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Written by Luke Bull - 09 November 2023

The top 10 Shoreditch outdoor bars to hire

Shoreditch has rightly earned its place as an East London mecca for bars and the ensuing debauchery. From the night haunts of Old Street to the pop-up pit stops at Boxpark, Shoreditch benefits from a wide array of places to get messed up in.

The famously hip area doesn't disappoint when it comes to outdoor bars, either. Despite the tightly packed terraces and old Victorian architecture, the industrious bars have found all manner of ways to let you enjoy a pint under the sun (or moon).

We've tramped upstairs to outdoor terraces, squeezed down back alleys to hidden beer gardens and accidentally ended up in a few flowerbeds, all in the honourable quest of finding Shoreditch's best outdoor bars.

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Queen of Hoxton Shoreditch outdoor bar
Queen of Hoxton Shoreditch outdoor bar

1. One of the most popular outdoor bars in Shoreditch - cocktails with rooftop views at Queen of Hoxton

Shoreditch, London

With bags of style, Queen of Hoxton offers everything from event space for hire to club nights and even the perfect location for a quiet date amongst bustling Shoreditch bars. This eclectic venue can be hired for between fifty and five hundred guests. Alternatively, you can enjoy the famous Drag & Waffle Bottomless Brunch on Saturdays. Or head out to one of the many club nights.

Strongroom shoreditch outdoor bar
Strongroom shoreditch outdoor bar

2. The independently owned Strongroom is open every day for quizzes, live music and one of the biggest Shoreditch outdoor bars

Shoreditch, London

Boasting the most impressive beer garden and outdoor bars in Shoreditch. Strongroom is a late-night venue with plenty to offer. You can enjoy one of the best outdoor bars in the area for a drink with friends. See some eclectic live music, or dance the night away at a rave.

While this historic venue began life as a furniture warehouse, it is now a creative hub. You can even hire event space for up to 300 people whether you want to put on a live music event or throw a corporate party in the magical courtyard.

3. In the heart of vibrant Shoreditch, outdoor bars and shuffleboard await at London Shuffle Club

Shoreditch, London

An excellent choice for events with a little more activity, the upbeat and modern London Shuffle Club is nestled in the centre of thriving Shoreditch. Throw a shuffle social for up to 480 people, with lane or table shuffleboard available. Or just walk in and compete with friends.

The game isn’t the only thing on offer, as you can reserve a table and enjoy the Shoreditch outdoor bars. Book at the weekend for bottomless brunch at this trendy spot (complete with background music and shuffleboard).

The Owl and The Pussy Cat shoreditch outdoor bar
The Owl and The Pussy Cat shoreditch outdoor bar

4. If you’re seeking the soul of Shoreditch outdoor bars, head down to Redchurch Street to visit The Owl and The Pussy Cat

Shoreditch, London

For a traditional pub with a lot of heart, The Owl and The Pussy Cat is an East London staple. The cosy interior and Shoreditch outdoor bars are both great for gatherings. With pub games on offer and good old-fashioned pub grub, this spot is informal and friendly. The menu boasts all the classics you could want, while also being adapted to suit vegetarian and vegan diets. You can also book part of the pub for private events with up to fifty guests.

Brick Lane Tap Room shoreditch outdoor bar
Brick Lane Tap Room shoreditch outdoor bar

5. Outdoor bars in Shoreditch and pop-up event space await at the Brick Lane Tap Room

Shoreditch, London

Brick Lane Tap Room is an essential East London experience. With outdoor bars in Shoreditch and pop-up event spaces, this modern taproom is about more than just beer. However, it is a must-visit venue for those who want to try a rotating selection of beers, lagers, ciders and ales. These are sourced from local, independent suppliers.

Appealing to ale aficionados, the tap room boasts outdoor and indoor spaces where you can enjoy food and drinks from Wednesday through Sunday. You can even bring your dog along!

Barrio East shoreditch outdoor bar
Barrio East shoreditch outdoor bar

6. Barrio Shoreditch brings a little bit of Spanish culture to the heart of East London with outdoor bars in Shoreditch

Shoreditch, London

If you're seeking a Spanish getaway without leaving Shoreditch’s outdoor bars, then you are in luck. Barrio Shoreditch embraces the best of Spain’s outdoor culture and recreates them closer to home.

This vibrant venue has it all, with outdoor space for enjoying the night air, samba dancers, and DJs. Sip on one of the many cocktails on the menu, and tuck into some authentic Spanish tapas. Barrio Shoreditch is also the home of Amigo Hour, where you can take advantage of two-for-one cocktails at set times.

7. With more than just Shoreditch outdoor bars at Big Chill Brick Lane, get ready for an eclectic experience

Shoreditch, London

Set within the Truman Brewery, Big Chill Brick Lane is near the iconic locations of Spitalfields and Shoreditch. This venue has outdoor bars in Shoreditch, whether you are looking for craft beer or a unique cocktail. You can also try a little something new to eat from one of the food trucks, and dance the night away with DJ sets.

Aside from this, Big Chill Brick Lane is also home to art and clothing shops for a really unusual night out in East London.

