Power Lunches Arts Cafe
Power Lunches has a somewhat misleading name; anyone coming here for the food is missing the point. This tiny venue is increasingly regarded as a major hub of the local music scene, partly thanks to the management's principled insistence on making sure people get paid for working and performing there but also because of the live music that happens almost every night of the week. The beer is to keep you lubricated; the music is a diverse stew of punk, indie and electronica and if it all sounds a bit testosterone-y, the place has a reputation for being feminist, radical and queer-friendly.
The nearest Tube station is Dalston Junction (Overground) and the cafe is served by the 67, 76, 149, 242, 243 and 488 bus routes.