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See our picks for the best of Dalston's nightlife - from jazz pubs to DJ nights and much more

If you want to have a normal night out, you probably shouldn't go to Dalston. If you want to watch films on a roof, however, go to Dalston Roof Park in the summer. To catch some of the city's best improv jazz, there's Vortex Dalston, and to discover a new, unsigned band, you'll want to check out The Nest.

Think we've missed a great club or venue in Dalston? Let us know in the comment box below.

Clubbing in Dalston | Dalston music venues | Theatre in Dalston

Clubbing in Dalston | Dalston music venues | Theatre in Dalston

Music venues in Dalston

  • Café Oto

    18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL

    This large, open space, which opened in 2008 and is tucked away down a side street behind Kingsland High Street, provides a fine home for a wide range of experimental music...
    Read Café Oto review

  • Vortex Dalston

    11 Gillett St, London, N16 8JH

    Now well-established in its Dalston home after an enforced shift around four years ago from Stoke Newington, the Vortex has developed a strong profile on London's improv jazz scene...
    Read Vortex Dalston review

Clubbing in Dalston | Dalston music venues | Theatre in Dalston

Theatre in Dalston

  • but i cd only whisper

    Recommended Until Sat Dec 1, Arcola Theatre

    Written in a poetic, phonetic style in homage to the Ntozake Shange poem that inspired it, Kristiana Colón's play abo...

  • Sweet Smell of Success

    Recommended Until Sat Dec 22, Arcola Theatre

    The first major UK outing for Marvin Hamlisch's seven-time Tony-winning musical, which tells the story of JJ Hunsecke...

  • Boris & Sergey's Vaudevillian Adventure

    Recommended Sun Nov 18, Arcola Tent

    Boris and Sergey - a couple of leathery, foot-high filthy charmers - are the stars of this semi-improvised grown-up b...

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