The Rhythm Factory

The Rhythm Factory is a relatively small club situated on a stretch of road near Whitechapel underground station between the popular club scenes of Shoreditch and Bricklane. It’s dark and industrial appearance can be daunting at first but don’t be discouraged from entering. Once inside you are met with the bar area which usually plays more ambient tunes. This area really gives off a relaxed and welcoming vibe with plenty of seating for those who want to sit and chat amongst friends. The décor inside is rough and ready yet somewhat stylish with artistic photography on the walls and  exposed brickwork and metal throughout.

The main dance floor area is a dark, moderately sized open space lit only by the occasional UV/Neon light or projection which helps create a really intimate atmosphere.  The main feature is the elevated DJ booth which has been host to some of the best in the business. There is also a second smaller room that is usually opened for the larger events in the year when they play different genres of music. It is worth noting that both of the dance floors have their own separate bars so it is easy to get drinks throughout the night without much queuing. A favourable point worth mentioning is that The Rhythym Factory closes very late, often as late as 6am which is considerably later than many of its nearby rivals in Bricklane which can close as early as 1am. As with most clubs the prices of drinks and entry change significantly from each night and event. However I would consider the prices to be around average for both entry (usually around £5-£10) and alcohol.

Although it originally made its name as an alternative rock venue, The Rhythm Factory has gradually changed over the years. Now you can expect to hear more in the form of electronic music such as Drum and Bass or Dubstep. Due to the DJ orientated nights at The Rhythm Factory the music will vary greatly from night to night and so it is definitely worth checking out the particular artists playing to get a feel for the kind of music.

In conclusion I would highly suggest The Rhythm Factory for those who are interested in electronic music or the alternative scene in general. The atmosphere is very relaxed and everyone is welcome with no particular dress code in place. However if you prefer to dance to more mainstream music then this is probably not the club for you.

Overall 7/10

16-18 Whitechapel Rd, E1 1EW

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