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Looking Glass Cocktail Club

  • Shoreditch
  • After Work
  • £££

Really inventive, welcoming cocktail bar just slightly off the main Shoreditch drag and well worth a visit.


49 Hackney Road, London, E2 7NX
+44 (0) 20 7613 3936
Opening Times
Mon 17.00-01.00
Tue-Thur 17.00-02.00
Fri-Sat 17.00-03.00
Sun 17.00-01.00
Insider Information
Look out for their Vitamins club night in collaboration with Increments.


  • Design My Night

    Design My Night Says…

    It could be easy to judge Looking Glass on their sparse entrance, but this is a cocktail bar that should be assessed on its serious boundary-pushing tastes and the buzz produced by the clientele sipping on the award-winning cocktails. With most of the area behind the looking glass open for mingling and cocktail-produced dancing, this looks set to be a Shoreditch party bar.

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  • Evening Standard

    Evening Standard Says…

    Not sure we’d call the décor cosy (industrial floors, bare bulbs) or Alice in Wonderland-like but even so this bar is a welcome oasis on a desert-like Hackney Road. Cocktails (£8-12) were a mix of very good (King’s Snifter, Storm in a Teacup) and too eccentric (Red Velvet Martini) but if you like experimenting and pudding-esque drinks it might be more your bag.

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  • Best Bars

    Best Bars Says…

    We said the words gin, vermouth, absinthe and thyme, and what did we get in return? A goblet-full of hope for Hackney’s cocktail scene, served under a smoke-filled bell jar with pebbles and dried thyme. Yep, Looking Glass Cocktail Club impressed...Customer experience is tantamount here, and the bar staff make it their job to create your perfect cocktail. Ordering off the menu, though, is equally pleasing.

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