Apples & Pears

Bars and pubs , Cocktail bars Whitechapel
  • 5 out of 5 stars
(19 user reviews)
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Venue says: "Resident DJ every Friday and Saturday from 8pm until late. To book a table, email us or visit our website."

This slick little bar at the Aldgate end of Brick Lane hosts club nights, live acoustic music, comedy, film screenings and variety events. There's a cute little garden area too, though it can get busy come summertime. 

It's mostly about the cocktails here. Options range from an eponymous house number (made from Russian Standard Platinum vodka, lemongrass, cloudy apple, garam masala caramel and Angostura bitters) to their take on a bloody mary - here called a 'bloody marley'. It's got a jerk kick, from Levi Roots' Reggae Reggae sauce.

There's a short wine list too, as well as Blue Moon, Hoxton Stout, Bethnal Pale Ale, Brick Lane Lager and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale catering to the beer hounds.  

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Apples & Pears says
A neighbourhood cocktail bar in east London.

Late night music every weekend. Live music weekdays. Heated garden. Private hire.

We are a neighbourhood cocktail bar in east London, serving up well-crafted cocktails whilst introducing colourful flavours and ingredients. We are located just minutes from Aldgate East tube station with close proximity to Brick Lane, Shoreditch and Spitalfields.

We have aimed to create a cocktail bar where you can escape from the hustle, where you can meet new people and enjoy well-crafted drinks in a social environment. We pride ourselves on our social and friendly atmosphere, our varied music styles and a team that makes excellent cocktails.

Our music programme is eclectic and lively, spinning records from funk and old school hip hop to disco, Motown and soul - both at the weekends and during the week. We also have live acoustic sessions and other live music. Plus we offer retro cocktail specials for £6 from 5-8pm daily.

We have two floors: a lounge bar with a centre piece skylight bar, and a late-night basement bar with brick-vaulted ceiling which is available for private hire. Both bars have access to a heated garden.

For information about booking a table, space for your birthday or for private hire, please email
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Venue name: Apples & Pears
Address: 26 Osborn St
E1 6TD
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 5pm-midnight; Fri & Sat 5pm-1am
Transport: Tube: Aldgate East
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  • Hip hop and R&B Friday October 28 2016 - Saturday February 4 2017
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  • Funk and soul Saturday October 29 2016 - Sunday June 4 2017
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Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Reggie R

For good vibes, great cocktails and a pleasant atmosphere - this is the place to be!

Evil A

Great food and the staff's are really friendly
Nice for family meal at Sunday roast

Susan R

Fantastic little bar just off of brick lane brill music great staff best nite out you could want... great cocktails really fun place to be on a nite out would recommend to everybody ...

Katrina R

Fantastic staff lovely atmosphere brilliant music and drinks just a all round lovely place to go never seen any trouble there and always had a fantastic time defo the place to go

Anthony s

Spent a fab nite at Apple as pears music was great all staff were nice and polite would use the bar again and recommend it to friends and family it's a great nite out..

Kay C

Such a great selection of cocktails and the atmosphere is always positive. The owners are friendly and well there's good looking bar staff too! 👍🏾

Natasha A

The bar staff are friendly professional and very knowledgable about drinks, (the cocktail list is yummy!!) the atmosphere is warm and inviting it's a lovely cosy place to go to for drinks, and music, in the heart of the city, making it great night out.

Jason R

Great bar with a wide range of cocktails and food. Friendly staff and top notch service. Recommended for after work drinks or a lively Saturday night.


Nice, busy bar playing remixes of 80s, 90s and 00s pop hits when we were there. There's a little courtyard garden at the back, which closes at 11. Great cocktails but expect hipster prices.

Louise W

The friendliest bar in London with the best cocktails, great music and an atmosphere that makes you feel like you never want to leave! Both owners and staff work incredibly hard and are continuously improving and updating the venue, listening to their customers and ensuring that everyone that passes by has an unforgettable experience.

The Man on the Street

What a great find. Small bar at what used to be considered the wrong end of Brick Lane. No more ! This is absolutely the right place to be. Friendly staff buzzing atmosphere and last night (at Wham Bam Thank You Mam ) 4 awesome female acoustic guitarists. The headliner - Emily Lee was a showstopper. If the stage had been raised a little to improve sight-lines this would have got 5 stars all the way. 

Rich G

Great little bar, with a lively upstairs, and intimate basement with a more clubby feel. Hosts lots of cool independent nights from smaller promoters. Well worth a look!