On Saturday LondOntheinside donned our dancing shoes and hit Alibi, currently the hottest club in East London. We arrived about 1am and didn’t know what to expect, we certainly didn’t expect a queue of one in one out but something’s are worth waiting for so we waited. It didn’t seem long before we were heading down the staircase into the black basement met by the sounds of banging techno music. Ok not our cup of tea but we were there to try it, so we headed straight to the bar.
The drinks were cheap for a club £10.30 for two pints and a wine and soda, not bad. The club itself is very dark and has about six separate rooms all of which are quite small. In one room there is a small stage, we watched two men dance their asses off for a good hour whilst strobe lights flashed and music pounded. It was all very fash, a little too fash for me and very NYC but this is exactly what the club sets out to achieve.
We watched the uber cool patrons strut to the music using all kinds of new age dance moves, things never seen before. We even spotted a guy wearing full Arabian cape, obviously the ‘king’ of Alibi. At 3am the lights came on and everybody continued the partying at the Moustache Bar and Bar 23. Not ones to quit we headed to Bar 23 to see what all the fuss was about, it was like a full on sweaty rave! We quickly made a back door run straight to the Turkish restaurant for Shish and Pide.
If your looking for ubercoolness and Fashion’east’ers then head to Alibi. We did and although we enjoyed the Saturday show next time we’ll check the listings first as Friday seems to be more our scene. This Friday Tom Furse (of The Horrors), Rodaidh (XL) and Hugo Paris (Django Django) spin Indie and Rock tunes. Sounds good to us!
Our little secret: Go there early, get a smokers stamp then head to the bars down Kingsland Road. When you go back flash your smokers stamp and avoid the queue! Ta da……
The Alibi. 91 Kingsland High St, London, E8 2PB. Free until 3am.