Hackney is home to the most diverse music scene in London. Grab a drink and be transport through jazz, 1970s disco-dance or a more alternative scene – all mere minutes from your doorstep.
SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS
Servant Jazz Quarters is a boutique music venue and cocktail bar situated just behind Dalston’s cultural hub, Gillett Square. Experience London’s thriving live music scene during the week and some of the capital’s hottest jazz musicians and DJs on the weekend. Their cocktail menu divided by songs like In a Manner of Speaking, Fly Guy, Liquid Diamonds. Also available are fancy ciders and beers, including Brooklyn Lager, Einstök White Ale and Chimay Blue on the drinks menu. Check their website for the gigs.
10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, London N16 8JN servantjazzquarters.com
RIDLEY ROAD MARKET BAR
This place describes itself as a party bar in Dalston, situated in the middle of the eponymous.. Weekdays before 10 pm it is perfect for a cosy glass of wine or cocktails. By 11 pm at the weekend you – as they say – lose your mind as the venue turns into a disco-dancing hot house like the seventies took a holiday in a tropical island. Slice Girls also serve pizzas every night.
49 Ridley Road Dalston London E8 2NP ridleyroadmarketbar.com
Cafe OTO’s evening programme of adventurous live music seven nights a week provides a home for creative new music that exists outside of the mainstream. The concert programme at Cafe OTO is managed by OTO Projects – a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. Cafe OTO is also open as a cafe with Persian-inspired cooking every daytime. The venue hosted sell-out events like spiritual jazz legend Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids + Emanative, whose message of survival and renewal “We Be All Africans” has resonated with countless audiences.
18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London E8 3DL cafeoto.co.uk