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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Venue Details & Map
70 Hoxton StreetShoreditchLondonN1 6LP
- +44 (0)20 7749 0600
- Public transport:
- Old Street, Underground
£5.80 for a pint! Probably the most I've ever paid for a beer anywhere in London. Awful for gigs too, the layout causes a bottleneck, so unless you get right to the front, you're sure to end up with people shoving you to either get in or out, or to the bar.more
Confussing! Is this place a metal, or is it a trendster bar. It looks and feels like a metal bar. the clientele wear a lot of black and long haired men and women looking like Elvira. but I couldn't see any band t-shirts which is the normal give away! The music was distinctively 'gothy' in tone, the walls are faux stone, it's dingy and lit with candles and fairy lights but there were quite a...more
Everytime I come here, everytime, the music is perfect. Friends have hosted two birthdays at various cover band nights here (Limp Bizkit and Rhianna). Both nights had our group in a sweaty mess on the dancefloor.
If you get there early and you need to get there early if you want to get a seat, you can play pool. I love me a good game of pool.
Sweaty, Dancey, Drinky.
Like the rebellious outcast of the trendy family, the Macbeth sits on one of Shoreditch's backstreets making a silent stand against overpriced drinks and badly dressed door whores. There is a nice smoking terrace and in the evenings there is a free BBQ if you get there early.
The sound system is absolutely incredible and the line up is always festival-worthy (last time I went I saw Fake Blood,...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.