The Shoreditch
The Shoreditch
2.5
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
Located on Shoreditch's popular high street lays The Shoreditch. A quirky, contemporary, eclectic tiki style cocktail bar upstairs, whilst downstairs lives the heart and soul of the venue. The underground basement club offers a sultry alternative to your standard meeting spaces and can cater to a diverse range of events.
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Neighbourhood: Shoreditch
The western front of the edgy East End, Shoreditch is a perennially trendy haven for anything “street” – be it art, food, or fashion. With its handful of well connected transportation links dotting its perimeter, along with an ever increasing variety of shops, hotels, bars, and restaurants, it's easy to explore this trend-conscious and youth-oriented neighbourhood. There's a lingering post-industrial grit about Shoreditch, but because it shares a border with “The City” financial district, the influence from its upscale neighbour can result in fascinating outcomes.
How to get there
  • Shoreditch High St • 5 min walk
  • Hoxton • 8 min walk
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Adam
Derby, UK12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
This place was hilarious… hilariously bad that is. I wondered why everywhere else was busy and this bar was empty and soon discovered why. The drinks weren’t the worst but quite overpriced (3 shots £15) I enjoyed the oddly placed mannequins but the piece de resistance were the toilets. When I asked my brother what they were like he just laughed and said “unexplainable “. I was greeted by an office chair in a very tired room of sinks and a separate toilet area which was in dire need of refurbishing. Another highlight was a girl coming in to have a cry and then hastily walking out again. Maybe the creepy mannequin scared her.
Written 15 July 2022
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Jonny C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
not great. nice new lady on the bar - she was helpful and lovely. drinks very expensive. not busy but DJ which was good but all our drinks tasted like water - and paid £65 for 3 of us to have drinks, that tasted like water!
Written 25 October 2021
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Ish S
London1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
To whom it may concern,

I am a 31 year old Sikh Orthopaedic Surgeon. Last night I went to Bario East bar in Shoreditch. I was admitted with a group of friends of mixed ethnicities. We then discovered our group had got split up, so half had gone next door to 'The Shoreditch'. We finished our one drink in Bario East and walked next door. We stood patiently in the queue until we got to the front. I was asked for ID so got out my drivers license, at this point the doorman below said 'You can't come in with that on your head'.
I am a Sikh, it's my religion to have my head covered at all times. I explained this to him politely, and his response was 'take it off or get out of the queue'. I politely asked to speak to the manager and he refused. My colleague who is of African descent was then told his passport had a crease in it, so wasn't valid. Needless to say, I left, and went back next door to Bario East. All of my friends who were in the Shoreditch then left too. I then had a discussion with the manager of Bario East who is happy for the CCTV from his own premises to be accessed to clearly show we were polite, and sober throughout. I have never witnessed such open and outrageous racism on a premises in my life.
The individual should never be allowed to work on a door again, and I am currently seeking advice from The Equality Advisory Support Service.

Sincerely,

Written 24 October 2015
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David S
London, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
I attended a Mixology cocktail masterclass with a group as part of a stag do in April 2014 and the experience blew my mind! I'm not usually, at all, interested in alcohol in general but this day was not about me, it was about the gentleman who was engaged to be married.This wasn't a usual group either, we really did test the fabric of the course as among us we had a pregnant lady, muslims, alcoholics, and worst of all the health conscious gym bunny (me) who in usual circumstances, avoids any relationship with alcohol (seriously, 1 beer every 3 months was about my consumption level). However, I put my reservations aside and 'oh boy' am I glad I did!

