q

The Big Chill Bar  

 
 
ADDRESS
Dray Walk, Spitalfields, off Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon-Wed, Sun: 12noon-12midnight; Thu: 12noon-1am; Fri-Sat: 12noon-3am
 

Nearby

 

The Big Chill BarThe Big Chill Festival, held annually in August, is the spiritual home of the ageing raver, and the Big Chill Bar on Brick Lane attempts to recreate its laidback, chat-to-anyone attitude. It's a long low-ceilinged bar with relaxing, unfussy decor and some quirky touches - notably a massive silver buffalo-head next to the door - that distinguish it nicely from the everyday DJ bar. Although there's no dedicated dancefloor, there are plenty of people bouncing around where they stand to a fine mixture of tunes from across the dance music spectrum. Sprawling benches and a raucous atmosphere, lubricated by a decent selection of beers and cocktails, ensure that everyone mingles comfortably and you're practically certain to make a few new friends.

 

LondonTown.com - The Big Chill Bar Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Aldgate East Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring The Big Chill Bar on LondonTown.com

 
London's Best Events 2019

Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2019. From January to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near The Big Chill Bar

Near The Big Chill Bar
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £110  40% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 7 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
From studio apartments to one and two beds, 196 Bishopsgate offers a full range of self-catering flats that give you more independence than a hotel. Apartments ... More
 
 
 
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £112  39% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 8 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
 
 
 
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
3 South Place, EC2M | 9 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ... More
 
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near The Big Chill Bar

The Big Chill Bar clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Vibe Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Big Chill Bar
Vibe Bar manages to be both chilled out and cutting edge. Located inside the Truman Brewery on trendy Brick Lane, you can come here to drink ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
JuJu's Bar and Stage
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Hanbury Street, Ely's Yard, E1 | 1 minute from The Big Chill Bar
Nestled in the heart of the Old Truman Brewery, tucked away at the back of Ely's Yard, Juju's Bar and Stage ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
Inspired by its sister bar, the long-standing Smiths of Smithfield, Smiths Spitalfields follows in its famous sibling's footsteps as an all-day dining venue celebrating the best ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near The Big Chill Bar

Near The Big Chill Bar
On Soon
Melusine: Children Of The Sweet Water
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Thursday 17th October 2019 - 7.30pm
The Big Chill Bar, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 | 5 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
Storyteller Tuup joins forces with Hamid ManTu and Tim Whelan to explore the medieval legend of a part-human and part-fish-tailed creature through storytelling, music and contemporary ...More
 
 
 
On Soon
Park Jiha
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 17th October 2019 - 8pm
The Big Chill Bar, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 | 5 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
The composer and multi-instrumentalist combines electronic experimentation with traditional Korean instruments as she performs material from her album Philos....More
 
 
 
On Soon
Afro Dance Explosion: A Change Is Coming
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Friday 18th October 2019 - 7.30pm
The Big Chill Bar, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 | 5 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
A showcase for artists from the African dance diaspora including Merlin Nyakam from the Cameroon. Styles include African, Cuban and Brazilian dance as well as hip ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near The Big Chill Bar

Near The Big Chill Bar
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Big Chill Bar
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for hire. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rich Mix Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 5 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of different ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rich Mix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA | 5 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of different interests with ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near The Big Chill Bar

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Big Chill Bar
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Boiler House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Big Chill Bar
The Old Truman Brewery's celebrated Old Boiler House, which dates back to the 1830s, a warehouse with spectacular soaring ceilings and houses the landmark Truman Chimney, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Former Shoreditch Underground Station
London > Attractions >
Pedley Street, off Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
The former Shoreditch Underground Station closed in 2006, and while the rest of the line re-opened in 2010 as part of the London Overground network, poor ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near The Big Chill Bar

The best shops and markets near The Big Chill Bar
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sunday (UP) Market at the Old Truman Brewery
London > Shopping > Markets
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Big Chill Bar
For all you fashion and flavour-istas out there, here's another stop-off on your list. This market is a treasure trove of jewellery, vintage clothes, handbags, accessories, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rough Trade East
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Big Chill Bar
The great stalwart of independent music, Rough Trade in Covent Garden has finally had to close after rents became simply unaffordable. HMV has reported a 73% ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Oh Baby London!
London > Shopping > Baby Care
162 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 1 minute from The Big Chill Bar
Designer baby clothes. Selling garments such as playsuits, bodyvests, t-shirts, jeans, tights, dresses, hats, hoodies and fake fur jackets. They concentrate on offering clothes that are ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near The Big Chill Bar

