Visions Video Bar

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There may be plenty of intimate basement bass havens in Dalston, but few have been operating for as long as Visions, which has been going in various forms for almost a quarter of a century, taking the plunge to full nightclub in 2009. The USP here is the addition of numerous VHS machines lining the walls, relaying various films, music vids and weird visuals to zone out on – a relic of Visions' former status as an actual video bar.

Garage, grime, techno, dancehall, dubstep and bass-drenched house are what you'll find punters losing their shizzle to in the rough-and-ready surroundings – with the emphasis firmly on the underground side of things – and as with so many Dalston late nighters, Visions' 6am licence is a shining beacon to those who love an extended party.

Venue name: Visions Video Bar
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Address: 588a Kingsland Rd
London
E8 4AH
Transport: Rail: Dalston Kingsland

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What the hell has happened to this place?! I've been visiting Dalston on and off for around three years now and have always been a fan of this neighbourhood for pubs and clubs.Visions started off being a legitimately trendy place to go that had nice vibes and a relaxed atmosphere. While the music is still good (well most of it at least) , the security are actually told to solely let in large groups of girls and turn men away who aren't accompanied by enough women. Men who just want to go in with other male friends are immediately turned away, no questions asked. This is not what Dalston is about, surely. These kinda rules make me think of my university years when I used to go to crappy tacky OCEANA and the security was very strict on keeping the quantity of men down. Even if you are meeting more girls inside. the fact that you turn up as a male group (or even a group that consists mostly of men) means you will be denied entrance. This place is getting far too cocky and I feel it's time us Londoners found another place to go, (I certainly will). The place is not up to scratch and certainly doesn't have the qualities to own such high ticket prices and overly strict security rules. Please someone open something better, so sick of having to put up with crap like this just so I can carry on the night in North London. I feel us Londoners are just settling for this sort of thing because it's and easy choice or a popular location. let's up the game a little.  Do we really need the sexist and discriminate attitude taking over the streets of North London. Dalston used to have character, let's keep it that way.

Porky

love it - great music and not pretentious like many east London clubs/bars