Anyone spending even the smallest iota of time in Dalston will know that the area has plenty to offer. There’s tons of brilliant food and great bars to choose from. And now Snackbar is looking to combine the two by hosting a pop-up bar in their venue. The daytime cult café will operate their usual operating hours: until 4 PM, Wednesday – Sunday. But Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays will see the venue transforming into a relaxed neighbourhood bar: Adam’s.
The focus of Adam’s is on creating more much-needed safe spaces for those in the LGBTQ+ community. The bar is the first in what founder Adam Caddy hopes will be a wave of pop-ups across the city in different boroughs, especially areas lacking an LGBTQ+ hub. At Adam’s they’ll offer up a short but sharp selection of drinks, on the back of Caddy’s expertise from his seven years in the hospitality industry. Expect classic cocktails, a changing wine list, and beers from London brewery, Two Tribes.
Said Caddy of the opening:
“Over the last decade, London has lost 58% of its LGBTQ spaces – spaces which for me personally, have been hugely influential in allowing me to be myself, make lifelong friends and feel part of a wonderful community… I want to do whatever I can to bring back more of these safe places”
Caddy is also using Adam’s to champion rotating artwork from artists within the LGBTQ+ community. First up: works from Cornish painter and fashion designer, Samson Dougal, who has worked with Alexander McQueen and dressed such icons as Rihanna, Beyoncé and Paloma Faith in his own designs. Dougal’s sketches of the male and female form will be on display, and also available for purchase.
Adam’s launched at Snackbar on September 9, and will run for three months. You can find Snackbar, and in turn Adam’s, just down the street from Dalston Junction station at 20 Dalston Ln, E8 3AZ. Head to their socials to keep up to date with what’s going down at Adam’s.