Recently I was sent some pictures & press release for the canal-side venue: Number 90 Bar & Kitchen – who are having a second birthday party; ‘The Birthday Weekender’ from Thurs 17th – Sunday 20th March and it sounds like it will be incredibly fun, I had to tell you about it in advance! Last years birthday party looked absolutely amazing, so if you’re not at least intrigued by that first picture, then frankly we can’t be friends… Humans dressed as majestic unicorns, I mean what more could you ask for?
Quick side note: I just have to say, one of my favourite things about blogging is being invited to fun looking events, that I might not have heard of has it not been for an email from the PR or an invite from my blogging partner in crime, Lissa! (Infact a lot of the initial inspiration for me to start a blog was due to Lissa inviting me as her +1 to lots of cool pop ups, events and press preview evenings!)
There are several other pulls for me about this ‘Birthday Weekender’ (besides the human unicorn photo):
- Groove Armada‘s Tom Findlay will be playing a DJ set on opening night (if you don’t know who Groove Armada are, I suggest you have a word with yourself and google ‘I See You Baby’ right now!).
- Number 90 will be showcasing some of their favourite dishes from their new menu for party goers to sample, including an emphasis on Gluten Free, Vegetarian, and (you guessed it) VEGAN food! I’m all about healthy food to fuel busy evenings, and am such a sucker for an event when I know they’re thinking about dietary requirements! Apparently the whole menu actually centres upon fresh, locally sourced produce & ingredients. (Petros, the Executive Chef had a Greek upbringing & my experiences with Greek food has been very positive in the past, so I am pretty sure the food will be wonderful, as if I needed any more persuading… Petros, you had me at ‘Vegan!’)
- Drinks wise, as well as creative cocktails (with “house-infused” spirits), unique soft drinks and healthy smoothies (do you reckon they’ll give me a shot of vodka in my smoothie?) there will also be local & international craft beers (it’s East London, there has to be craft beers, right?).
What else can you expect from the weekend?
Sunday: To wind down on Sunday, guests chill out, and enjoy a roast, whilst listening to a mixture of funk, soul & reggae from Russ Ryan and DJ Scratchy. There’ll also be a retro record stand selling vinyls for some ‘Birthday Weekender’ memorabilia!
The purpose of this event (besides being a fabulous four day birthday party) is also to thank the community that has helped Number 90 become sucks a success – their way of celebrating & thanking the creative and supportive hub that’s been created in this canal-side venue.
The weekend does fall over some St Paddy’s day celebrations, but as someone who doesn’t like Guinness and is a sucker for colourful & sparkly looking events – this is much more my kind of thing! And besides, why not do both if you’re able to? Life’s too short ‘ey!
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, & you can get to East London – this will be right up your street. With DJs, bands, performers, live art installations, food stalls and innovative cocktails! It’s completely free and everyone’s invited! Check out the event on Facebook for further info & updates!
Where? Number 90 Bar & Kitchen, 90 Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN
When? Thurs 17th: 12pm-11.45pm, Fri 18th & Sat 19th: 12pm-4am, Sun 20th: 12pm-11pm (March 2016)
How much? Free!
I’ll be popping along on Thursday, so I might see you there?
Photos provided by PR