The Nest

36-44 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London, N1 8LN
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36-44 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London, N1 8LN

020 7275 9336


Nearest Station
Essex Road (0.34 miles)

Night Clubs

The Nest is a response to mainstream generic commercial clubbing. We will strive to showcase the very best in new, fresh, cutting edge talent. We are not interested in promoting acts that have ‘made it’; we want to promote the acts that will make it. We will not book overpaid big name DJs, we will not charge our customers exorbitant prices for entry or for drinks and most of all we will never, ever, be boring.

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All In London Review

Too hip to dance

In their own words, The Nest is “a response to mainstream generic commercial clubbing.” While their music policy has a definitely lean towards the up and coming rather than the established, it suffers from being situated in one of London’s most fashionable areas, attracting an audience that’s more intent on hanging out in Dalston than knowing what’s coming out of the speakers. Ironically, this wouldn’t be the case if the venue were to select a DJ with a following, no matter how small – and it’s quite possible this is set to change if Buzzin’ Fly, the acclaimed night run by Ben Watt set to take over the last Sunday of May, decide to make this their regular haunt.

Occupying the basement of what used to be Barden’s Boudoir (which in true East End fashion has now morphed into a café cum arts space upstairs), The Nest as a venue is lovely, with cosy alcoves for seating, a dark uninhibited dancefloor, an intimate capacity for just 350 people and a Martin Audio soundsystem - the same system Fabric has, unsurprising given that The Nest was founded by Fabric’s former heads of promotion. There have been moments of hedonistic brilliance, such as Love Fever’s New Year’s Day shindig, and vegan Christian DJ turned advertising darling Moby played recently; future line ups will decide whether The Nest earns music cred or remains a trendy drinking hole. At the moment, it’s just too fashionable to be discerning.

Reviewed by Leila
Published on Apr 26, 2011

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