The record store inspired venues Venn St. Records and Northcote Records won over the masses south of the river and now they’re heading east with the opening of Old St. Records in Shoreditch, which just so happens to open today.
This isn’t some intimate bar though, oh no it’s set across two floors and can fit in 300 revellers. As the name suggests music is at the core with live music six nights a week promising an eclectic mix of soul, funk, jazz, rock and classic pop. Favourite bands line the wall, shelves are overflowing with record sleeves and you can even buy new vinyl releases behind the bar.
There’ll also be special one-off events from renowned DJs and nights where labels can showcase their up and coming talent, who knows you might be able to catch a set from a future Glastonbury headliner for free during the week!
Fuel for dancing will come in the form of Italian pizza and cocktails which include Sour Records – a take on a Whiskey Sour that adds pistachio syrup and a smoked pineapple punch. If you’re heading after work then make the most of the 2-4-1 cocktails which last until 8pm and if you’re really on a budget then between Monday and Wednesday you can get any two pizzas and cocktails for £15 – no excuse to not take your Bumble match on a date now..
Old St. Records: Opens 30th June 2016, 350-354 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9NQ, www.oldstreetrecords.com