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.
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71 Shacklewell Lane
|Transport:||Dalston Kingsland Overground|
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Scared To Dance
Definitely one for all of London's mis-shapes, mistakes and misfits. This excellent club night – which has previously coaxed unusual names such as Josie Long and Simon Armitage into their DJ booth – features resident and founder Paul Richards plus guests...Friday February 19 2016 - Friday December 16 2016Read more
How Does It Feel To Be Loved?
This much-loved club night was re-homed after the closure of indie haven the Buffalo Bar, where it spent a good few years. Now in Dalston's Shacklewell Arms (after the sad closure of Brixton's Canterbury Arms, HDIF's second home), the dancefloor is still...Rock and indie Friday February 19 2016 - Saturday December 17 2016Read more
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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.
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...
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.
Great venue/pub. But definitely not suited to the typical fuddy-duddy Time Out readers. (read below)