Hoxton Pony, EC2A 3AH
- 104-108 Curtain Road, EC2A 3AH
The Hoxton Pony was a DJ bar in Shoreditch (not really Hoxton). According to the Dec 2019/Jan 2020 London Drinker, it has now closed due to the operator going into administration, and the lease is on the market.
The information below is retained for historical purposes.
This new bar, replacing a former incarnation (Pool Bar), is certainly shiny. Surfaces gleam black and red, though there's some odd natural history dioramas with stuffed birds to each side of the bar to add a bit of nature. Low tables alternate with high ones around the side of the room. Downstairs is a dancefloor and DJ area.
The focus here is on the cocktail list (all around £7-£8). Ewan tried a gin-based cocktail, and it was perfectly nice, not too insipid at all. They also have Meantime Helles and Pilsner Urquell beers on draught (£3.50/pint), as well as bottled Pride, Innis & Gunn, Brew Dog Islay Finish, and others.
There's a food menu (which can be found on the website), which emphasises traditional English foods (pub food really, despite the setting), and are priced at around £7-£9 for a main.
Service is friendly, perhaps a little too insistent (you're unlikely even to get a chance to order at the bar, though before 9pm they won't charge service on your bill).