Basement Bar at Apples & Pears

  82 reviews  – 
26 Osborn Street, London, E1 6TD
Aldgate East Station (300 yd)

About this space

We are an independent, fun, cocktail bar in east London offering private party/venue hire to celebrate birthdays, leaving parties, engagements and corporate events. We’ve hosted a range of parties where you can arrange private bar hire of the whole venue or just one bar for your guests to party the night away. We will be available to assist you every step of the way to ensure your event is a success.

We are just 5 minutes walk from Aldgate East tube with close proximity to Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Shoreditch and the City. We are just 20 mins walk from London Bridge and Shoreditch train stations. We have a wood fired pizza menu available for pre-order, cocktails, craft beers, premium spirits and wines to cater for all tastes, and an atmosphere packed with east London energy.

When hiring our basement bar for your party, you can expect the following:

- Efficient and quick communication by Kim who will be your point of contact throughout your booking.
- A friendly bar team and security to look after you and your guests, managed by Reggie.
- You can play your own music or bring your own DJ. We provide fully equipped DJ equipment. Or, we can provide background music for you and you can control the volume as desired.
- Our basement bar is fully air controlled with air conditioning in the warmer months.
- There's quick access to an outdoor area.
- Regarding decorations, this is fine providing it's within our specific guidelines. However, decoration is not permitted in December just because we decorate for Christmas but you can bring free standing balloons.
- You can bring a cake.
- You can bring your own nibbles and finger food if you wish.
- You can have your own personalised cocktail menu at no extra cost. Info on this is provided after booking.

Overall, we work hard to ensure your party goes smoothly and we make sure you and your guests have a good time!


Event offers and packages

Package per person

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Christmas Party Offers

CANAPES, MANAPES & BOWLS
£14 per person
PACKAGE 1
8 canapes

Up to 50 guests: £16.00
Up to 50-100 guests: £15.00
Up to 100-150 guests: £14.00

PACKAGE 2
4 canapes 4 manapes

Up to 50 guests: £20.00
Up to 50-100 guests: £19.00
Up to 100-150 guests: £18.00

PACKAGE 3
3 canapes/2 manapes/2 bowls

Up to 50 guests: £22.00
Up to 50-100 guests: £20.00
Up to 100-150 guests: £19.00

PACKAGE 4
4 canapes/4 bowls

Up to 50 guests: £25.00
Up to 50-100 guests: £24.00
Up to 100-150 guests: £23.00
GOURMET BBQ
£16.50 per person
(Available for whole venue hire or lounge bar hire)

5 ITEMS PP
Up to 50 guests: £22.00
Up to 50-100 guests: £20.00
Up to 100-150 guests: £19.00

7 ITEMS PP
Up to 50 guests: £27.00
Up to 50-100 guests: £26.00
Up to 100-150 guests: £25.00

TACO OR BURGER BAR
Up to 50 guests: £18.50
Up to 50-100 guests: £17.50
Up to 100-150 guests: £16.50
Wine/Beer/Spirits and Mixer/Soft Drinks
£22 per person
A fixed drinks package at £22 p/p – this is for 4 drinks per head*
• A fixed drinks package at £33 p/p – this is for 6 drinks per head*
• A fixed drinks package at £44 p/p – this is for 8 drinks per head*
• A fixed drinks package at £55 p/p – this is for 10 drinks per head*

*Includes house wines by the glass 125ml measure, bottled house beer, single house spirits
with mixers and soft drinks. VAT included.
Cocktail/Wine/Beer/Spirits and Mixer/Soft Drinks
£24 per person
You can add a cocktail special on arrival for £7.50 p/p. This is available until 8pm and is
limited to 1 cocktail per person. Any cocktail tokens presented to the bar after 8pm will still
be fine to redeem.
• 1 cocktail special** on arrival and 3 drinks per head* at £24 p/p
• 1 cocktail special** on arrival and 4 drinks per head* at £29.50 p/p
• 1 cocktail special** on arrival and 5 drinks per head* at £35 p/p
• 1 cocktail special** on arrival and 6 drinks per head* at £40.50 p/p

