Shacklewell Arms

Shacklewell Arms
71 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EB
  • Telephone 020 7249 0810
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 5pm–midnight; Fri 5pm–3am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–midnight.
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The back room of the Shacklewell Arms is the place to be for gigs, club nights, magazine launches and other events, seven days a week. Music-wise, expect unknowns to mingle with up-and-comers, for reasonable prices (often free; usually less than a tenner). Generally veering on the indie side, although Solange Knowles has manned the decks in the past.

The front room is a pub, with a big screen for football, a pool table and a wide range of ales and lagers to satisfy most tastes. Burgers are the meal of choice – the pub are working their way through 50 different burgers to represent all 50 states of America, so that's plenty of choice. There are also veggie options, hot dogs and sides.

Bus numbers 488, 236, 149, 76 all stop nearby, while Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction tube stations are about five minutes walk away.

Events at this venue

There are 28 events at this location

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Astrel K

Astrel K (aka Rhys Edwards of band Ulrika Spacek) performs songs from soon to be released debut album. The London/Stockholm based musician started work on his first solo album upon moving to Stockholm and has since comprised a group of Stockholm based musicians (including Lili Holényi, Milton Öhrström, Nelly…

Thu 27 Jan

Free / 020 7249 0810

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Brothers Moving

Brothers Moving is a band with roots as street performers in New York City. The members however, consisting of brothers Esben (lead vocal, guitar, kazoo), Aske (lead guitar, vocals) and Simon Knoblauch (cajon, vocals) along with Nils Sørensen (bass, vocals) all originates from Djursland, Denmark. Due to the departure of…

Sat 12 Mar

£17.75 / 020 7249 0810

Callum Easter

Callum Easter has just announced his F*** The S**tstem Tour, and we're delighted to host the London leg at The Shacklewell Arms on 6th April 2022. This is an 18+ event.

Wed 6 Apr

Free / 020 7249 0810

Death Bells

Following their 2017 debut, Standing at the Edge of the World, and follow-up single "Echoes," Death Bells left their hometown of Sydney for the United States. Energized by impulse, extensive touring and exploration led to the formation of an ambitious six-piece band that eventually coalesced as a collaboration between…

Sat 5 Mar

£13.20 / 020 7249 0810


Bad Vibrations is delighted to welcome DITZ back to The Shacklewell Arms on 24th March 2022. This is an 18+ event.

Thu 24 Mar

£11 / 020 7249 0810

Fri 28 Jan

£6.60 / 020 7249 0810

Garageland - Atomic Suplex

There is no way to accurately describe Atomic Suplex, though many have tried: rock and roll mayhem… loud, raucous, trashy, punky, rock and roll… like Guitar Wolf on mescaline… This is an 18+ event.

Fri 18 Mar

£6.60 / 020 7249 0810

Get In Her Ears W/ Jenny Moore's Mystic Business

Dedicated to promoting and supporting women and non-binary people in music, Get In Her Ears are back for a night of live music at The Shacklewell Arms. Headlining will be six-piece choral punk ensemble Jenny Moore's Mystic Busines. This is an 18+ event.

Thu 24 Feb

£6.60 / 020 7249 0810

Girls In Synthesis

London post-punk heroes Girls In Synthesis return to tour the UK in May in anticipation of the announcement of their forthcoming debut album. With a reputation as one of the live bands of the moment, hand picked for support to bands such as Slaves, Damo Suzuki, Bad Breeding and Wolf Alice, their incendiary shows are known…

Fri 25 Feb

£8.56 / 020 7249 0810

Girls In Synthesis + Eric Random

Interior Presents: GIS / Eric Random

Fri 25 Feb

£8.80 / 020 7249 0810

Gotobeat Presents “the Manatees - Naturally Tour”

Hailed by 6Music DJ Chris Hawkins as a “mix of the best indie bands of the past 20 years like Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, Catfish but with their own fresh and fiery stamp”, The Manatees have been buzzing across the airwaves in 2020 with support from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq and Chris Hawkins…

