Over a year has passed since we were able to socialise, hug and dance as we once knew it. We’ve finally made it to the light at the end of a long dark tunnel! Restrictions have finally been eased and the timing couldn’t be better as we enter peak summer. The Lot being the perfect setting for summer parties, al fresco socials and casual drinks and street food.
We will have DJs every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which include some of the best underground DJs London and the UK has to offer.
Doors open at 5pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Doors close at 10pm every night.
So far this year we’ve seen the likes of Phonica Records, REVIVEHER, A Guy Called Gerald, Scott Fraser, Jonny Aux (Paranoid London), Mr. Beatnick, Chris Read, Sean Johnston, Rory Phillips, Grainger, Toby Tobias, Soft Rocks, Good Block, Raw Silk, Kristy Harper, Nathan Gregory Wilkins (Cowboy Rhythmbox), Ray Mang, Donna Leake, Laila Sakini, Adonis DJs and many more grace the decks.
Check full listings to see what we’ve got lined up this summer, including parties with Crossbreed, Audio Farm Festival, Abandon Silence, REVIVEHER, Phonica, Man Power, Not An Animal Records, Queen’s Yard Summer Party, Body Movements Festival …..
Ticketing / Entry
General Admission / Entry
Entry is completely FREE on Thursdays for general admission
Private Booths / Gazebos
You can also book yourself a private booth or gazebo in a 4-hour slot: 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.
Booth / Gazebo Prices: £25
Andy Caruso is a singer, DJ and Producer born in Rome, Italy, and based in Hackney (London, UK).
As a DJ he’s mostly known because of his show, Morning Pipes, on Threads Radio.
He’s an enthusiast of both old skool and contemporary grooves, with specific focus on Disco Funk, Electro House and Nu-Disco.
London based artist Jacopo Vana is a Dj and Producer that blends organic and electronic sounds into creating dreamlike dance music.
Coming from a background as a sound designer and composer for films and media, Jacopo’s work has been influenced by a wide range of genres, including funk, spiritual jazz, techno, house, U.K. garage and electronic.
His compositions combine rich melodies, wonky danceable grooves with a touch of glitchy electronics and acoustic samples.
Need to Know
. There’s no need to buy tickets for entry for regular Thursdays. Entry is free on the door.
. 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, 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
. All online reservations are in blocks of 4 hours (2pm - 6pm and 6pm – 10pm)
. Price - £25
. 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. 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.
❤ 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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