If you're looking for a group experience to share for a special occasion or team building exercise, then this is a must! We each learned how to make four amazing cocktails, while nibbling on antipasti and being given a brief history of their origins, and were also given a 'formula' to follow that we could later use in a 'group challenge' to invent our own. Being the creative person that I am, freelance designer, this was the best part of the day for me. Our 'Malibu Cocktease' remains a popular topic months later (yes!- we won the challenge!) and I've even purchased the ingredients at home to serve my guests for equally-special occasions. Thanks Mixology, it was an experience to remember!
Written 14 June 2014
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Abbie W
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Got double charged for all my drinks and when asking the bar staff they were very rude and told us to go elsewhere if we didn’t like it.
Woman manager with ginger hair was even ruder with no customer service at all and very disrespectful
I got out in shoreditch a lot but this is the WORST Bar I’ve ever been to in my life.
Written 23 October 2018
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Lukethompson8
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
£42.00 for 4 single vodka lemonades served in London’s finest pint plastic cups. I have no words. Stay away.
Written 4 January 2020
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Ellieceri
Hertfordshire, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
Myself and my colleagues visited The Shoreditch for drinks and a few of us decided to eat in there (unfortunately).
We placed an order for 2 cocktails, a pizza and a cheeseburger. Our drinks came up after around 15 minutes. The place was near on empty, with only two other tables in the establishment- perhaps one should have taken the hint!
The waitress came over to inform us that the kitchen had only just opened so our food would take around 20 minutes, which was fine and we didn't have an issue with. By this point a few other members of our group had ordered some fries and hummus.
Another 40 minutes later my pizza arrived along with the fries. After enquiringly where our burger was which we ordered at the same time we were told that it wouldn't be much longer.
A little while later the hummus and pitta arrive with a 'mysterious item' on the plate. When we asked our waitress what it was she simply looked at us blankly and didn't know. Considering how basic of a menu that you offer it my be wise that your staff are actually aware of what you are serving- only a suggestion though?
After enquiring the location of this burger another two time we finally received it and hour and half after order. It was burnt and dry- considering it is advertised as 'served medium' on the menu not what you would expect!
We obviously sent back the monstrosity and they took it off the bill. When presented with the rest of our bill -£18. We suggested that as a gesture of kindness for our inconvenience that they removed our two drinks (totalling £10). A woman who I presume was the manager informed us that she was not going to do this as she said sorry about the burger. Quite frankly I don't think that is good enough. After all of this when trying to pay for our drink on card £5 we were told that we couldn't actually do this because of their card limit.

Unfortunately for this establishment we were a group of managers of pubs, restaurants and cocktail bars. So we know how this situation should have been handled.
Such a shame that it put a downer on the night. Wouldn't risk coming here, just go next door!
Written 27 September 2017
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Bishbot
Witham, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
I visited The Shoreditch to celebrate a friend's birthday and, while I might not have picked it, I generally enjoy a cocktail bar and was still expecting a good time.

I started to get concerned when I saw that the minimum card charge was £15. A minimum charge is not uncommon, but that seemed rather steep. They also did not serve beer in pints, which, fine, it's a cocktail bar, but you'd normally expect some sort of lager on. Deciding on a gin and tonic (which was fine, to be fair) I ordered my wife an orange and lemonade as she was driving. When she tried it she said it tasted strange. It took a while but we realised it had been made with pineapple rather than orange. Not a huge disaster as this was the first bout of incompetence we had encountered but it was expensive for a soft drink.

Next round I ordered our food, two 'ultimate burgers' as well as another G&T for me and a Diet Coke for my wife. This came to £29 which meant that somehow a single spirit and a soft drink came to £10, which was crazy. Even crazier were the burgers. They were not even remotely as advertised - no 'cajun onion rings', stale fries that had nothing notably 'Belgian' about them. If the beef was Aberdeen Angus it certainly wasn't juicy and the 'cheese' was merely cheese sauce.

When the waitress brought our food she tried to charge me again, although I did persuade her otherwise.

Some of our friends ordered pizzas and seemed to enjoy them. Weirdly they came wrapped in foil and we didn't find out why until we left and saw Shoreditch staff running down the street with pizzas from another shop! This is a place that lets you book tables to eat there!

The toilets were vile and too close to the kitchen and we left early due to my wife feeling very sick after her 'ultimate burger' which may have had something to do with the hygiene level in the place but then who's to say where our burgers were even originally cooked?

Oh, and at about 9pm a waitress came round and unceremoniously dumped everyone's cocktails into plastic cups.

Basically - The Shoreditch does not deserve anyone's custom or loyalty. They cannot claim to serve food competently, the drinks are mixed and priced at random and the toilets are a biohazard.
Written 2 June 2017
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Izzy G
London, UK18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Don't go here. Expensive, rude staff and expensive entry. Just don't go here...go to Barrio east next door!
Written 13 May 2017
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Josh H
London, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
We were approach to run an event for a month in their basement in exchange for bar %...after our successful event, they decided to break contract and not pay us out to keep the profit. Then threaten us to oblige or get kicked out. Their constant plumbing issue causes the basement smell like a sewer.
Written 1 August 2016
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