Queen of Hoxton | Shoreditch Bar
Last Updated: 15th May 2019
Rooftops are the perfect place for a night on the tiles.
Something which hasn’t escaped the Queen of Hoxton and its famed rooftop bar.
A stone’s throw from the City, the Queen’s colourfully illuminated interior includes live music, DJs and cabaret in the basement, and an industrial ground floor bar with its own games room corner, where you’ll find table football, vintage pinball, table tennis, and a couple of 1960s games plucked from Brighton Pier; as well as regular events from ‘Crap Film Club’ to board game nights and hip hop karaoke.
But the real draw – at any time of the year – is that rooftop bar. It’s open all year round, and as the seasons change so does the theme of the rooftop, subtly infused into the decor, events, and food and drink…
…Or in the case of this summer’s incarnation, very evidently infused – because it’s been transformed into a jaw-droppingly vibrant tribute to the gaudy, colourful world of Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling.
As you’d expect, there’s a hearty drinks list including tequila and mezcal-laced cocktails, as well as a taco stall. And as you most likely wouldn’t expect, there’s also giant frozen margaritas, a Mexican wrestling ring (with an arm wrestling stage), Trump piñata-making masterclasses, mezcal and insect tastings, al fresco day parties, and exhibitions from Latinx artists all in the line-up.
Sounds like you’ll have to wrestle to get in there.
NOTE: The roof terrace at the Queen of Hoxton is open weekdays 4-10pm and weekends 1-10pm, until October when it’ll change theme again. You can find out more, see upcoming events, and make a booking at their website right HERE.
The Queen of Hoxton | 1-5 Curtain Road, EC2A 3JX
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