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Last Days of Shoreditch

Bars and pubs, Mezcalerias Shoreditch
2 out of 5 stars
(9user reviews)

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Address: Red Market
288 Old Street
London
EC1V 9LA
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Users say (9)

2 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

2.3 / 5

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tastemaker

I popped here with my best pal on a Saturday night in December. Yes, like the other reviews say, it was cold; but it's also an outdoor venue in the middle of winter - no amount of heaters can change the seasons.


Personally, I thought the atmosphere was fun and jovial, with lots of food stalls (my friend bought a portion of Poutain for £4.50, which I thought was very well priced), decor (fairy lights, drapes, artwork boards), sitting area, dancing floor AND a giant slide for adults. The slide was my favourite part tbh.


There was a separate cocktail bar for those willing to splash a little more cash. If like me you're broke then the normal bar had a range of craft beers on tap (no cider on tap though, only cans). Alcohol was more expensive than the food but I thought it was standard London/Shoreditch prices - £4.50 for a can of cider.


My friend and I happened upon the place when we were looking for a chill drink, so we were happy enough - it was cutesy. Personally wouldn't go there specifically if I was looking for a winter/festive/Christmas ting. It's kind of a standard, seasonal venue. 

Tastemaker

Wasn't a fan. When I went only two food stalls were open, choice =none. Only burgers. But they did have vegan and vegetarian. But at £10 for a burger I would have rather gone 100 other places in Shorditch. The drinks were ridiculously priced. For £7 I got a mildly warm tiny baileys hot chocolate that wasn't even 1/2 full of drink, mostly whipped creme. So much better out there.

tastemaker

A really nice christmassy meet up spot 5 minutes walk from Old Street Station. Some really nice food and drink stalls, good music playing and a buzzy atmosphere, but wrap up warm as the place is practically all in the open. 

tastemaker

A good warm up venue to meet up with friends and set you on a good course for the evening. Vegan junk food stall among others, mulled drinks, cosy booths with heaters, fairly good music (on a fairly empty dance floor) and a slide down from the top bar. Felt quite Christmassy and did it’s job for me, I loved the decor, but no wow factor especially on service and facilities.

tastemaker

Ensure that you wrap up warm if you plan to come here in the winter. There were free standing heaters but it may not be warm enough if you plan to spend a long time hanging out here. 

There were very limited options for food but plenty of bars. During my visit, they only had burgers and chips but presented in different ways by each stall. There was only 1 hot drinks bar and the queue was long as it was a cold evening. Prepare to pay £10 per burger and £7 for a small cup of mulled wine. Pricey! 

Overall, I m not a fan, there are better options elsewhere in Shoreditch.

tastemaker

The location of this place couldn't be better and on a hot summers day, this will be the perfect spot to kick off your evening before moving on. Moving on being the key thing as the drinks and food options are limited and slightly pricey (but then again it is Shoreditch). 

tastemaker

The location is pretty cool, a nice patio full of benches and tables and surrounded by food stalls and bars. 

I was expecting much more though! I found the music a bit boring and the options for drinks were not so many- beer/cocktails (cheap but decent!) at the lower bar near the dance floor / watery pimm's by pint/pitcher (£8/£25) / very very tiny cocktails for £8.5. Food as well was a bit disappointing- I was expecting more choices instead of just 2/3 stalls selling burgers and fries. Even the avocado bar, which I dreamt of for weeks, is honestly not the avocado heaven you would imagine. I had guacamole with carasau bread and that was good, just slightly too "lemony" for my taste. Nevertheless, avocado fries are not the best invention ever and the balsamic vinegar sauce on top of them was awful. I mean, come on, its flavour has absolutely nothing to do with avocado's and it's completely overwhelming. Veggie fries could have been very nice, if they had dried them after frying.

Apart from that, you can spend a very pleasant and chill afternoon, but not more than that. After few hours the music is still the same and nothing changes until 23, when the party's over and the after party starts. My advice? Go home kids! (...or anywhere else in Shoreditch!)

Tastemaker

Utterly awful. The Last Days of Shoreditch certainly live up to their name. Their doormen are discriminative against men, with apparent licence issues to allow too many males in at a time. According to the doormen, men are more likely to start fights.


Very disappointing to be refused to this venue as there were 5 more males to females. Ridiculous, archaic and discriminative views.

Tastemaker

Apart from the slightly depressing name, Last Days of Shoreditch is a great place to hangout on a warm Friday night when you and your mates don't have plans. With a great selection of food and drinks you're guaranteed to make everyone happy. 


They also show some of the football games, so grab a beer, and cheer on your team! Then there's plenty to drink to either drown your sorrows or celebrate. 


Just don't expect to have in depth conversations with anyone, as the music gets pretty loud! 

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