Night Tales Experimental Pop-Up: Dalston Bunker Party
Launch weekend :
Nov 7th – Nov 9th
Nov 14th -16th
Nov 21st – 23rd
Nov 28th – 30th
Dec 5th – 7th
Dec 12th – 14th
Thursdays : 6pm – 11pm
Fridays : 6pm – 12am
Saturdays : 3pm – 12am
Abbott Street Car Park, Dalston, E8 3DL
Night Tales is a charming venture combining fine food, experimental bar culture and nightlife. The team behind acclaimed Dalston Roof Park, Background Bars, launch a six week project celebrating the best of London gastronomy and music culture, in a transformed East London car park and underground bunker.
Running from Thursday through to Saturday every week up until Christmas – Night Tales invites you to wrap up under the starlight and experience something unique in the heart of East London.
The event sees some of the most loved names from the cities vibrant food scene, all under one roof. Taking residency are Smokey Tails, Southern US BBQ joint – expect a programme of great music as well as some of the finest ribs and pulled pork in town. Night Tales will also be hosting a hand picked selection of London’s most in-demand restaurants including Patty and Bun who have, in less than a year, carved out a reputation for serving some of London’s finest burgers.
New winners of the Young British Foodies Award BAO join the selection to offer up their famous Taiwanese steamed pork buns and soya milk fried chicken from their purpose built six-seater bar. Also in the limelight is the Japanese gyoza bar from Rainbo, with more foodie hotspots to be announced. With pleasure Night Tales is supporting the Jamie Oliver Fifteen Apprentice Programme, offering graduates the opportunity to trade to Londoners for the evening.
The landscape is worth checking out alone, with the design and curation distinguishing the event from any other. The pioneering two-tiered structure, which spans over 25m, offers a raised platform mezzanine so you can soak up the atmosphere from above. Intimate seating areas are available on both floors and the space is dressed with warm lighting and planted trees providing the perfect scene for winters new hang-out spot.
The whole ‘show’ takes place in a large disused space only a stone’s throw from Dalston Junction and Kingsland Road. The space also holds a WWII Bunker hosting weekly live visual art and a series of interactive exhibitions.
To ensure the winter elements are fully considered, Night Tales is covered with an impressive 25m stretch canopy allowing guests to eat, drink, mingle and be merry under cover. Flaunting warming open log fires, the best food and cocktails in town; Night Tales is the perfect destination for a mystical festive atmosphere, and the making of those nights to remember.
Background Bars are at the forefront of London’s pop up bar culture. At Night Tales you can expect to see their most ambitious bar set ups and cocktail menus yet. The mysterious Mexican spirit ‘Mezcal’ will feature on the Mezzanine, presenting ‘Tales of Mezcal.’ Guests are invited to taste the best Mezcal in the world and talk to industry experts at the same time. Beer drinkers are catered for with a wide selection of European Craft Beers, including a smoked London Porter.
On the ground floor guests are invited to explore ‘The Negroni Station’ , serving Bourbon Negroni, traditional Negroni and a seasonally sublime warm spice Negroni. In addition to the plethora of chilled beverages, steaming hot drinks will be flowing for those that want to keep cosy – Mulled Wine, Hot Spiced Cider & a naughty Absinthe Hot Chocolate.
Night Tales are proud to support Bootstrap Campus – a project to help young people from East London get into work. We’ll be working with local youth organisations and community groups on the build and day to day running of the project.
Bringing an eclectic mix of night culture to East London, Night Tales have built a raised stage area and proudly present a fine tuned programme of live music and entertainment to sooth the senses. Renowned DJ’s and Smokey Tails founders, Seth Troxler and Ryan Crosson will be making surprise appearances on the decks and BBQ, with special guest sets from their summer party line ups including Disco Bloodbath, Bee Shiver, Tayo, & Bad Passion to name a few. The Vortex Jazz Club own the stage for ‘Jazz Saturdays’ and locally born radio station NTS Radio present their revered DJ roster across the six week span, offering a progressive mix of sounds to the Night Tales community