An East London favourite cocktail bar, cantina & club! Barrio Shoreditch is a bomba of a venue in the heart of Shoreditch, featuring colourful quirky interiors, delicioso cocktails, live entertainment and DJ’s until the early morning hours. With a capacity of 360pax, Barrio East is spread across three distinct areas; The Timber Yard, Uptown & Downtown with its La Boca Boom Boom Room dancefloor. Expect unique hideaways and hangouts in every corner, perfect for party bookings or 'walk-ins' and private spaces also available. As well as a dance floor and live stage, you can expect a state of the art sound system and multi-media facilities. Whether you're looking for a venue for after-work drinks, dinner dates, birthday get-togethers or partying into the early hours, Barrio has the spot for you! So grab your suitcase and sombrero and prepare yourself for a non-stop journey around the world, boarding at Jalisco, refuelling in Havana, and waking up to the Bossa Nova of Bahia…
COCKTAILS | CANTINA | SOCIAL
141-143 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JE
020 3230 1002
Tue & Wed 16.00–01.00
Thu & Fri 16.00–02.00
Credit Cards Accepted
Live Music Played
Barrio Shoreditch Picture Gallery
All In London Review
This is a heavy glugs of tequila, fresh lime and plenty of salt type of place...
Barrio East is the latest addition to the chain of Mexican bars, with others located in Angel and the West End. Running with a loose Mexican theme, Barrio east is an attractive place. Colourful, spacious and a little off the wall - just check out the wooden caravan that stands next to the dance floor. DJs and live acts fill the evenings and a well-received happy hour stretches from 4pm to 8pm daily. Take advantage and sample from the selection of classic and speciality cocktails, which Barrio East excels in. What we like is that Barrio East isn’t all about the careful mixology of the cocktail; this is a heavy glugs of tequila, fresh lime and plenty of salt type of place.
On the food side, Barrio East sticks to small sharers and tapas dishes. We try the street tacos, which are a touch on the small side and never really allow the flavour of the slow cooked pork to come out with the presence of a little too much pickle drowning it. The chicken taquitos are a step up in class, with the crispy rolled shell a good foil to the salty chicken and hot salsa. Out there on its own is the ceviche de salmon. Fresh chunks of salmon are marinated in passion fruit, lime and dark rum to create a dish that you could eat and eat. The menu also includes baby back ribs, calamari and further small plates.
Friendly, laid back service is the Barrio way and that’s exactly what we get. The bar succeeds in that it doesn’t feel like part of a chain, its personality attracting a mixed crowd. Thanks to its solid cocktails (at reasonable prices – around £8.50 each) and one of the best ceviche dishes we’ve had in a long time, we hope that Barrio East is here to stay on this stretch of Shoreditch High Street.
Reviewed by T.A.O
Published on May 31, 2013
Loved the cocktails too! Would highly recommend it for groups.
May 12, 2014