Review by Anisa Easterbrook, Photography: Tania Mundell
MissFit’s policy of ‘no dickheads’ does not reflect who can and can’t come through the door. East London’s new lesbian night held in the basement of Stoke Newington’s ‘Stokey Stop’ nightclub is open to straight, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
I don’t know if this is a problem for other lesbians, but living in halls my friends often complain about not being able to join me on lesbian nights due to strict door policies. This event is ideal for East London’s girls and their friends who do not fancy trekking half the city for a decent night out!
I arrived at around 11 while it was still pretty quiet but this allowed me to get a good look at the venue. Come 11:30 however, the floor was filled with stylish East end girls rocking snapbacks, spiked leather jackets, vibrant hair and bandanas. All round the club had a very chilled atmosphere created by the diverse crowd in both age and style.
The basement is intimate but not cramped. The dim lighting and comfortably sized room allows the crowd to rub elbows and chat a little bit more with each other.
Being a student means I’m pretty broke all the time so if you’re in the same predicament as me, fear not, MissFit has free entry for the whole of January and after this month it will only be £3 at the door – so still super cheap. The drinks prices are also fairly reasonable at only £4.20 a vodka mixer, plus drinks deals on beers and cocktails.
The music is brought to us by Ruby Tuesdays resident DJ – Sandra D who plays a concoction of old school pop, 90’s RnB (yes Sean Paul came on) and chart music. Also this week was guest DJ Caz Coronal who really got the party going with a great set – there were top tunes spanning from 90’s rock to current pop faves.
The night ends at 2 am but if you’re not ready to go home yet you can always head on down to an after-party at Dalston Superstore. Depending on the event, Superstore is usually open until the early hours of the morning.
If all this hasn’t sold you yet, there is a Dixie’s chicken shop directly opposite the club. That’s right, no travelling to get your drunken, cheeky fix of greasy fried foods.
So, Soho girls, if you’re looking for a change from your usual scene I highly recommend venturing away from central and checking out this quirky and alternative night.