The Sun Tavern

  • Bethnal Green
  • After Work
  • ££££

Proper pub serving proper drinks with a great sound track until DJs cut in to play old school rock and roll.


441 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 0AN
+44 (0) 20 7739 4097
Opening Times
Mon-Wed 12.00-00.00
Thu-Sat 12.00-01.00
Sun 12.00-00.00


  • Best Bars

    Best Bars Says…

    Taking a casual approach in setting, this unassuming pub on Bethnal Green Road is pure magic inside. The dim, narrow, candelit space is equal parts cool and sexy with an L-shaped bar that’s lit up with some of the snazziest lanterns we’ve seen around. This is another page ripped straight off the New York City playbook, striking that perfect balance of Irish dive bar-meets-cocktail den.

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  • Time Out

    Time Out Says…

    Brewed up by the people behind the Discount Suit Company, the newly made-over Sun Tavern (a pub since 1851) focuses on nearly 40 brands of Irish spirits: whiskey and the (formerly illegal) home-distilled potion called poitín (pronounced poe-CHEEN). Whiskeys include the poignantly named Writers Tears, and the selection of poitín – some scarily strong – is the UK’s largest. There is also a short cocktail list (£7.50-£8) and good beers, both bottled and on tap (£4.20-£5).

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