So, you’ve been tasked with organising the next staff night out.
There’s always lots of exciting things to do and places to go in London, particularly in Shoreditch.
You’ll certainly find plenty of bars. Your job is to find somewhere that’s going to be suitable for everyone.
Obviously the more people in your party, the harder it will be to please all of them - but with our guidance in this blog you should be able to get pretty close.
We’ve got a range of different suggestions. If you want to throw the best staff night out of the year, then we’d advise heading to one of the below spots.
The Draft House
Our first recommendation is The Drafthouse.
It has a few different locations (all of which are unique), but we’re going to focus on Old Street. It boasts a very cool, YBA themed look and is set in a refurbished 1960s block.
As you would expect at a place called The Draft House, it specialises in beers of all varieties, but also does some excellent food.
You can find both the drinks and food menus on their website.
And if you fancy getting involved in the pub quiz, you can do so on a Monday evening from 6:30.
You can go along on your chosen evening and just sit down, drink and eat - or you can book ahead if you have a particularly large party.
Next, we’d like to advise checking out Strongroom Bar, which can be found on Curtain Road in Shoreditch.
There are endless reasons to consider this spot for you next night out. We love so much about it.
They serve excellent food and drink. Live bands and music performances are common, whilst there’s space for you to dance if you wish.
And the themed evenings really make this place unique. It has everything from Apres Ski Night, 60s Rebellion, and Vinyl Party Music night.
You can also enjoy the fantastic outdoor space it has, which is covered and heated for use all year round.
Visit their website to find out more about the exciting Strongroom Bar.
Fancy something a bit different?
Places that host Ping Pong facilities are becoming more and more popular - and Bounce has perfected it’s own offering.
If you’re going after 6PM on Monday-Saturday, you’ll need at least six people to book a table. It’s a fun-filled evening that is sure to make you want to go back for more.
And it’s really affordable too - with prices starting from just £5 per person!
Whilst you’re enjoying this activity, you can drink some fantastic beer, and eat some delicious food from the bar.
If you’re feeling adventurous, check out the Wonderball game offered here. A completely new take on the classic game of Ping Pong.
And don’t forget - it’s not just Ping Pong, this place also features live comedy, live sports, and is the home of bottomless brunch.
For a more sophisticated evening, you can’t go wrong with Callooh Callay, an amazing cocktail bar in Shoreditch.
Their website claims a lack of good cocktail bars in the area led to them opening this establishment in 2008 - and they haven’t looked back.
Whilst cocktails are their specialty, there are other drinks available, including a selection of beers and wines.
You can also order some food if you and your party get a little hungry.
If you’re going to go with a particularly large group of colleagues, then you can book ahead and reserve seating.
Drinks are very reasonably priced, so you can enjoy yourselves without emptying the bank!
Boxpark is a fantastic venue that offers a variety of different food, drink and entertainment options.
You’ll find a wonderful range of tasty street food, from brilliant burgers at Biff’s Jack Shack, to delicious doughnuts at Dum Dums Donutterie.
And there are a number of places to get some good beer too, such as Coqfighter Chicken & Beer.
For entertainment, there is consistently top live music being played. Whilst major sports events are screen at various points within the space.
Boxpark also features a number of pop-up retail outlets for you to enjoy.
The Old Blue Last
If you and your friends/colleagues are a fan of live music, then The Old Blue Last could be the ideal choice for your evening.
They feature a range of different performances throughout the year. It’s a good chance to try something new!
You can find current listings on this page.
The venue also acts as a pub, and so there are plenty of drinks on offer. You may be interested to know it is owned by media outlet Vice.
There are acts on seven nights a week. Sometimes it’s a band, other times a DJ set - but always an enjoyable night out.
Our final recommendation is an excellent, upscale restaurant known as Dishoom.
They have menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner - so you can visit at any time of the day and enjoy a fantastic meal.
But as this is a post about a night out, we’ll focus on the latter.
The dishes are Indian and are incredibly authentic. You’ll feel like you’re right in the heart of Bombay, with sensational chefs delivering great meals all year round.
Alcohol is served too, so you can enjoy a drink with your meal.
What Will You Choose?
We’re delighted to recommend any of the above places for an exceptional staff night out.
Each offers fantastic service, good food, and even better drinks.
We’ve tried to cover a few different options - you can go for a quiet drink, an evening of partying, or try something different with Ping Pong.
Either way, we’re confident you’ll have an amazing time!