The Facts
NAME: The Birdcage
IT'S: A reclaimed 18 Century pub on Columbia Road
OPENED: December 1st 2014
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Max Chater of Bump Caves and the Draft House group
DID YOU KNOW: Neon signage will light a daily 'cage' of craft beers on offer behind the bar
LOCATION: Columbia Road, Shoreditch
ADDRESS: 80 Columbia Road, Bethnal Green, E2 7QB London
CLOSEST TUBE: Bethnal Green
OPENING TIMES: Mon - Fri: 5pm-midnight, Sat: midday-1am, Sun: Sun: 9am-10.30pm
WEBSITE: www.drafthouse.co.uk
CONTACT: @BirdcageTony
MAP: View Map

The Birdcage

OPENED

On one hand, The Birdcage is a trendy pub in Shoreditch. It’s a Draft House project, so naturally it’s full of craft beer and old-y worldy pie ‘n’ mash. It’s a re-fit of a disused pub on Columbia Road, east’s famously lauded flower market. Sounds angelic. But on the other hand, The Birdcage is fully blown cocktail whizz kid-ery, their approach to mixology influenced by another of the Draft House’s projects, the Bump Caves.

Tower Bridge Road’s Bump Caves is a favourite bar of ours, their ‘bumps’ make for remarkable one-ups to the usual vodka mixer, and the bespoke handmade spirits concept – achieved by Max Chater of Bump and Birdcage – is a genuine novelty. We’ll presume the immovable image of nerd-y cocktails and east end cool will get you in. What’ll make you stay? Cocktails are served from 3 litre optics bottles, peas (as part of meals, obvs) are served with traditional ‘Mushy Marrowfat’ and there’s a weekly knees-up on Saturday nights in homage to the pub’s, and the area’s, traditions. Mother Brown’d be all over this one.

Have you tried The Sun Tavern in Bethnal Green?

The Facts
NAME: The Birdcage
IT'S: A reclaimed 18 Century pub on Columbia Road
OPENED: December 1st 2014
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Max Chater of Bump Caves and the Draft House group
DID YOU KNOW: Neon signage will light a daily 'cage' of craft beers on offer behind the bar
LOCATION: Columbia Road, Shoreditch
ADDRESS: 80 Columbia Road, Bethnal Green, E2 7QB London
CLOSEST TUBE: Bethnal Green
OPENING TIMES: Mon - Fri: 5pm-midnight, Sat: midday-1am, Sun: Sun: 9am-10.30pm
WEBSITE: www.drafthouse.co.uk
CONTACT: @BirdcageTony
MAP: View Map