Queen of Hoxton | Shoreditch Bar
Last Updated: 25th October 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…
…and this winter, it’s been transformed into the Emerald City, named in honour of the Land of Oz’s capital city, and home to the wizard.
You’ll find it by heading up the Yellow Brick Road, before coming to the huge green den that is the WigWam. Inside, you’ll find Wendy’s entire house, plus Kansas-style food, an emerald garden, a hidden bar serving green cocktails (and even green beer), and fire pits to toast marshmallows around.
They’ve got some events lined up too, with storytelling, craft markets, incense-making masterclasses, and a silent disco. And to go with it all, they’re lining up a selection of other hot & cold cocktail, including:
- Bad *itch Hot Chocolate with chocolate liqueur and Cognac
- Pumpkin Spiced Mulled Cider with winter spices and dark rum
- Green Lady with Gin, Lemon, Orange Liqueur, and egg white
- Emerald Bellini with vodka, passionfruit, prosecco, and salted caramel
And that Kansas-style food we mentioned? Includes beef pot roasts with cornbread & collard greens; some green witch veggie burgers in a black charcoal bun; and some munchkin pumpkin pot roasts.
NOTE: The Emerald City is open now. 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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