B@1 (ex The Legion), Shoreditch
Formerly called The Legion and run by the people behind the Social, this late night bar is now called Be@1. Part of a growing chain of terribly named shiny cocktail bars, this one describes itself as having "an edgy, underground feel", where you can you "hang out with the East end cool crowd". A depressing sentiment if ever there was one, any place which has to promote a bar on the premise that it is filled with the 'East end cool crowd', is more likely to be filled with anything but. And indeed it was exactly like this when we popped in on a Friday night - a tedious bar filled with City workers and Leicester Square refugees, all necking drinks to make the most of the Happy Hour. Despite becoming more mainstream over the years, there are still many interesting venues to visit in Shoreditch. B@1 isn't one of them.
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348 Old Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9NQ
020 7729 4441
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How to find the B@1 (ex The Legion) pub
Take the Old Street (East) exit and walk down Old Street passing the Holiday Inn. Cross over the road and you'll find The Legion just before the corner of Old Street and Curtain Road.