Christmas Parties at The Social


The diary is now open for Christmas bookings at The Social

You can host your Christmas party at the bar. Hire out the basement (very limited availability in December) for parties up to 150 people, or the upstairs bar for smaller groups – both floors have their own DJ booths and PAs.

If you’re planning something a little smaller then drop us a line, we can give you a booth or a few tables most days of the week.

Email carl@thesocial.com for more details



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Studio 45


This Saturday (26th) we welcome back two of The Social’s very finest resident DJs who have been playing records down the bar pretty much since the beginning . . 

Studio 45 with residents Dean Thatcher and Stephen Saunders and special guest Dave Mack (The Cool Off)

Soul – Funk – Reggae on scratched vinyl. Not to be missed, the boys are back with a brand new monthly night!

Doors 7pm-1am – free entry all night


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Life’s too short to be shy… with Tatty Devine


Life’s too short to be shy… with Tatty Devine – Monday 11th November

This November, Faber Social and Tatty Devine join forces to celebrate women’s voices.

As a female led company, Tatty Devine believe in being an individual, expressing yourself and equality in all areas of life. This month sees the launch of Tatty Devine’s ‘Women With Something to Say’ campaign, featuring women from a variety of creative backgrounds. From writers, artists and musicians to comediennes, actresses and film makers, each contributor reveals what it means to be a woman in today’s society, leading with a single powerful phrase on a specially commissioned Tatty Devine name necklace.

Faber contributors include: Viv Albertine, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Julia Copus, Alev Scott, Emily Berry, Aleks Krotoski, Louise Doughty, Anne Putnam, Gemma Elwin Harris, Jane Harris, Chibundu Onuzo, Emma Brockes and Sarah Hall. Read more about the campaign on the Tatty Devine blog in the next coming weeks.

Inspired by Viv Albertine’s brilliant phrase Life’s too short to be shy, our November Faber Social will include a glorious mix of stories, music and performance from Viv AlbertineEmily BerryKate TempestMarawa the Amazing and Bryony Kimmings, curated in collaboration with the wonderful Rosie and Harriet of Tatty Devine.

Where: The Social, 5 Little Portland St, London W1W 7JD
When: Monday 11th November 2013

Doors open at 7pm, event starts at 8pm

Tickets cost £7 in advance / £9 on the door and are available to buy here

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Villains & Voodoo Halloween Party


All Your Friends and Famous Wolf Promotions present…
Saturday 2nd Nov – The Social, London








Live Music By:



Featuring Dana Immanuel, Yan Yates, Blanche Ellis & friends

DONATA (Nosoyo) 




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The Fix – Part II

THE FIX - November 5th

THE FIX is back on November 5th 2013 – doors 7pm

With special live guests F.U.R.S, SAINT MOTEL and MOTEL MARI and FIXERS DJs.


THE FIX will play host to some of the best new music on the first Tuesday of each month in a London intimate venue with unrivalled music heritage.

We continue on November 5th, with brilliant new London band F.U.R.S, magnificent new US act playing over here SAINT MOTEL, and the excellent South African band MOTEL MARI.


One of the most exciting new London bands, F.U.R.S bring a melodic mix of garage rock and shoe gaze pop to THE FIX, with a series of magical, euphoric songs. 2014 is going to be a major year for this trio!


Over from the States, Saint Motel are one of the most exciting live bands you’ll hear this year. A six piece (with brass in there to give it some major oomph) making uplifting indie-pop, their recent single ‘My Type’ is one of the best tracks of 2013 and we can’t wait to have them along to The Social.


Completing a global line-up, we have the amazing Motel Mari from South Africa playing live. Comprised of members of Blk Jks, they make sublime soulful psychedelia.

Plus the FIXERS DJs playing some of our favourite new tunes.

Please mark it in your calendar and spread the word!

fixers@fruktfixers.com for more info!


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There’s more to life than books, you know… But not much more


There’s more to life than books, you know… But not much more

A temporary reading room on the day publication of Morrissey’s Autobiography at The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London, W1

Thursday 17th October sees the publication of one of the most eagerly awaited books in recent memory –Autobiography by Morrissey (Penguin Classics)*. To celebrate this momentous event, the Social will be offering quiet, comfortable space in the West End for anyone wanting to skive off work and while away the day reading the book. There will be free tea (from Yorkshire not Lancashire) and two for one on foaming nut Brown Ale (from Sonnet 43 brewery in Durham) for anyone brandishing a copy of the book (or, at a real push, a Kindle edition). There will also be a range of vegetarian sandwiches and Square Pies on sale from lunchtime. The Social will be compiling a specially selected playlist of music by or inspired by the Smiths and Morrissey that will air quietly in the background. And, for those who find the contents of the book bring an uncontrollable urge to see the sights of Manchester, Euston station is a brisk fifteen-minute walk away.

