The Nest36 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 7XJ, London,England

Website Phone020 7354 9993
  • Music StylesProgressive Electronic Music
  • Opening HoursThu: 9pm - 3am
    Fri - Sat: 9pm - 4am
  • Accepts Credit Cards?
  • Busy Nights Thurs, Fri, Sat
  • Transport / ParkingTube: Dalston Kingsland
    Buses: Shacklewell Ln.
    Stoke Newington Road
  • Average Entry CostFree - £5
  • Dress CodeMixed, Club, Indie Kid
  • Guest List?BCI Priority List (Sat, till 11pm)
  • VIP / Bday PackagesPrivate Area (15 people)

The Nest leads the way for a new breed of London nightclub with a focus on top-notch up-and-coming artists, world-class sound and an unpretentious vibe [Read the Nightclub & Bar Review]

Nightclub & Bar Review

The Nest is a smashing new music and urban-art club in Dalston from a group of nightlife champions including one of the founders of the almighty Fabric. With a firm focus on the best in up-and-coming new music, a cool vibe and cheeky style, the basement-level club is fitted out with a ridiculously good Martin Audio soundsystem and brings in a constant stream of Next Big Things.

The team here have done a lot of tweaking of the sound to make sure that it's crisp yet powerful in a small space, and the clarity is really special. Located where Barden’s Boudoir used to be, they've done a big refurb and kitted the space out with an edgy mix of rough textures, exposed pipes and neon lights as well as op-shop lounges and cool little touches like red-light district adverts on the walls. Little alcoves with leather stools sit opposite a lengthy bar and the ceilings are low and give the club a moody vibe. The dancefloor is pretty small but gets great coverage from the soundsystem which puts it up with the likes of Plastic People in terms of great sound in a small spot.

The Nest is also a great counterpoint to all of the over-the-top A-list clubs that dominate London’s scene, and just like XOYO and Cable, it holds up a torch to those that want good, solid music and up-for-it crowds that couldn’t care less about designer brands. The drinks here are surprisingly good, with a nice selection of beers that aren’t too pricey as well as a reasonable selection of cocktails, which is a nice addition to this kind of club.

The Nest is straight-forward and does what it aims to do with flying colours - they support the local art and music scene, the sound is top-notch and the atmosphere is wild. Oh - and did I mention that it's always free to get in before 10pm and £5 afterwards? This is definitely one of the new breed to watch in London’s club scene.

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