Despite its location at the epicentre of the Shoreditch party scene and its association with hipster bible Vice (which bought the place in 2004), the Old Blue Last does a remarkable job of defying preconceptions. Absent are the bare lightbulbs and brick walls of those that have arrived in its wake, and, while London- and US-made craft beers are available, big-brand brews like Heineken and Grolsch get prime representation on the taps. Furniture is minimal, something you’ll be thankful of from 7pm onwards, when nearby digital drones flock in to decompress over pints. It’s this enduring popularity – and a reputation for first-class live music – that’s elevated the Old Blue Last above other East End scene spots.
'The cradle of British music's future' The Guardian
'London's best live music venue' The Evening Standard
'The Old Blue Last has the awesome power to make any gig into a beer-soaked, freak out, dance party' Spoonfed
'Infamous' Resident Advisor
The Old Blue Last is a pub/live venue in Shoreditch, east London brought to you by the people at Vice.
Since 2004 we've been bringing you the best forward-thinking bands and DJs seven nights a week, as well as secret shows by some of the biggest names around and all, more-often-than-not, completely for free.