Urban Bar, Whitechapel

Our rating: FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (3 reviews)
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FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Being painted in a garish black and orange colour scheme means the Urban Bar is the second building you'll notice on leaving Whitechapel tube station - the first is the Royal London, dead opposite the station - but we'll leave the environmental considerations to other authorities and concentrate on what you find inside. Mercifully, the pub's interior is nowhere near as strident - colourful, naturally, it feels like a cross between a café and trendy bar. However, a look along the bar itself shows a good ranges of decent beers on the hand pumps as well as the lagers, wines, shots and alcopops you'd expect of a place like this. There's a very cheap menu on offer - mostly around the £6 mark and the service is fine. Midweek the clientele is a curious mix of locals - not many of them in white coats and dressing gowns, but gets younger and trendier as we head towards the weekend. You wouldn't go out of your way to come here, but if you're hungry and thirsty after a hospital/market visit, it's not a bad bet.
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27 Aug 2018
Rating 0 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
They welcome a 'certain crowd' basically and if you dont match they make it rather rudely obvious. Given its based in East London I expected a little more.
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20 Jan 2013
Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The place has changed a lot since the dodgy tiger striped bar of old! Cosy, friendly, welcoming. Jukebox, hot food, gigs and comedy nights.

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176 Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, London, E1 1BJ
020 7247 8978

Comedy night - Free, on Sundays!


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A friendly, warm and welcoming pub conveniently located right opposite Whitechapel Tube station! We serve food until late every day. We have roast dinners and open mic comedy every Sunday, salsa classes upstairs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and all kinds of fantastic bands and DJs at the weekends, plus the odd film night and pub quiz thrown in for good measure. We are available to be booked out for private parties and for bands to play live. Just give us a bell on 02072478978. We love new customers, come in and make us smile :)

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