Upcoming events

Ukulele SKA Collective


We the Ukulele SKA Collective will be performing a FREE gig at the Star By Hackney Downs on May the 4th (Star Wars Day) and would love you to come and join the fun! There will be an open mic from 8pm so if you want to do a song...

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Mario’s Bingo’n Mad


Managing one of the most in demand pubs in east London can be very stressful at time.

So appareantly Mario’s Bingo’n mad as a result of all the stress caused due to being the full time manager and has decided...

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VVedding set


Join us for our dj showcase for weddings / birthdays / bar mitzvahs & funerals!

Party tracks from The Slits / William Onyeabor / The Zombies / Cure / Eric B and Rakim etc…

Maxime Leroy & Paul Taylor ...

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Disco Freaks


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 capital ...

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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!