Gigi's Hoxton Shoreditch outdoor bars
Gigi's Hoxton Shoreditch outdoor bars

8. Boasting an all-day restaurant and all-night partying, Gigi’s Hoxton is one of the quirkiest outdoor bars in Shoreditch

Shoreditch, London

Something of an institution in the Shoreditch area, Gigi’s Hoxton is a venue known for its events. From house party-style club nights to open mic and jamming sessions, this is an immersive location. With stylish Shoreditch outdoor bars and event space for musicians, artists and private events, there is a little something for everyone. Wash down a delicious menu with draught beer and unusual cocktails such as Devil Wears Prada. Whether you are seeking quiet dining or the moody stylings of the events space, Gigi’s Hoxton has it all.

Boundary Rooftop Shoreditch outdoor bars
Boundary Rooftop Shoreditch outdoor bars

9. With splendid views across East London, Boundary elevates Shoreditch outdoor bars with its glittering lights and delicious grill

Shoreditch, London

Boundary Rooftop Bar is one of the most incredible ways to experience Shoreditch’s outdoor bars and culture. This bar and brasserie is strung with fairy lights for added magic, with a menu that centres on local and seasonal ingredients sourced from independent suppliers. This passion for freshness translates into every dish and drink.

For special events, you can book three event spaces depending on your needs - The Snug for up to 30, Below Boundary for up to 150, or The Orangery for up to 100. Each is bursting with the same charm that emanates from every inch of Boundary.

More of the best outdoor bars in Shoreditch

Who doesn't love an outdoor bar? Views of London's cityscape, the open air, a drink in hand, the setting sun... and we have the very best of Shoreditch's outdoor bar offerings, ready for you to browse, book and get outside. Looking for a quiet bar for al fresco drinks or stunning views from a busy rooftop terrace? If this sounds like the perfect backdrop to your next event, you're in the right place. We've scoured the skyline for the best outdoor bars near you. Search, match, and book easily with HeadBox.

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How to hire an outdoor bar in Shoreditch

We know that finding a venue the old-fashioned way (where you trawl the internet, contact 10 venues or set your heart on one, only to find that they're out of your price range and not even available on your dates) is a pain, and there are a few pitfalls between you and booking your perfect outdoor bar. Getting the venue-finding process down to a professional art is what we’ve made our mission ever since we took on the events industry. We often get asked the same questions, so here's what we recommend to quickly and easily hire a space in Shoreditch.

If you're planning an event in Shoreditch and looking to hire an outdoor bar, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to ensure you find the right bar that meets your needs. Keep reading to find out how.

Determine your budget Before you start searching for outdoor bars, you'll need to determine your budget. Decide how much you can afford to spend on the bar, and how much you want to allocate towards drinks and any other extras you may need. Keep in mind that some bars may require a deposit, so make sure to factor that into your budget.

Consider the type of event Think about the type of event you're planning, as this will help you determine the type of outdoor bar you need. For example, if you're hosting a wedding, you may want a more formal bar setup, whereas if you're hosting a birthday party, you may want a more laid-back atmosphere.

Research outdoor bars Start researching outdoor bars in Shoreditch. Look for bars that are within your budget and that fit the style of your event. It's also important to check whether the bars have any specific licensing requirements, such as a license to serve alcohol outdoors.

Check availability Once you've narrowed down your list of potential outdoor bars, check their availability for the date and time of your event. Some bars may already be booked, so make sure to do this as early as possible.

Schedule a site visit Arrange to visit the bar before making a booking. This will give you a chance to see the space in person and make sure it meets your requirements. You can also speak to the staff and ask any pressing questions.

Discuss the details Once you've decided on a bar, discuss the details with the staff. This includes the number of guests you're expecting, the types of drinks you want to serve, and any other extras you may need, such as furniture, lighting or decorations.

Confirm the booking Finally, confirm the booking with the bar, and make sure to pay any deposits required. Keep in touch with the bar in the lead-up to your event to ensure everything is on track and to confirm any last-minute details.

Frequently asked questions

For outdoor bars in Shoreditch, you're spoilt for choice. Here's an extra special one that we vouch for:

Outdoor Courtyard, Strongroom Bar – For a casual night out or a spot of after-work drinks, Strongroom's Outdoor Courtyard is a strong contender.

There really is no one answer to this question: so many variables come into play when understanding the cost of exclusive hire of an outdoor bar. How many guests are you planning for? Is the venue for the day, an afternoon, or the night? The good news is that you can find a venue for pretty much any budget (okay, almost any budget). Instead of letting the venue dictate the price, our advice is to be proactive and set a budget that you feel comfortable with – this way the right venues can reach out to you through HeadBox.

There are lots of ways to book a Shoreditch outdoor bar. You can do the old-fashioned thing and pick up the phone, or email the venue directly. Unfortunately, lots of venues are busy and may not get back to you in time. That's where we come in. Give us your enquiry and we'll reach out to the best outdoor bars in Shoreditch and let you enjoy your free time. Easy.

When choosing an outdoor bar in Shoreditch, there are several factors to consider. These include your budget, the size of your event, the type of drinks and catering options you want, and the overall style and atmosphere you're trying to create.

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