Alan-Oke and all your fave Regional radio hitz, chart toppers, home grooves and guilty pleasures!! Okay that is a bit extreme but this place is the most magical club in the world and I'm resenting every letter I type here. An excellent bar, with Bethnal Green Working Men's Club's own in-house brews, and much more. Yule Rock is a large-scale fundraiser for Sunday Assembly. From its well-worn carpets to its atmosphere of a late 70's town hall, it wears its history on its sleeve and has made no effort to glam up its exteriors, even amid the competition in nearby ultra-hip Shoreditch. The best night I've had in ages, every time we tried to leave another great tune came on!. This is a sing-along party to enjoy those Christmas hits of the past in a cosy environment, with a live band, friendly people and a well stocked bar. This social club hasn't changed much in appearance since the 1970s heatherette and laminate coverings, Formica, garish red carpets and teak paneling still abound, but the entertainment programme has seriously evolved.
Grind a Go Go is a 60s' music-fest that takes place on one Saturday every month. Lets get the bad bit out of the way first. Admittedly, this happened to be on the night of The Vagina Monologues performance and the crowd was teeming with lesbians and feminists, so that might explain the decor. We're here to have fun, not make a profit. Before winning the X Factor, Alexandra Burke honed her performing skills here.
Toilets were a bit small only two cubicles but fair enough. I really cannot advise you to go here enough. It will still always be an amazing mixture of students, artists and free thinkers out for a good night with like minded people in a historic venue. This is to prevent fraudulent enquiries and bookings. That is after playing a whooping £10 to get in. No, you can't get back in after midnight. Friends that arrived later - but before 9 - told me that the doormen had asked them 'what they thought they were wearing' and 'why hadn't they made any effort? Furthermore, the clubs themselves are inexpensive places, where someone can just sit and have a game of cards with their friends and simply socialise.
It's a great time and makes for awesome pictures. There's plenty of space for workshops, a few stages, and the staff I experienced have always been kind, with great banter. Instead of your regular drinks and dance you get proper entertainment! Not too crowded, drinks not terribly expensive, somewhat obscure location, but a really fun time. Despite this, the guys on the door were less than welcoming and seemed hesitant to let us in. They had tattoos you could get, a bar, and an electric chair. At 7pm and I like to say that the normal starting time for things like this is about 11pm there was over 200 people outside all waiting. Well that would be capture the charm of the Working Men's Club then, steeped in East End history demarcated by a summertime Banksy print sprawled across its outer walls, commissioned by Tower Hamlets at least that's what the stamp reads! The manager came up to him, said rudely that the club didn't need his business, and that he take himself and his refund out at once.
Her performances are addictive and you'll want to see her again and again and again. It was like a huge house party full of your friends in some of the most horrific fancy dress I have ever seen. Having read reviews commenting on the same, I was very careful to arrive early, and had made an effort on outfit front. I must say that I am a 39 years old professional electronic engineer , very decent and polite person. Expect to see top performances that either leave you on the edge of your seat, or laughing so hard you positive you are going to wet yourself. You won't find yourself having random conversations with people. If you want to come, but missed out, we're starting a waiting list for returns, so please email us: 3.
It was my 25th and was much fun indeed. We were not one of the lucky ones. There is even a Banksy painted on one side of it's wall. But its only downfall is that you have to first get past the rudest bouncers in London. Feat: Last Alan Standing Quiz! Great, unpretentious fun to be sure. The theme was very exciting and I just know that they have great parties and shows every time. Members were often also trade unionists, with some using club membership as a springboard to prominent positions in public life.
An elderly man, presently the only customer, sits at a table with a pint of ale and packet of crisps. I have been to some truly excellent shows here, drag, burlesque, boylesque, and according to the barman, that's flipping tame here, so I guess it depends how brave you are! However, it is difficult not to be struck by the differences more than the similarities. Despite this I'd really hesitate before going back - purely because I wouldn't want to deal with the bouncers again. Unless you have nerves of steal like me and blag your birthday latecomers in while you're smoking a fag outside. I had organised the night for about 10 friends of mine. I spent an afternoon to dress up like a 60's hyppie.
Other nights are brilliant too by the way! Had some amazing nights out at bethnal green working mens club. Bird La Bird takes you on a couture and feathered ride and entertains you as soon as you get through the door. Subject Message I agree to the If this is your first message through the Fluid London, before your enquiry is sent to the venue, you will recieve a message asking you to confirm your email address. It's a cool indie trash glam burlesque type place. Go and find out for yourself. If any profit is made, it will be donated to charity and local food banks would be the biggest beneficiary. No, it doesn't have craft beers or fancy drinks.