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 StreetThe CityLondonEC2A 3ES
- +44 (0)20 7739 7033
- Public transport:
- Old Street, Underground
To be fair, we were two girls inside a bathroom stall, which I can understand is not allowed. But a extremely rude female security guard nearly kicked down the door and wanted to search us while imitating my American accent. We weren't even drunk and being very polite to her trying to reason and understand the situation, but she rudely grabbed my phone (not sure what sure what she was...more
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
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
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
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