Looking Glass Cocktail Club

Bars and pubs , Cocktail bars Shoreditch
  • 4 out of 5 stars
(6 user reviews)
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A cocktail bar with low-lit, vaguely Victorian interior including, of course, a huge 'Alice in Wondlerand'-esque mirror. There's a also speakeasy style drinking den and DJs to boot.

Venue name: Looking Glass Cocktail Club
Address: 49 Hackney Rd
E2 7NX
Opening hours: Open 5pm-midnight Mon-Sat; noon-midnight Sun
Transport: Tube: Old St/Shoreditch High St Overground
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Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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Louise H

Like any good Instagrammer (totally a word) I was excited to visit a speakeasy bar. Imagining myself somewhere hip, cool, and off the beaten track, with a cocktail in hand, this promised to be fun a night. Located in Shoreditch this bar has a great premise- go through the mirror and into the hidden away bar. On the door a woman in a mask slapped customers' bums upon going through the door, resulting in an awkward 'was that you?!' from the guy in front of me. Having pointed out our welcomer, we proceeded without incident to a cosy arrangement of armchairs, to drink the night away. Except…we didn't. Cocktails that changed colour upon stirring, cocktails with foam and liquid underneath, cocktails of luminous blue…all were bitter and sipped with a frown. Potentially it was our unsophisticated palates, but there was a big group of us and we all ended up choosing wine for our second drink. This place has such promise- cool, quirky and a fun concept- but they really need to improve their drink creations! 


A rather cool Victorian-like speakeasy-style cocktail bar, hidden back from the main Hoxton drag. Cocktails are inventive and not too horrendously priced, and there is an actual looking glass for you to step through into a vast yet still intimate bar area. A great one if you're not already over the speakeasy vibe! 

Christie A

Cool place but definitely (unlike so many other places) best in Winter. It's not really a summer outdoor vibe here at all and somewhat out of the way. The back area of the bar is not open often in summer as it simply does not get busy enough. Shame as this is where the music and dance floor are. The cocktail however are certainly impressive year round and barmen go to a lot of effort to explain their creations. Like all good cocktails the wait can be longer but nevertheless definitely worth it. Strange sad music was playing the last time we went. It was a Friday evening and we actually left because of it.


Cool little place with some interesting drinks. Would go back for sure!