10 best beer gardens in Shoreditch 2022: nicest pubs for an outside drink near me - from Boxpark to Barrio

The 10 best bars and pubs for an outside drink in Shoreditch.

With the summer months edging closer, and warmer weather on the way, we’re heading to the time of the year where beer gardens start to get full.

In London, there’s a multitude of places that have beer gardens, for you and your friends and loved ones to enjoy whilst soaking up the sun.

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Shoreditch has recently become one of the trendier spots in London, thanks to its spectacular public art and investment.

Here are 10 of the best beer gardens in Shoreditch.

Vinegar Yard

Not only is this beer garden one of the trendiest in London, and well situated next to London Bridge making it a very short distance from a tube station, it is also situated almost underneath the Shard, giving you a front row seat to one of the main attractions of the London skyline.

Vinegar Yard is also open every day, and is open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5pm - 10pm, Wednesday - Saturday 12pm - 10pm and Sundays 12pm - 8pm.

There is also a flea market every weekend from 11am - 5pm.

Vinegar Yard, 72-82 St Thomas St, London SE1 3QU, www.vinegaryard.london

The Crown and Shuttle

This pub is an award winning pub, winning the TimeOut love awards best place to drink in the sun in Shoreditch & Hoxton in 2018.

Not only is their beer garden equipped with large benches for all your friends and loved ones to enjoy, it also comes with a food truck so your next meal is never too far away.

Opening times: Monday - Wednesday: 4pm - 11pm, Thursday: 12pm - 12am, Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 1am, Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

The Crown and Shuttle, 226 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PJ, www.crownandshuttle.com

Boxpark

Boxpark is more of a shopping centre, but still has a great little outdoor setting in the heart of Shoreditch where you can eat and drink.

Boxpark was launched in 2011, and was the world’s first pop-up shopping mall in Shoreditch, and has since become a staple of the East London scene.

2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, Hackney, London E1 6GY, www.boxpark.co.uk/shoreditch/

Cafe 1001

Cafe 1001 is best known for its brunches and terrace featuring a BBQ by day, and cocktail bar and events by night, with live music and DJ events up in the loft every week spanning all genres and styles.

They cater to all needs, as you can join them for breakfast, enjoy an afternoon ale, a dirty burger or evening cocktails.

And their outside seating area, packed to the rafters in summer looks great just as the sun is setting.

Opening hours: Monday - Tuesday: 6:30am - 5pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 6:30am - 12am, Sunday: 6:30am - 10pm.

91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QL, www.cafe1001.co.uk

The Edge - Shoreditch

The Edge has been open for almost seven years, and provides an intimate outdoor space for those who visit.

Serving pub classics such as Lasagne and Fish & Chips, The Edge also provides some niche food too, such as mini rib-eye steak, avocado salad and more.

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday, Sunday: 12pm - 12am, Thursday - Saturday: 12pm - 1am.

23-24 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6PG, www.theedgeshoreditch.co.uk

The Owl and Pussycat

The Owl and Pussycat claims to serve the best food in East London, highlighting their Sunday roast dinners, along with ‘the crumble guy’ who serves hot apple crumbs to the pub goers on a Sunday.

But their beer garden doesn’t go unnoticed, and is in use all year round thanks to their multiple outdoor heaters and roof to protect all from the possibility of rain.

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 11am - 11:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 11pm

34 Redchurch St, London E2 7DP, www.owlandpussycatshoreditch.com

Juju’s Bar and Stage

This outdoor beer garden is one of the best in Shoreditch, thanks to its size and the aesthetics of it.

Built so you can either stand and socialise away, or sit down, it comes fully equipped with fairy lights and parasols, giving it a real intimate vibe.

With live music regularly on, this is a place everyone in Shoreditch should definitely visit.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 12pm - 11:30pm

15 HANBURY STREET, LONDON, E1 6QR, www.jujusbarandstage.com

Barrio

One of the most colourful and aesthetic outdoor settings in Shoreditch is located at Barrio, with their multi-coloured lights sitting atop their multi-coloured benches.

Barrio’s is a Brazilian-inspired cocktail bar and cantina serving tapas-style food, plus late night club with DJs.

Opening hours: Mon, Thursday, Friday: 12pm - 2am, Tuesday - Wednesday: 12pm - 1am, Saturday: 11:30am - 2am, Sunday: 11:30am - 12am

141-143 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE, www.barriobars.com/shoreditch

Ninety One Living Room

Ninety One Living Room is a jazz club & late night bar in Shoreditch. They offer weekly live jazz and other music events with food, beer and cocktails.

Their outdoor garden is truly regarded as one of the best in Shoreditch, as its spread out, with cool lights running down the side and a nice neon sign to finish the look.

The venue grew from the idea of creating an idealistic living room: a good-looking, communal space to meet/work during the afternoon.

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday: 9am - 11:30pm, Friday: 9am - 2am, Saturday: 12pm - 12am, Sunday: 12am - 10:30pm

91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QL, 91livingroom.com

Strongroom Bar and Kitchen

Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, Strongroom is an independently-owned bar and late night venue that is home to Shoreditch’s biggest beer garden.

With over 30 tables for relaxing with friends in the open air in a huge, ivy covered courtyard.

From its live music and other amenities, there’s no other place you’ll want to be when the sun is shining.

Opening hours: Monday: 12pm - 11am, Tuesday - Wednesday: 12pm - 12am, Thursday: 12pm - 1am, Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 2am, Sunday: 12pm - 8pm.

Strongroom Bar, 120-124 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3SQ, www.strongroombar.com