Party Earth Review A Brick Lane fixture for over a decade, the vibrant Vibe Bar is a hip but welcoming local hangout that helped popularize London’s East End. A buzzing beer garden in the cobblestone courtyard serves as the entrance to Vibe... ... read full review
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
District, Hammersmith & City Lines: Aldgate East
020 7247 3479
M–Th, Su 11am–11:30pm, F–Sa 11am–1am
Shoreditch / Brick Lane, London –
A Brick Lane fixture for over a decade, the vibrant Vibe Bar is a hip but welcoming local hangout that helped popularize London’s East End.
A buzzing beer garden in the cobblestone courtyard serves as the entrance to Vibe Bar, and given its rows of picnic tables, on-tap beer, and barbecue stand, it’s no wonder that many patrons never make it beyond the garden.
Those who do descend the narrow steps into the bar, however, will find themselves in the Old Truman Brewery, which makes up the venue’s unexpectedly sprawling space. The sparse décor and shabby furniture of the lounge area on the first floor has the no-nonsense feel of a typical dive, while a bright atrium with green-cushioned benches and a wall of windows that stretch to the ceiling offers a delightful place to enjoy the sunlight, order a pitcher of cocktails, and watch the action in the courtyard.
On the upper level is Vibe Live, a modern performance and art space that features a gallery and an enormous open room fitted out with a state-of-the-art sound system and a stage that hosts an ever-changing lineup of DJs, live musicians, and innovative multimedia installations.
Popular with an artsy East End clientele, Vibe Bar boasts a relaxed yet lively atmosphere where patrons can experience a unique blend of laidback revelry and cutting-edge music.
Trendy Shoreditch locals and hipsters, 20s to early 30s.
Various DJs and live performers Wednesdays through Sundays. Check the website for a music schedule.
Barbecue menu served in the courtyard, including vegetarian options.
Burgers £4.50+. Beer £2.95+, cocktails and mixed drinks £5.50+.
Saturdays are packed all day and night. Also ideal on Sunday afternoons.