Our flagship venue, launched in 2001. It’s name derives from the 1980’s bag and shoe wholesalers that once occupied our building, whose signage still adorns the shop front. In a time before bars and art galleries, this was the primary industry in Shoreditch and this venue, one of the areas first, defined this now prolific class of arts venue and this area of London.
Combining arts and lifestyle and creativity within a rough around the edges, architecturally honest environment, DreamBags JaguarShoes provided the template for this now abundant breed of drinking establishment.
Our ground floor area is a light and spacious room with high ceilings, sky lights and large glass shop frontage.
The basement bar is a cosy candle lit, raw brick hideout.
As such, it is a versatile venue, that plays host any kind of event; club nights, live music performance, lectures, workshops, fashion shows, castings, Sunday markets and art fairs.
It is also of course a blank canvas for regular exhibitions curated by JaguarShoes Collective.
On a six to eight week timetable, a new exhibition completely changes and consumes the interior scheme of the two-story venue…
So enjoy the shows while they last as you can expect a new look in a few weeks time…
We offer a broad selection of exciting cocktails, speciality beers, wine and spirits. During the daytime we offer a selection of tea and finest fresh organic coffee, plus now serving Bottomless Coffee all day for £2.50
Our kitchen serves fresh, stone-baked pizzas, pastas and sides using family recipes and the finest Sardinian ingredients prepared by Amici Miei.
We're also now serving Pizza by the Metre!