The London borough of Dagenham has a thriving nightlife. This is one of the key reasons new residents give for moving to the area. Romford, Ilford, Barking and Dagenham are home to a large number of popular pubs, bars and clubs. So you’ve got plenty of options for drinks and dancing after dark. The best venues keep fans updated about nights via Facebook and Twitter, so follow their social media channels for the latest news.
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Established in 1993, Faces is one of the most exclusive venues in town. Only members are guaranteed entry and as one of the most popular clubs east of London. It’s a prime location for spotting VIP guests from your favourite TV shows, fashion and sport. Entry is for over-21s only and the regular event nights are stuffed full of beautiful people. Dress to impress or you won’t get in. You can buy a membership in advance online and benefits include queue jump and free entry for you and a guest.
87-89 South Street, Romford, Essex RM1 1PA
Romford claims to be the biggest party town in Essex, and Yates’s is the place to be seen. Situated close to the railway station, there is an awesome cocktail menu. Plus, you can dance until 3:00 AM on Friday and Saturday nights. If you fancy a snack the food’s pretty good, and you can fight off the hangover with an English Breakfast every day until noon.
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Kosho Bar is a relatively recent addition to the Essex club scene. It prides itself on having the best music and atmosphere in town. There’s free entry before 11:00 PM on Saturdays and drinks offers most nights of the week. You can pre-book a VIP table for 10, which gets you queue jump and waitress service as well. Unfortunately, this club has been closed in January 2019.
105-111 South Street, Romford, Essex RM1 1NX
A stone’s throw from Yates’s is the sophisticated Missoula, which has great discounts on drinks several nights of the week. There is a resident DJ every Friday from 8:00 PM, so you can keep on dancing into the early hours. It’s possible to book the whole bar for special events: why not make it an unforgettable night out?
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More of a pub than a club, O’Neill’s is right next door to the station and only a few minutes walk from Cineworld. There are regular live gigs (including in the Beer Garden in summertime), bargain £1 cocktails on Friday and Saturday, and Steve the karaoke DJ gets everyone singing ‘til late on Saturday night.