the Duke of Wellington hosts a range of music nights that pull in an eclectic crowd.
260 Haggerston Road, Hackney, London, E8 4EP
Another popular Duke, this time in Dalston on Balls Pond Road.
119 Balls Pond Road, Dalston, London, N1 4BL
(020) 7275 7640
Kingsland Road's The Fox provides craft beers, real ales and the kind of cool vibe you'd expect from Dalston.
372 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London, E8 4DA
A late licence and DJs has turned what was once a simple pub into a much livelier, upbeat party venue for Hackney locals - or anyone else who travels into the area.
438 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London, E8 4AA
(020) 7923 3206
The Hunter S is a chic gastro pub with a 1930s art deco inspired main lounge and dining room. The Hunter S drinks list includes all the usual favourites as well as interesting choices from inspiring brands. Meal choices at The Hunter S are freshly made and include dishes such as beef Wellington, pan fried sea bass and chocolate spring rolls.
194 Southgate Road, Islington, London, N1 3HT
(020) 7249 7191
The Londesborough is a warm and friendly pub with an excellent range of cocktails, wines, beers and ales as well as a selection of pub style food served by friendly and attentive staff.
36 Barbauld Road, Stoke Newington, London, N16 0SS
(020) 7254 5865
The Marquis of Lansdowne appeals to both locals out to watch the football and visitors looking for a well-priced watering hole in equal measure.
48 Stoke Newington Road, Hackney, London, N16 7XJ
(020) 7254 1104
Attention grabbing and quirky, there’s endless amounts of fun to be had at The Moustache Bar.
58 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London, N16 7XB
(020) 8013 1893
Off Broadway is a stylish offering located on Broadway Market.
63-65 Broadway Market, London Fields, London, E8 4PH
(020) 7241 2786
Ridley Road Market Bar offers a variety of beers, spirits, wines and cocktails and Italian meals provided by Luca Italian.
49 Ridley Road, Dalston, London, E8 2NP
574 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London, E8 4AH
(020) 7923 9518
The Rocksteady is a coffee shop and record store situated above The Rocksteady After Dark, an independent live music venue and nightclub in Dalston.
Ruby's is a discreet cocktail bar on Stoke Newington Road, Dalston. The decor is made up of white tiles, battered walls and vintage furniture. A small selection of cocktails, beers and wines are served.
76 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London, N16 7AB
Smooth jazz den for trendy north east Londoners.
10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, London, N16 8JN
(020) 7684 8411
The Shacklewell Arms is a pub/music venue that hosts regular gigs and clubs nights. They also have a beach-themed outdoor garden area and a separate room for bands.
71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB
(020) 7249 0810
The Three Compasses is a traditional pub close to Ridley Road Market. You can find real ale from the likes of East London Brewing Co, burgers from Fatt Burger and live music and events.
99 Dalston Lane, Hackney, London, E8 1NH
(020) 7923 4752
Viva serves up Mexican-themed cocktails to the Dalston crowd, with a Bloody Maria that will blow your head off.
2 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London, N16 7XN
(020) 7241 1104
Forget the usual kebab shops. This bar and pizza place inspired by New York joints is the ideal stop-off towards the end of your night out on Kingsland Road.
95 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London, E8 2PB
(020) 7249 7865
This world famous jazz club in Dalston is a cultural haven that has to be experienced to be appreciated.
11 Gillett Square, Dalston, London, N16 8AZ
(020) 7254 4097