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    Commercial Tavern

    142 Commercial St. (Shoreditch)

    London

    (44) 020-7377-8455

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    • AMBIANCE

      Hip Tavern
    • HOURS

      Mon.-Fri.: 5:00pm-11:00pm; Sat.-Sun.: 12:00pm-11:00pm
    • RESERVATIONS

      Not accepted
    • DOOR POLICY

      None
    • PRICE (PINT)

      GBP 2
    • SIGNATURE DRINK

      Beer; Spirits
    • BAR

      Yes - with 5 or 6 bar stools
    • FOOD SERVED?

      Yes - pub food (Mon.-Fri.: 12:00pm-9:30pm; Sat.: 12:00pm-8:30pm; Sun.: 12:00pm-5:30pm)
    • NOISE

      Quiet/Medium
    • OUTDOOR SPACE

      Yes - small area with picnic tables in good weather
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      Yes - parties up to 80 people
    • TUBE

      Shoreditch High Street; Liverpool Street
    Uri Baruchin

    VIBE

    Not your typical paneled London tavern; the Commericial is done in a sort of faux classical style with eclectic furnishings, almost a shabby-chic version of Starck (but without the edginess). The relaxed, no-‘tude atmosphere is reflected in the seating choices: picnic tables, bar stools, and even armchairs.

    WHAT WE WOULD WEAR

    Jeans, sundress, shorts – anything casual and comfortable.

    GO HERE WITH

    Anyone. This is such a relaxed and chill tavern that even your mom and grandmother would fit right in.

    CROWD

    The Purple Passport’s scout went solo comfortably. The next table over had two bikers, the bar had a local off work from Smithfield Market, and other tables had hipsters (with one taking care of a Weimaraner).

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    With no attitude and a comfortably casual vibe, this is a perfect place to meet up with a few friends for a pint or two.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    More outdoor tables. When the weather is nice, they’re in high demand.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    Four hand pumps help give the bar an historic feel. Legend has it that there are tunnels running from Commercial Tavern to a nearby police station for unknown reasons, and beneath those tunnels are vaults that purportedly housed John Merrick (aka Elephant Man).

    CLOSEST COMPS

    Jerusalem Tavern (London); The Westbourne (London)

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