About Birthdays

Open The Gate is a cultural venue dedicated to the promotion and celebration of African and black culture through art, music, cultural and social activities.

The centre has a restaurant offering unique cuisine combining home-made authentic African cuisine, as well as Caribbean and Mediterranean dishes.

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Venue Details & Map

33-35 Stoke Newington Road
N16 8BJ
+44 (0)20 7503 6099
Public transport:
Dalston Kingsland, National Railway
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
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Yelp Reviews

3 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Top 4 reviews of Birthdays

4.0 out of 5 10 July 2013
by Siobhan K.

Have had late night drinks here a few times, good vibe, lively, young crowd, plenty of hipsters thrown in for the Dalston effect!

Drinks are a little on the pricey side, but other than that I'd recommend!more

5.0 out of 5 23 June 2013
by Steve B.

In the middle of Dalston hipster kindgom we ventured to Birthdays with tickets to see a band playing here. The entrance, on the ground floor is small a diner /bar with full glass windows onto the street and some pavement tables. They have psychic burgers and some craft beers (London Fields) of course. Didn't have time to sample the food but headed downstairs to the music venue.

It's just the...more

1.0 out of 5 27 February 2013
by Nate S.

They treat you like jerks, the jerks. Abort.more

5.0 out of 5 13 October 2012
by Peter D.

BIRTHDAYS is a independent bar and venue located on Dalston's main strip, about five minutes walk from Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland tube stations. It's housed in the lower levels of a faceless residential block which we've transformed into a two-floor fun factory with a massive sound system and a stage and pretty lights and all the other stuff you'd expect to find at a music venue in...more

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