Dalston Superstore

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This Kingsland High Street hang out is a bit of a face on the east London party scene. In true Dalston style it's home to all sorts: popular with a large and diverse LGBT crowd, but welcoming to all and everyone. DJs – mostly local, many well-known – keep feet dancing with sets from Wednesday through to Sunday. Music-wise, you can groove and grind to anything from White Leather Viper Club's weekly Wednesday instalment of electro and mutant-pop, to Italo and disco at Discosodoma, to '90s R&B and hip hop at Put It In Your Mouth.

There's also variety on the drinks list. Seven draught beers and ciders include Brooklyn Lager, Frontier, Kirin Ichiban, Guinness and Estrella, complemented by 18 bottles (Punk IPA, Sierra Nevada, Sol, Peroni, Anchor Steam to name a few), as well as a few guest beers on rotation. Classic cocktails feature alongside house concoctions, shooters and jugs of Pimms and Sangria. 

Alongside weekly specials the seasonal menu features dishes such as chicken burgers, minute steak buns, chickpea and potato dahls and pan-fried king prawns served with a tomato, lime, chilli, paprika, avocado and mango salad. Cabaret brunches also prove popular.

Keep an eye out for student drink offers and queer art exhibitions, too.

Venue name: Dalston Superstore
Contact:
Address: 117 Kingsland High St
London
E8 2PB
Transport: Dalston Kingsland Overground
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tastemaker

Every time I go there I find myself dancing as if there´s no tomorrow. It´s kinda wild but people are nice and friendly. There are 2 floors and you can feel you are in a sauna downstairs (no, not that kind of sauna, it´s just a very warm venue) The drinks are not as expensive as some places I´ve been to and the door staff is a bit rude, don´t make eye contact!

Luke B

Zero stars. Exclusive in the the most disgusting way. Me and my friend went tonight. We got turned away at the the door because is was a lesbian night. Not once were we asked our orientation or gender. An archaic door staff deemed us unsuitable. I thought we lived in a progressive country. Are we now segregated by gender and sexuality? Disgraceful. Never visit this club. Anywhere that has gender specific nights are clearly against any sort of culture that encourages progress. Shocked and appalled since I'd had good nights here in the past. Avoid at all costs.

Dinerlady LDN

This is an institution, a cafe, bar and nightclub all rolled into one. The perfect spot for queer couples who wan't to sit and be without being peered at. It's a great place to go for lunch; on Tuesday and Thursday it's Burger Day -  a meat or veggie burger with fries and a beer or glass of wine for under a tenner, bargain! Furthermore, as a Dalstoner, it's my number one meeting spot for friends of all persuasions. The evenings at DS see a hoard of nights, including the uber popular 'Clam Jam' for 'lesbians and their gay boyfriends' on Thursday night. Retro, cool and colourful, it's a haven and a riot. 

Alanna S
Tastemaker

One of the few places in London that I regard as equally highly for a wild night of drinking and for feeding me delicious grub the morning after. The artsy crowd of predominantly gay young people know how to have a good time, and the food on the menu offers a good variety of both nutritious and stodge. Check out the Bloody Mary!

Charlie

Thoroughly enjoyed myself. Got there early (pre-10pm entry is free) to a very chilled out vibe, but things picked up very quickly. Great mix of music and everyone seemed very laid back. Special mention to the bar staff who were both friendly and accommodating.

Dean

I've used to go there for breakfast after a night out, but after the recent renovation I might have found a better breakfast place just a few doors up the road. The new menu sounds better than actually is, their scrambled eggs was horrible and didn't even taste like eggs at all, my friend had the goats cheese dish and could not even finish it. Will not come back

jordan

great music and a fun mix of people. not at all "campy" as claimed in the description, but definitely hipster-fashionista (but in a fun way, not pretentious). went on a saturday, and the place was packed. But the venue is really narrow, so people are always carving a path through the dance floor (lots of spilled drinks) and trying to maneuver around the bar upstairs was at times impossible. That is the biggest drawback. They also ran out of room in the coat check by 1 am, so I would suggest getting there early. There was a line by 2 am (surely they were already over capacity). Four stars for the good vibes and great DJ, but the venue itself leaves much to be desired.