Night Tales

Nightlife , Pop-ups and food events
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Night Tales

DJs, drinks and delicacies at a new summer pop-up in Hackney Wick, the latest venture from the Night Tales crew.

It’s back! One of London’s most popular pop-ups, with as much emphasis on dance music and good times as tasty food and drink, is setting up for a two-month stint at a new venue in Hackney Wick.

The new set-up includes a sun terrace and a bar serving techno DJ Richie Hawtin’s own brand of sake, as well as the return of the Lazy Flamingo Bar and Coco’s Rum Shack (serving pink piña coladas and other tropical delights) and lots more summery food and drink.

There’s a solid line-up of DJs announced and, if past Night Tales events are anything to go by, you can count on a few bigger names dropping in at the last minute. So if you’re looking for a fresh summer hang-out for 2016, this could be the one. 

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Bonnie W
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I wish I could give Night Tales 0 stars, but instead I'll give it 1. First off I was told I couldn't bring my water bottle in so I emptied it out. Then I was told that I needed to throw out my empty water bottle even though I wanted to keep it to re use another day. Unlike Street Feast events, there were only about 7 food stands and very few vegetarian options. Also, the cover charge of £3 is in place all day, whereas similar venues don't charge cover until after 7pm. I also thought £5.50 for a beer was kind of steep. I bought a coconut water, served out of the coconut and when I tried to take it home with me, I was told I couldn't. Apparently I "had only bought the contents, not the coconut." I feel that if someone had tried to take out an empty plastic cup it would not have been questioned. Also, the porta-loo facilities had no toilet paper even early in the day. I think I'll stick to the superior Street Feast venues from now on.

lara g

Thoroughly enjoyed this. Staff are particularly amazing, both bar staff and security were lovely and accommodating. Speaking of security, this place is RIGGED OUT with security, every inch is covered with security, which means no chance of any funny business, which I highly appreciate. Food isn't amazing, but I don't think the prices are too extortionate for this type of event in london. Slice of pizza was around 4 pounds, fresh from the oven but wasn't the best pizza i've ever had. They also have a wing stall, burger stall, and other basic foods you'd expect to find at the venue. Cocktails were decent, but overpriced. It was 8 pounds for a cocktail which comes in a normal sized plastic cup (if you book online you pay 10 pounds +1 pound booking fee for entry and a cocktail. Entry on the door is otherwise 3 pounds so you make no saving by booking online), and beers were around a fiver. I went on a friday, opens at 5pm. Went at around 7.30pm and it was very difficult to find a seat, however it wasn't very lively. Although the dj plays the whole time, it only got lively at around 10pm, and considering it closes at 11.30pm, it means there's not a lot of time, if that's what you enjoy the most. This is best for people who wish to have a nice quiet time with mates in the sun. Portaloos are pretty clean and are manned. Not a bad crowd, full of hipsters in their 20s. It's right next to hackney wick station, and I had a pretty good time here. Would go again.

Benedict M

street food shouldnt be free licence for hipsters to rip you off with their smug hipster nonsense.