New venue, Number 90 is soon to open in Hackney Wick and they are having a big old free for all over their opening weekend.
Entry to the venue is free across the entire launch weekend (7th - 9th March) and will feature the best street food chefs, live bands and DJs. Live artist performances and exhibition launch plus very special guests will soon be revealed. Press & VIP preview Thursday 6th March, 6PM -8PM. RSVP here and for more information on the visit the Event page.
Already tipped for great success, Number 90 has been nominated for Best Local Business at 2014's The Mayor of Hackney's Business Awards, celebrating business success in the area. The grand opening weekend will encapsulate the venue's ambitions to showcase the best in local artists, producers, food merchants, musicians & DJs, bringing all the elements together to celebrate the infamous diversity of Hackney and building 90 Main Yard as its creative hub.
Thursday evening feature Number 90 Head Chef, Leon Borja cooking up a storm with a very special one-off menu based on his Brazilian roots alongside guest food vendors chosen to complement his bad-ass skills in a street-food showdown. Hanoi Kitchen will be armed with recipes that deliver a true taste of Vietnamese street food with an occasional European twist to the table whilst Thank Cluck's fresh and delicious fried chicken served with inventive sides will be on hand to soak up the booze-filled evening.
Number 90 has invited TRUMAN'S, London's most famous brewer established since 1666, to bring their refreshing beers to the launch weekend. Having recently opened in Hackney Wick they are the perfect addition to the programme. Bored of the usual cocktail, Number 90 will list a carefully created cutting-edge selection to be revealed at the launch weekend in the form of infused flavours in unusual pots...
Three days of pure musical bliss with some of the best artists cherry picked from Number 90's monthly live music rendez-vous WICKED LIVE, featuring the likes of the Marksman and Lois & The Love. To keep those toes moving to the beat with some of the most impressive East London underground DJ's and record labels will take over the sounds throughout the night with guests such as Road To Nowhere. The Vinyl Factory will be taking over the tunes during the day on Saturday with an exclusive 'Pick & Play' showcase. Guests will be able to choose from their eclectic mix of donated vinyl, DJ's will play the track creating a playlist of the people. More very special guests are to be announced over the coming week across the Number 90 Facebook page with a line-up that cries out to not forget those disco pants!
With Hackney Wick having one of the highest concentration of artists and collaborative studios in Europe, Number 90 invites some of the best to showcase their talents both inside and outside of the four-storey building. Exhibiting work from both locals and international artists, giving them the support and energy to push them into the spotlight, Charlie McFarley will launch the first monthly exhibition. Described by some as a creative saboteur, disrupting the wonderful world of children's cartoon art and forcing the viewer into a landscape of intricately painted nightmares that seem to smile back at you. Truly visceral in their impact the paintings reveal the troubled vision of adult life seen through a child's eye and a perfect first artist in residence at this new venue space.
Blend all of these elements together, stir and serve, and you have the recipe of this special weekend officially launching the venue and acting as the start of monthly Saturday events. Doors will open from 8PM till midnight on Thursday 6th March, 5pm till Midnight on Friday 7th March and 12pm till midnight on Saturday 8th. Entry is free for the whole weekend.
LAUNCH LISTING INFO
Number 90 Bar & Restaurant
90 Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London E9 5LN
Thursday 6th March: 8PM - 12PM
Friday 7th March: 5PM - midnight
Saturday 8th March: 12PM - midnight
Facebook event page