small, cheap, not totally packed, loads of seats and ok music, best when you're on MD - will be going again!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted: Thu Oct 18 2012
Laying low on an anonymous stretch of a busy, East End arterial road, this dark, rather rough and-ready venue has shifted its profile since first launching with an alt.rock remit, hosting the first London gig by Babyshambles, after which Peter Doherty adopted it as his spiritual home. Since then, it's opened up an open, café-styled bar on the street front and built on the increasing reputation of its concrete-floored back room for hip hop, R&B, garage/grime, dubstep and bassline acts. Respected club nights (eg Pipedown) are regulars here, often free and running until the small hours.
What's on at Rhythm Factory
New-act nights, Open-mic nights, Stand-up
Weekly free east London comedy night, compered by Geoff Alderman. See below for full line-ups.
Drum 'n' bass and dubstep, Clubs
- Critics' choice
Undisputed drum 'n' bass ledgends Fabio and Grooverider roll in to Rhythm Factory to rip things up with their heavy beats and killer bass. Further D&B vibes come from Bailey and Rob Smiley, and over in Room Two you can lose your shiz to Petchey, Treble...
Average User Rating
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OH.MY.DAYS!!!!! I was here the other night raving it up until 6am and it was THE BOMB!!!! Going again with some mates from work as atime filler before going onto my main party later. Cannot wait!!!!
I've been to a lot of comedy nights and this has to rate the lowest. Okay it is free but the quality on the open mic night was very bad, it was quite awkward viewing, wondering at times if it was actually a comedy night or not.
Cool bar with great Thai food and ever changing exhibitions of the work of local artists. Monday night hosts a regular comedy night (free entry) which is definitely worth checking out.