8 Best Bars You Need to Visit in Shoreditch

Looking for the best bars in Shoreditch? We’ve got you covered: reviews, menus, opening hours, you can even make a last-minute reservation right here!

Updated on:
October 25, 2023
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8 Best Bars You Need to Visit in Shoreditch

8 Best Bars You Need to Visit in Shoreditch

Headed on a night out in Shoreditch?

We know all the right places—and with Ambl, you’re always on the guest list. 

Check out our list of the best bars Shoreditch has to offer and how you can make sure you’re never left curbside whilst everyone else enjoys the night.

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1. Q Shoreditch

Q Shoreditch

Q in Shoreditch is a great spot—whether you’re looking for a chill night with mates or a Shoreditch-wide bender. The venue has plenty of space to lounge about, pool tables for a quick game, and frequent event nights—such as discos and party brunches.

Opening hours 

Monday to Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 16:00 - 1:00

Thursday to Friday: 16:00 - 2:00

Saturday: 12:00 - 2:00

Sunday: Closed

💡Available for last minute bookings on Ambl
Monday to Tuesday:
Closed
Wednesday:
16:00 - 23:30
Thursday:
16:00 - 23:45
Friday: 16:00 - 23:30
Saturday:
12:00 - 18:45
Sunday:
Closed

Facilities

  • Air con
  • Bar
  • Dance floor
  • WiFi

Menu 

Signature cocktails? Classics with a twist? Wine, champagne, spirits, and beer? ALL check—view the full menu here.

Address 

📍55-61 Tabernacle St, Shoreditch, EC2A 4AA

Fancy a bite to eat beforehand?

With Ambl, you’re never more than a couple clicks away from your next stop. Check out this nearby restaurant for if you’re feeling peckish:
🍹Tonkotsu Ramen Bar
Ramen, gyoza, and ice cream sandwiches
Available for last minute bookings 'til 21:45 on Friday and Sat
7 min walk from Q Shoreditch

2. Black Rock

Black rock

Black Rock is a whiskey bar in a small east-London basement—intrigued? If whiskey’s not your thing, skip ahead to our next bar, but if it is your thing—this dimly lit bar is a can’t-miss. Perfect for both wannabe whiskey connoisseurs and knowledgeable enthusiasts—Black Rock has earned its reputation as a high-quality drinking establishment amongst Shoreditch bars.

Opening hours 

Monday to Wednesday: 17:00 - 00:00

Thursday to Saturday: 17:00 - 2:00

Sunday: Closed

💡Available for last minute bookings on Ambl
Monday to Wednesday:
17:00 - 23:45
Thursday to Saturday:
17:00 - 1:45
Sunday: Closed

Facilities

  • Air con
  • Bar
  • Events
  • WiFi

Menu 

Check out your options herespoiler alert: there’s lots of whiskey.

Address 

📍9 Christopher Street, EC2A 2BS

3. Tequila Mockingbird 

Tequila Mockingbird

A quirky name for a quirky place. Plenty of cocktails to enjoy at this Shoreditch bar—whether it’s after work drinks, date nights, or a catch up with mates—and daily happy hours on offer make this a great spot to start (or finish) your night out in Shoreditch.

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Opening hours 

Monday: Closed

Tuesday to Thursday: 17:00 – 00:00

Friday: 17:00 – 01:00

Saturday: 15:00 – 01:00

Sunday: Closed

💡Available for last minute bookings on Ambl
Monday
: Closed
Tuesday to Thursday
: 17:00 – 23:45
Friday
: 17:00 – 00:45
Saturday
: 17:00 – 00:45
Sunday
: Closed

Facilities

  • Air con
  • Dance floor
  • WiFi

Menu 

There’s lots on offer at Tequila Mockingbird—check out the main menu and summer specials before heading over.

Address

📍42 William IV St, London WC2N 4DD

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4. Burdock

burdock

This one’s a laid-back bar that’s open all-day—perfect for grabbing some quick after work drinks with colleagues or for a relaxed catch up with your pals. The spacious and stylish interior provides a chilled bar vibe and the shuffleboard table injects a little fun into your night out—give it a try!

Opening hours 

Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 23:00

Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 - 23:00

💡 Available for last minute bookings on Ambl
Monday to Friday:
8:00 - 22:15
Saturday to Sunday:
9:00 - 22:15

Facilities

  • Air con
  • Bar
  • Disabled access
  • Outdoor terrace
  • WiFi

Menu 

Classic cocktails, gin serves, and spritzes galore available from the Burdock menu.

Address

📍Royal London House 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX England

5. Callooh Callay

Calloh Callay

Calloh Callay looks like any other bar at first glance—it’s only when you walk through the wardrobe (à la Narnia) that you stumble upon its main attraction. The Lewis Carroll-inspired interior make for an exciting night out in Wonderland—even though you’re really in the heart of Shoreditch.

