Apples and Pears information

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.

Ranked #65 of 2091 pubs & bars in London
"A cocktail bar in East London, off Brick Lane, serving up well crafted drinks, whilst introducing colourful flavours and ingredients. Our music programme is eclectic and lively, playing music from 80s/90s, old school hip hop, disco, funk at the weekends and during the week, live acoustic sessions. There are two floors: a lounge bar with a centre piece skylight bar and basement bar, both with access to a heated garden."

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17:00 - 00:00


17:00 - 00:00


17:00 - 00:00


17:00 - 01:00


18:00 - 01:00



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By Simon D.

My wife and I, plus a group of friends passed by Apples and Pears on Saturday night, it was early in the evening so there was still some room for us all to be seated comfortably. We were only in London for the weekend visiting, from south Wales and intended to see all the sights of Bricklane. However, we were made so welcome and loved the atmosphere of the place that much, that we ended up staying to the end of the night. The bar man (i think his name was John) was an absolute scream. The music was great, by the end of the evening we were dancing and singing along. Brilliant. Couldn't of had a better night. Would definitely recommend it for anyone in the area. Wish we had a bar like this in Pontypridd!

By Howard S.

I dropped by last Friday, this place has a excellent out door beer garden at the back, and no suits from the city! Result! Excellent Japanese beer, and until 7pm a bit of peace and quiet! I will be returning!

By Catherine F.

We had our 30th Birthday party here in the basement bar on Saturday night and we had a fabulous night from start to finish. We hired the whole of the downstairs bar and had our own bar with fabulous bar staff. They accommodated all of our requests from decorations to playing our own music and even made some cocktails especially for us along with some amazing personalised menus! Thank you so much to Kim, Reggie and all the amazing bar staff at the Apples and pears for making our night so great. I will definitely recommend hiring the basement bar for a party or special occasion- It was a perfect spot with a great atmosphere and an outside terrace for those sunny days. We will definitely be returning and so will a lot of our 60+ guests after hearing their comments! Have your party here, you wont be disappointed!

By Katy L.

had a good time at apple and pear last Friday night Staff and security were brilliant, they were really helpful and looked after everyone going back this weekend

By Sunshine R.

My guests and I had a great time. The bar staff and cocktails were great. Defiantly the perfect venue for us. Would defiantly go back again.

By Kim S.

I’m sorry to hear about your experience. We haven’t been made aware of any issues with security. However, your feedback has been passed to management and it will be addressed.

By M H.

Cool atmosphere&friendly clientele. But shame about the security staff,so rude with people who came to have a good time and especially that consumes very generously at the bar! And no commercial gesture after some complaint .

By D M.

Oh hello! My new favourite bar in east London! I'm so so so happy I found this place! I kinda don't even want to post bc I don't want to spoil it but seriously can't help myself. This bar is a gem of amazingness. Such good cocktails, great vibes, and the bartender is so nice and he made me and friends so many incredible drinks all night. We basically sat at the bar and harassed him, but I'm sure he loved it. We did! Oh and they get great djs and one night we were in they had this cool live music happening which is a rarity down in these parts. Seems like they always have something different going on though, so we always check their what's going on page on the site. Or Facebook. Their posts are hilarious. #iloveapplesandpears

By Nadia R.

I booked the basement bar for my 30th birthday. I looked at lots of venues but what made me choose Apples and Pears, was how helpful and attentive the staff were. I wasn't disappointed. They created a bespoke cocktail menu for my night which was fantastic! The cocktails were delicious! My friends loved the venue and the beer garden too! I would defiantly come back.

By Peter R.

We had an awesome night! Staff and security were brilliant, they were really helpful and looked after everyone. Basement bar was perfect for me and beer garden is a bonus.

By Jackie S.

I hired the basement bar for my 30th and it was brilliant! It's like an intimate club and was perfect for my party. All my guests loved it and service from the staff was excellent.

By Natahsa S.

A great place for a midweek cocktail, amazing personal service and if you are lucky you can sample some totally new 'off menu' cocktails.

By Lucy S.