What are the best dining options near The Big Chill Bar London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rootmaster
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
Elys Yard, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Big Chill Bar
The Routemaster bus occupies a special place in the hearts of Londoners. And if the old adage - 'the best way to a man's heart is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brick Lane Brasserie
London > Restaurants >
67 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Big Chill Bar
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brick Lane Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
67 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Big Chill Bar
... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near The Big Chill Bar

Near The Big Chill Bar
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 8 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 9 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 17 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near The Big Chill Bar

The Big Chill Bar gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Big Chill Bar
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 1 minute from The Big Chill Bar
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Shuffle Club
London > Leisure >
4 Ebor Street, E1 | 5 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
After three years of pop ups in places like the Truman Brewery, the shuffleboard experts, the London Shuffle Club, have a permanent home in Shoreditch from ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near The Big Chill Bar

The best pubs near London The Big Chill Bar.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 6 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
After serving two queens and a king, surviving The Blitz and enjoying a period as a notorious strip club, The Crown and Shuttle sadly closed its ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The White Horse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, City, London EC2M | 9 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
A Geronimo Inns pub in the City, The White Horse gives city workers a bright, airy space to eat, drink and relax and its pub garden ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 9 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near The Big Chill Bar

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Big Chill Bar.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Coopers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 8 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Andaz Liverpool Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 9 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
Housed in one of the great Victorian station hotels, this showstopper is a mixture of meticulous nineteenth century restoration and the glittering wit of Terrence Conran's ... More
 
 
 
 

Also in Dray Walk

Our recommendations in the same street as The Big Chill Bar

 
No.
Title
Category
 

Alternate names and popular misspellings for The Big Chill Bar

The Big Chill Bar, The Big Chil Bar
 
 

Hotels Near

The Big Chill Bar

 
 
Near The Big Chill Bar All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near The Big Chill Bar

 
 
 
Sense Sound/Sound Sense
Exhibitions | Until 2nd February 2020 

Whitechapel Gallery 7 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

With works by John Cage, Philip Corner, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, George Maciunas, Claes Oldenburg and Yoko Ono, the exhibition ...More

Eileen Simpson And Ben White (Open Music Archive): Once Heard Before
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Whitechapel Gallery 7 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

Beat-makers and emcees mutate hit records from the 1950s and 1960s into new sounds, plus a screening of the film ...More

Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary
Exhibitions | Until 12th January 2020 

Whitechapel Gallery 7 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

This retrospective of the artist's work spans six decades and includes, drawings, sculpture prints and film....More

Journey To The Underworld
Journey To The Underworld
Foodie Events | Until 10th December 2019 

Arch 63 Pedley Street 7 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

Take a train to the Underworld as you experience a dark and romantic fairytale while feasting on a devilishly tasty ...More

 
Al Murphy: False Advertising
Al Murphy: False Advertising
Exhibitions | Until 17th November 2019 

The Book Club 9 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

The Book Club in Shoreditch will transform into a giant billboard this September thanks to Al Murphy's new exhibition, False ...More

 
Aviary Skye-line Igloos with Talisker Whisky
Aviary Skye-line Igloos with Talisker Whisky
Seasonal | Until 12th April 2020 

Aviary 11 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

The sky-high igloos return to the Aviary terrace this year, taking the theme Skye-line Igloos in partnership with award-winning spirit ...More

 
RuthAnne
Concerts | On 16th October 2019 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 12 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

The London-based singer-songwriter performs her commercial pop tunes....More

Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Theatre | Until 13th November 2019 

The Hallmark Building 12 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR ...More

 
Daniel Silver: Human Activity
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2020 

Bloomberg SPACE 12 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More

Leadenhall Book Club - Thin Air by Michelle Paver
Exhibitions | On 16th October 2019 

Waterstone's - Leadenhall Market 14 minutes walk from The Big Chill Bar

Join us for a glass of wine and some nibbles as we discuss this chilling ghost story by Michelle Paver...More

New on LondonTown

 
 
Dorrance Dance: Myelination And Other Works
Dance | From 14th November 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

A triple bill of tap from Michelle Dorrance, featuring Three To One, Jungle Blues and Myelination....More

