Old Blue Last


Catch the latest new bands and DJs seven nights a week at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch. Simian Mobile Disco, Hot Chip, Klaxons, Noisettes, Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Foals, Kate Nash, Florence and the Machine, Amy Winehouse and Mumford and Sons have all played here. Best of all, entrance is often free!

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Old Blue Last

38 Great Eastern Street
The City
+44 (0)20 7739 7033
Public transport:
Old Street, Underground
Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 64 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Old Blue Last

4.0 out of 5 24 January 2016
by Daniel F.

Owned by Vice...so be warned expect hipsters! Lots of them. However, two floors mean however packed it is, and it is on weekends mean I can venture between each and pick which vibe I want.

Downstairs more conversion and buzzy atmosphere. Upstairs more live music (mostly indie) and dancing.

It's also free every night bar some events for music (upstairs) that charge. I really like it. Been...more

3.0 out of 5 9 November 2015
by Sandra G.

Well. I'm not sure what to think. I mean, it's a pub, and not a bad one at that; the drink selection is rather nice, it's not too crowded, prices are okay.

But is it an especially exciting place? Not really.

They do have live music upstairs for free on weekends though, which could be of interest if it's your thing...more

3.0 out of 5 7 November 2015
by Angela D.

This place is owned by VICE. Did you know this place is owned by VICE? Everyone who comes here likes to talk about how this place is owned by VICE, so definitely make sure you talk about how The Old Blue Last is owned by VICE if you come here.

I once saw a pug in a parka coat at the bar in this pub and it made my whole night. This entire place is a hipster's wet dream (owned by VICE, dontcha...more

4.0 out of 5 23 September 2015
by Elle J.

Even if you set out to start or end your evening at The Old Blue Last, you'll end up there regardless. While the service isn't the quickest and you'll be left standing at the bar wondering 'am I ever going to get the bar staffs attention?!' - it's a bit of a Shoreditch institution of grubby cool which is difficult to avoid.

Once you do get served, the prices are pretty reasonable and it's...more

3.0 out of 5 30 July 2015
by Mark T.

The best thing this pub has got going for it is location. Most people know it so it's useful for a meeting place.

There's a room for live music upstairs but I've never been along to any of the gigs there so this is something that I'll need to rectify soon as I've heard good things.

There's a happy hour most nights up until 7 where you can get a pint/wine/house spirit & mixer for £3.33 which...more

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