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Venue Guide: Kansas Smitty’s, London

Everything you need to know about the East London venue...

Located in the heart of London Fields is one of London’s best independent venues. Here’s what you need to know… 

Address: 63-65 Broadway Market, London, E8 4PH

Telephone Number: 020 7112 9312

Brief History: 

Kansas Smitty’s started out in 2015, with one night of music a week and eight drinks, centred around the original swing music of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band. As the band branched out into other sounds so has the bar. With an extensive list of cocktails and seven nights a week of live music from 1920s Jelly Roll Morton to future neo-soul and everything in-between. Kansas Smitty’s is a destination venue hidden beneath Broadway Market bringing music lovers and experience seekers from far and wide. 

How many people does it hold?

60. 

Who has played there?

Louis Cole, Bruno Major, Johnny O’Neil, Victor Goines, Moses Boyd, Kit Downes, Nubya Garcia, Ashley Henry, Reuben James, Theon Cross and the Kansas Smitty’s House Band (obvs).

Have there been any “I was there” moments? 

Louis Coles solo rendition of Weird Part Of The Night a couple years ago. Also, the House band Launching their own debut album in their own bar was a defining moment for the venue and the community around the band. Pretty much any given Saturday night something happens which means you are going to walk away with something to talk about for some time. 

How do I get there?

The venue is walking distance from London Fields, Cambridge Heath and Haggerstone stations. 

Where should I eat?

Coffee from Climpson and Son’s, pizza from Franco Manca, steak from Buen Ayre, rustic french fair from L’eau à La Bouche. Twigs is also a great shout for amazing rice and noodle dishes. 

Where can I stay?

If you’re feeling fancy, head to the Town Hall Hotel. Otherwise, find places to stay in London on Airbnb.  

TicketWeb Tips: 

Ask the bartender what’s good to drink! They’ll usually be excited about some new concoction they’re thinking about or a new product they’ve discovered. Not up for that then order a sazerac. You will not be disappointed.

Where can you carry on the party?

Feeling clever? Head to the Dalston Superstore. Feeling spicy? Head to The Dolphin. 

Check out the latest listings and buy tickets to shows at Kansas Smitty’s through Ticketweb.co.uk

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