Night Tales | Hackney Street Food & Drink Utopia
Last Updated: 4th June 2019 | Main image: Nicky Kelvin
When the sun goes down, some people like bedtime stories.
And some people prefer Night Tales.
For those in the latter group, we have some very good news: Night Tales has found a permanent home. It’s in Hackney’s Bohemia Place, occupying two railway arches and a vast terrace, and at 9,000 sq ft it’s their largest venue yet. Here’s what they’ve put in it…
You can expect a trio of street fooders filling bellies each night – there’ll be classic Caribbean jerk chicken from Mama Jerk, massive double-patty burgers from Nanny Bill’s, and New York style signature pizza from Sons Of Slice. Expect collaborations, cook-offs, special dishes and more.
A SUMMER TERRACE
This 4,000 sq ft sucker has been designed to utilise its sunny positioning. The sheer vastness of the space also allows for multi-functional use, acting as an extension to the club at one end of the garden, and a manicured restaurant terrace full of lush green plants and foliage at the other.
They’ve got private day beds, booths, and cocktails coming from…
THE GARDEN SPRITZ BAR
This all-new bar is where you can, unsurprisingly, get a Garden Spritz (Gin, Lillet, Peach bitters, Thyme, Grapefruit) along with a ream of other sunshine-friendly spritzes. And yes, you can get them all served up in gigantic punch bowls to share, should you want.
CLUB FROZEN BAR
If the heat really gets to you, then the also-new Club Frozen Bar is quite literally the best place to chill out, serving up frozen negronis, frozen iced tea, frozen gin & peach punch and frozen chilli & coriander mezcal margaritas.
AN AGAVE BAR
Lit almost exclusively by neon, their indoor bar serves a killer lineup of mezcals & tequilas plus rotating special cocktails, such as the Paloma Place (made with tequila, Amaro Montenegro, grapefruit sherbet, prosecco & soda), or their weather-friendly Frozen Hurricane, whose mezcal & reyes chilli liqueur are offset with agave ice.
In its storied past, Night Tales has seen vinyl-pilots including Rudimental, Groove Armada, and Gorgon City; with recent guest DJs including Theo Kottis, Paramida, Nadia Ksaiba, Phonica, Sunshine Soul, and American DJ duo Soul Clap. There’s someone on the decks every night in fact, with the club room open till late.
This ain’t no old wives’ Tales.
NOTE: Night Tales is open Thursdays (6pm-midnight), Fridays (6pm-3am) and Saturdays (3pm-3am). Entry to the terrace is free, and tickets for the DJ sets are available from their website HERE.
Night Tales | Arches 14 & 15, Bohemia Place, Mare Street, E8 1DU
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