Time Out says
This Kingsland High Street hang out is a bit of a face on the east London party scene. In true Dalston style it's home to all sorts: popular with a large and diverse LGBT crowd, but welcoming to all and everyone. DJs – mostly local, many well-known – keep feet dancing with sets throughout the week. Music-wise, you can groove and grind to anything from Uncontrollable Urge's weekly Wednesday installment of electro and mutant-pop, to Disco Brunch
There's also a food menu and variety on the drinks list. Seven draught beers and ciders include Brooklyn Lager, Frontier, Kirin Ichiban, Guinness and Estrella, complemented by 18 bottles (Punk IPA, Sierra Nevada, Sol, Peroni, Anchor Steam to name a few), as well as a few guest beers on rotation. Classic cocktails feature alongside house concoctions, shooters and jugs of Pimms and Sangria.
Keep an eye out for student drink offers and queer art exhibitions, too.
117 Kingsland High St
|Transport:||Dalston Kingsland Overground|
|Opening hours:||Mon 5pm-1am, Tue-Thu 12pm-2.30am, Fri 12pm-3am, Sat 10am-3am, Sun 10am-12am|
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Users say (11)
Average User Rating
3.4 / 5
- 5 star:4
- 4 star:2
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:3
Feeling lively late at night and not ready to stop dancing but want to blend into some crazyness? Hop in a cab with friends and pile into this venue. You’ll find a whacky crowd where anything goes and funky music on tap. Don’t expect the finest facilities, it is just a place where people go to have fun. The two floors keep it feeling club-like and offer music alternatives if a DJ on one floor goes on a musical tangent not to your taste. If you dare return to the scene of the crime during daylight, the grubs not bad either.
This place is an absolute gem in the London LGBTQ scene! Chilled out cafe vibe by day, and pumping club at night. The new menu is absolutely delicious - I can't recommend this place enough!
Every time I go there I find myself dancing as if there´s no tomorrow. It´s kinda wild but people are nice and friendly. There are 2 floors and you can feel you are in a sauna downstairs (no, not that kind of sauna, it´s just a very warm venue) The drinks are not as expensive as some places I´ve been to and the door staff is a bit rude, don´t make eye contact!
Zero stars. Exclusive in the the most disgusting way. Me and my friend went tonight. We got turned away at the the door because is was a lesbian night. Not once were we asked our orientation or gender. An archaic door staff deemed us unsuitable. I thought we lived in a progressive country. Are we now segregated by gender and sexuality? Disgraceful. Never visit this club. Anywhere that has gender specific nights are clearly against any sort of culture that encourages progress. Shocked and appalled since I'd had good nights here in the past. Avoid at all costs.
This is an institution, a cafe, bar and nightclub all rolled into one. The perfect spot for queer couples who wan't to sit and be without being peered at. It's a great place to go for lunch; on Tuesday and Thursday it's Burger Day - a meat or veggie burger with fries and a beer or glass of wine for under a tenner, bargain! Furthermore, as a Dalstoner, it's my number one meeting spot for friends of all persuasions. The evenings at DS see a hoard of nights, including the uber popular 'Clam Jam' for 'lesbians and their gay boyfriends' on Thursday night. Retro, cool and colourful, it's a haven and a riot.
Thoroughly enjoyed myself. Got there early (pre-10pm entry is free) to a very chilled out vibe, but things picked up very quickly. Great mix of music and everyone seemed very laid back. Special mention to the bar staff who were both friendly and accommodating.
I've used to go there for breakfast after a night out, but after the recent renovation I might have found a better breakfast place just a few doors up the road. The new menu sounds better than actually is, their scrambled eggs was horrible and didn't even taste like eggs at all, my friend had the goats cheese dish and could not even finish it. Will not come back
great music and a fun mix of people. not at all "campy" as claimed in the description, but definitely hipster-fashionista (but in a fun way, not pretentious). went on a saturday, and the place was packed. But the venue is really narrow, so people are always carving a path through the dance floor (lots of spilled drinks) and trying to maneuver around the bar upstairs was at times impossible. That is the biggest drawback. They also ran out of room in the coat check by 1 am, so I would suggest getting there early. There was a line by 2 am (surely they were already over capacity). Four stars for the good vibes and great DJ, but the venue itself leaves much to be desired.