The Joiners Arms

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The Joiners Arms

116-118 Hackney Road
Bethnal Green
E2 7QL
+44 (0)20 7739 9854
Public transport:
Shoreditch, Underground


3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Joiners Arms

4.0 out of 5 18 May 2013
by Steven H.

Went here last night (Friday). Didn't get busy till after 12.30. Free entry before midnight then a fiver after.

£3 a pint! Great value. Nice place. Atmosphere was great but only when it got busier. Ideal place to head after you've been somewhere else.more

4.0 out of 5 28 March 2013
by Janice L.

Gay bar/ club that's always filled with people by mid-night ish despite being on a weekday. Filled with fellow east enders not bothered to going further east (aka Dalston). Dumpy grumpy place with karaoke nights on Tuesdays. Not much to complain about as it's usually the place we pop by when it's a week day and we ran out of places to go to (aka not bothered). They do occasionally host fun...more

3.0 out of 5 9 July 2011
by Tristan J.

Oh my god I was so drunk last night I ended up at the Joiners, and you know what? It was pretty fun.

I don't remember much but I do remember a £5 entry fee which wasn't there last time I came, but then again the hour long queue was missing and I'll happily pay a fiver not to have to queue up forever, and to be honest we weren't intending on having any more drinks once we had gotten in so...more

1.0 out of 5 15 September 2010
by Zing T.

Ohhhh my god. What to say about the Joiners. What does one say about a place that combines the decor of a low-rent Eastern European gap year hostel with the seedy atmosphere of a cruising toilet from San Francisco in the 60s?

Starting your night at the Joiners is like starting your night out by vomiting on yourself: seriously, save it for the end of the night. It's only when the nearby clubs...more

3.0 out of 5 30 December 2008
by Matthew D.

Okay, what a dump this place is. From the crappy interior with its beer stained pool tables and the disgusting toilets which you feel you need to be vaccinated against this place is not aiming itself at the pretty boy, immaculately presented gay boy.

Saying that, i can't say i haven't had one or two very good nights getting trashed in here. It's very cruisy, gets very busy and there's a...more