Tonkotsu Peckham
Tonkotsu Peckham
Dining 

Part of Peckham Market and located on the first floor of the Bussey Building, Tonkotsu ...More

 
Tonkotsu Battersea
Tonkotsu Battersea
Dining 

Emma Reynolds and Ken Yamada, the team behind the hugely popular pop-up restaurant Tsuru Sushi, ...More

 
Catford Mews
Catford Mews
Entertainment 

A buzzing cultural community space for South London, Catford Mews is home a multi-screen cinema, ...More

 
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac
Theatre | From 27th November 

Playhouse Theatre

James McAvoy returns to the West End starring as the soldier and poet with a ...More

 
John Lewis Rooftop: The Winter Carnival
John Lewis Rooftop: The Winter Carnival
Foodie Events | From 18th October 

John Lewis Rooftop

Boasting one of the largest rooftop gardens in ...More

 
The Gate St John's Wood
Dining 

The Gate Restaurant St John's Wood follows on from the Hammersmith original serving innovative vegetarian cuisine with a far-reaching appeal....More

Mildreds Dalston
Dining 

Following on from the Soho original, which has become an institution since opening back in 1988, Mildreds now has three more branches across London, including this restaurant in Dalston....More

Mildreds King's Cross
Dining 

Following on from the Soho original, which has become an institution since opening back in 1988, Mildreds now has three more branches across London, including this restaurant in King's Cross. ...More

Mildreds Camden
Dining 

Following on from the Soho original, which has become an institution since opening back in 1988, Mildreds now has three more branches across London, including this restaurant in Camden....More

Workshop Coffee White Collar Factory Coffeebar
Drinking 

Following on from London's original Workshop Coffee Co, the White Collar Factory Coffeebar sits on the ground floor of the east London factory....More

Sacred Cafe Highbury
Sacred Cafe Highbury
Drinking 

Sacred Cafe is antipodean coffee shop specialising in flat whites created with their own house ...More

 
Sacred Cafe Westfield London
Sacred Cafe Westfield London
Drinking 

Sacred Cafe is antipodean coffee shop specialising in ...More

 
Halloween at King's Cross
Halloween at King's Cross
Seasonal | On 31st October 

Granary Square

Shining a light on the dance of the dead, the skeleton squad will rise from ...More

 
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
Article 

The list of the World's 50 Best ...More

 
Worlds Best 50 Bars in London
Article 

The list of the World's 50 Best Bars was revealed in October 2019 and we learned that London has 10 of them. That's more than any other ...More

Halloween Afternoon Tea at Roast
Halloween Afternoon Tea at Roast
Seasonal | From 28th October 

Roast

Classic British restaurant Roast in Borough Market is ...More

 
Where's Wally: The Big Museum Hunt
Kids Events | From 19th October 

London Transport Museum

Children are invited to join in on a special Play Trail this half term with Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt at the London Transport Museum. The journey ...More

Fujifilm: My Life Exhibition
Fujifilm: My Life Exhibition
Exhibitions | From 24th October 

The Old Truman Brewery

Providing a snapshot of what life is like ...More

 
Festival of the Dead
Festival of the Dead
Seasonal | On 19th October 

Troxy

A spectacular cabaret show inspired by the Day Of The Dead festival, with skull processions, ...More

 
Chiswick Park Fireworks Extravaganza
Chiswick Park Fireworks Extravaganza
Seasonal | On 7th November 

Chiswick Park

Chiswick Park welcomes the return of its Fireworks ...More

 
Brian May's Halloween Exhibition
Brian May's Halloween Exhibition
Seasonal | On 28th October 

Century Club

For one day only, Brian May, together with ...More

 
Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
Article 

Ten days of cocktails, over 35 pop-up cocktail ...More

 
Autumn 2019 in London
Feature 

Summer may be over but that isn't an excuse for hibernating - and why would ...More

 
Best Street Food and Food Halls in London
Best Street Food and Food Halls in London
Article 

Looking for the best places to fill up ...More

 
Best Food Halls in London
Best Food Halls in London
Article 

With Market Halls, Arcade and Seven Dials Market opening in one year, food halls ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near The Big Chill Bar

From cheap budget accommodation to luxury 5 star hotels see our deals for The Big Chill Bar hotels, including 196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments from 84% off.

 


 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960