Bar Kick

127 Shoreditch High Street, Spitalfields, London

good choice when you crave football but want more than a dingy pub to watch it in

Bar Kick, exterior picture

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8/10 from 1 user review
Address:127 Shoreditch High Street
Spitalfields
London
E1 6JE
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Bars
Region:Spitalfields
Nearest Station:Shoreditch
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

12 noon - midnight
Email:Send an email

Facilities & Info:
  • Party bookings accepted
  • Private hire available
  • Large screen television
  • Children welcome
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Background music
  • Outdoor space
About: The big brother of Clerkenwell's Cafe Kick, this is the biggest table football bar in Europe, boasting eight tables, four on each floor, and attracting enthusiasts from all over the world.

It's retro heaven with 1950s bar furniture and artefacts, original French Bonzini football tables, pictures and football memorabilia. Flags of all nations are suspended over Formica furniture and battered leather sofas, creating a colourful and friendly atmosphere. A wonderfully eclectic selection of music adds to the good-natured continental atmosphere.

The bar boasts a carefully-chosen list of Old World wines, a fine selection of imported beers, and superb cocktails - Mojitos and caipirinhas are signature favourites. The lovingly-created menu offers salads, soups, sandwiches, sharing platters and daily specials with the same international flavour.

The space downstairs, as well as hosting regular football tournaments, also hosts cabaret, comedy, theatre and film screenings. Table football at Kick is not a theme, but a genuine passion. Whilst the game is taken very seriously, beginners are welcome, and fun is guaranteed.

“Kick is where the world meets and smiles!”

‘A bright and breezy bar (with) the boss-thrashing potential of a table footy tournament’ - Time Out.
“Five-star venue” - Trusted Places.

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"good choice when you crave football but want more than a dingy pub to watch it in"

Review Rating: 8 / 10
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All about the world music, imported beer and exotic attendees. You could just call it ‘international’ to sum it up in a fumbling way, except perhaps to mention that it's also a football bar, which helps it to be a bit different from most.

This is also Shoreditch High Street's premier table football venue, which isn't saying much unless perhaps there was a bar next door exclusively dedicated to the table sport, in which case this would probably still be better. Probably. Atmosphere for big league matches, World Cups, European Championships etc is crazy and it's standing room only unless you set up early.

Going back to the international thing, the clientele’s made up largely of southern Europeans and South Americans and that helps to dilute the increasingly ever present Shoreditch stag dos and keep it friendly and relaxed, if a little frenzied at times (in a good way).

Some people might know it just for the sport but the mixture of music from the DJs packs out Friday nights and its tiny dining area serves 'Kick Classics' like potato gnocchi with cherry tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella and a daily specials list that's a menu in itself. One problem for some might be the lack of draught beer, which means no pints, instead there's a big range of imported beers, including Desperados, Super Bock and Vedett as well as cocktails.

Kick is a good choice when you crave the football but need a little more than a dingy pub to watch it in.


T.A.O reviewed Bar Kick on Wed 18 May 2011


The Latest User Reviews of Bar Kick


User Rating: 8 / 10
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T.A.O
Guv'nor
Member since: May 2011
Posts: 10
If you like mixing with an eclectic crowd from all over the world when watching you football, then this is the place.

Loads of world beers and a killer chorizo sandwich. The only issue is the lack of draught. However, the massive new TV screen in the middle of the wall is awesome and makes up for that. Digital picture quality that comes close to the size of the projectors you find in sports pubs. If you like a pint then go for the 500ml Super Bock.

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