London has the world's most diverse late night gay scene. Mainly located around its three gay villages - Soho, Shoreditch and Vauxhall - there's a gay nightclub to suit every taste, with music policies ranging from R&B and pop to full-on funky house via more underground, edgier sounds. There are, of course, many one-off and special events that happen around town to keep a look out for. And if it's something more 'adult' that you're after, then there's a whole heap of men-only and fetish special interest clubs out there, too.
14/03/15: DISHevelled, DISHtroyed and DISHabled. That’s the only way we can describe ourselves after the 3rd birthday of this East London institution. After gorging our bodies on fresh beats, served hot and hard, as well as exerting ourselves with the many, many... Many beautiful boys in attendance, we’re going need a little recovery time.
28/02/15: It was a packed out night as usual last Saturday at East Bloc as Blocheads took over the terrific east London basement club. Gay guys and straight girl pals danced in harmony to the early hours of Sunday morning, letting go of life’s worries and genuinely having a great time.
Songs of Praise
07/02/15: City Road was the only place to be as Songs of Praise caused an unholy ruckus with three rooms of rampaging pop, R&B and underground dance tunes last weekend.
20/12/14: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the handsomest one of all? A question that still remains unanswered as East Bloc was proud to announce ‘Handsome’s 2nd Birthday’ unifying the most hunky guys across London for their love and passion of house music.
29/11/14: What began as an epic gay party in Berlin has once again hit the streets of East London, and where better to host this uber-tastic evening than at East Bloc? This Saturday saw bearded muscle guys, Shoreditch studs, flamboyant club kids and drag queens unite together while shaking their tail feathers to the hottest house tunes to date!
TheMenWhoFell2Earth 4th Birthday
22/11/14: In what has been a tough economic climate for clubs recently, anything that lasts more than a couple of years is a rarity, but last weekend we took our hats off, raised a glass and shook our booty with promoters Tony and Dan!
8/11/14: Revelry is a Dish best served hot, and Saturday nights at East Bloc are like a Michelin star affair - with DJs like sous chefs who keep you coming back for the full course...
Nightmare on Old Street
31/10/11: Fright night at the ‘Bloc was brought to us this year by The Witches Of East Bloc in the wicked, supreme form of ‘Nightmare On Old Street II’.
Misfits Monster Ball
29/10/14: Last week Mark-Ashley Dupé brought the Monster Ball back to life with a stellar line up that saw East Bloc converted into a basement of urban dauberachy, dark beats and a crazy crowd ready to kick start their Halloween Weekend early!
18/10/14: Handsome by name and most certainly by nature; another of East Bloc’s nights out was back last Saturday - 10.30 through to 6.00am - the decks and sound system abounding with decades worth of House music and mixes, the dancefloor with a score of good looking men.
27/09/14: To celebrate their first birthday, London’s dance powerstation This Is Electric, took over East Bloc with a power surge of heavy tunes, hot boys and hard dancing at our favourite bangin’ basement’s regular end of the month all-nighter!
27/09/14: Friday nights will never be the same. After 3 Super Electric years, the legendary Larry Tee and his Party Machine are moving on from their East Bloc home to pastures new. Of course, they weren’t going anywhere without one final blowout banger, and boy, did they deliver.
Super Electric Party Machine
19/09/14: Friday nights will never be the same. After 3 Super Electric years, the legendary Larry Tee and his Party Machine are moving on from their East Bloc home to pastures new.
13/09/14: Better known as the ‘Hidden Gem’ of Shoreditch, East Bloc was delighted to announce the return of ‘Dish’.
30/08/14: QX Club News hit the bright lights of City Road as Berlin über-disco MEMBERS hijacked East Bloc for a heaving happening that had East London’s basement hotspot bulging at the seams last weekend.
Blocheads Beards & Shorts
24/08/14: QX Club News primped our strange and weirds (that’s cockney rhyming slang for beards folks) and rocked our best booty-huggers as Blocheads went wacko for a Bank Holiday Beards & Shorts All Night Rave last Sunday.
16/08/14: The buff and the beautiful were out in force as QX Club News got down for a dazzling night of partying at Handsome last weekend.
19/07/14: East Bloc’s SEPM was a night of firsts as Larry Tee proudly debuted three of the freshest new DJs on the scene: Viktoria Modesta aka ‘Bionic’, Richard Jones and Matt Carter.
Songs of Praise
02/08/14: while the entire city and her fag hags had set off to Brighton for the weekend, we maturely gave it a pass in favour of a quiet(er) weekend.