Established by Heavenly Records at the end of the '90s, this always excellent bar and nightlife hub offers central London fun six days a week. Upstairs offers booths, booze and burgers (from Burgershack, no less), while the clubby downstairs space hosts live music, literature events and screenings downstairs from Monday to Thursday (via hosts including Huw Stephens, Heavenly, Faber Social, Trojan, The Quietus and Rough Trade Books). On Fridays and Saturdays, free club nights rule the roost.
|Venue name:||The Social|
5 Little Portland St
|Transport:||Tube: Oxford Circus|
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I went to the club underground late on a Saturday night and I have to say I really enjoyed it. The DJ was Grace of Spades who was truly spinning some fantastic tunes.
The setup is basically a long room, a stage in front of the DJ booth where you can groove and check out the talent. Then there's a row of booths on the side for dance breaks. I really liked having the booths there because they are right next to the dance floor so you don't miss any of the action.
Be warned though it does (literally) get hot and sweaty down there - fortunately I was able to take off my tights if not I may have died!!! Its like a sauna when all the bodies get moving.
Loving some of the line-ups now booked to play here. Emily Capell and Alex Francis on one bill. Awesome . Never heard of them ? Well if you give this venue a try you just might.
I've only ever come to The Social for their legendary Thursday night hip-hop karaoke and always felt the venue really suited that vibe - eclectic, boisterous and a little rough around the edges. They pack people in too, and that gets uncomfortable after a while, but I noticed they've sorted out the air-con so at least you won't hyperventilate.
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