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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Venue Details & Map
Old Blue Last
38 Great Eastern StreetThe CityLondonEC2A 3ES
- +44 (0)20 7739 7033
- Public transport:
- Old Street, Underground
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
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
This is a nice pub/bar with a relaxed feel to it, good range of music and an upstairs for live music gigs.
Unfortunately missed the Reds BBQ pop up but hope it comes back so I can try that.
Bit pricey on some of the drinks though, £5.80 for Sharps Pilsner! You're taking the BEER!more
Okay so it's owned by Vice. Shane Smith is a really cool guy don't you just love the documentary on North Korea? You'd think that an establishment owned by such a company would be the best, but compared to the bars in the area it's lacking. I went with friends and in the middle of checking IDs, some staff member said the rest were not allowed in. In the end the whole group left, which cost the...more
This place isn't really my scene, but if you like music of the punk/pop-punk persuasion it's probably gonna be yours.
Apparently they have live bands upstairs, but I only stuck around for 1 drink so I cannot verify this information.
Drinks are reasonably priced for Shoreditch and there was no cover charge, so that's ok I guess.more