Not An Animal Records host a label showcase party featuring label artists and friends playing all day.
Ticketing / Entry
General Admission / Entry
Free entry on Wednesday, Thursdays and Sundays, unless there’s a special event.
On Fridays and Saturdays, free entry before 6pm or £5 on the door after 6pm.
For guaranteed entry, grab your tickets in advance above. Capacity will be reserved for advanced ticket holders.
There are two ticket types:
ADV GUARANTEED ENTRY BEFORE 6:30pm - £5
ADV GUARANTEED ENTRY LATE ADMISSION BEFORE 8pm - £10
There will be no re-entry after 6:30pm if the venue is at full capacity.
Private Booths / Gazebos
You can also book yourself a private booth or gazebo in 4-hour slots (2pm – 6pm / 6:00pm – 10:00pm) for up to 15 people. All our booths / gazebos come with table service throughout the whole event. No need to leave your own little private party to buy drinks if you don’t want to.
£25 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
£80 on Saturday / Sunday 2pm – 6pm (comes with 2 bottles of prosecco)
£120 on Saturday / Sunday 6pm – 10pm (comes with 2 bottles of prosecco)
Need to Know
. There’s no need to buy tickets for entry for regular Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Entry is free on the door.
. For Fridays and Saturdays, entry is FREE on the door before 6pm. Our doors open at 5pm on Fridays and 2pm on Saturdays.
. The standard price on the door after 6pm is £5
. Should you wish to arrive later and are worried we’ll be full, you can also buy an Advanced Ticket from Skiddle. We will reserve capacity for the arrival of all ticket holders. There are two options:
- Arrive any time before 18:30 - £5
- Arrive any time before 20:00 - £10
. We will reserve entry for a max of up to 30 minutes for late arrivals for ticket holders. After this time, your ticket is no longer valid and you will have to pay £5 on the door, if there is spare capacity in the venue. Please contact the venue via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or what's app: +44 7483310821, if you think that you are going to be any later and we will do our best to accommodate you.
. Once in the venue, you can find your own table. With restrictions being lifted, you will be able to order your food and drink from one of our bars. You will also be free to stand or walk around the venue.
About Gazebo / Booth Bookings
. These are private gazebos or open-air booths in The Lot, HWK’s outdoor terrace area. It includes entry, 2 bottles of Prosecco, live DJs, your reserved table for 4 hours and table service from our bar and kitchen.
. All food and drinks are ordered from your table for any table.
. All online reservations are in blocks of 4 hours (2pm - 6pm and 6pm – 10pm)
. Prices are £80 - £120
❤ ADDITIONAL INFO & SAFETY ❤
This venue has committed to taking certain safety measures to provide a safe, comfortable experience during these times.
It’s important for us all to follow government guidelines and to minimise transmission of COVID-19. The local licensing authority have made it clear that they will be closing down venues that ignore government guidelines. Getting closed down is no good to us, you, the artists, our staff or the music community. This is a unique opportunity to socialise and see DJs that we love, in an intimate, friendly and safe setting.
In line with UK Government guidance — there will be a number of measures in place to keep everyone safe. Please read below:
. Please do not attend if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to self-isolate.
. Please take a lateral flow test before coming to our venues.
. All guests will be asked to sign into the Government Track & Trace app.
. Hand washing facilities are in all toilets and there are several sanitiser stations set up around the venue please make use of them!
. Payments will be card and contactless only.
. We are unable to offer refunds or transfers of bookings less than 24 hours before your booking starts unless it's due to a negative PCR or lateral flow test.
. Please be aware and respectful of others and conform with our social distancing guidelines when at the venue.
★ Location ★
We are located next to Hackney Wick station.
★ The Venue ★
There are two distinct spaces within HWK: “HWK Bar and Restaurant” and “The Lot”. Both are suitable for mixed households. HWK was originally a small cocktail and DJ bar that launched in Summer 2019 with an intimate interior courtyard that serves as an oasis in the industrial landscape of Hackney Wick.
As the bar itself was too small to comply to social distancing measures post lockdown, we initially focused on the interior courtyard and converted it into a restaurant and drinks area with seating. Professional sound was installed, providing drinks and diners with surround sound from the DJs in the bar.
The Lot is the space next door. A small parking lot that we converted over Summer 2020 to Hackney Wick’s best outdoor venue, which has hosted plenty of DJs and parties, including REVIVEHER, Crossbreed, Nick The Record, A Guy Called Gerald, James Priestley, Red Rack’em, Kiwi, Ray Mang, Phonica Records, Paranoid London, Grace Sands, Adonis DJs, Audio Farm Festival, Laila Sakini, Crazy P, Kristy Harper and Eliza Rose.
Expect the best underground DJs from talented upcoming producers to legendary selectors, encompassing all manner of genres.
Half the space is covered by a roof with drop down heating, making the venue suitable all year round.
We’ve also installed a custom built, high fidelity sound system from East London Audio.
The Lot has plenty of seating across the venue, including private booths and gazebos, as well as a dance floor.
Both spaces have their own unique atmosphere and DJs. If you prefer intimacy and the music a little quieter, head to HWK Bar, where you can enjoy a fantastic selection of wines, cocktails and The Lot's street food, alongside some seriously excellent music selected by a varied roster of acclaimed record collectors.
And if you want al fresco vibes and a party atmosphere with DJs, head to The Lot!
WHAT TO EXPECT
An open-air venue in the heart of Hackney Wick, serving a wide selection of drinks and delicious street food every Wednesday – Sunday.
You will also find DJs playing Wednesday - Sunday and can expect the best underground DJs from talented upcoming producers to legendary selectors, encompassing all manner of genres. Check the listings on our website, Skiddle and Resident Advisor, for special events and our in house DJ programming.
Whether it’s casual drinks and laid back grooves and balearic vibes on a Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday, or club and festival vibes on a Friday and Saturday evening, this is the place to come to.
Oh… and if it rains, we will have you covered… Literally! We have a covered area and dancefloor with tables too!
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