Max Kennedy, the man behind the Dalston Food Market (every Sunday off Shacklewell Lane), is also organising the new monthly Hackney Drinks Market at Hackney Downs Studios, to showcase the best of London's new drinks producers. Open from 1pm - 8pm on the first Saturday of each month, it will feature lots of breweries and distillers, and there will also be soft drinks, and food to soak up all the booze. Please support this!
"July - Due to sheer demand Hackney Drinks Market Late will be launching on July 4th to cater for the crowds who don’t want to leave the market when it ends and take advantage of the long Summer evenings
To celebrate our extended hours, the market will be showcasing drinks producers to satisfy your thirst whatever time of day you visit us. You can start the day with a draft Smokey Bloody Mary from The Craft Cocktail Company or perhaps a Hail Mary from The Picklehouse.
Those arriving just before before lunch could perhaps try an Digestif from Stellacello or Cayenne Pepper Cocktail from Nix and Kix For lunch amongst other dishes, oysters will be available to start as well traditional Fish and Chips battered in local ale. Try both with a glass a glass of white from London’s only winery London Cru.
Late comers can enjoy live jazz under the sun with a selection of over 50 different types of drinks on offer. If you fancy a cold pint you can have a beer from Signature Brew or London’s first cider producer London Glider. For something a little stronger how about a gin and tonic from 58 Gin distilled less than 50m from the market or a Screwdriver made with The East London Liquor Company’s Vodka.
As the evening draws to close and you are feeling a little more adventurous why not be one of the first people in the UK to try British made Amazon Rum which has been infused with Tonka beans.
As usual customers will also be able to take bottles home to drink at their leisure as well taste on site."
When - 1st Saturday of the month
1pm - 8pm