Food & Drink

Arrive early and enjoy a pre show drink and meal at our Empire Bar located  in the heart of Mare Street, next to Hackney Empire.  Offering hearty  scrumptious great food combinations, as well as hand crafted coffees and excellent selection of beer, wines and spirits from around the world, each one selected for the ultimate satisfaction.

open seven days a week. Recently launched offers delicious meals, sharing platters and snacks prepared from seasonal, fresh, local produce. Bespoke menus are available before shows.   Place a booking with the bar in advance to guarantee seating.


 Looking for some thing after the show? 

The Empire Bar is fast establishing themselves as one of Hackney’s go-to independent live music venues. Promoting the finest new & undiscovered acts from Jazz to pop, poetry and exhibitions from local talented artists.  





Monday-Thursday 8am-1am

Friday 8am-2am

Saturday 11am-2am

Sunday 11am-12am

The Empire Bar is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 Bar enquirers call   020 8510 4545  or email

The Empire Bar website



Theatre Bars run by Passa Parola LDN

Whether you’re after a glass of wine, G&T or local craft beer, Passa Parola LDN’s bar staff are on hand at the back of our auditorium to quench your thirst. For most shows the bars will open 45 minutes before the show starts, close during the performance and reopen for the interval. For some music and comedy shows the bars may stay open throughout.