Normally I just give positive feedback because I want to be nice or because something is well written, but I think this is the first revue that was genuinely “helpful” for me. I had a beer here last wednesday in the upper bar and thought the place was alright - but I had no idea about that cool dance floor below. Cheers!
39a Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 6NN
- Old Street Tube Station (0.4 km)
- Old Street Station (0.5 km)
- Shoreditch High Street Rail Station (0.6 km)
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20 reviews of Electricity Showroom in English
Wednesday 4th July 2012: Exchanged pleasantries with the resident nigerian bouncer. Walked in got a dirty look from a white woman behind the bar even though i smiled at her. Walked downstairs with my friend expecting a club night and then the aforementioned security guard comes and tells us to follow him.
At this point (even though this has never happened to me in London before) I know what's going on but i'm smiling in disbelief.
At the entrance the bouncer tells us "the management doesn't need you here."
I've been here before and the all white vibe hasn't even been an issue i've consciously thought about, but hell i've been to clubs in Texas, Berlin new york San fran and I never thought this would happen to me in my hometown versus the supposedly more backwards USA.
Also if you're gonna be a racist fuck don't get the nigerian dude to kick someone out of your establishment. Do it yourself.
Great East London watering hole (and a great place to go out on the pull too!) which always has a lively buzz even on weekdays. During the day they also serve food (I recommend the chunky chips, they are to die for) at reasonable prices. The staff are friendly (although not always 'helpful') and once they see you've become a regular you'll find the price of your drinks going down too ;)
On weekend nights, the basement floor with its light up dancefloor is open for business, this can also be hired out for private parties.
Went just for a Sunday afternoon drink and you can't beat a revolving door to the entrance! Nice old-man pub meets hipster feel with green walls and movie start lights. Staff are really friendly and the people watching from the seats by the window is great.
There was free entry (not sure if this is all the time) one night so we decided to stop in and have some drinks and get our groove on :] The dance floor downstairs IS pretty cool as it lights up. It was incredibly crowded and I think someone dropped their drink because there was broken glass where we danced >< But we came and went unscathed so no harm, no foul. The music is quite good, but I didn't feel like all of it was fit for dancing to. The drinks were reasonably priced, which is a plus :] Another thing I didn't like was that there was no coat check (at least not one I could find) so I had to put my things by some seating near us, which made me nervous the whole time. Overall I'd come back sometime, but I'd make sure not to bring anything I wouldn't want to leave alone.
A pretty cool bar and club situated not far from Old Street and Hoxton Square. The downstairs dancefloor lights up, the music id pretty varied and there is air-con! Heaven to be able to have a dance and not come out looking like you've been to an aerobics class.
The upstairs bar seems to get pretty busy at weekends. Be prepared to fight your way to the bar for drinks.
You have to go here to just see the sign outside, all those lovely lightbulbs! And also to walk through the revolving door and dance a little bit while hanging out with some cool east enders. Make sure you wear your skinny jeans!
My only experience of Electricity Showrooms is shooting a music video down in the clubby bit on the flashing chequered dancefloor. I had a great time when the too-cool-for-school clubbers surrounding me were being friendly but there were a couple of girls with attitude issues I could have done without having to be around.
The decor is fantastic - brilliant dramatic wallpaper and weird little tables, plus the aforementioned flashing dancefloor. It’s surprisingly small down there but pretty vibey once the dancing starts to happen, and all the staff seemed pretty friendly. There’s a bigger bar upstairs but I only walked through it.
I’ve always had a good night here - hard to say whether that’s just been the people I’m with, but Electricity showrooms always has a nice mix of people and a fun, friendly atmosphere.
Fast moving, attractive bar staff is always a plus on a night out with a great selection of drinks (last time I was there they were doing a massive jug of pimms for £12!)
Plenty of seating as well as the dance floor (that lights up, no less) in case the rhythm does, indeed, get you.
