Party Earth Review A staple of the Shoreditch nightlife scene, 333 Motherbar is two venues in one – the spacious 333 club, which hosts raucous electro, breaks, house, and hip-hop nights, and its oddball sidekick Motherbar. A cheerful little... ... read full review
333 Old Street
London EC1V 9
Northern Line: Old Street
020 7739 5949
Shoreditch / Brick Lane, London –
A staple of the Shoreditch nightlife scene, 333 Motherbar is two venues in one – the spacious 333 club, which hosts raucous electro, breaks, house, and hip-hop nights, and its oddball sidekick Motherbar.
A cheerful little space, Motherbar consists of two intimate rooms separated by an archway and features black and white chessboard floors, strange retro wallpaper, a dance floor, and a quirky clientele that fits right in.
Both the music and the fashion are typical of the artsy Shoreditch area, so the hipster patrons’ vintage attire melds easily with the mish-mash of rock and roll, disco, and cheesy tunes from the past that gets the crowd dancing.
By contrast, the much larger 333 club downstairs becomes a sweatbox on the weekends as its two floors of booming dance music draw a clubbing crowd eager to throw themselves around to everything from house music to dubstep.
One of the oldest and most-loved DJ venues in the area, 333 regularly hosts big-name DJs and enjoys a reputation as the “daddy” of all Shoreditch clubs.
Clubbers, students, and quirky neighborhood types, 20s to 30s.
DJs in the 333 club play a variety of dance music from breaks and house to techno and dubstep.
The upstairs Motherbar hosts DJs spinning offbeat retro tunes and occasional live bands.
Cover charge £5–£10+ at 333 club; generally free at Motherbar, or £5+/bands. Beer £3.60+, cocktails £6.
Weekend nights for both venues, and Sunday nights at Motherbar.