After six and a half years of incredible music, outrageously good times and spectacular memories, T BAR has decided to finally close its doors for good. The decision is a result of a change of heart, change of climate and a need by those involved to move forward in a different and fresh direction.
The love and support that T Bar has received over the years from some of the most high caliber DJs, fans and music lovers has meant it has become firmly established as one of East London’s most admired institutions for quality dance music. Initially starting out in the Tea Building on Shoreditch High Street, during its reign it hosted some of the most talked about parties in London and beyond such as Wrong Meeting, Stink, Dig Your Own Rave and Kubicle and welcomed the likes of Michael Mayer, Jamie Jones and Andrew Weatherall. For six years T Bar strived to showcase a unique and vast army of talent and all without charging for admission.
T BAR’s move last year to Houndsditch enabled new opportunities to broaden their musical spectrum, introduce new nights and residencies and secure rare performances from more high profile acts such as Groove Armada, Riva Starr, DJ Pierre and Marshall Jefferson. This partnered with a change in London’s climate led to a change in pricing policy earlier this year.
Sadly London’s recovery was not as speedy as all had hoped and T BAR’s goodbye comes amidst the sad demise of other well respected venues around London, which makes it all the more hard to swallow. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who spent time to make T Bar what it was and cementing it firmly in the hearts and minds of so many people across the globe.