The Big Chill Bar  

 
 
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Dray Walk, Spitalfields, off Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
 
 
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Mon-Wed, Sun: 12noon-12midnight; Thu: 12noon-1am; Fri-Sat: 12noon-3am
 

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The Big Chill BarThe Big Chill Festival, held annually in August, is the spiritual home of the ageing raver, and the Big Chill Bar on Brick Lane attempts to recreate its laidback, chat-to-anyone attitude. It's a long low-ceilinged bar with relaxing, unfussy decor and some quirky touches - notably a massive silver buffalo-head next to the door - that distinguish it nicely from the everyday DJ bar. Although there's no dedicated dancefloor, there are plenty of people bouncing around where they stand to a fine mixture of tunes from across the dance music spectrum. Sprawling benches and a raucous atmosphere, lubricated by a decent selection of beers and cocktails, ensure that everyone mingles comfortably and you're practically certain to make a few new friends.

 

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Aldgate East Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
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Sclater Street Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £100  40% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 7 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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The Big Chill Bar, 1 Dray Walk, Brick Lane, E1 | 2 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Big Chill Bar
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67 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Big Chill Bar
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