STILL 90 minutes ’till my gig at the Shacklewell.
I need a walk.
Oooh. Actually in Dalston, never really been here before.
Walking the Kingsland Road. Cue obscure 1979 Mod classic for BeerMat.
I actually have that LP. 10p it cost me.
More interestingly, here’s the screengrab from the Good Beer Guide app taken as I bump into those silly tourists who walk while looking at their phones.
Absolutely nothing to distract me en-route. A GBG desert.
Of course, there are potential pre-emptives. All Brewhouses & Kitchen will eventually spend a year in the Guide before they’re rumbled.
But I make it to Dalston Junction unscathed.
A look at WhatPub reveals the 40ft Brewery Tap (closed) and the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden Café (dark and scary).
Both of those will be in the 2020 Guide to annoy me.
I played safe with Farrs School of Dancing, quite a dull name by Dalston standards.
I don’t need to tell you who runs this, do I ?
Well, the Volden (big clue) is NBSS 3 at best, but only £3.30, and I warm to the unpretentious Antic interior.
Just to show it’s Hoxton not Shoreditch, you get Now…..1983 here; KC & the Sunshine Band and George Benson. I love the ’80s variety you get in London.
And this gorgeous view of the Eastern Curve Garden, suddenly looking alluring.
Darn, I’d forgot to eat again.