Update - Open fromMay - Sept 2015
Now that spring seems to be finally here, we're getting announcements of the summer residencies, many of which happen on rooftops. One such is the return of Background Bars to Dalston Roof Park, a space between Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction, open Tuesday - Sunday with events, screenings, cocktails, and lots of interesting street food. Looks like I'll be spending a lot of the summer on the Ginger Line!
"Following last year’s successful summer residency, Background Bars are all set to return to Dalston Roof Park from Thursday 2nd May. The imaginative pop-up bar and events company will draw on the venue’s edible garden using its home grown fruit, vegetables and herbs to mix cocktails with a variety of teas such as Oolong, green tea, Earl Grey and English breakfast. They will also be introducing and showing their support to local breweries and cold-pressed cider merchants.
What’s more each month, DRP will invite exciting up-and-coming street food vendors to feed the crowd. Expect to see The Wing Men’s apple smoked chicken wings smothered in various sauces like the flaming peach, Korean BBQ and apricot hot sauce. Also popping up, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen who will be hosting “Ghan-i-val!” and Franks Franks for the authentic hot dog.
There will also be free weekly film screenings on Tuesday, unplugged sessions and deep house DJs.
Situated in the heart of Dalston, DRP is an urban oasis overlooking Hackney’s Victorian buildings, London city’s skyscrapers and all the hustle and bustle of the streets down below. The venue is home to Dalston’s first community roof allotment. It brims with flowers, fruits and vegetables around the periphery and is fully solar powered. The bar also has an inflatable roof which keeps the crowd sheltered if it rains… it is British summertime after all!"
When - Summer 2013 - Tues - Friday 6pm-11pm (until midnight on Saturdays)
Saturdays 3pm- 12am; Sundays 3pm – 10pm
Where - Print House, 18 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL
Link - Dalston Roof Park
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