Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Music , Music venues Shoreditch
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Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

This bar-restaurant-venue attracts a friendly mix of creatives, tourists and City boys. It comprises a small square of terrace and a large sunken bar area, where action buzzes around the long bar counter. The windowless back room is usually fenced off for shows by indie hopefuls (and occasionally bigger acts scaling down for warm-up shows and album launches) plus disco and pop club nights and film screenings. Peckish? Then grab a bite from the Bar & Kitchen's food residency: DJ Seth Troxler's Smokey Tails barbecue restaurant.

Venue name: Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Address: 2-4
Hoxton Square
N1 6NU
Transport: Tube: Old Street
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  • Latin and world Wednesday October 26 2016
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  • Quirky events Saturday October 29 2016 Free
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  • Hip hop and R&B Saturday November 5 2016 - Sunday December 10 2017
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  • Rap, hip hop and R&B Sunday November 13 2016
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  • Dance and electronic Wednesday November 16 2016
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  • Rock and indie Thursday November 17 2016
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Anthony C

It's a great venue with superb friendly staff and loads of great gigs. I absolutely love it.

Andy M

I love going here for the live music, its got the best sound I London. Its great for after work drinks too, really friendly staff


I discovered this place by a lucky accident and it has been on the top of my 'East London restaurants to go to' list ever since! Pleasant atmosphere, friendly and polite staff and delicious food - what more can you ask for? Oh, and they have life music events, which I am yet to catch, but I'm sure I won't be disappointed!

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A great combination of bar, restaurant and music venue all under one roof. Get there early and you can finish your pizza before the first band comes on stage.

Sarah V

This is such a great and consistent party venue! Can't say I love the food, but as a bar and a club this place is brilliant. They always have interesting gigs on, after which they usually have a DJ play until 2 am. It is a great place to go if you want a good night out but don't want to go to an actual club. It is low-key and relaxed, yet I have had great parties here. The DJ's are pretty damn good, which makes the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen one of those places where you just dance and dance until you get kicked out at closing time. If you don't have anything planned for this weekend yet, go and check out Magnus this Saturday - the concert promises to be amazing! 

Chlo Fo



Great little music venue, spacey and airy with reasonably priced drinks to boot. I saw Aurora here and it was a great setting, they hadn't packed us even, leaving us with ample viewing space. Ideally located to grab a pre-drink and bite to eat from the many surrounding bars and restaurants.

Ros A

I really like this place. Here are the reasons why:

1. The door staff are legends- just really nice people, even when dealing with wasters. I don't know why but that stands out to me.  
2. It's unpretentious (unlike some of its hipster neighbours). They play whatever music they fancy on any given day. You could be experiencing old school hip hop or funk or dance. Whatever it is, it's generally good.
3. There's a secret back room dance floor. This is imperative when combined with cocktails.
4. Everyone is just having a f*cking good time in there.

Small downsides, I'd love for it to stay open later (I think it closes at 1.30ish), I wanted to stay until at least 4am.... (I know, party animal).  Also in the dance floor area it's hotter than a sauna- jeans are a no go....


love this place, the food is delicious,You choose what type of food you want, burrito, enchilladas, even the salads looks great. They have a good cocktail menu with some original cocktails (oh my god!!) the staff is excellent, overall the place is a treat.