Whether you're hoping to sample the trendy East London scene or are seeking a cosy pub for a pint on a Sunday afternoon, our recommended list of Hackney bars should suit your requirements. Undergoing a considerable transformation due to the London 2012 Olympics, Hackney is fast becoming a regenerated and cosmopolitan area. If you wish to spend the night in this thriving borough, take a look through our guide to the Hackney bars currently available.
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The Baring is a popular locals pub that host regular live music and events throughout the week. A variety of drinks are available including speciality whiskies as well as classic British meals.
55 Baring Street, Islington, London, N1 3DS
(020) 7359 5785
Mare Street's the Cock Tavern has a laid-back appeal and plenty of brews behind the bar to keep beer-lovers happy.
315 Mare Street, Hackney, London, E8 1EJ
This wholesome community craft brewery and pizzeria from the good folk behind the Counter Cafe is a real find in the canal-side warehouse space of Hackney Wick.
White Building, Unit 7 Queens Yard, 7 White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN
The Dove is an intimate, cosy venue with a wide selection of dishes available across its extensive food menu.
24-28 Broadway Market, Hackney, London, E8 4QJ
(020) 7275 7617
For craft beers and real ales on Kingsland Road, The Fox is a good place to start.
372 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London, E8 4DA
The Hackney Pearl is a busy, buzzy, happy local in the heart of London's Hackney Wick. The ever changing menu features an appealing mix of seasonal British and Mediterranean flavours and offers very good value for the high standard of produce and cooking on offer. The atmosphere is relaxed & unpretentious with warm and professional service. An extensive wine list and expertly made cocktails complete the offering.
11 Prince Edward Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LX
(020) 8510 3605
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
Making a trip slightly further East is well advised when it comes to The Hemingway in Hackney. In a laidback atmosphere and good food and drinks is everything you could want for a lazy day at a pub.
84 Victoria Park Road, Hackney, London, E9 7JL
(020) 8510 0215
Who says there's nothing worthy of any note beyond the fashion corner of London Fields? The Kenton turns heads beyond the trendified parts of Hackney.
38 Kenton Road, Hackney, London, E9 7AB
(020) 8533 5041
L'Entrepot on Dalston Lane breaks the area's disheveled norm by offering up a wine bar. But naturally, it breaks the stuffy wine bar mould.
230 Dalston Lane, Hackney, London, E8 1LA
(020) 7249 1176
The tap room at London Fields Brewery is characteristically hip and serves up the brewery's best beers straight from the source.
365-366 Warburton Street, Hackney, London, E8 3RR
(020) 7254 7174
This Columbia Road favourite has turned gastro pub without alienating its original Hackney audience.
254 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 7SJ
(020) 7739 7393
Off Broadway is a stylish offering located on Broadway Market.
63-65 Broadway Market, London Fields, London, E8 4PH
(020) 7241 2786
The Old Ship is a traditional London boozer offering a good selection of craft beer, real ales, cider, liquor and wine served by the jug. There is a food menu offering a concise choice of dishes such as Old Ship burger; bourbon BBQ ribs; and a selection of snacks, jars and sandwiches.
2 Sylvester Path, Hackney, London, E8 1EN
(020) 8986 2732
Oslo Hackney is a bar, restaurant and music venue by the team behind Nottingham's Rock City and Bristol's Thekla.
1a Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1LL
Open within a redeveloped railway station, Oslo Hackney offers a great choice of craft beers, ales and spirits from local suppliers while the food menu has an emphasis on locally sourced, seasonal produce.
(020) 3553 4831
The Pembury Tavern feels like a delightfully traditional pub but it benefits from an impressively modern and comfortable interior.
90 Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, E8 1JH
(020) 8986 8597
The Prince Arthur is a traditional pub that serves a range of real ales, draught lagers and fine wine. The food menu makes good use of seasonal produce which is sourced locally whenever possible.
95 Forest Road, London Fields, London, E8 3BH
(020) 7249 9996
A decent local, popular with the trendier East London crowd.
40 Parkholme Road, Hackney, London, E8 3AG
(020) 7254 6060
A good selection of real ale and a wide appeal to locals, this pub is especially popular in the summer months.
19 Martello Street, Hackney, London, E8 3PE
(020) 7923 3398
This hip bar is neatly tucked away behind the chaos of Dalston's Ridley Road Market and always provides a lively night out and some innovative cocktails.
49 Ridley Road, Dalston, London, E8 2NP
The Royal Inn on the Park stands on the road that separates the two sides of sprawling Victoria Park, serving premium refreshments to wanderers of the east.
111 Lauriston Road, London, E9 7HJ
(020) 8985 3321
This pub near Victoria Park and the Hertford Union canal keeps things simple and old-fashioned.
129 Cadogan Terrace, Hackney, London, E9 5HP
(020) 8985 9917
The Victoria is an anomaly of the area it springs up in, with kitsch finger food, good beer and live music.
110 Grove, Bow, London, E3 5TH
(020) 87125 125