Shoreditch has been one of the top spots in the capital for a night out for many years now, and it is home to some of the very best bars in all of London. Like with any area, the key to finding these gems is knowing where to look, and having a little bit of insider knowledge. Some of the best bars in Shoreditch are off the beaten track and kept solely for those in the know. Luckily for you, our easyHotel Shoreditch team have put together this Shoreditch nightlife guide to help you find the best clubs and quirky bars in Shoreditch.
Where To Go Out In Shoreditch?
There question of where to go in Shoreditch on a night out is one our team are asked all the time at easyHotel Shoreditch. So it’s a pretty good job they know the area like the back of their hand! From clubs to dance the night away to rooftop bars in Shoreditch, there are so many options for your night on the town. Where to go out in Shoreditch will really depend on the kind of night you are looking to have, but there truly is something for everyone in East London. As well as some amazing nightlife spots, Shoreditch also has it’s fair share of pubs and bars to avoid. We’re not about clubs with no vibe, serving drinks of mostly ice and minimal alcohol, that’s why we’ve rounded up our top 5 cool bars in Shoreditch.
5 Best Bars In Shoreditch
Planning your next big night out in London, check out these quirky bars in Shoreditch!
As the name suggests, Found takes a bit of finding in East London. Most of the best bars in Shoreditch are hidden away out of sight, and that is certainly the case here. The entrance to Found is a subtly marked door, and will be the only indicator that you’re in the right spot. Once inside, you’ll head downstairs into one of our favourite bars in Shoreditch. You can expect discreet décor, low lighting ambience, and little nooks which are ideal for a cosy drink (perfect place for a memorable date!). The drinks menus at Found is packed full of delicious cocktails and unique concoctions, the biggest issue you’ll have on a night in Found is deciding what your tipple is.
Address: 5 Ravey Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4QW
If you’re after a bar in Shoreditch where you can get something scrumptious to snack on while you enjoy a drink, Apothecary is for you. Stylish curved tables and dark wood accents give the bar a Japanese feel in the heart of East London. Their small-plates menu follows suits with Japanese favourites served up from the funky robata grill. Not only that, but Apothecary serve up some of the best sushi in the city.
Address: 36 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PG
Seed Library is the latest venture by Mr Lyan, a multi-award winning bartender with two previous successful bars in London. Given the beginnings of Seed Library, it is no surprise that it is one of the best bars in Shoreditch for a cocktail. It is renowned for serving up classic, simple drinks that are done right. There’s nothing extravagant or over-the-top about the drinks menu at Seed Library, but you are guaranteed to get a good drink in an impressive setting. The bar itself is charming, with modern finishes and seating so comfortable you’ll never want to leave.
Address: One Hundred Shoreditch, Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JQ
Located on Hoxton Square is Happiness Forgets, a compact, little bar with a big reputation. Don’t visit here expecting a seat or to get to the bar quickly, but the cocktails are certainly worth the effort. Their drinks menu is limited but full of fun, and you can enjoy quirky new drinks such as the Underdog, which is a scrumptious blend of cacacha, Americano rosa, chestnut, passionfruit, and lime.
Address: Basement, 8-9 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU
Old Street Records
A good happy hour in London is almost impossible to find, with most offering up cheap drinks and poorly made cocktails to the masses. Old Street Records is a bar in Shoreditch that gets happy hour right. They serve up 2 for 1 cocktails every day between 5pm and 8pm, and their drinks never disappoint! It might all sound too good to be true, and the downside you need to be aware of is that the masses have found Old Street Records too! Getting a drink during happy hour is no quick task, but if you are up for the challenge then it is certainly worth it. We love this spot for a cheap catch up with mates, or for some predrinks before heading to one of the best clubs in Shoreditch.
Address: 350-356 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NQ
If you’re planning your next trip to London and hoping to stay in the heart of the action in Shoreditch, then easyHotel have got you covered. Book in at easyHotel Shoreditch and know you have a comfortable place to rest your head after exploring these quirky bars in Shoreditch. Sign up to clubBedzzz for free and get 10% off your stay!