*The Social hangs on to an idealized view of Morrissey – one that begins with the band’s first Oxford Road Show performance and pauses sometime around the release of Come Back To Camden. Having not yet perused the contents of the book, we can’t vouch for any overly brusque views that the author may express therein.

The Social is open every weekday from 9am with free broadband, power points and in house tech support from Sussed IT. We serve Tim Peaks coffee.

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Good Block


As winter draws in, Good Block continue to pound The Social’s basement with a head strong selection of 80’s Disco, Hip Hop, House, Boogie, Funk and more! 

Oh Death 
Pete Dee 
Party Carter 
Richard Foe 

Free before 9pm – £3/£5 otherwise!

Facebook event

A massive thanks to DJ / Designer, Jordan Oh Death for the mix! Click her for more:


Good Block Mix 17 by Oh Death by Good Block on Mixcloud

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Richard Milward Exhibition


Middlesbrough-based author Richard Milward (Apples, Ten Storey Love Song, Kimberly’s Capital Punishment, all on Faber) brings his delirious draughtmanship to the walls of The Social. 

The Rebirth Pool features ten new paintings, twisting the hypnotic mandala artwork of Hinduism and Buddhism to form a manic merry-go-round of fluorescent cartoon characters, hieroglyphics, surrealism, reanimation, hearts, brains, eyeballs, footballs, Heaven and Hell and everything in between.

Starts Monday 7th October

The Rebirth Pool (BlackWorms)


The Rebirth Pool (YellowEyeball)

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New beers


New Beer and Cider Notes

The eagle-eyed amongst you might have noticed a few new bottles on the shelves in the Social. This is our new beer range, something we’re very excited about. We originally planned to focus on London beers but we figured that you’re in London – you can get great local beers pretty much anywhere these days. What we settled on is a short list of British classics from all across the country. It’s a work in progress and hopefully always will be – we’ll try to change based on demand, on seasonality and occasionally on whim.

Moor Nor’Hop 4.3%, 660ml

Described as “ultra pale, ultra modern, ultra hoppy”, Nor’ Hop is brewed with plenty

of Northern Hemisphere hops by Somerset’s finest Moor and it does exactly what it says on the tin (bottle). Sold in a 660ml bottle, this is great for sharing or for the kind of drinkers who feel shortchanged with a pint. This beer is unfined meaning it’s meant to pour hazy.

The Kernel Table Beer 3.1%, 330ml

The Kernel is one of the capital’s most consistently brilliant breweries – often inventive, always exceptionally good. Table Beer is their ‘session’ brew – usually around the 3% abv mark (changes with each brew) and featuring a selection of hop varieties, this is that rarest of beasts – a gloriously full flavoured, low(er) alcohol ale.

Sonnet 43 Brown Ale 4.7%, 500ml

A modern take on the undisputed Northern classic ‘Newkie Brown’, this is a truly quaffable nutty brown beer from the Sonnet 43 brewery in Co Durham. The taste of the Tyne right here in W1.

Tiny Rebel Full Nelson 4.8%, 330ml

This ‘Maori Pale Ale’ comes from our current favourite brewery in the UK, Newport’s Tiny Rebel. Brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops (named after the Sauvignon Blanc grape), Full Nelson is fruity, crisp and incredibly refreshing.

Sandford Orchard Devon Red 4.5% 500ml

The sticker on the bottle says it all – this is ‘proper cider’. There’s not much else to say other than Devon Red is an award winning drop from the West Country… accept no imitations!

If there’s a bottled craft beer or real ale that you love and think we should look out for, drop us a line at carl@thesocial.com

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Hot Wuk Wednesdays with The Heatwave

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Hot Wuk Wednesdays with The Heatwave – Every Wednesday night at The Social

Every Wednesday we rave like it’s a Saturday and turn The Social basement into a mini Notting Hill Carnival. Get rum drunk and collect your free whistle and horn…

You might see the most incredibly acrobatic dance move or hear the wickedest MC jumping on the mic. One thing is certain: the vibe will be INSANE. 100% smiling, 100% dancing, 100% fun.

You will be raving to the sounds of Konshens, Popcaan, Vybz Kartel, Mavado, RDX, Sean Paul, Mr Vegas, Lady Saw, Gaza Slim, Stylo G, Gappy Ranks, Rihanna and loads more.

This is the sweetest, maddest, friendliest and sexiest dancehall party in the world. 


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