Upcoming events

Joshua vs Klitschko


Come and watch AJ fight Klitschko for the IBF, IBO and WBA Super Heavyweight Championships of the world. All the undercards, main event on 2 screens with sound.  Function room available with the fight on the big screen with so...

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Dactilyan will be playing his debut set at the star on 29th April going through a wide variety of funk, disco and balearic.


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Hackney half marathon


Already one of the top ten half marathons in the country, Virgin Run Hackney is the freshest half marathon in the capital!

This is a flat, fast half marathon that shows off Hackney and its many green spaces as well as t...

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We are the sunset


MAY DAY! MAY DAY! MAY DAY! We’re back for another bank holiday all-dayer…

Super happy to have Bill Brewster making his WATS debut 🙂
And as if that ain’t enough heat we’ve got Leo Zero back ...

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Starry Starry Nights #116: Ed Dowie / Firestations / Tommy Tiger / Happy Hooves


Sad House Daddy presents Starry Starry Nights, a weekly live show held every Wednesday at The Star by Hackney Downs
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Regular events

Monday Offer 2 for £12 Burgers

Every Monday from 4pm-10pm you can have 2 burgers for £12.
Choose between Slow Fire cheese & bacon burger and Cajun grilled Halloumi.

Pub Quiz

Every Tuesday 7:30pm. £2 entry per person.

Prizes, 1st: £50 Cash prize 2nd: £25 Bar tab 3rd: £15 food voucher.

Book a table of 4 or more people to get a free bottle of wine.

Book here

Drawing the Star

Every Tuesday 7:30 – 9pm

Drawing The Star is a weekly life drawing group on the top floor of The Star by Hackney Downs. Untutored drawing for all, run by artists for everyone.


Starry Starry Night

Every Wednesday 7:30pm

Live acoustic music every Wednesday evening at The Star By Hackney Downs in our intimate, candlelit upstairs venue.

Workers Wednesday

Every Wednesday

20% off selected food and drink every Wednesday. For all local(ish) workers and students. Just sign up for our locals card. Giving the power back to the common man! Terms and Conditions apply. Not available for pre-booked events.

Register for our Locals Card

2 for £7.50 Cocktails Thursday

Every Thursday from 5pm

Come Down to the Star By Hackney Downs every Thursday and enjoy our delicious cocktails half price all night! Early weekend start anyone? Buy one get one free cocktails for loyalty card owners, not too bad is it?

Happy Hour

Every Friday from 5pm – 7pm

Happy hour every Friday 5pm – 7pm £3 pint (Truman’s swift & Amstel) £3 Glass of red or white wine.


Showing live action from premier league, champions league and international games. Let us know if you’d like to book one of our function rooms to enjoy a more intimate space for you and your mates. If you’re after a particular game, let us know and we’ll try to screen it!