1. Night Jar
129 City Road, EC1V 1JB
The Nightjar bar in Shoreditch is conceived as an antidote to overcrowded West End bars and flashy nightclubs. As a destination for discerning drinkers to meet, linger and relax, the Nightjar entices with quality cocktails (creating its own house ingredients, infusions and liqueurs), attentive personal service and a vibrant and varied live music programme, and late music nights on the decks.
2. Jaguar Shoes
32-36 Kingsland Road, E2 8DA
Jaguar Shoes is a world renowned bar and exhibition space in Shoreditch, East Central London. Originally one of the many bag and shoe wholesalers that filled Shoreditch in the 1980’s our bar and exhibition space stays progressive and synchronistic by providing new and existing talent with a strong but down to earth launch platform.
3. Callooh Callay
65 Rivington Street , EC2A 3AY
Proud winners of the Tales of the cocktail ‘World’s Best Menu’ award 2012. Stumble through the rabbit hole into Callooh Callay, have a drink in our front bar with windows that overlook the cobbled streets of Shoreditch, have a peak through the wardrobe at the back or ask about the Jubjub Members Bar.
Callooh Callay are famed for three things – Our drinks, our bar, and our service.
4. The Book Club / Drunken Monkey
222 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PG
We invite you to experience our Dim Sum delights and award winning cocktails in an incomparable Kung Fu kitsch setting. The perfect location makes it uniquely situated just on the borders of The City and trendy Shoreditch & Hoxton. With an Oriental-style decor that’s visible from the outside – think red lanterns, dimmed lighting, large mirrors and exquisite paintings – you can’t help but step inside to take a look.
91-93 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3HZ
Floripa is a brand new venue in Shoreditch where Brazil and London come together in a hedonistic bohemian cultural fusion. From 50’s South Americana – the bossa beach vibe, to 21st Century London’s Babel like Hub of the World Floripa mixes all convivialities – we are a Brazilian influenced restaurant, a bar for the globe, a London bloc party club, an Ipanema inspired colonial bordello, an idyllic sunset circus and indeed none of the above.
6. Happiness Forgets
8-9 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU
Nocturnal subterranean basement bar brings to you by bar keep Ali Burgess & impressario Andy Bird, high end cocktails in a low rent basement. Opening last year on a shoestring budget, it’s become much-discussed on the Twittersphere and among drink pilgrims.
7. Strongroom Bar
120-124 Curtain Road, EC2A 3SQ
Strongroom Bar & Kitchen caters largely for the local music and media industry and often features live music events. Restaurant bar on upstairs, offers table service and a food menu with specials changing daily, along with an extensive range of drinks. Alternatively, you can relax in the downstairs ‘lounge’ bar area featuring world class spirits and the best juke box in the area.
8. The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town
12 -16 Artillery Lane, E1 7LS
Ultimate London speakeasy – The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, head to The Breakfast Club on Artillery Lane, where you’ll see a fairly normal looking Smeg fridge. Open the fridge door and walk through. Inside you’ll find a moodily-lit cocktail bar that has exposed brickwork, an air of exclusivity, great music and a wide selection of cocktails (from the Rosie and Gin to the Linchberg-Leith Lemonade).
9. Lounge Bohemia
1e Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EJ
Lounge Bohemia can be found in a basement in shoreditch and is run by Czech bartender Paul Tvaroh. Itis inspired by the Czech avant-garde scene of the late 1950s and offer traditional cocktails and their unique ‘lab test’ introduction to unusual cocktails.
5A Ravey Street, EC2A 4QW
As a super friendly shack in Shoreditch, Casita is a little Hispanic home-from-home with big appeal. Utterly unpretentious & set to feel-good, sunny South American sounds, it’s spot-on if you fancy hanging out on a bentwood stool at its simple bar & ordering whatever mine host is punting – it might be bang-on batidas, cracking caipirinhas, delicious daiquiris or moreish margaritas & mojitos.