We had our office Christmas party here, and hired the basement bar. Brilliant venue, perfect size for 40 people downstairs. Very friendly, helpful staff, cool looking place, nice beer garden. We had a great time. Kim, the private hire manager, sorted everything for us, including some excellent canapes. Would recommend Apples and Pears in a heartbeat. Great little find!

By Natasha W.

I booked an area for my birthday and I had a great time and so did my guests!! The teapots were a big hit and I even got a complimentary drink for my birthday from the owner Reggie! Would def go back.

By Kim S.

I’m sorry to hear about your experience last Saturday and we can only sincerely apologise as this is the first time this has happened. However, your feedback has been passed to management and it will be addressed.

By James L.

I hired the venue for my 30th birthday party a couple of weeks ago and everyone had a fantastic time. The staff were lovely, everyone loved the bar, cocktails were great and the extra shots went down a treat ;) Would certainly recommend!

By Marie S.

I reserved an area last Saturday with my friends and we had a great time. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Loved the cocktail teapots and the cupcakes were delicious. We had Red Velvet. I will go again

By Layla K.

I went to this bar on Saturday night. I had a prepaid voucher for a teaparty and we were all looking forward to a fun night. I had booked the event nearly a month in advance, and cannot fault the professionalism or friendliness when arranging a booking by email (a lovely lady called Kim) However, on the night, there were no trains running to the area, so we were delayed. I rang in advance to inform the staff that due to transport, we would be approximately 20 minutes late. We arrived after 40 minutes, as traffic was terrible. We were told that our table had been given away, I apologised and explained that we'd had problems getting there, and I'd previously called to notify of our lateness. However, I was then aggressively snapped at and told that I was later than I should have been. He went off to find a table, and eventually brought us a wet table ( I can only assume it had been brought in from the smoking area) and 4 wet chairs. We weren’t offered tissue, another member of staff kindly dried 2 of the chairs. We were given our cupcakes and asked what our cocktail of choice was, when I asked what our options were, he walked off, slammed a menu on the table and didn’t return for over 15 minutes. I eventually went to the bar and ordered from another member of staff. A further 10 minutes later, our drinks hadn’t arrived, so I went to the bar to find the glasses and cocktail just sat their unattended. The cocktail teapot which consisted of 60% ice, 39% juice and 1% alcohol, which was probably watered down. The rest of the bar seemed to be treated appropriately, however there were many tabs being set up, and that’s probably why the staff were being so friendly to them. I am disgusted with the way that we were treated by this particular member of staff, and can safely say that I will never return to this bar. I appreciate that we were late, but that was out of our control. It’s such a shame that 1 barman could ruin a potentially good night.

By Hardy B.

What a great experience! I booked a space for 30 people for a night out with my colleagues on Saturday and we had a wonderful night. We were on the main bar with dj playing cool music! The outdoor back garden is a great plus especially if you want to smoke with a bit of privacy. Extremely friendly staff and accomodating (especially Sophie & Andi at the bar), great atmosphere, love the cocktails, good value for money, highly recommended indeed!

By Sam W.

Hired the basement bar for my birthday last weekend. The service was excellent and the bbq in the beer garden was a nice treat. Would highly recommend :)

By Nadia B.

Celebrated my birthday here recently and had a fantastic time. Atmosphere was cool and relaxed and the cocktail menu was appealing. Staff were friendly and music was exactly what we wanted. Room to dance a little too which added to the evening. Definitely recommended and have been back since!

By Kim S.

Went to Apples & Pears for my birthday last week and we had a great time! It looks like its under new management as the place looks and feels different. I tried one of their alcoholic milkshakes which was divine! Their resident DJ played some great tunes and we would definite come back again!

By Salli C.

We had a booking here for my birthday 2 weeks ago and everyone had a great time. Suprisingly well priced for the area and was very happy to have downstairs exclusively to ourselves. Not been in here on a normal night though but will be checking it out soon no doubt.

By Michael J.

Myself and my girlfriend had our engagement party here last Friday and have to say that we couldn't have been happier with the space we reserved or the helpfulness of all the staff. They really bent over backwards to accommodate us at such short notice. Many thanks.

By Chris B.

I live just a stones throw away from Apples and Pears and it has become almost like a second home. The staff are all full of banter and the cocktails never fail to impress me. Will carry on returning.

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