Paper Dress Vintage

352a Mare Street , London, E8 1HR

Paper Dress Vintage club bar east London

SquareMeal Review of Paper Dress Vintage

By day, browse for vintage fashion (1950s frocks, 1960s frilly shirts and the like) and enjoy tea and cake served on colourful mismatched china. By night, pull on your glad-rags for an East End knees-up as this funky clothes shop transforms itself into a bar and social. The instant the dress rails are tidied away, stylish owner Hannah starts pouring classic pre-batched gin, rum, whisky and vodka cocktails (courtesy of Bethnal Green bar, Craft Cocktail Co), along with beers by Crate, Hackney and Pressure Drop. The first-floor men’s department, served by a second (microscopic) bar, morphs seamlessly into a live lounge; its small stage hosts rockabilly, soul, blues and swing artistes – when the room is not otherwise given over to jive lessons, comedy, burlesque, cabaret and drawing classes. There’s even a wee garden in which to model the 1970s Chelsea Girl halter-dress, sun hat and shades you’ve just acquired. 

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Hackney Central Station 341m

Hackney Downs Station 719m

Address

Address: 352a Mare Street , London E8 1HR

Area: Hackney Dalston

Opening times

Mon-Wed 12N-10pm Thurs-Sun 12N-1am (Sun -11pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Bullion Room Theatre 284m

Hackney Empire Theatre 295m

Details

Telephone: 020 8510 0520

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Cuisine: Bars

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