**The selection of cocktails available to choose from are on our menu board.

Prices

Monday
17:00 – 0:00
from £1200 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 0:00
from £1200 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Minimum bar spend is from £1,200. The minimum bar spend is slightly higher during peak seasons.
£1,700 if the client extends the licence to 2am (must be confirmed 3 weeks before the party due).
30% deposit, which is refunded back on meeting the bar spend.
In regards to food, we work with external caterers and we have canapes/bowl menus available. If you like to receive a menu, please let me know. As we don’t do food, we’re flexible in regards to organising your own catering if you have a caterer of choice that you like to use on a drop-off basis, or you can bring your own nibbles and finger food. We also have a wood-fired pizza menu for a local pizzeria if you fancy ordering in pizzas.
Tuesday
17:00 – 0:00
from £1200 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 0:00
from £1200 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Minimum bar spend is from £1,200. The minimum bar spend is slightly higher during peak seasons.
£1,700 if the client extends the licence to 2am (must be confirmed 3 weeks before the party due).
30% deposit, which is refunded back on meeting the bar spend.
In regards to food, we work with external caterers and we have canapes/bowl menus available. If you like to receive a menu, please let me know. As we don’t do food, we’re flexible in regards to organising your own catering if you have a caterer of choice that you like to use on a drop-off basis, or you can bring your own nibbles and finger food. We also have a wood-fired pizza menu for a local pizzeria if you fancy ordering in pizzas.
Wednesday
17:00 – 0:00
from £1200 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 0:00
from £1200 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Minimum bar spend is from £1,200. The minimum bar spend is slightly higher during peak seasons.
£1,700 if the client extends the licence to 2am (must be confirmed 3 weeks before the party due).
30% deposit, which is refunded back on meeting the bar spend.
In regards to food, we work with external caterers and we have canapes/bowl menus available. If you like to receive a menu, please let me know. As we don’t do food, we’re flexible in regards to organising your own catering if you have a caterer of choice that you like to use on a drop-off basis, or you can bring your own nibbles and finger food. We also have a wood-fired pizza menu for a local pizzeria if you fancy ordering in pizzas.
Thursday
17:00 – 0:00
from £1200 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 0:00
from £1200 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Minimum bar spend is from £1,200. The minimum bar spend is slightly higher during peak seasons.
£1,700 if the client extends the licence to 2am (must be confirmed 3 weeks before the party due).
30% deposit, which is refunded back on meeting the bar spend.
In regards to food, we work with external caterers and we have canapes/bowl menus available. If you like to receive a menu, please let me know. As we don’t do food, we’re flexible in regards to organising your own catering if you have a caterer of choice that you like to use on a drop-off basis, or you can bring your own nibbles and finger food. We also have a wood-fired pizza menu for a local pizzeria if you fancy ordering in pizzas.
Friday
19:00 – 1:00
from £1200 min. spend
Per evening
19:00 – 1:00
from £1200 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Minimum bar spend is from £1,200. The minimum bar spend is slightly higher during peak seasons.
£1,700 if the client extends the licence to 2am (must be confirmed 3 weeks before the party due).
30% deposit, which is refunded back on meeting the bar spend.
In regards to food, we work with external caterers and we have canapes/bowl menus available. If you like to receive a menu, please let me know. As we don’t do food, we’re flexible in regards to organising your own catering if you have a caterer of choice that you like to use on a drop-off basis, or you can bring your own nibbles and finger food. We also have a wood-fired pizza menu for a local pizzeria if you fancy ordering in pizzas.
Saturday
19:00 – 1:00
from £1200 min. spend
Per evening
19:00 – 1:00
from £1200 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Minimum bar spend is from £1,200. The minimum bar spend is slightly higher during peak seasons.
£1,700 if the client extends the licence to 2am (must be confirmed 3 weeks before the party due).
30% deposit, which is refunded back on meeting the bar spend.
In regards to food, we work with external caterers and we have canapes/bowl menus available. If you like to receive a menu, please let me know. As we don’t do food, we’re flexible in regards to organising your own catering if you have a caterer of choice that you like to use on a drop-off basis, or you can bring your own nibbles and finger food. We also have a wood-fired pizza menu for a local pizzeria if you fancy ordering in pizzas.
Sunday
17:00 – 0:00
from £1200 min. spend
Per evening
17:00 – 0:00
from £1200 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Minimum bar spend is from £1,200. The minimum bar spend is slightly higher during peak seasons.
£1,700 if the client extends the licence to 2am (must be confirmed 3 weeks before the party due).
30% deposit, which is refunded back on meeting the bar spend.
In regards to food, we work with external caterers and we have canapes/bowl menus available. If you like to receive a menu, please let me know. As we don’t do food, we’re flexible in regards to organising your own catering if you have a caterer of choice that you like to use on a drop-off basis, or you can bring your own nibbles and finger food. We also have a wood-fired pizza menu for a local pizzeria if you fancy ordering in pizzas.

