The best hotels make checking in easy – it’s the checking out that takes some effort.
A bonafide amalgamation of stimuli to satisfy all senses, here, some just stay for the morning, gathering thoughts and gazing outward on the new day. With American pancakes, the real kind of coffee and Bloody Marys giving life to depleted souls, they leave readied, roused and replenished.
Others come in search of solace from the afternoon’s bustle, the iconic hotel sign acting as a homing beacon for those seeking comfort and finding friends, new and old. Plans are hatched over delectable cocktails and, while some move on, the perfectly pitched soundtrack means many stay the night. And, who knows, maybe the next. Bodies are up dancing or down discussing as they delight on in-house diner Smokey Tails’ BBQ offerings. The pace is as fast or slow as you like. After all, this isn’t just any hotel: it’s yours.
Whilst evenings might get busy, there’s no need to book in advance here. Huddle round, we’ll get you all in. Music becomes of utmost importance as some of the finest DJ talents assume full responsibility for your sonic pleasures. This year’s guests include John Talabot, Quantic, Four Tet, Don Letts, Simian Mobile Disco, Auntie Flo and Mano Le Tough to name but a few. For the beat is an ever-important ingredient at this one-of-a-kind hotel. On offer: House, Balearica, disco and the odd oddity for good measure – assorted sounds for open ears and minds.
Sleep might not be in great supply in this hotel, but if you want to EAT, DRINK and DANCE from dawn til dusk (and then some), just follow your senses, for the Beat goes on…
NEW LOCATION FOR 2016
Between John Peel and Silver Hayes, next to EE Exchange. 70m due West from previous years.
Open 9am – 3am daily from Wednesday – Sunday
Beat Drive-Thru by Smokey Tails
Proper American buttermilk pancakes
With choice of fruit or streaky bacon and maple syrup
Game-changing Club Sandwiches:
Smoked Chicken Club – A double-decker wallop of slow-roasted chicken, crispy applewood streaky bacon, tomato, lettuce, cheese, & smoked buffalo mayo
Smoked Halloumi Club – A double decker treat of crispy halloumi, zingy tomato salsa, avocado oil, lettuce & smoked buffalo mayo
Plus chilli fries and homemade slaw
Lagerita – Tequila Blanco, fresh lime juice, Cointreau, lager. Served frozen
Get Hip – Gin, fresh lemon juice, rhubarb soda
Donkey Punch – Vodka, Absinthe, fresh lemon juice, ginger beer
Flower Power – Vodka, elderflower cordial, San Pellegrino Limonata
Californian Sunshine – Gin, Aperol, Sweet vermouth, Blood orange soda
Mo-he-toh – Rum, fresh lime juice, palm sugar, fresh mint, soda
Bloody Mary Vodka – fresh lemon juice, Soulsauce, tomato juice
Flash Back #2 -1 shot of tequila. 1 shot of chilli liqueur. cucumber chilli salt
Full Line up (A-Z)
Amateurism, Auntie Flo b2b Andrew (Huntleys + Palmers), Bill Brewster, Bugged Out’s Little Bugger, Clancy, Craig Richards (Disco set), Crazy P (DJ set), Crucial & Fresh, DJ Tennis, Don Letts presents A Tribute to DJ Derek, Four Tet b2b Floating Points, Francis Inferno Orchestra, Greco-Roman Sound System, Heavenly Jukebox, Heidi, Joe Goddard, John Talabot, Kaftan Discotheque, Karma Kid, Maceo Plex, Mano Le Tough, Midland b2b Joy Orbison b2b Ben UFO, Mike Skinner (DJ set), Moscoman, Moshi Moshi, Mr Normski (Funk & Soul set), New Business, Pardon My French, PBR Streetgang, Pender Street Steppers, Quantic (DJ set), Reckonwrong b2b Tasker, Reggae Roast, Roosevelt (DJ Set), Ruf Dug, Seth Troxler b2b Tiga, Shepdog (Boogie Set), Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Slugrave b2b Craig Bratley, Wolf Music, Young Turks