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Venue says: "Happy hour! Tuesday to Friday from 5pm-7pm! Come and get 2-for-1 cocktails!"

It's all about the party at this cocktail bar on Singer Street, just around the corner from Old Street tube. Resident DJs at the weekend bring the tunes (house and club classics, mainly), with many of the Monday nights devoted to film screenings up on the rooftop terrace - complete with bottomless popcorn and a blanket, lest it get nippy.

The drinks list is certainly extensive. Spirits - available by the bottle and the measure - range from the well-known to the rare. Many contribute to a cocktail list chock-full of martinis, margaritas, mojitos, flutes, shots and the Golden Bee - a house drop of Olmeca Reposado tequila served with crushed ice, Pisang Ambon banana liqueur, passion fruit sugar, lemon and cloudy apple juice. There's a solid selection of wines, too.

There’s no kitchen, but give them a buzz a few hours (well, 48, actually) before you head down and they’ll order in sushi platters for you. That’s the kind of out-of-the-box thinking we like.

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Golden Bee says
Nestled between London's financial district and the vibrant urban village of Shoreditch, Golden Bee is the quintessential urban cocktail bar - complete with a superb cocktail menu comprised of beloved classics and original concoctions. Our resident DJs play non-stop quality house music and club classics, all accompanied by an awesome atmosphere. Golden Bee has the full package. Whether you're after relaxed post-work drinks, sophisticated fun on the weekend or a bespoke corporate event, our sleek interiors and stunning roof terrace - showcasing the cosmopolitan views of Shoreditch below - provide the perfect backdrop for every occasion.
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Venue name: Golden Bee
Address: Singer Street
Transport: Tube: Old Street tube/rail
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Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Caroline F

Great after work venue or weekend night out. I'd recommend Booking an area on the balcony (weather permitting), with its warm heaters & open fire you can stay there all night. Music is great & cocktails are a treat.


This used to be an after work favourite before I moved offices. I loved it because it was a rooftop bar without any pretentiousness. It was always laid back and casual and great for after work drinks. If it's a great view you are after though this is not the place to find it. The cocktails are average and not overpriced and they have a happy hour until 7pm Mon-Thur. During the winter though the outside space is not ideal and the inside space is pretty small, tacky and too loud.

Siobhan H

Avoid like the plague.. Horrendous place, have never dealt with such obnoxious and arrogant people as the owners of Golden Bee! Staff are outrageously rude and even shouted at me down the phone and hung up. worst customer service I've ever experienced, followed by a £125 cancellation fee when I asked them not to cancel my booking!


Doesn't get more central Shoreditch than this, lovely place to get after work drinks. Quite busy especially on Fridays.
Overall, good vibes and nice cocktails as well!


Really cool rooftop bar with amazing cocktails and a 2-for-1 happy hour, even on Fridays! I visited a couple of Fridays ago for after work drinks, really good atmosphere and music on the outside terrace with plenty of heaters. I would definitely recommend drinks here and am looking forward to my next visit! 

Kirsty B

I went to Golden Bee on Friday night for drinks with a party of 15.  We were on the roof terrace which was lovely.  There is a Fire-pit and heaters all around.  The Management were great and I must say I did not find the place overcrowded at all.  There is a downstairs bar and outside terrace which is well able to accommodate the crowds.

Music and drinks were fab.  I totally recommend this place its so different from the grungy Shoreditch scene with its refreshing decor.

Alex Perlude

One of the worst bars in London. Always over capacity with stupidly long waiting times at the bar. If you want somewhere cool with good music and nice people, go somwhere else. Best avoided.

Pauline C.

Great venue! Been there last weekend and the venue is beautiful with three different areas including a lovely roof terrace. Great for a sunny day in Shoreditch! Will be definitely coming back for those delicious cocktails.


Really cool bar. Great vibe and nice post-work crowd. London has been in need of another decent rooftop bar or a while now and this is something quite unique. Will definitely go there again in the near future!