Capacity

Standing
up to 60
Cabaret
up to 50

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
PA system / speakers
Air conditioning
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Natural light
Storage space
Quiet space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restrictions

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Temporary event notices (TENs) available
Wedding licence

Age policy

Guests under 18 are not allowed

Host rules

We have a full sound and iPod connectable sound system on both floors, two cocktail bars, heated garden, Wi-Fi, screen, experienced cocktail bartenders, friendly staff and owners, and security.

Canapés and bowl food are available for 30 guests and above. BBQ’s are available in the summer when hiring the whole venue or lounge bar exclusively. We work with only approved caterers and we are happy to provide menus on request. If you want something more casual, we have a wood fired pizza menu for you to tuck into.

We can offer prosecco, Champagne or cocktail drink receptions for your guests arrival. Each bar is stocked full of international spirits and our bar team are on hand to produce an array of irresistible, hand-crafted cocktails that are sure to leave you grinning.

Minimum spends apply and varies depending on the day of the week. There's no hire fee or service charge.

Our venue consists of two bars and an outdoor area:

Lounge Bar
Up to 70 Guests

Fully equipped DJ booth and iPod connectable sound system.
Full PA system for live music.
Wi-Fi and screen.
Full cocktail bar.
Fully air controlled with centre piece skylight ceiling.
Seating for up to 45 guests.
Direct access to the garden.
Can be booked exclusively for 40 guests to 70 guests.
Available for hire Sunday to Thursday.

Basement Bar
Up to 60 Guests

A private room with its own cocktail bar.
Fully equipped DJ booth and iPod connectable sound system.
Wi-Fi.
Fully air controlled and sound proofed.
Seated areas.
Perfect for private parties.
Easy access to the garden.
Can be booked exclusively for 30 guests to 60 guests.

Cancellation policy: Standard 60 day

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Reviews and ratings

(82 reviews and ratings - )

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Lydia R.
December 2023

The service from start to finish was absolutely great! A big thanks to Kim for supporting in organising and being very responsive. Reggie is so warm and welcoming! On the night we had 2 very approachable and friendly staff at the bar and who helped us set up! Mohammed was particularly amazing at the bar! He had amazing recommendations and made the night a lot more pleasurable! He was very chatty with everyone too! Everything went so smoothly because of the team and the venue was perfect for my partners 30th birthday. The music from the in house Dj was just ourtaste (although we were told he would be there from 8pm and he arrived at 9pm). The Dj was also so so so friendly as well! Thanks to everyone who made the night even better than I could’ve hoped for! My partner had a 30th birthday that he will always remember!

Only thing was that the DJ arrived a little later than expected but luckily our party started at 9pm so we were very lucky! I was worried at the start of the night as I was told he was running late and they didn’t know when he was coming. I had my own music playlist but was hoping the Dj music would start our night off (which it did in the end). It’s just the only thing that made me a little stressed when setting up after being told he would be there at 8pm.

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Sunny P.
November 2023

My whole experience with Apples & Pears was excellent. We booked the basement bar for my 40th bday. From pre-booking, all the way through to the night itself, Kim was excellent in helping us arrange every detail and make the night special. On the night, Mo was on hand to look after us, and he was fantastic. He looked after us well and ensured great service all night. I wish I could turn 40 again to do it all over again! Amazing team, great experience.

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Imogen M.
November 2023

Fantastic communication in advance of the event, wonderful bar staff who were so helpful all night, and delicious drinks! We were so impressed with Apples & Pears

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Luka Z.
November 2023

staff very accomodating and helpful, facilities were great and the drinks were fantastic too. This place is a hidden gem, cant recommend enough if you are looking for venue hire


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About Apples & Pears

We are an independent, fun cocktail bar in East London offering private party/venue hire to celebrate birthdays, leaving parties, engagements and corporate events.

We are just 5 minutes from Aldgate East tube with close proximity to Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Shoreditch and the City.

We serve all drinks including cocktails, craft beers, premium spirits and mixers and wines to cater for all tastes, and an atmosphere packed with East London energy. A wood fired pizza menu is available for pre-orders.


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