1. Joiners Arms
116-118 Hackney Road, E2 7QL
Scruffy, but with a late license and conveniently located if you’re out and about in Shoreditch, the Joiners Arms predictably attracts an unpredictable mish-mash of people. Heaving on weekends, come here to party with dandy hipsters dropping in from the nearby George & Dragon, tank-topped muscle boys too lazy to make the trek to Vauxhall, pudgy cubs and a fine assortment of pretty fag hags. The atmosphere is unmistakenly East End, but without the attitude; here in the pub-turned-party den having a good time is what matters.
2. The Macbeth
70 Hoxton Street, N1 6LP
A glorious music venue snuggled into the heart of Hoxton. The Macbeth is a haggard old party pub that has been host to some of the most exciting artists, DJs and club nights in town. The likes of Florence and the Machine, Gallows, Annie Mac, Pete Doherty, Toddla T, Gang Of Four, Fucked Up, IS TROPICAL, Drums Of Death, Rolo Tomassi, Dan le Sac and Scrubious PiP, The XX, The Count & Sinden, Fake Blood and Franz Ferdinand have graced the stage over the years. We have a pool table, a lovely smoking terrace and a funktion-one sound system too.
3. The Owl and Pussycat
34 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP
The Owl and Pussycat is a traditional East End pub that also boasts a restaurant on the first floor. Featuring a menu of Modern European and British cuisine served within stylish surroundings. Downstairs in the main pub area a choice of ales, fine wines and cocktails are served alongside a bar menu of classic pub fare.
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4. Hoxton White Horse
153 Hoxton Street, N1 6PJ
We are a friendly neighbourhood pub where you can come and dance to rare grooves on our handmade sound system, play twister with the girl next door, watch underground foreign films, catch some stand up, do cartwheels, sing out loud and meet new people.
5. The Red Lion
41 Hoxton Street, N1 6NH
The Red Lion is a charming and convivial pub in the centre of Hoxton. From outside it appears like a traditional East London pub, but once inside you will discover an array of curiosities over four distinctive floors. Enjoy a fine selection of beers, wines and spirits and a winning menu of appetisers, main courses and desserts. Our record playlists are ever evolving so feel free to make a request.
6. Howl at the Moon
178 Hoxton Street, N1 5LH
Howl at the Moon free house is a jewel of a pub in London’s famous east end. Offering a selection of real ales, premier lagers, fine wine and cocktails Howl at the Moon caters to all tastes. Whether you’re looking for a friendly local, an alternative music venue or just a great night out, Howl at the Moon promises a damn good night. Our regular events include band nights, art cabaret, an alternative pub quiz and comedy nights.
7. The Blind Beggar
337 Whitechapel Road E1 1BU
Famously known in history as a pub governed by notorious East-end gangs (visit our History page for some interesting facts), the Blind Beggar is now a trendy venue.The pub has a Victorian character adorned with wooden floors, crystal chandeliers and a giant golden mirror relaxed during the day and remarkably romantic at night. Winter evenings are made warm and cozy with three huge fireplaces, whilst summer days are better spent basking in the sun in our beer garden – the biggest one in East London!
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8. The Princess of Shoreditch
76 -78 Paul Street, EC2A 4NE
A stones throw from Old Street but a million miles away from the bustling streets of Shoreditch ‘The Princess’ is an award winning gastropub serving fish from day boats, meat from the farm and vegetables from the market. We have an interesting and extensive selection of wine from small family growers and a superb collection of whiskies and brandies.
9. George and Vulture
63 Pitfield Street N1 6BU
With a penchant for tradition and an eye for progression, we pride ourselves on the quality measure of our humble Hoxton establishment. We boast to be the tallest pub in London — since 1870 — and grandeur runs through our veins like the beer from our taps. We have seen the changing face of the East, but we are adamant to stick to what we know best: Delectable beers, fine whisky and the freshest Italian cuisine this side of Mama’s kitchen table.
10. Bricklayers Arms
63 Charlotte Road, EC2A 3PE
Bricklayers Arms is a pub that serves a selection of beers, wines and spirits as well as a variety of modern British dishes from an A La Carte menu. They also provide a takeaway menu. Entertainment is provided in the form of DJs and a juke box. In the evenings they have promotions on some selected drinks. In addition to all of this, they have a restaurant upstairs serving a selection of authentic Thai dishes.
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