Finding the best Shoreditch bars can sometimes feel like a true quest. With so many pubs and bars in Shoreditch to choose from and more and more opening all the time, finding the best watering-hole is no easy task.
Some of the best Shoreditch bars include The Cornershop which offers a relaxed atmosphere and a great selection of cocktails, craft beers and sharing plates; Golden Bee near Old Street provides killer cocktails to a lively crowd and Hoxton Pony - the award winning venue owned by the renowned Calabrese family. There are plenty more bars in Shoreditch to choose from too and our handy round up gives you the inside track on everything from craft beers to cocktails, DJ sets and dive bars. Enjoy.
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More Shoreditch Bars
Stop by for a bite to eat at Bar Kick and then burn off the calories with a few games of table football.
126-127 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JE
(020) 7739 8700
This cool cocktail bar brings the Latino heat to Shoreditch High Street. Expect quirky decorations, quirky drinks and plenty of dancing.
141-143 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JE
(020) 7749 3940
By day you'll find The Book Club to be the perfect getaway place with comfort food and hot drinks to keep you company. By night, this quirky hideout transforms into the ultimate party destination with regular national promoters.
100-106, Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4RH
(020) 7684 8618
Make sure to check out the rooftop bar at Boundary, which is now open all year round no matter the weather.
2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DD
(020) 7729 1051
This craft beer bar on Bethnal Green Road continues BrewDog's very own brand of rebellious beers.
51-55 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
(020) 7729 8476
Welcome to the upside down world of Callooh Callay, a quirky bar with a lot to offer (especially cocktail-lovers).
65 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY
(020) 7739 4781
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.
One of Shoreditch's best loved venues offers cocktails and dim sum in funky surroundings.
222 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6PJ
(020) 7392 9606
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
Happiness Forgets is a basement cocktail bar situated beneath Hoxton Square, offering signature drinks such as Tantris Sidecar and Ward Eight.
Basement, 8-9 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London, N1 6NU
(020) 7613 0325
104-108 Curtain Road, Hoxton, London, EC2A 3AH
(020) 3409 3636
Amongst the drinks available at The Hoxton Pony are cocktails served from self-cooling infusion jars into customised tea cups - book 24 hours ahead and you can enjoy a full blown Tea Party with sweet and savoury food served on an afternoon tea stand.
Tuck into quirky cocktails at this Hackney Road drinking den done out like a Lewis Carroll book.
49 Hackney Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 7NX
(020) 7613 3936
Trendy and cool, McQueen is an award winning restaurant and bar in the heart of Shoreditch inspired by the late American actor 'Steve McQueen'.
55-61 Tabernacle Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4AA
(020) 7036 9229
Boasting a fabulous selection of cocktails, Nightjar is the perfect place to experiment with a whole host of drinks on offer.
129 City Road, Old Street, London, EC1V 1JB
(020) 7253 4101
This quirky Shoreditch lounge and bar plays host to a variety of entertainment including exhibitions, mixology classes, burlesque shows and much more.
Morrell House, 98 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AF
(020) 7729 4141
Based in Shoreditch, NOLA Bar has a New Orleans theme and sees their well-trained bar staff create a varied selection of Southern inspired cocktails. With a blues and jazz soundtrack, an easy vibe and a cigar terrace, Nola Bar is an ideal choice for a night out with friends.
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY
This is a splendid Victorian pub on Paul Street which has been lovingly restored and elevated to gastropub status to compete with other trendy pubs in Shoreditch. And it works.
76 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4NE
(020) 7729 9270
The Queen of Hoxton is a bar and live music-arts venue located on Curtain Road.
1 Curtain Road, Hoxton, London, EC2A 3JX
(020) 7422 0958
Strongroom Bar and Kitchen on Curtain Road is a calm and relaxing venue during the day, perfect for meetings working lunches and getting out of the office. In the evenings, the bar transforms into a busy and lively night spot - perfect for birthday parties with a fantastic range of DJs and live music - all with an emphasis on real and vintage music. The bar also offers a food menu crafted by BBC Masterchef finalist Tony Rodd, with a fresh and seasonal innovative menu.
120-124 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3SQ
(020) 7426 5103
Head along to the Well and Bucket for excellent ales and oysters aplenty.
143 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DG
(020) 3664 6454