Shoreditch and the big night out go hand in hand. But if you’re pining for more than a pint and less than blaring beats, visit one of the neighbourhood’s best cocktail joints, whisky hangouts and craft beer bars for drinking in The Ditch done well.
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The best bars in Shoreditch
Venue says: “Winner of the 'world's best high volume bar' at the 2016 Spirited Awards. Open seven days a week 6pm-1am. Cocktail classes also available.”
A cocktail institution if ever there was one, Callooh Callay has been showing other bars how drinking is done since 2008. Its playful tone and first-rate drinks help keep it relevant despite the changing times. We’ve never had a dull moment at this bar.
A sweet spin-off bar from the people who brought you Covent Garden’s famed Experimental Cocktail Club, found within the space that used to be legendary nightclub Plastic People. Cocktails are banging. So are the tunes. Visit during one of their seasonal pop-ups for drinks with a theme.
Find more sophisticated drinking in London
So many cocktails, so little time. So just stick to the best cocktail bars in London by using our ranked list below. You'll find everything from dark and dirty speakeasy joints and secret bars to bold and brash party spots meant for a night out on the tiles. What they all have in common is mixed drinks that will blow your mind – and hopefully not your budget.