Opening hours 

Monday to Thursday: 18:00 - 1:00

Friday and Saturday: 18:00 - 2:00

Sunday: 18:00 - 1:00

💡Available for last minute bookings on Ambl
Monday to Thursday:
18:00 - 12:45
Friday and Saturday:
18:00 - 1:45
Sunday:
18:00 - 12:45

Facilities

  • Air-con
  • Bar
  • Dog-friendly 
  • Private rooms

Menu 

Callooh Callay’s extensive cocktail menu has a Pokemon spin to it—check it out for yourself.

Address 

📍65 Rivington St, EC2A 3QQ

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6. NQ64 Shoreditch

NQ64 Shoreditch

This one’s not just for gamers—it’s for anyone looking for a good time. Whether you’re a Mario Kart menace or Fifa fanatic, there are plenty of games to get stuck into—and some great cocktails to celebrate wins (or wash down losses). 

Opening hours 

Monday to Thursday: 15:00 - 1:00

Friday: 15:00 - 2:00

Saturday: 12:00 - 2:00

Sunday: 12:00 - 1:00

💡Available for last minute bookings on Ambl
Monday to Friday
: 15:00 - 23:45
Saturday and Sunday:
12:00 - 23:45

Facilities

  • Air con
  • Bar
  • Events

Menu 

NQ64’s game-inspired menu includes a nod to all your favourite games and characters.

Address

📍256 – 260 Old St, EC1V 9DD

7. Looking Glass Cocktail Club

7. Looking Glass Cocktail Club

This speakeasy-style cocktail bar in Shoreditch puts a moleculartwist on cocktails you know and love using a rotovap—a piece of lab equipment that removes solvents and samples flavours via evaporation. We’re not sure how that works either, but there’s only one way to find out…

Opening hours 

Monday: Closed

Tuesday to Thursday: 18:00 - 2:00

Friday and Saturday: 18:00 - 3:00

Sunday: Closed

💡Available for last minute bookings on Ambl
Monday:
Closed
Tuesday to Thursday: 18:00 - 1:45
Friday and Saturday:
18:00 - 2:45
Sunday:
Closed

Facilities

  • Air con
  • Bar
  • Events + catering
  • Dance floor
  • Disabled access
  • Gender-neutral toilets
  • Private rooms
  • WiFi

Menu 

Plenty of house cocktails and reimagined classics to choose from at The Looking Glass. 

Address

📍49 Hackney Rd, E2 7NX

Looking for a bite to eat before your big night out?
There are over 400 restaurants and bars available for last-minute (and advanced!) bookings on Ambl. Why not head for some pre-drinks and yummy Filipino food at:
Rapsa@100 Hoxton
Filipino venue, asian food, signature cocktails
Available for last minute bookings ‘til 23:00 
8 min walk from the Looking Glass Cocktail Club

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8. The Rum Kitchen Shoreditch

 The Rum Kitchen Shoreditch

No prizes for guessing what The Rum Kitchen’s specialty is. With over 100 rare rums on offer in their bars, the Rum Kitchen is the place to be if you’re a rum-lover (shocker!). They also have a variety of yummy Carribean food on offer from the kitchen, so you can enjoy a bite to eat before your big night out.

Opening hours 

Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 23:30

💡Available for last minute bookings on Ambl
Monday to Sunday:
12:00 - 22:30

Facilities

  • Bar

Menu 

Plenty of house cocktails and reimagined classics to choose from at The Looking Glass.

Address

📍5 Sclater Street, Shoreditch, E1 6GX

👀 Find and make last-minute plans with Ambl

Going out with friends, grabbing some after work drinks, or wowing your date shouldn’t be difficult—especially not when you’re surrounded by the hidden gems available just off Shoreditch High Street.

Ambl’s on a mission to make sure you’re never all dressed up with nowhere to go. With over 400 restaurants, bars, and pubs available for last-minute bookings, Ambl is bringing back the lost art of spontaneity. 

Are you ready to find the best cocktail bars and bring back last-minute fun?

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Best bars in Shoreditch FAQs

How to make a reservation at bars in Shoreditch?

To make a reservation at bars in Shoreditch, download Ambl and search for available reservations in Shoreditch. You can make a booking for 15 minutes in the future, or up to a week in advance.

How much does a drink cost in Shoreditch?

A drink in Shoreditch costs anywhere from £8 to £20, depending on where you go.

What is the best bar for students in Shoreditch?

The best bar for students in Shoreditch is Callooh Calley. It’s not too expensive, it’s open 'til late, and it’s closeby a number of other popular bars and restaurants.