2014 so far….
It’s been a crazy six months at Vibe Bar so much has been going on, including our new swanky website- in honor of this we thought we’d give you a round up of all the other awesome things that have happened over over the last 6 months…
We ended 2013 with This Feeling and a top way to say hello to the New Year with a completely packed out venue and Carl Barat performing in our newly refurbished Pavilion – the room was buzzing with Carl performing not only his own material but also some classic Libertine’s tracks
In an attempt to beat the January blues we launched the brand new Cocktail menu leaving us with a sticky bar and a fuzzy head- but it seemed to work and January only got better. We started focusing on live events and sessions in the Pavilion linking up with Gigwise for exclusive acoustic sessions from the likes of Oh Boy! & The Orwells (April) and a regular selection of bands with Symptomatic throughout the week.
Throughout February and March we welcomed in some amazing new promoters bringing a mixture of disco-infused, rare groove, funk, Hip Hop and R n B vibes with NWA, Get Down Sounds, London Disco Society as well as our now legendary Monday evening Open Mic night with the best and brightest of new up and coming UK talent and of course our regular promoters continued to provide some absolute bangers every weekend.
As the sun came out in April everyone cheered and the Vibe courtyard has been a firm favourite – we had yummy Street Food Pop stalls throughout the winter keeping us satisfied, with Mamas Jerk Chicken, Bish Bash Bangers, Sudanese Falafel’s, Hog Roasts and Burgers. Basically the courtyard is one of London’s great outdoor entertainment pleasures filled with the buzz of after work, girls looking for a delicious cocktail, tourists exploring Brick Lane and more.
Indeed, the Bank Holidays have proven especially fun, hosting “Someday” with a host of DJ including The Krank Brothers and DJ Joey Negro performing for a festival type vibe to host the launch of Kopparberg’s latest contribution – getting covered in all the national news..
May was soon here and we introduced a host of brand new food pop-ups, including Grill My Cheese and Great Balls of Fire. Then came our summer resident Viet Vibe providing a modern twist on traditional good quality Vietnamese food at amazing prices! Along with Viet Vibe we’ve also seen resident food pop-ups Mamma’s Jerk Chicken and Bish Bash Bangers serve up some seriously good eats! Basically what we’re saying is…hungry? We’ve got it all!
May also saw Graduate Fashion Week hit Brick Lane and where else to throw the official after-party…but of course The Vibe Bar. The fashionista’s and flourishing designers of the future descended onto Brick Lane and partied hard with us to celebrate the end of their studies and the start of what’s to come! It was a seriously well dressed affair and we even had fashion student Nicole Gray hitting us with a ‘takeover’ for the duration!
Throughout June we launched our amazing fresh fruit bar- giving an extra health kick to everyone- with flavours like mint, cucumber and apple! Yup… a whole glass full of vitamins.
Of course The World Cup began- so we got out our big screens, struck up the BBQ and got seriously ‘footbally’ seeing hundreds of you through the doors from all over the world to come and support your teams. An amazing atmosphere and an eclectic crowd meant that it was our best World Cup yet (forget about the England games!)
Here we are now in July with a whole host of events lined up including the infamous Brick Lane Festival, Nothing Without Attitude, Pop-Up Fashion and more. Only just this weekend we had an incredible inspiring event hosted by Girl Effect which ran from 2pm until 8pm with a whole host of fun things- including WAH Nails and Tatty Devine. They followed the day by heading over to the Village Underground where Jessie J played an amazing set!
During this six months we’ve moved away towards a more contemporary sound of the East End paying homage to the origins of house music by rediscovering our love for funk, soul and disco- so enjoy our new journey into an amazing genre!
We have gone back to our roots therefore by ensuring we combine Art, Fashion, Design with fantastic Music and Entertainment. Anna Laurini hosted her show with Saatchi Gallery in Pavilion and very kindly produced her GIRL and BOY portraits for the Vibe Bar wall
Stay tuned to our blog each week to find out what’s on and what we’ve been up to! Make sure you stay in touch by tweeting and sending in your pictures when you come and visit too! There’s still a few months left of summer and we intend on using them well! Here’s a link to the what’s going in during the last few days of July: http://www.vibe-bar.co.uk/events/july/
Don’t forget that if you want to book a table with us for ten people or more to celebrate…a birthday… a new job… or even quitting a job! We’ll give you guys free entry and a bottle of Prosecco to boot! We love having you and want to make your celebration as memorable as possible!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book!