Shacklewell Arms

The Horrors performing at the Shacklewell Arms
Dalston

The bjoux live back room still smells bizarrely of mould and the courtyard smoking area – complete with broken fountain and faded, crudely painted murals – might nix its chances of a Michelin star for music venues, but this down-at-heels gem is already an institution, just two years after throwing open its doors to a rampantly eclectic live music programme. The Shacklewell is usually crowded, but generally convivial, welcoming a hipster-ish crowd to gigs seven nights a week, plus club nights, magazine launches and after-show parties, all benefitting from a late licence. The studio next door ensures the patronage of a stream of local musicians and industry ace faces.

Venue name: Shacklewell Arms
Contact:
Address: 71 Shacklewell Lane
London
E8 2EB
Transport: Rail: Dalston Kingsland Overground

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Average User Rating

1.8 / 5

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Tom

Theft. Went to the Shaklewell Arms after a birthday meal. Left a bag containing gifts and bottles of Champagne with the security staff, who insisted it would be safe. On the return of the bag items where missing to the total of £60. Sadly the CCTV didn't cover this area. Not a great establishment.

Frank

Great venue/pub. But definitely not suited to the typical fuddy-duddy Time Out readers. (read below)

oliver

if i see this venue advertised on the ticket... i ain't going to the gig, bout sums up how much i like this place...

Chris

This place has some of the worst organisation I have ever seen: Despite buying a ticket & queuing for well over half an hour we were met with angry and clearly frustrated door staff. A man pushed in the que and started a fight with someone, they let him in. the staff were overworked and unhelpful: Even politely asking where the toilet was was met with rudeness. I would avoid this pub if you are looking for a safe and enjoyable evening out.