Dalston bars and pubs

Check out the best bars and pubs in Dalston

Dalston is where old Hackney meets new. If you want to hang with locals, enjoy a pint in traditional boozers like Scolt Head or Dalston Jazz Bar. Hipsters and cool kids prefer the buzz of places like Prince George and Dalston Superstore.

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Dalston bars

  • Alibi

    Rating: 3/5 91 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB

    It's easy to think of the Alibi as the naughty kid brother to the Dalston Superstore just up the street...
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  • Dalston Jazz Bar

    Rating: 3/5 4 Bradbury Street, London, N16 8JN

    Dalston's incoming hipsters tend to congregate at newer bars such as Alibi and the Dalston Superstore...
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  • Duke of Wellington

    Rating: 3/5 119 Balls Pond Road, London, N1 4BL

    The 2009 conversion of this corner pub is a textbook example of how to update an old local...
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  • Hobby Horse

    Rating: 3/5 281 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AS

    As the Shoreditch nightlife scene expands ever-northwards, and the bar scene in Dalston pushes out to the south, this recent opening is perfectly positioned to catch...
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Dalston pubs

  • Prince George

    Rating: 4/5 40 Parkholme Road, London, E8 3AG

    Once a mellow backstreet local, the George now swarms with rowdy, slumming-it art students in ridiculous outfits on Fridays and Saturdays, to the point where the landlord has even hired a...
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  • Scolt Head

    Rating: 3/5 107A Culford Road, London, N1 4HT

    In a corner of Hackney where pool tables and a giant TV are still a prerequisite for survival, the former Sussex Arms was smartened up to good effect a few years ago. The new owners tore out...
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  • Dalston Superstore

    Rating: 3/5 117 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB

    Suited to its surroundings in tipping-point east London, the Dalston Superstore is a carefully indifferent, confidently cool and slightly camp New York-styled ersatz dive bar split between two floors...
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  • Haggerston

    Rating: 3/5 438 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AA

    Longtime denizens of E8 remember this place as Uncle Sam's, an altogether fairly shambolic pub that found fame in the area thanks to its unexpectedly fine Sunday-night jazz sessions.
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