Upcoming events

Ally Tropical

FRI 18th AUG

Ally tropical the man behind the Glasgow / London based parties returns for an all night set of disco, funk and balearic music.

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Disco Freaks

SAT 19th AUG

Disco Freaks are back at The Star by Hackney Downs!

Disco Freaks play funk, soul and disco all on 7 inch vinyl across London and present a weekly show on Shoreditch radio.

They have residencies across the capit...

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Daddy Nature

SUN 20th AUG

Join Daddy Nature on the 20th August at the Star by Hackney Downs from 3pm-10:30pm

Expect the best in: Funk, soul, reggae, dub, party classics, hip-hop, dancehall, UKG and jungle.

Listen to the latest Daddy Nat...

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Summer fete

SAT 26th AUG

Community-hub-pub The Star by Hackney Downs brings to you our snazzy Summer Fête. We venture a short saunter away to our grassy doorstep Hackney Downs Park for some village vibes with a city twist.

First off there’s a...

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Theodor DJ


Dj Theodor will be taking you through the realms of rock n roll, soul and funk

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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.