It's all about the party at this cocktail bar on Singer Street, just around the corner from Old Street tube. Resident DJs at the weekend bring the tunes (house and club classics, mainly), with many of the Monday nights devoted to film screenings up on the rooftop terrace - complete with bottomless popcorn and a blanket, lest it get nippy.
The drinks list is certainly extensive. Spirits - available by the bottle and the measure - range from the well-known to the rare. Many contribute to a cocktail list chock-full of martinis, margaritas, mojitos, flutes, shots and the Golden Bee - a house drop of Olmeca Reposado tequila served with crushed ice, Pisang Ambon banana liqueur, passion fruit sugar, lemon and cloudy apple juice. There's a solid selection of wines, too.
There’s no kitchen, but give them a buzz a few hours (well, 48, actually) before you head down and they’ll order in sushi platters for you. That’s the kind of out-of-the-box thinking we like.
Our resident DJs play non-stop quality house music and club classics, all accompanied by an awesome atmosphere. Golden Bee has the full package. Whether you're after relaxed post-work drinks, sophisticated fun on the weekend or a bespoke corporate event, our sleek interiors and stunning roof terrace - showcasing the cosmopolitan views of Shoreditch below - provide the perfect backdrop for every occasion.
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Average User Rating
4 / 5
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BOUNCERS VIOLENTLY ASSAULTED MY FRIEND AT GOLDEN BEE. Please, do not go to Golden Bee. Going to Golden Bee was the first time in my life that I have ever felt unsafe at a club, let alone feeling unsafe because of the staff working there. A member of our party was beaten until unconscious by three of the bouncers working here. After the event, when outraged onlookers questioned their actions, they were meat with incredibly abusive language that I do not care to repeat. A place that can employ such savage, thuggish men is not somewhere to spend any amount time or money. My time at Golden Bee is something that I will never forget because of the traumatising actions and disgusting behaviour of the staff. I have only given it one star because Time Out will not let me give it -1000000000.
We had an amazing night at the Golden Bee last Friday! We went for a company night out and were about 20 people, everyone had so much fun. The roof terrace was so nice! The music, drinks and costumer service were great too! We will definitely be back. Special thanks to Gosh who did the booking procedure so smooth and easy to us.
Great place to have fun.
I loved the way this place it's designed.
Staff really nice, the do walk around like bees making sure you have everything you need.
Definitely going back
Had a night out on the 18th we had a really good night, roof terrace is wicked bar staff upstairs and downstairs all really nice...baring in mind it was really busy I think they coped really well.
Had a dance downstairs too...must say this was my second visit here and I would most definitely go again.
Drinks are reasonable too, and taste good!!!!!!! You can definitely taste the alcohol!!!!! Loved it.
Door man were all very polite didn't have a problem at all. Not arrogant like some places I've been too.
This place is amazing - great rooftop in both winter and summer. They provide blankets, outdoor heaters and fire pits during the winter/ The cocktails are delicious, my favourite being the one with Haribo sweets on top!
Great for after work and love love love the rooftop bar. If you are looking for a lively venue then this does not disappoint, perfect in the summer!
Great after work venue or weekend night out. I'd recommend Booking an area on the balcony (weather permitting), with its warm heaters & open fire you can stay there all night. Music is great & cocktails are a treat.
I went to Golden Bee on Friday night for drinks with a party of 15. We were on the roof terrace which was lovely. There is a Fire-pit and heaters all around. The Management were great and I must say I did not find the place overcrowded at all. There is a downstairs bar and outside terrace which is well able to accommodate the crowds.
Music and drinks were fab. I totally recommend this place its so different from the grungy Shoreditch scene with its refreshing decor.
Great venue! Been there last weekend and the venue is beautiful with three different areas including a lovely roof terrace. Great for a sunny day in Shoreditch! Will be definitely coming back for those delicious cocktails.
Really cool bar. Great vibe and nice post-work crowd. London has been in need of another decent rooftop bar or a while now and this is something quite unique. Will definitely go there again in the near future!
Great location as always. We celebrated our friend's 30th and we had the perfect table inside just next to the dj . Good cocktails, nice crowd and lovely atmosphere!
Arranged a firm party - Golden Bee was amazing!! Looked after us the whole night. Food was great although I should've ordered more. Drink was plentiful... cocktails were amazing... whole atmosphere 10 out of 10... Thanks!!!!
Went on a Tuesday night for work drinks. Great bar and drinks menu, lovely setting. Only giving 4 stars as you cant open a tab and you can't order food to the terrace, we were not advised of this when booking. Otherwise a 5 star experience
Booked an area in the Golden Bee's rooftop bar for my 40th birthday. We had a great night. It's a cool venue and the bar staff were brilliant. I'd totally recommend.
Thanks Golden Bee for a great night. We had booking downstairs but we wanted to be upstairs. The staff where able to accommodate us. It was a great atmosphere. Thank you for making my birthday night great. All my friends really had a fab night. We will definitely be back.
Had my leaving drinks here which we will never return again. Doesn't even deserve one star! Rude manager and owner who kicked us out to make way for business men in suits with an open business tab. Booked table in advance with confirmation for 5:30pm until 2am but was told to 'GET OUT' by 6:30pm. Pretentious and shallow. We all had drinks and wasn't even given the chance to finish them without the manager and owner shouting at us like mad dogs. Humiliating and money grabbing place. I advise not to go there. Even the security men informed me to not let them ruin my evening and enjoy it somewhere better.
Love this place! The roof is so cool and drinks are affordable.
Could do with proper music up there but really nice evening for get togethers! Have rebooked for a birthday in summer x
We had a short lived, horrible time at the Golden Bee. Having booked for a party of 15 on the guest list, our party was refused entry as it wasn't a 50/50 split of males/females. Whilst a fraction of the party arrived and got in, sadly the birthday person was refused entry. The whole needing to have a '50/50 split' of guests was never mentioned to me upon booking (both speaking to someone over the phone or in the email confirmation from DesginMyNight). Not impressed at all and I will definitely not be going back.
Wonderful venue, staff and crowd! I love coming here for a guaranteed great night with a fun atmosphere!
Really cool rooftop bar with amazing cocktails and a 2-for-1 happy hour, even on Fridays! I visited a couple of Fridays ago for after work drinks, really good atmosphere and music on the outside terrace with plenty of heaters. I would definitely recommend drinks here and am looking forward to my next visit!
One of the worst bars in London. Always over capacity with stupidly long waiting times at the bar. If you want somewhere cool with good music and nice people, go somwhere else. Best avoided.
Avoid like the plague.. Horrendous place, have never dealt with such obnoxious and arrogant people as the owners of Golden Bee! Staff are outrageously rude and even shouted at me down the phone and hung up. worst customer service I've ever experienced, followed by a £125 cancellation fee when I asked them not to cancel my booking!