Old Street Bar & Pub Guide

Old Street Bar & Pub Guide

A round-up of the top 10 best bars and pubs in the Old Street area


There’s no shortage of fantastic drinking spots in and around the Old Street neighbourhood. From historical old boozers to hipster rooftop bars, craft beer specialists to cool cocktail bars, you won’t struggle to find a local.


Callooh Callay *Editor’s Choice* 

This long-established, unpretentious neighbourhood bar features quality cocktails, a thriving atmosphere and friendly staff. What more could you ask for?

Address: 65 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY


Old Street Records 

Situated on two floors, this musical mecca is a great spot to listen to live acts. The music roster spans record launches, new bands and established acts. You can also head down to the basement for regular jazz nights and DJ sets.

Address: 350-354 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NQ


Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes 

This Old Street institution is the perfect place to start a night out with friends. Enjoy one of their legendary stone baked pizzas, washed down with a craft beer or a glass of wine. The music’s not bad either.

Address: 32-34 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DA


Happiness Forgets 

This minimal basement room is guaranteed to give you great vibes. It’s always buzzing with conversation, the service is warm and the cocktails are sublime. Book ahead.

Address: 8-9 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU



If you’re into craft beer, then Brewdog is a great after-work choice. This industrial space is kitted out with exposed brick, filament lightbulbs and iron touches. But really, it’s all about the beer. And they do it well. You can enjoy a variety of hop-fuelled beverages from dark and spicy to more fruity numbers. It’s also worth noting that the Shoreditch branch is closed from the 19th June – 6th July, inclusive.

Address: 51-55 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA


The Bricklayers Tavern 

This local boozer is an integral part of the area. What it lacks in finesse, it makes up for in character and charm. Tucked away on a beautiful cobbled street, The Bricklayers Tavern attracts a beautifully eclectic crowd.

Address: 63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PE


Worship Street Whistling Shop 

Lose your cocktail inhibitions and enter this spirit emporium for some artfully mixed cocktails. This atmospheric bar has a distinctly Victorian feel and offers some of the most out-there cocktails around.

Address: 63 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DU


Boundary Bar 

Perched upon the top of the Conran-designed Boundary Project, this Shoreditch hotspot is the perfect place to visit when the sun is shining as it offers mesmerizing panoramic views across East London and beyond.

Address: 2-4 Boundary Street, London, E2 7DD



Dedicated to the coolest man on screen, McQueen is a cocktail bar-cum-club-cum-restaurant. The masculine interior is filled with Chesterfield sofas, rustic wood and exposed brick. If you’re up for a night of great cocktails and sumptuous steaks, then give it a try.

Address: 55-61 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4AA



Low-lit, comfortable seating and attentive table service, Nightjar is the perfect venue for after-work drinks. The drinks menu is extensive, with over 200 fantastic cocktails to choose from.

Address: 129 City Road, London, EC1V 1JB


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