Indie trashy hipness in east London
A near-cult popular hot spot for the trendy-friendly in a pleasingly arty/seedy basement not far from arty/trendy Shoreditch. Dominated by two intimate dance floors and a healthy emphasis on new music, this is where one might trek to in the later hours after warm-ups at Dalston Superstore or the Glory [see entries]. Decor is gaytastic, including references to Keith Haring. Things shift here regularly, while Blochead Fridays remains very gay-popular. One would normally recommend the website, but it tends to lean more toward the cryptic than the informative. From January 2013 corporal punishment specialists Club CP started staging sex nights here, now in East Bloc's Bunker Bar every Tuesday of the month except the first, 7pm to 11pm. Opened September 2010, East Bloc is the domain of of maverick promoter Wayne Shires, whose CV includes Vauxhall club Crash, plus Substation, Ghetto and annual outdoor party Summer Rites. Tube station: Old Street.
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Buff/Mega Buff (at the Backstreet)
217 City Rd, Islignton