Hackney’s most notorious dive is about as seedy as it gets. Think: East London’s answer to the Inferno in Clapham. The “dirty” Dolphin has everything you could ever want from a late-night dive: a karaoke machine in the wall, a snooker table, and lots of carrying-on by the bar’s devoted patrons. Plus, you know you’ve made it as a dive bar when the Internet offers up a parody twitter account that’s more popular than your official one.
165 Mare St, London, Greater London E8 3RH