Callooh Callay

  • Old Street
  • After Work
  • £££

Shoreditch institution with an award-winning cocktail menu, good music and good times.


65 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY
+44 (0) 20 7739 4781
Opening Times
Mon-Sun 18.00-01.00
Insider Information
Over 21s only. Ask to go upstairs. They've revamped it.


  • Time Out

    Time Out Says…

    The exposed brick walls, Milk Tray-coloured soft furnishings and abundance of tealights make Callooh Callay a very cosy spot to sit. Neither trashy nor pretentious, the vibe here is fun but still stylish, and, unlike in neighbouring bars, you won't be surrounded by swarms of obnoxious suits or stag-dos...Sure, Callooh Callay sounds gimmicky, but the tipples at this long-established Shoreditch bar are the real deal.

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  • Best Bars

    Best Bars Says…

    Callooh Callay is a Shoreditch institution and was one of the first bars to herald in the era of east London cool … and a slew of speakeasies would follow. And while you’re likely to see the place heaving any night of the week, there is more here than meets the eye.

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  • Barchick

    Barchick Says…

    Welcome to Narnia people, or as close as you’re going to get to Lewis Carroll / Alice in this part of town. It’s surrealist chic, old gramophones decorate the window bays, exotic light shades are shaped like bunches of grapes, and even the corridors are plastered with a mural of 80’s style old-school cassettes...Play your cards right and you could be one of the chosen few invited up to the Jubjub Bar. Hidden behind a curtain, is the stairway to cocktail Heaven.

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