The Macbeth is a big old tumbledown pub. It has a roof terrace. And a rather nice sound system. Supporting the finest new acts as well as playing host to some of the biggest bands on the planet. With nights ranging from the sublime to the divine!
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So nice to know there is still a bar in Hoxton that has that Hoxton charm about it and not host a gaggle of "Sloany ponys".
The type of night you have at the Macbeth really come down to the promoter and event that is on.
The upstairs is a must- see
Last time I went there was a open-mic night on and none other than Bjork was there, sitting at a table with her friends. Priceless!more
I realize I have not written a review in months but i'm in London. So sue me.
Anyway, I grabbed three of my flat mates, put on my gold chain and went to Beef, a monthly hip hop night at the Macbeth in Shoreditch. Beef is like 7th grade dance heaven. The DJ goes back and forth between each set of beef: Jay Z versus Nas, Biggie against Tupac and even Ja Rule going head to head with 50 Cent and...more
I think this warrants a 4*- after a particularly ridiculously anti- supercalifragilisticexpialidociou band, I kinda stormed out. Let just say, there is a reason why "modern" (as in modern art) music never made it into the mainstay and there is also a reason why you don't mix it with electronica. The result is that I am pleasantly surprised that I didn't start bleeding from my ears.
Ah the dirty drunkenness that has happened within these very walls I can not sum up in words, it would require an interpretive dance which would put mere mortals to shame.
This dingy dark music venue has comfy sofas, shoreditch twats and overflowing toilets - oh how I love this place. They even have a pool table or two (I could have been seeing double) that is really useful for entertaining...more
This is where the prodigiously talented Amy Winehouse's scabby husband committed the crime that landed him in the old bucket and pail. That's jail to you and me. Right, glad we got that out of the way.
The Macbeth is, as previous reviewers have remarked, truly a musician's pub. A gloriously insular feeling and unpretentious little pub whose main focus is music, good music, and good up and...more