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The Old Blue Last

Pub and Music Venue · Hackney
39 Great Eastern St (at Curtain Rd), Shoreditch, Greater London, EC2A 3ES, United Kingdom
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sun
    • Noon–Midnight
  • Thu
    • Noon–12:30 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • Noon–1:30 AM
Price:
££££
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No

The Old Blue Last is a pub / live venue in Shoreditch, East London brought to you by the people at Vice. Since 2004 we’ve been bringing you the best forward-thinking bands and Djs seven nights a week, as well as secret shows by some of the biggest names around.

7.8/10

Based on 369 votes

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    Emma H.
    "Amazing sound for live bands."(6 Tips)
    DAZED AND CONFUSED
    "Live shows and DJ performances every night of the week"(2 Tips)
    John W.
    "Inside it's full of young trendy people."(2 Tips)
    Arron L.
    "Great pub, great music, great but pricey ales."(5 Tips)
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  • Mike B.

    Longstanding Shoreditch favourite that's quite smug at non-peak times and has some fun club style nights upstairs. Can be overbearing if you just want a drink after work.

    Mike Barnard · December 22, 2015
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  • Tiago T.

    Great concerts. Always.

    Tiago Teixeira Correia · November 25, 2015
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  • Mark A.

    Just the same as any old pub. Don't know why people rave about this place.

    Mark Ashworth · November 22, 2015
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  • Katerina K.

    It's ok here. Has a big reputation but it's like many other trendy shoreditch dives

    Katerina Kerr · September 21, 2015
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  • Phil P.

    Sharps Cornish pinser is so great!

    Phil Park · September 5, 2015
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  • Rick C.

    £3.33 drinks before 19:00

    Rick Canes · August 25, 2015
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  • Pieter d.

    Great pub, loads of stuff going on and usually really busy!

    Pieter de Meer · June 26, 2015
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  • Soner B.

    Live music performers

    Soner Bilgi · April 28, 2015
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  • Chris T.

    Good looking, music is always interesting, nice bar staff.

    Chris Thompson · November 16, 2014
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  • Louis B.

    The gigs worth having a look

    Louis Bailleul · October 25, 2014
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  • Ahtziri G.

    Terrible place. Crowded, annoying people, expensive.

    Ahtziri González · October 25, 2014
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  • Ellie S.

    The most average, plain pub I've ever been to. No character whatsoever

    Ellie S · September 15, 2014
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  • Alexia K.

    Local pub, ideal for friendly conversations !

    Alexia K · August 25, 2014
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  • Daria M.

    Poor selection of beers, but a nice place for gigs. The bouncer is annoying tho.

    Daria Morgan · August 16, 2014
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  • Shannon L.

    Full of hipsters. Good new music though.

    Shannon Low · June 6, 2014
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  • Pookage H.

    heads up! minimum card spend is £10! there's a cashpoint that charges £1.80 30s north towards old st, but there is a coop about 2mins further up the road with free withdrawals.

    Pookage Hayes · April 21, 2014
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  • Brydon C.

    meeting Susie Marshall - best night. ever.

    Brydon Cheyney · February 9, 2014
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  • Ines L.

    Great atmosphere

    Ines Leitao · February 2, 2014
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  • Gualbert

    Good pub, cheap pint plus free/cheap gigs on fridays!

    Gualbert · December 3, 2013
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  • Brunno A.

    The pint is cheap and the sound of pub is always good. I recommend stay here when you come to East London. I think it is one of the best options to drink around here.

    Brunno Apolonio · September 6, 2013
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  • Tastebuds

    FREE gigs most Fridays...

    Tastebuds · August 20, 2013
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  • Jenni H.

    Hello spangly toilets!

    Jenni Hayward · August 9, 2013
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  • Arron L.

    Great pub, great music, great but pricey ales.

    Arron Leslie · May 7, 2013
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  • Angus B.

    WiFi: truman1876

    Angus Bankes · May 7, 2013
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  • Roland S.

