They say that bad things come in threes. There are a few exceptions however. The musketeers, the little pigs, the Hanson brothers.. And now we add to that list, with Shoreditch venue 93 Feet East. With 3 facets: 93Live, 93Gallery and 93Bar, 93 Feet East is the definitive East London triple threat offering guests the best live music, exhibitions and tipples in town. It may look a little rough around the edges, like a much loved pair of jeans you’re reluctant to bin, but 93 feet East is a classic - even being the very venue big musical names such as Radiohead, Friendly Fires and Groove Armada started out. Not only musically ahead of the curb, it’s only bloomin’ built into The Old Truman brewery- booze is in it’s blueprints too!
When you go here, you shouldn’t be expecting Hospital-level, health department cleanliness. This is a real muzo venue so sweat, beer and live music reign supreme. The venue is really charming and has an exciting ‘Stateside bar’ way about it. Although not just a bar, 93 is a multi-functional space that offers a stage, club lighting, projector and screen as well as a top notch PA system so is somewhat of a blank canvas, perfect for special occasions or private functions. We’ve heard they throw one hell of a party. They’ve even held events for Sony Music, MTV and VICE- some of the biggest names in Music, TV and Print- so sure seems like they know what they’re doing.
Music: Live, Indie, Electro, Rock, Acoustic
Dress Code: Smart/Casual
Train Station: Shoreditch High Street
Address: 93 Feet East, The Old Truman Brewery, London, E1 6QL
The atmosphere is probably our faaaavourite part of 93 - it’s palpably electric and free spirited. The club does attract a young, trendy crowd (uhhh hello, this is Shoreditch) but not exclusively - 93’s parties have been known to start around lunch time and finish up well into the early hours of the morning, so if you’ve got the stamina you’ve definitely earned your spot. Well done, young padawan. As well as knowing how to massively get their drink on, you can also enjoy quirky evenings of movie screenings, ping pong, Brazilian dance and multi-lingual events. The colourful crowd make 93 Feet super social and exciting because it’s a surefire magnet for artisans. This is where you’ll meet your vegan bakers, your spiritual healers, filmmakers, painters, sculptors and the one guy on the planet that plays the theremin.
93 Feet East has welcomed everything from tech house rising stars to genre-defying unsigned bands. They’ve had nights dedicated to samba and jazz as well as grime and hip hop, indie and electro so all in all - a nice portion of diversity can be found beyond the gates of 93. You can expect to see your standard selection of beers and ales, plus a few on tap, as well as an array of local and imported spirits, wines and Champagnes. Long story short- they’re so more than equipped for a shooter or two. The club also has a pretty decent cocktail menu, which for a venue of its kind is quite unusual. That’s a bit like if a takeaway place does Indian and Chinese food, you expect them both to be pants. Instead 93 remarkably manages to nail ‘authentic gig venue’ as well as ‘trendy urban bar’.
You’ll probably leave with 3 vegan recipes, a pocket-sized dreamcatcher and a hickey, because well, musicians. In all seriousness though, 93 is a great laugh and remains at the heart of all the Brick Lane action as firm favourite amongst London’s trendy, night owls. With its massive selection of underground events and club nights, 93 Feet will slap a stupid smile right across your face. Although, if you needed yet another reason to get your behind down here, there’s even a BBQ in the courtyard. No longer will you have to slip your Uber an extra fiver to go via a drive through on route home. Post-booze binge-ing has never been as easy as that, friends. ‘Product/Market fit’ level? Off the chain.
These local nightlife gems are just near by. You know you wanna check them out.