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. Think we've missed a great drinking spot in Dalston? Let us know in the comment box below. Dalston bars | Dalston pubs

Dalston bars


  • Rated as: 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... Read Alibi review

Dalston Jazz Bar

  • Rated as: 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... Read Dalston Jazz Bar review

Duke of Wellington

  • Rated as: 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... Read Duke of Wellington review

Hobby Horse

  • Rated as: 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... Read Hobby Horse review

Dalston bars | Dalston pubs

Dalston pubs

Prince George

  • Rated as: 4/5

Once a mellow backstreet local, the George now swarms with rowdy, slumming-it art students in ridiculous outfits on Fridays and Saturdays.

Scolt Head

  • Rated as: 3/5

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 a few years ago.

Dalston Superstore

  • Rated as: 3/5

Suited to its surroundings in tipping-point east London, the Dalston Superstore is carefully indifferent, confidently cool and slightly camp.


  • Rated as: 3/5

Longtime denizens of E8 remember this place as Uncle Sam's, an altogether fairly shambolic pub.

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