Its authentically traditional pub exterior jutting out into Commercial Street like a ship’s prow, the Commercial Tavern is a wantonly wacky revamp outpost of the Hoxton boho bar beat.
Polaroids of 24-hour party people, a whole wall of Interview magazine covers and a cluster of retro lampshades all point towards the venue’s underground bent, although the pretty young bar staff will still provide your change on a silver platter.
It’ll be too dark to see the beer taps on the brightly tiled bar counter, but ale drinkers should enjoy a pint of Meantime Helles or London Pale Ale, or Young’s Special.
If chat and early Bowie over the speakers start to lose their appeal, there’s a pool table filling most of a small side room; upstairs has its own bar.
|Venue name:||Commercial Tavern||Contact:|
142 Commercial Street
|Opening hours:||Open 5-11pm Mon-Fri; noon-11pm Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail or Shoreditch High Street rail|
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Average User Rating
3.3 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:5
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:2
- 1 star:2
too trendy for its own good... rude staff, uncomfortable atmosphere, only for black framed glasses and tight turned up skinny jeans brigade. Avoid.
Awful service. Rude staff who think are too cool and too good and look down on customers.
Rude, rude, rude and just simply should not be serving people.
Avoid at all costs.
Chic. The mystique, elegance and execution can be applied to everything about Commercial Tavern. A place that makes you come back because you didn't see it all or get enough.