The Waiting Room

Nightlife , Clubs Stoke Newington
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The Waiting Room

This smart little venue, underneath the pleasant Three Crowns pub, used to be known as The Drop. It was relaunched by the team behind The Lock Tavern and The Shacklewell Arms in March 2012 as a forward-thinking electronic music venue with a mix of club nights and live shows from innovators including Daniel Avery, Four Tet and NZCA/Lines. And - bonus - it's not a shithole. Gigs are cheap, or sometimes free.

Venue name: The Waiting Room
Address: 175
Stoke Newington High St
N16 0LH
Transport: Stoke Newington Overground
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I always seem to have a great (and random) night when I end up at The Waiting Room. Good live bands, weird club nights and everything in between. When downstairs is packed, you might want to grab your jaeger bombs from the upstairs bar. Definitely a hidden gem.


They obviously have an issue with their bouncer who has clearly been there since 4th September 2011 as he is still a total c*nt. He took an instant disliking to my friend on Saturday night and refused us all entry. He was obviously being totally unreasonably as the other bouncer then appeared, asked what was going on, obviously felt as bemused as we were and so let us in. After that it was fun though.