Dalston Jazz Bar, Dalston
Coming here at 11.30 on a Saturday night expecting to write a decent review was probably a mistake. Having passed on a couple of occasions earlier in the evening, we saw it pleasantly filled. Now, however, think of a rush-hour Victoria Line train and you're close to imagining how busy it was. The limited seating around the edge of the room looked like a job-lot of Kwik-fit reception furniture and battling valiantly through the throng were two waiters taking drinks orders. A nice touch, seeing as the journey from the front door (guarded by a most amiable bouncer) to order drinks seemed like a lot of effort. Musically, the 'jazz' in the bar's name seemed absent, only coming close with a couple of Sinatra numbers, as the (not very good) DJ seemed to prefer, without any irony, 70s and 80s cheesy-pop. Luckily, the up-for-it trendy crowd did too. Certainly a place with potential, hopefully our next visit will find the place filled with better music and less people.
07 Aug 2010
Extremely Extremely full of party people, never seen such a good vibe and nice people to be around (belindag should report to police if TRUE) as why wast time chatting on blogs!!! anyway me and a few angels had loads of fun and a really FAB time, DJ was a bit eccentric but we loved the mix mash of tunes sooo untrendy, but Trendy :)
31 Jul 2010
Well, we were having a good time (even though it smells of armpit) until the owner forcefully removed my friend from our group, surrounded her with the bouncer and shouted abuse at her for not kissing his friend. I thought he was going to punch her. Extremely frightening and upsetting.
4 Bradbury Street, Dalston, London, N16 8JN
020 7254 9728
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How to find the Dalston Jazz Bar pub
Exit Dalston Kingsland train station, turn left and the first turning you come to on the left is Bradbury Street. Jazz Bar is on the right.