Party Earth Review Confidently named after East London’s trendiest borough, The Shoreditch lives up to its moniker with a cool vibe, hip décor, and fashionable clientele. An unusual collection of decorative items ranging from pink flamingos... ... read full review
145 Shoreditch High Street
London E1 6JE
London Overground: Shoreditch High Street
020 7033 0085
M–Sa noon–2am, Su noon–11pm
Shoreditch / Brick Lane, London –
Confidently named after East London’s trendiest borough, The Shoreditch lives up to its moniker with a cool vibe, hip décor, and fashionable clientele.
An unusual collection of decorative items ranging from pink flamingos, vintage paintings, and saloon mirrors to a golden pineapple lamp and authentic tiger skin nailed to the ceiling creates a kitschy backdrop for the urbanites and artsy types who settle into the black vinyl couches and parlor chairs to nosh on burgers and beer.
Those looking for tiki cocktails can sidle up to the bar, overseen by a hula girl mannequin, as a happy-go-lucky crowd of music lovers and trendy professionals head upstairs to hear the eight-piece jazz band.
While eccentric old-timers indulge in some fancy footwork and finger twirling on the dance floor, however, there’s an entirely different scene happening downstairs, where laser beams, neon signs, and blasting DJ-spun techno beats provide a dramatic contrast to the golden-era flair above.
With its split levels and split personalities, The Shoreditch manages to draw a diverse and easygoing crowd whose only desire is to indulge in what the venue’s front windows declare as life’s major necessities: Music, Dance, Food.
If you’re working your way through the cocktail list, make sure you aren’t wearing beer goggles by the time you reach the end. That is in fact two zeros in the price of The Tiger’s Head, which will set you back £800. It serves eight, but is still a good chunk of change even to split – so it’s probably best to stop while you’re still ahead.
Trendy urbanites, traveling backpackers, designers, and media professionals, 20s to 50s.
Reggae, soul, Latin, bongo beats, and jazz during the day. House DJs spin R&B, hip-hop, and house at night. Occasional live music on Sundays and events including fashion shows, stand-up comedy, and charity fundraisers.
Bar snacks including grilled sausages, flatbreads, and quesadillas. Happy Hour M–F 4–7pm.
Small bites £3–£6.50, salads £7, sandwiches £7.50+, burgers £7.50+, shareable platters and fondue £20. Beer £4, wine £4.50/glass, cocktails £8.50.
Casual, funky, and eclectic: cardigans, skinny jeans, flared dresses, satin culottes, black tights, animal prints, head scarves.
Friday and Saturday nights for fast-paced DJ sets, and Sundays for a lazy afternoon of live jazz and a friendly crowd.
Around the corner is Cargo (83 Rivington Street), a bigger venue with an inviting terrace for sunny days that are meant to be spent outside.