Passing Clouds

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Passing Clouds Often a second home to social activists brainstorming their next big campaign, Passing Clouds is an eclectic gypsy bar that draws a clientele of social castaways, hippies, and vagabonds. London England 51.5423463 -0.0755997
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Party Earth Review Often a second home to social activists brainstorming their next big campaign, Passing Clouds is an eclectic gypsy bar that draws a clientele of social castaways, hippies, and vagabonds. Based on a concept of “conscious... ... read full review

  • Tube:

    London Overground: Dalston Junction, Haggertson

  • Phone:

    020 7241 4889

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Sa 7pm–late, Su 3pm–late

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Passing Clouds Review

The Scene

Often a second home to social activists brainstorming their next big campaign, Passing Clouds is an eclectic gypsy bar that draws a clientele of social castaways, hippies, and vagabonds.

Often a second home to social activists brainstorming their next big campaign, Passing Clouds is an eclectic gypsy bar that draws a clientele of social castaways, hippies, and vagabonds.

Based on a concept of “conscious partying,” the space is known for delivering funky nights out that highlight a particular social issue, usually through events ranging from spoken word performances and free film screenings to yoga classes and community soup kitchens.

A small, makeshift graffiti stencil of the venue’s name on the door greets the flow of hippies, the first clue to the bar’s grassroots mentality and DIY attitude, added to by the flea market décor of roughed-up furniture, throw rugs, patchwork pillows, travel trinkets, African masks, and fairy lights.

A small corner bar on the first floor gets the crowd of bohemians and musicians juiced up for swing classes and open jam sessions, while a spacious upstairs loft offers more second-hand sofas where activists kick back to reggae and tropical beats.

The epitome of laid back with a friendly opium den vibe, Passing Clouds is a true haven for dreamers, space cadets, and Bob Marley fans looking for a down-to-earth and free-spirited zen lounge.

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Tip from Jonah:

Bring your loose change – if you can balance a gold coin on the floating lemon in the tips jug, you and your mates score a free round of drinks. Practice at home before your night out!

  • Crowd

    Bohemians, activists, left-wing voters, radicals, and pot heads, 20s to 70s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Playlist of Afro-Caribbean funk, tropical beats, calypso folk, reggae roots, and dub sound. Regular events include spoken word performances, film screenings, yoga classes, swing lessons, and community soup kitchens.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Occasional cover charge £8, or £3 before 10pm. Beer £3+, cocktails £6, wine £12/bottle. Yoga classes £7, swing classes £5 or £3 if dressed in theme.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Eclectic: Hawaiian shirts, Asian saris, genie pants, head scarves.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Sundays for the roster of back-to-back events, particularly the 3pm supper for restoring a peaceful mindset before the work week begins again.

  • Close By

    The outdoor seating at nearby pub The Haggerston (438 Kingsland Road) offers a breath of fresh air away from the lofty attic space in Passing Clouds.

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