    The question is can you find pedo bear?

    Roland Smith · March 26, 2013
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  • Emma H.

    Awesome night! Amazing sound for live bands.

    Emma Hutter · October 5, 2012
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  • Michael C.

    Not what it used to be... Pile of shit

    Michael Cromwell · September 15, 2012
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  • Punktastic

    Great pub downstairs, get venue upstairs. The OBL is the home of Punktastic's gigs at the moment, and we love it to bits!

    Punktastic · August 15, 2012
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  • Peter V.

    Watch out when up top okay? It gets a bit crazy!

    Peter Vine · March 2, 2012
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  • Andrew B.

    The name's pronounced “the Old Blue Last, yeah?”

    Andrew B. · November 20, 2011
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  • Think Tank Media

    Has some amazing free shows!

    Think Tank Media · November 14, 2011
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  • Sacha

    Pear cider on tap, hurrah!

    Sacha · October 24, 2011
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  • John W.

    Stunning building. Real old historical boozer. Inside it's full of young trendy people. Look at the mirror art (for want of a better name) behind the bar.

    John Whenmohn · August 21, 2011
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  • Andrew S.

    Looks dodgy from the outside but it's charming once you're in. Music venue is upstairs

    Andrew Smallwood · August 16, 2011
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  • Luke J.

    Wow... You've changed. And not in a good way.

    Luke Journey · July 30, 2011
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  • Linda H.

    for a dash of rock & roll you should go here ... Read more

    Linda Hlodversdottir · July 25, 2011
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  • Jeremy M.

    great pub just off the beaten track Read more

    Jeremy Mercer-Deadman · June 4, 2011
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  • Zoe H.

    This Is Not Revolution Rock shows here are incredible and always a great night out. Check them out and check upcoming shows at http://thisisnotrevolutionrock.tumblr.com

    Zoe Hellewell · February 21, 2011
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  • Thrash Hits

    The beer will give you rabies and every time you see a band here you’re guaranteed to lose some of your hearing. That's why we you’ll see us DJing and putting on gigs in here. Awesome, awesome pub. Read more

    Thrash Hits · January 13, 2011
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  • Alexander V.

    Dj's are inconsistent - wtf with electro mixed with shabba ranks? Just because they look the part doesn't make them any good.

    Alexander VanTerheyden · December 31, 2010
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  • Alessio

    really nice!

    Alessio · October 25, 2010
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  • Lee A.

    Fap Fap Fap

    Lee Adams · October 16, 2010
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  • Alexander V.

    Used to be better - went cold after the refurb

    Alexander VanTerheyden · September 9, 2010
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  • Craig

    Not bad, used to be better. But aren't they always? Full of city boys and first year at martins wannabes these days.

    Craig · July 16, 2010
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  • Leo M.

    On a Friday night? What a crock. Might as well be Cvt Gdn

    Leo McAwesome · July 2, 2010
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  • Sophia P.

    A tad expensive on the beer front but it has an amazing atmosphere and staff. Plus loads of free/cheap gigs upstairs.

    Sophia Probert · June 27, 2010
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  • DAZED AND CONFUSED

    Live shows and DJ performances every night of the week as well as being a great pub Read more

    DAZED AND CONFUSED · November 4, 2009
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  • Antoni S.

    Super café aux multiples ales et autres. Salle de concert à l'étage.

    Antoni Severino · March 31
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  • Jefferson L.

    Com toda a certeza voltarei. A música ao vivo aqui é muito top, a acústica é boa e a performance é bem intimista. Só o preço da bebida que não é tãaao pequeno mas... vale a pena (:

    Jefferson Lisboa · December 12, 2015
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  • Dáila A.

    Não tem lista para pegar mesa, prepare-se para atacar quando alguma liberar. No andar de cima tem shows de bandas alternativas, recomendo dar uma passada, é grátis!

    Dáila Assis · May 7, 2015
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