Hg2 : The Hedonist

Dalston Superstore

It’s a Scene – a Major Scene, arguably home to the sceniest scene of nightlife in London. The diamond in the rough of Dalston’s dive bars, this two-floored hotspot sees drag queens flirting with teddy boys, moustachioed dandies chewing toothpicks at the bar, and just about all the East End personalities being untouchably cool: DJ/artist Matthew Stone, DJ/fashion designers Pam Hogg and Gareth Pugh (yes, to be cool, you have to be able to DJ). Opened in summer 2009 by three of East London’s hottest promoters – Dan Pope and Mikki Most of Trailer Trash and Dan Beaumont of Disco Bloodbath – this WiFi-enabled cafe-by-day/club-by-night draws inspiration from the hip hoods of Mitte and Williamsburg. But its cement walls splashed with neon graffiti and monthly-changing local art will be all but obscured at their notoriously wild weekend parties (the nights to name-drop are Horsemeat Disco and Homo Electric). Predictably, it’s very gay – it goes with the territory, but it’s open to all. All, that is, that have ‘it’ – you either do or you don’t, and the serious ‘tude on the door is fascist in its discrimination. Tell them you’re with the DJ.

Address
117 Kingsland High Street,
Dalston,
E8 2PB
Telephone
+44 20 7254 2273
Opening Times
daily, noon-2am (some weekends till 4am or 6am)
Price
What3Words
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