Bar Kick

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© Michael Franke
Old Street

Sister to Clerkenwell’s Café Kick, good-natured Bar Kick is more expansive than its sibling. Most obviously, it’s spread over two floors. The bar at street level, the nicer of the two rooms, is a wide, lived-in space of retro continental allure with nearly a dozen table-football tables.

As at Café Kick, drinks and snacks have a Latin flavour – Sagres, Super Bock and Estrella beers; grilled chorizo sandwiches; platters of Spanish cheeses, cured meats and olives; and even pan bagnats, baps stuffed with tuna, egg and tomato usually sold from vans around Provence.

Entertainment stretches to poetry readings, stand-up comedy and speed-dating events.

Venue name: Bar Kick
Address: 127 Shoreditch High Street
E1 6JE
Opening hours: Open 10.30am-11pm Mon-Wed; 10.30am-midnight Thur; noon-midnight Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3.30pm, 6-11pm Mon-Wed; noon-3.30pm, 6pm-midnight Thur, Fri; noon-midnight Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Old Street tube/rail or Shoreditch High Street rail

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Alex F

This is my regular spot for sport in Shoreditch (there is a very limited choice). Make sure to get in early to grab a seat in front of the 80 inch TVand away you go..... Great atmosphere, great staff! I agree that the food is rather expensive as is the beer..... But still a good bar in my books. 

Jess Hayes

Just left this place on a night that England are playing a World Cup Qualifier. As I work in the area I know there is a severe lack of nice football pubs/bars so often come here. However I will never be back after tonight when the manager refused to put the sound on for the game but insisted on playing repetitive house music. When I asked the manager if he would put the sound on he refused stating it was a Friday night. I pointed out that since the bar advertises itself as a sports bar this should surely be irrelevant. However his response 'Darling I'm not putting the sound on' was pretty enraging. Disappointing considering I'd already spent a fair amount on two rounds of drinks and a round of overpriced food on the premise that I'd be able to watch a football game in a sports bar, money I wouldn't mind spending to watch a game in what I thought was a good bar. I implore sports fans , especially female ones for fear of being brushed aside 'darlings', to avoid this place.


Bar Kick is by far the best place to go in Shoreditch and their coctails are definitely the best in town. Great staff too!