Food & Drink

Where the unique décor is warm and inviting and the staff are ready to deliver you a truly enjoyable experience, with great selection of tasty, hot and cold food and drinks. Using the freshest products, totally homemade, whilst supporting local suppliers.

Located in the heart of Mare Street, next to Hackney Empire.  Offering hearty and healthy meals and scrumptious sharing platters that rely on flavour and 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.

The Empire Bar cater for people with special dietary needs, with vegan and gluten-free options available. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm, where you’ll be welcomed as a guest and leave as a friend.

The Bar will be open before & after the show, so if you’re coming to see show, why not pop in for a visit?

Empire Bar Opening Hours

Mon 8am – 11pm

Tue – Wed 8am – 11pm

Thu – Fri 8am – 11:30pm

Sat 1pm –11.30 pm


The Bar will be serving a great selection of wines, spirits and aperitif cocktails, as well as a selection of beers on tap.

It’ll also be serving a great selection of locally sourced food and snacks, including:

Pies and scotch eggs from the Pie Cart

A range of sandwiches and wraps

Meat and cheese boards

Olives, nuts and other bar snacks

The Empire Bar will be open before, during and after the show this Saturday. We are looking forward to seeing you!



The Empire Bar is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   Bar enquirers call   020 8510 4545

Wed 11 April  8.30pm – 11pm:  Paint it Blue  Live Jazz  (Free Entry)

Guitarist Deirdre Cartwright and Sax/flautist Rachel Bartlett lead ‘Paint it Blue’ a new evening of live jazz, latin and fusion.  Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny influences with some reggae and funk in the mix. Come along for great live Jazz & Blues every second Wed in the Month at The Empire Bar.

 “If there is a more complete guitarist in contemporary music than Deirdre Cartwright – I’d like to know who it is”    Dave Gelly The Observer           

Her sinewy guitar fronts a sparse trio who stretch out like a psychedelic 1960s blues band, but take the blind leaps of faith of improvisers. Highlights are the Nirvana grunge-fusion Smells Like Jazz and a sublime exploration of Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights.”

Stewart Lee Sunday Times

Cartwright’s coolly undulating Grant Green shuffle groove is one of the understated pleasure of UK’s contemporary fusion.”   John Fordham

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.