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The Cornershop Bar, Shoreditch, E1

123 Shoreditch High Street
E1
E1 6JE
Phone: 02076133554
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Tris C left this review about The Cornershop Bar

With PSM’s review as an aide memoire, I recalled that I hadn’t reviewed this place which strictly speaking isn’t a shop conversion in the truest sense, as it’s the King’s Arms, dating back to the mid-18th century, rebuilt in the late 19th and in shop use for 30+ years before reopening as a bar around 2003.
Arriving a little after 9.30 the other Saturday evening, we were told by the two bouncers that there was a £10 entry charge to experience the pounding music, audible from the pavement, no mention of which can be found on their website; I muttering ‘Sod that’, we sauntered off meaning that I shall never encounter the poseurs’ paradise which this obviously is, though by the sounds of it, I missed nothing.

On 31st December 2023 - rating: 1
[User has posted 2034 recommendations about 1999 pubs]


Pub SignMan left this review about The Cornershop Bar

This is a good sized street corner pub/hipster bar set in a former shop unit, hence the name. Inside, the place has a roughly square room layout with bare boards, loads of tables and chairs through the centre, some high tables and stools to the front and rear and a decent amount of pavement seating out the front. The servery runs along the left-hand wall and sports a very plain counter in front of an impressive, high bar back which has been decorated with bespoke pub posters and murals and a load of seemingly random adornments, such as a large set of animal horns. A DJ booth to the right suggests raucous late nights and a long wall of mirrors along the back of the room should be ideal for poseurs to preen in front of. Lots of TV screens were on around the room, showing live football with the sound off and loud music playing over the top. A staircase descends to what I assume is an overspill seating area or function room, but it was roped off, so I'll probably never find out.
There's no cask, obviously, so I had to pick from the usual hipster craft keg options from the likes of Beavertown, Camden and Goose Island, which sat alongside various mainstream brands. I took a pint of something from Goose Island, which was fine. There were very few other punters in attendance and the place had a really odd vibe in general, although I couldn't quite put my finger on what made it feel that way.
For me, this was a typical Shoreditch poseurs bar, masquerading as some sort of ill conceived craft beer pub. I rarely feel uncomfortable or out of place in pubs, but something didn't sit well with me in here, and with expensive, uninteresting beer on tap, there's nothing that'll convince me that a return visit should be made.

On 29th December 2023 - rating: 3
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Was called JAM

On 11th November 2010 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Shoreditch High Street, 0.36 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Hoxton, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Old Street, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Cornershop Bar, E1
31st Dec 2023, 19:44
Review submitted by Tris C
 
31st Dec 2023, 19:01
Web Link submitted by Tris C approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 31 December 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 29 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : No - 21+ only. - last updated 31 December 2023 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 29 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 29 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 29 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
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  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : No last updated 23 May 2020 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 29 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
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