The Old Blue Last
Time Out says
Posted: Sat Jan 5 2013
Owned and operated by über-cool magazine Vice this corner venue was in the not too distant past a traditional East End boozer, complete with lock-in curtains and a sixtysomething dreamer belting out Sinatra standards in the corner. Heaven knows what former regulars would make of the place now. After a major refurbishment early in 2010, it's now much less scruffy and dilapidated, with vastly increased floor space, a whole new lounge area, longer bar, better sound system and (mercifully) new toilets. The upstairs room is where the cultish, groovily attired live action (much of it free) happens, including occasional 'secret' gigs (word invariably leaks out) from high-profile bands.
The Old Blue Last says
?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?
?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.
The Old Blue Last 38 Great Eastern Street
- Venue phone:
020 7739 7033
- Venue website:
- Opening hours:
Monday -Wednesday 12 PM - 12 AM ; Thursday 12PM - AM ; Friday & Saturday 12PM - 2 AM ; Sunday 12 PM - 12PM
Shoreditch High Street Overground; Tube: Old Street
The Old Blue Last
38 Great Eastern Street
- 020 7739 7033
- The Old Blue Last
What's on at The Old Blue Last
Brighton alt rock four-piece Ellekaye are young and unpolished, but their heavy, spiky and faintly doom-laden tracks, complete with resounding baritone vocals and Smiths-y lyrics, show promise.
Playing moody, piano-punctured pop-rock with a definite Bastille influence, rising Bristol band Flags play their first London show tonight. Fair warning: their song ‘This Old House’ is not a Shakin' Stevens cover.
Average User Rating
5 / 5
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Definitely a place worth checking out on the weekends. No long lines, no cover charge. Reasonable priced drinks. Good service, friendly people, and a rather lively, yet chill atmosphere. Best part is that they have live music upstairs. A nice change of scene if you wanna catch some cool bands perform. Now this isn't a big party type place, it's a pub..so it's more relaxed but still fun to hit up with some friends.