Music plays a prominent part at this two-floor Dalston basement bar. It's hosted parties by Land of Kings, VICE, All Tomorrow's Parties and Paradyse Records, as well as live shows from the likes of VV Brown, Bloc Party, Chvrches, The Cribs and King Tuff. Entry to the bar is free but you might need to pay to head downstairs.
It's not all about the party though, with the food and drink coming courtesy of Coqfighter – a street food operation big into chicken. Expect chicken burgers and Korean-style, vodka and sesame-battered wings alongside bao buns filled with confit duck or pork belly. There's a corn fritter burger for the veggies, too.
Drinks-wise it's simple cocktails alongside beers by the bottle and a short selection of wine.
33-35 Stoke Newington Road
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 4pm-midnight; Fri 4pm-3am; Sat noon-3am; Sun noon-midnight|
|Transport:||Dalston Kingsland Overground|
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Went to see my daughter perform today; the sad excuse of a General Manager refused me entrance for no apparent reason. I did asked but this general manager gave me no reason.
I had to cross the river through the most horrendous traffic due to the closure of Tower Bridge; not to mention working 8-5 day as a teacher to be met with such disgusting attitude.
I mean this manager has no decorum, etiquette, customer service; you name it she gas none.
I had to stand for three hours out in the cold. She said she called the police for me. I waited outside no police arrive. She told my daughter's principal that she'd called the police. He waited with me still no police.
I asked this General Manager for her details she refused.
She saw a black woman and she decided to go all "ghetto fabulous" in her attitude. Clicking fingers, talking in a condescending manner, shouting at me. Not realising I am a professional who care less about threats of police as I know my kegal standing. She thought I would just let her speak to me any how because she is in a position of authority.
I have never been spoken to in such inconsiderable, diabolical manner.
I wasn't rude. I restrained my frustration quire well.
Three hours out in the cold, police arrival did not materialise.
I will be requesting the incident number from the police, as I believe this General Manager was trying to tarnish my reputation with my daughter's Principal.
I will also take this matter up with Hackney council.
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Timeout and all social media will hear of this. Mr Homas as the proprietor I hope you are reading this. I will not let this matter go.
I believe your General Manager owes me a full verbal apology. If my General Manager as described in my establishment; I hope she would look for somewhere else to work. She demonstrated no custoner service or empathy.
Unfortunately I did not see my daughter perform. However a huge thank you to the security men who kept my company out in the cold for all that time.
Mr Homas please disassociate yourself from this General Manager or I feel you will lose customers.
good food and cocktails upstairs, been to a couple of really great dancing nights in the club below, plus some brilliant gigs. the neighborhood is trendy but not so close to the heart of Dalston that the streets are overcrowded and annoying.