Adored by some, loathed by others; whatever your opinion on The Dolphin Pub in Hackney, this cult dive bar is an East London institution. After the gut-wrenchingly devastating recent news on plans to slash their late licence, I had to go down and pay my respects. The Venue Wander down Mare Street and…
The Dolphin is most famous for its vibrant and ongoing karaoke nights. Situated on Mare Street, The Dolphin is beautifully Victorian inside and out. Renowned for enticing 'arty alternative' types and East London stereotypes the pub hosts an interesting mix of people and ultimately interesting nights, always.
The selection of drinks are few, but they are cheap, and although the pub could be considered a bit of a 'rough diamond' it does sport a large dance floor and dependably tolerant opening hours, which makes up for any lack of regeneration.
The music is largely made up of cheesy pop and old school hip hop, but expect some Motown and Indie music too; either way, whatever is playing, there is one thing you can know for certain: it will be loud!
It is free door entry throughout the weekdays at The Dolphin, and £3 on Fridays and Saturdays. Head down to The Dolphin for a fantastically cheap and cheerful night out!
- Drinking and Dancing , Chatting and Drinking , Private party
- Hackney, Hackney, Hackney
- Pool, Karaoke
- Drinkonomical £
- Dance floor
- May vary depending on event
The Dolphin, 163-165, Mare Street, E8 3RH
Hackney Central (Rail)