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Black Rock

  • Shoreditch
  • After Work
  • £££

There's a tree trunk, right in the middle of the bar and it's filled with whisky cocktails. Enough?


9 Christopher Street, London, EC2A 2BS
+44 (0) 20 7247 4580
Opening Times
Mon-Wed 17.00-00.00
Thu 17.00-01.00
Fri-Sat 17.00-02.00
Insider Information
If a tree's worth of whisky's not enough they also have an international Whisk(e)y library with over 250 bottles organised by flavour and at three very reasonable price points.


  • Time Out

    Time Out Says…

    On one side of the room, three cabinets filled with over 250 bottles offer six descriptions: smoke, fruit, spice etc. Each brand is placed by a ‘relative’ – find your ‘favourite’ and try its cousin. Dots give you the price – one, two or three dots; £7, £9 or £11 a slug. Two barmen pace the joint (well, there’s no bar to stand behind) and willingly chat whisky. But we’re neglecting the ‘novelty’ – in the middle of the room stands half the trunk of a magnificent 185-year-old oak tree, glass-topped for punters to sit at, with two booze-filled rivers hewn in to the wood and slopping beneath the surface.

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  • Design My Night

    Design My Night Says…

    There's no doubting the centrepiece at Black Rock, as guests gather around an 18ft, 185-year old oak tree trunk which also acts as an interactive cocktail ageing system. A must-visit for whisky aficionados and novices alike, Black Rock pushes boundaries while offering a novel, personal approach to service.

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  • Square Meal

    Square Meal Says…

    A bar where there’s no bar, but a tree trunk instead and where the barmen roams the room, serving whisky and whisky-based cocktails to a hip young can even have your whisky cocktails poured directly from the tree. If that sounds just a little too fanciful, but you have the yen for a wee dram, there’s a huge collection to choose from; the owners, the guys who brought us Worship Street Whistling Shop, have amassed 250 different varieties from around the world.

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