The best bars can be deliberately hard to find, so we have drawn up a list of favourites, to give you a helping hand.
With a name more fitting for a pensioner’s Tuesday morning rather than a twenty-something’s perfect Friday night, The Book Club is actually the ideal blend of the two.
There’s a happy hour from 4–7pm, friendly staff and a constant lively atmosphere.
Special events take place in the basement and 3D football matches are shown down there too.
Located slightly off the beaten track, it’s another of those sought-after bars that not everybody knows about.
As a platform for local music, the Strongroom is a great place to go to discover new talents and for visitors to London to experience first-hand the East End music scene.
Large groups can reserve ahead to have their own cocktail master class in a private bar, perfect for special occasions and birthday parties.
Attached to club XOYO, the Shoreditch Butchery is the perfect stop off for a finely crafted pre-gig drink before following the crowds into the club next door.Participate in the world’s first Whiskey Theatre Show and blend your own signature whiskey or pick out a 100 year old bottle from the gin library.For a drink with a view, the Boundary Rooftop bar is the ultimate romantic date spot in East London.Slightly classier than most Shoreditch bars, the Boundary Rooftop has a relaxed, elegant atmosphere and is open year round, whatever the weather.Perfect for a quick after-work bottle of Sagres or a long night of amaretto sours, Bar Kick on Shoreditch High Street is a fun-loving bar complete with great hot dogs, cosy candle-lit date tables, televised football and a foosball table for competitive friends.London’s East End hipster neighbourhood of Shoreditch is full of quirky cafes, all-night raves, world-class street art and, of course, fabulously eclectic bars.Secret passwords, hidden entrances and incongruous names are the norm for its speakeasies.Created in the in-house lab using a variety of home-made ingredients, drinks on offer include the Exploded Martini, Illegal Mezcal and Malic in Wonderland.For those after a slightly more immersive experience, choose between the group Emporium and Dram Shop experiences.Visitors can reserve a table for lunch or just take the risk and turn up in the evening for dinner or drinks.Share a bottle of wine and half a dozen oysters or go all out with a three course meal, alternatively simply order an aperitif or digestif and have a quick smooch under the stars.