So here’s the thing; in the wake of MJ’s untimely death, I think it’s important to find as many locations for a bit of impromptu boogying as possible. Places where you can cut up that rug in homage to the moonwalking marauder himself. And as Saturday Night Fever, that splendid John Travolta vehicle of the 70s, taught us, the best places to throw some shapes have multi-coloured light up floors. Following this admittedly over-reaching set of definites, I can only conclude that in order to pay tribute to Messr. Wacko, you need to go to the Electricity Showroom and gawp at their bling floor and the myriad gyrating bodies which adorn it.
Now were it not for my desire to throw dedications to a musical legend around, I’d be a bit less keen on ES; on the weekends it’s crammed full of suited and booted office workers, making it impossible to get a drink without a long wait and an earful of city chat, and the prices are pretty steep. But that floor. Oh that floor. It saves this place from mediocrity and lifts it to hallowed haven of disco. Well, maybe not, but it’s pretty cool.
Unusual pub near Hoxton square that seems both trendy and old fashioned. Whichever, it’s certainly popular. And I can see why.
It’s certainly the only pub I’ve ever seen with a revolving door to get in. I wonder if that has caused some amusement when particularly drunk people have been leaving at the end of a night.
Has a couple of ales on tap and an extensive choice of beers beyond that. Should be something for everybody.
On a 2nd visit I wandered downstairs where it’s legendary disco floor can be found and enjoyed a portion of possibly the best Karaoke night I have ever come across. In general I’m a Karaoke hater but the song list was extensive and unpredictable and people danced to the songs too!
I have been more than once since and this place just continues to grow on me. I gave it a 3 initially but now it scores a 4. Could well be worth a 5 at some point, particularly if it’s ales are off less often (off in the not available sense rather than the bad tasting sense).
"She came from Greece, she has a thirst for knowledge
She studied sculpture at St Martin's College
That's where I,
Caught her eye"
Do you know these eponymous lyrics, well go on, do you? If you do (and there's a big clue in the attached You Tube video) and can moonwalk like the great man himself over the shiny, multi coloured disco floor then you will feel more than at home in this venue.
Renovated after a brief stint as Nuevo/Latino restaurant/bar, it's definitely got a fair share of *** *** from the ' 'burbs as faux kitsch artwork and a confusing revolving door do little to re-affirm its traditional roots. But forget upstairs, sing along with the *** *** and they might just pull you through on the dancefloor. Shame on you if you're too young to remember this!
Went there on Sat 1st Nov 08, free entry for all, nice 80’s light up coloured dancfloor downstair, music was awesome to start with, good for dancing but then turned rubbish later in the night. Bar was busy, had to wait quite a bit to get drinks, but overall had a good night.
This is a review for the daytime Electricity Showrooms, since the evening has already been covered. They’re open most days and have some great big windows to let in lots of light. Around lunchtime the tables start to fill up, but never fully. They do some basic lunch items for 3 quid and more interesting (but giant portions) items for around 7 quid.
It’s a very mellow place during the day, definitely worth stopping by if you need to rest your feet.
This place really has some character, and apparently used to be a showroom for electrical appliances, hence the name. The upstairs is a decent bar, with a range of nice drinks. They have spitfire on draft, and a couple of belgian beers in the fridge.
Downstairs is the coolest part. They have a lighting up dancefloor - see pictures, and they play really cool music. When I went there last the music was kind of 70s remixed - quite eclectic.
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gotiges7, 11 July 2008:
This joint made me wanna dance! And dance I did, through the door, and downstairs onto epic light-up Saturday Night Fever style dance floor. And once there, I didn’t stop.
As I twirled round in a blur, the rest of the place seemed pretty nice. Upstairs looked like a vast and light pub, with lots of space for drinking and dining (I hear they serve food too). Downstairs was cosy and cavernous, with sofas and cubby holes, trendy wallpaper, and did I mention they’ve got this amazing dance floor? It lights up!
I had an amazing time here. But I didn’t buy any drinks, I only danced - so maybe someone else can enlighten us upon the intricacies of Electricity Showrooms, and tell me whether it’s worth going sober?!
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