Tue 15 Mar

£8.25 / 020 7249 0810

Wed 9 Feb

Cancelled / 020 7249 0810

Thu 17 Feb

£13.20 / 020 7249 0810

Fri 10 Jun

£13.20 / 020 7249 0810


Hailing from the Northside, Dublin five-piece Melts have fast emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the city's era-defining scene. Brimming with hooks and searing intent, their forward- pushing brand of rock n roll weds elements of psychedelia, post-punk and Krautrock to deliver a sound all their own. Having won…

Thu 31 Mar

£10 / 020 7249 0810

Murman Tsuladze

We're delighted to have Georgia's Murman Tsuladze playing a free show at The Shacklewell Arms on 15th May 2022 - come down, you won't be disappointed. This is an 18+ event.

Sun 15 May

Free / 020 7249 0810

Nü Wavved

Nü Wavved is a club night every 2nd Saturday of the month at The Shacklewell Arms. Dedicated to playing the best New Wave, Synth Pop & Post Punk music that emerged from 1978 to the mid-eighties. This is a 18+ event.

Sat 12 Feb

£5 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 12 Mar

£5 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 9 Apr

£5 / 020 7249 0810

…and 8 more dates until 10 Dec

Fri 8 Apr

£11 / 020 7249 0810



Sat 30 Apr

£13.20 / 020 7249 0810

Scared To Dance: Guest DJs bdrmm

Scared To Dance is back at The Shacklewell Arms! Our guest DJs are bdrmm. Ryan Smith from the band will be behind the decks for the first time. We're big fans of the band's debut LP which was lauded by Rough Trade as one of their albums of the year. We'll be playing post-punk, indiepop, new wave and sixties music from the…

Sat 19 Feb

£7 / 020 7249 0810

Sat 29 Jan

£5.50 / 020 7249 0810

Wed 16 Feb

£10 / 020 7249 0810

Sunnbrella / World News / Special Guests

Friends Serene are delighted to welcome Sunnbrella to The Shacklewell Arms for a special headline show on Thursday 10th March 2022. Support from World News and more special guests to be announced. This is an 18+ event.

Thu 10 Mar

Free / 020 7249 0810

Sydney Valette + Double Helix

Support from Double Helix. French singer/producer Sydney Valette at 5th LP is a bipolar set, shared between frontal upbeat moments and more withdrawn, brooding ones. The EBM service is provided by cuts "I Can’t" and "Rzurekt", that bring to the table the boy’s life-long obsession for synthpunk acts such as Adult. or Kap…

Thu 7 Apr

£8 / 020 7249 0810

Takeshi's Cashew

Takeshi's Cashew are a newly formed psych-funk group that explore the boundaries of club culture, world music & 70's psychedelia. This is an 18+ event (Photo ID Required).

Tue 19 Apr

£10 / 020 7249 0810

Vinyl Williams

Vinyl Williams is a celestial rock / harmonious pop group based in Los Angeles, led by songwriter Lionel Williams. Lionel is also known for his hyper-dimensional interactive & lo-fi video art videos created for his own fans. This is an 18+ event.

Sun 13 Mar

Free / 020 7249 0810

Vox Low

Cowbell Host An All Dayer At The Infamous Moth Club With The Quite Sublime Vox Low Headlining. More Details To Follow

Fri 22 Apr

£13.75 / 020 7249 0810

Weakened Friends

Weakened Friends

Sat 23 Apr

£11 / 020 7249 0810

The Zen Arcade

The Zen Arcade are a garage rock band from Ireland that play original and prawn cocktail flavoured songs. Comprised of three ex-members of The Strypes, the group is heavily influenced by the noisy simplicity of bands like Dinosaur Jr, Graham Coxon and The Hoodoo Gurus along with a vested and cardiganed interest in…

Thu 14 Apr

£11.50 / 020 7249 0810