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


  • Barchick

    Barchick Says…

    It’s all very “east London” with its exposed brickwork, super shiny copper bar and a harder, better, faster crowd...The menu is divided into tankard cocktails, mixed drinks and fine ales. The tankards come big and they taste fresh, plus you look like a total lad with one. They call their 8 rotating beers (all sourced from a 2 mile radius) “local heroes”.

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  • 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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