This week, in our second edition of blogs highlighting great independent venues in the run up to Independent Venue Week 2017 we’re focusing on a venue, bar and recording studios that means an awful lot to Signature Brew.
Strongroom Bar & Kitchen has been a cornerstone of the inimitable Shoreditch nightlife for as long as we can remember and has had a pretty key role in Signature Brews development too. In the pre-refurbed bar Tom, Sam and Dave held their first meeting to discuss their shared animosity towards the state of beer in music venues and there and then decided they should start a brewery. Soon after the first order came in, aptly from Strongrooms, and fast forward 5 years you can still find Roadie on the bar permanently.
The studios upstairs have been a staple in the world of music for 30 years, with legendary acts such as Radiohead, The Prodigy and even The Spice Girls recording there. Whilst big acts continue to roll off the tongue Strongrooms are also hugely passionate about supporting new music, with weekly live shows from brilliant fresh acts from all over the UK.
It’s been a pleasure watching the bar go from strength to strength over the years, in an increasingly cursory and perfunctory world it’s comforting knowing Strongrooms will maintain it’s quality with good music, good beer and good people at its heart.
Make sure to check out their events page and their Twitter for upcoming gigs, quizzes and open mic nights. And of course, the live acts for Independent Venue Week in January!