129 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
You’ll catch everyone from Tokyo’s Soil and Pimp Sessions to unknown musicians making experimental music, including free jazz, at this community venue. The industrial stripped-down room has no stage, so performances take place in the round, making it very intimate. If it’s a beer and background music you’re after, save Cafe Oto for another night. In the daytime, the cafe serves great coffee and Persian food.
Tips from locals
Café Oto is a great place to discover alternative and avant-garde music with live performances in the evening and a café by day. Free jazz and psych rock fans already know it, everybody else will be amazed. This is the sort of place that makes living in Hackney special.
International centre for live experimental and improvised music, from free jazz to folk to Electronica
A wide selection of beer and truly experimental sound programs ranging from electronic to classic.
Alternative music venue / cafe. Focusing on experimental jazz and electronic music.
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