The best venue in Dalston for up-coming bands, DJs and massive surprise secret guests. Full bar and kitchen out front, beer garden and venue out back.
Big Screen TV
Credit Cards Accepted
Live Music Played
Shacklewell Arms Picture Gallery
All In London Review
The Shacklewell Arms
Thankfully, because it’s Dalston these questions answer themselves. The Shacklewell Arms adds up to far more than the sum of its parts due in part to the intensive roster of entertainment on offer. Bands like Jacuzzi Boys – up and coming types to get you whooping – play the small stage and in a way it has a little of Brixton’s, Windmill about it. The TV shows live football and the food is provided by the hotdogs - amazing tubes of ground beef without a tin of brine in sight. There’s even a record store operating from behind the bar, slanging vinyl to the hip customers the pub attracts.
The beer is nothing to get too excited about, but no matter, everything else about this weird and wonderful pub is great. In fact maybe it was the street that took its name from the pub?
Reviewed by T.A.O
Published on Jul 5, 2012
The Shacklewell Arms is the staging area for London bands on their way to getting big. But it’s not just local bands. Europe, America and Asia have all inspired great nights in the Dalston back room, which comes complete with a rather charming bar to boot.
East London Bars: cooler than penguin piddle.
The Shacklewell Arms is Dalston’s reigning queen of live music. Don’t be fooled by the muddled interior of the pub on Shacklwell Lane, it hosts some spectacular live shows along with live football and gourmet hotdogs.
In all honesty my experience is slightly colored by an overconsumption of alcoholic beverages, nevertheless it was a pleasant place to be. The prices of the drinks I simply can't recall. Neither the kind of drinks served, but I vaguely remember myself dancing to an old Madonna tune in the empty club room with a pint of beer.
Jan 1, 2009