Hoxton, Shoreditch and Old Street


Cafe Kick, 127 Shoreditch High Street London, E1 6JE

Relaxed, not to trendy bar with food and the ubquitous fusball tables. Gets incredible busy after work during happy hour (until 7). Music is not usually too loud, but the amount of people coupled with competitive fusball players can make it noisy.

Talk rating: 3/5


The Commercial Tavern, 142 Commercial Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6NU

Half decent bar with ok wine and cocktails, but very loud music repeatedly put up by the manager when her staff turned it down.

 Talk rating: 2/5 (in the evening, after 7pm)


Danger of Death, 202 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London, E1 6SA 

Tiny (speakeasy) members only bar underneath Super pizza. Great cocktails, cool if understated decor, relaxed atmos with music to match. Service can be slightly over familiar. Advise booking as very small. Open Wed-Sat until 1pm.

Talk Rating: 4/5


Dragon Bar, 138-139 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JE

Slightly forgetable bar, but pleasant drinks and serves food (although haven't tried). Usual decor of dark walls, beaten up leather sofas.

Talk Rating: 4/5


The 10 Bells, 84 Commercial Street  London E1 6LY

Trendy pub with the usual drinks, no specific cocktail menu. Has restaurant upstairs, which rating does not refer to.

 Talk Rating: 2/5


George and Vulture, 63 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6BU

Closer to Old street than Shoreditch, nice pub with a trendy feel. Good staff coupled with tasty pizzas make it a great meeting place before clubbing, can get quite loud at the weekends.

Talk Rating: 3/5


Hawksmoor Bar, 157 Commercial Street, London E1 6BJ

Downstairs from the main restaurant, serves great cocktails and some bar snacks like burgers and wings

 Talk rating: 4/5 


Merchants Tavern, 36 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3PG (Soft Launch)
In the same site as the old Cataloupe, there are 2 areas a restaurant at the back and a bar. They serve modern european food in the more formal dinindg room rangin from £8 for starter and £17 + for mains. Ask fro a banquete seat.

Talk Rating: 4/5


Rotary Bar & Diner70-74 City Road, London, EC1Y 2BJ
An old street copy of Giant Robot in clerkenwell, this newly opened (2013) late night bar and diner serves quality 'fast food' with great tasting cocktails. Downstairs is the private Rotary room bar from the rushmore group.

Talk Rating: 4/5

St John's Bread & Wine,  94-96 Commercial St  London E1 6LZ

A smaller and more casual version of the Michelin star restaurant in Smithfields. Great english tapas food in addition to a bakery on the premises. Slight issue with the acoustics, when full can be noisy.

Talk Rating: 3/5


Smiths, 109 Commercial Street, London, Greater London E1 6BG (fromally the Lux)

3 storey bar and restaurant owned by John Torode. Cocktails ok nothing spectacular. Lunch time food can be good, but service questionalble, but more polite then when it was the Lux.

Talk rating: 4/5

Village Underground, 54 Holywell Ln  Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ

An independent venue that has various private events, club nights and music performances. Great atmosphere and spacious decor insode is spoilt by more management of queues. Toilets not great. Dance rating will depend on event.


XOYO32-37 Cowper Street  Shoreditch, London EC2A 4AP

Nightclub and gig venue. Music depends on the night and what gis they have. Two rooms with a great sound system not ear splitting. Packed when I went but still some space to dance. Had a mixed experience with the staff.

Dance Rating: 4/5


Zigfried, 11 Hoxton Square  London, Greater London N1 6NU

Eclectic decor makes this bar stand out from the average hoxton bar. Great int he week with good music and service. Weekends is jammed and is more like a nightclub.

Talk Rating: 2-4/5



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