Save The Social

by The Social in London, England, United Kingdom

Save The Social
We did it
On 31st August 2019 we successfully raised £145,144 with 1932 supporters in 171 days

We've stopped the immediate sale of The Social. Now we're trying to buy a big enough chunk of the lease to secure the future of the bar.

by The Social in London, England, United Kingdom

A Social Update and the new Social Lager

Morning all

Sorry it’s been a little while since a proper update from this end . . we’ve been busy booking in shows over the summer, sorting out all the rewards, taking The Social to Glastonbury as the Stonebridge Bar and looking forward to the end of the year, all whilst jumping through endless (boring) legal hoops and trying to iron out the future set up of the venue. 

Untangling a 20 year old set up, running the business and the campaign hasn’t been a quick and easy process - but we’re doing it and hope to have concrete news soon on our plan for the autumn, 2020 and beyond. They’ll be some changes taking place around the venue soon! More news to follow. 

Once again we appreciate all your support over the last few months and thank you for all your kind words of encouragement. Raising the money we did (as quickly as we did) literally saved the bar from closure but the hard work hasn’t stopped since.

If you want to get in touch to discuss anything (rewards from the campaign, ideas for events or the possibility of getting involved as an investor) then drop [email protected] an email or call him on 07737 628 638 or Graeme at the bar on 0207 636 4992.

In the meantime good music plays, the air con is on, a new exhibition is up, the benches are out the front and there’s cold beer and cocktail deals running every day until 8pm . . AND TOMORROW we launch our new Social Lager with Camden Town Brewery - more info below on that! BIG FREE PARTY ON FRIDAY WITH FREE BEER - come down!

The Social x 


Friday 2 Aug 

Camden Town Brewery and The Social are delighted to announce that we have teamed up on the occasion of the Social’s 20th Birthday to create a special super tasty hopped lager . .


Launching this Friday in special limited edition bottles bottles (design by Rob Flowers) AND ON TAP as well! Come down early and have a pint on us, check out the artwork from illustrator Rob Flowers on the walls AND keep your eyes peels for some limited edition T-shirts.


Downstairs we have live music from Manchester’s amazing Fruit Tones and a solo set from new Heavenly signing Katy J Pearson !! + spinning records til late is Heavenly Jukebox + Token Girl DJs

We wanna see you all out in force on Friday, It is going to be a top night so get down early doors, we can’t wait !!


“To the regulars, the dancers, the gig-goers and the good times. Here’s to skiving off for Friday lunch time pints and to many more lost nights in a booth. Cheers to 20 years of beers. Here’s to 20 more. Believe in Magic.”

See you Friday at 7pm sharp

The Social Xx

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£200 or more

Socialist Roll of Honour

Get your self on the permanent roll of honour (somewhere as yet to be decided) within our four walls. Your name forever associated with the heroic act of saving the bar!

£20 or more

27 of 75 claimed

Social Metal Pint Cups

We've teamed up with the guys from Enviro-Cup and Lagunitas to produce these very special Social pint pots. Made using recycled food grade stainless steel in UK and laser etched with the bird, each one comes with a free pint of Lagunitas when you come and pick it up from the bar. In fact for now these are only available for pick up, so grab one online and pop in and grab it and your free pint before the end of June. Available now!

£100 or more

75 of 250 claimed

Ticket for a special Social 20th birthday bash

250 tickets for a special birthday party with some very special guests in the basement. Cocktails and food on arrival. Big night guaranteed.

£300 or more

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O.Two 'Thou shalt Harsh no Mellow’ Print

O.Two (aka James Carey), one of our favourite artists, has given us a very special limited edition of three . . never seen before as a print. 'Thou shalt Harsh no Mellow’ hand stencilled using acrylic on acid-free, cold pressed Langton A1 watercolour paper. Numbered and signed by the artist.

£500 or more

Honorary Socialist Membership

Level-up your free membership! Pay us a monkey and get free entry to dedicated nights, advance notice on special events, £100 tab and a pretty incredible metal Social badge that only you special members will ever get your hands upon. You will of course also be added to the permanent roll of honour.

£1,150 or more

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Good Life Experience for 4 ppl + bell tent + more!

The good people at the Good Life Experience festival have given us two of these beautiful packages >> 4 x adult weekend tickets (entry from Thursday) plus a four person bell tent, £50 to spend at The Glynne Arms, Hawarden AND a £30 voucher to spend at the Caught by the River bookshop on site as well! The tickets and tent on their own are worth over £1200 . . only two available.

£10,000 or more

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Social party for you and 50 mates

Come and take over the upstairs bar with up to 50 pals and drink all night long. We'll supply the DJs to your taste and make it a proper night to remember.

£20,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Social party for you and 100 mates

Come and take over the basement with up to 100 pals and drink and dance all night long. We'll supply the DJs to your taste and make it a proper night to remember.

£50,000 or more

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Name the upstairs bar

We all really love the upstairs bar, could it be one the greatest bars ever? We think so. If you're a super Social supporter with a bit of money to spare and you fancy naming the upstairs bar in your honour or someone else's then this is the reward for you. We'll chuck in a 5k tab for you to use in your renamed bar!

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