Apples & Pears

Bars and pubs , Cocktail bars Whitechapel
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Apples and Pears Bar photographed by Gary Morrisroe ©Gary Morrisroe
Venue says: "Looking for private hire? We can offer whole venue hire or private hire of one bar. No hire fee, just a minimum bar spend. Call us for info."

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, garama 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. 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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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!