Opening on Thu 4 June Dead Wax Social offers a unique new bar concept. Nestled on Bond Street, the new venue aims to celebrate the city’s music and vinyl culture, as well as satisfy its growing legions of craft beer aficionados. With vinyl record sales reaching a 20-year high, record shops are becoming so successful a specific weekly Vinyl Chart has been launched by the Official Charts Company. So the launch of Dead Wax Social is perfectly timed.
Dead Wax Social offers a space to hang with friends, listen to vinyl-only music, taste craft beer and eat artisan, sourdough based pizzas (in 7” and 12” sizes, naturally). The music will come straight from the venues turntables, either on the bar or from guest DJs mining their crates. Customers can also bring in their purchases from the plethora of record shops in Brighton. There will also be an Album Club, with records chosen from local musicians, as well as record fairs, launches and label birthday parties.
Eight craft beers will be available on the taps at any one time, from the very best breweries including Fourpure, Magic Rock, Laine’s and Redchurch. Some of the beers will be so limited that when the one keg has gone there’ll be no more available in Brighton. Some are rather strong too, so you’ll be able to buy 1/3 pints, as well as pints, 2/3 pints (schooners) and halves.
While you eat, drink and chat about music, you can also feast your eyes on the walls, taken up with a mural dedicated to 70 of Dead Wax Social’s favourite Brighton record labels and shops, alongside 7” vinyl art from Daniel Tolhurst.