Spanky Van Dyke's in Nottingham - Our Story

Ecletic and discerning music venue for those that know

Spanky Van Dykes Eatery and Funhouse; the name that says it all (Just don't ask where it came from, because that is a mystery to which no living soul has the answer). Since 2010 we've been bringing the people of Nottingham the finest, the funkiest and the freshest of food, drink and entertainment. Tales of our famous burgers have travelled the seven seas, and our fried chicken has now ascended in to the pantheon of the food Gods. When it comes to craft beer and real ale, nothing but the very best makes it to our taps. Our selection process is like Ninja Warrior, but harder. If beer isn't your thing, we've got you covered with a fine selection of spirits and wines from across the multiverse, simple yet mighty cocktails and enough interesting soft drinks for you to shake your stick at. Of course, it's not just the taste buds that we like to treat to a good tickle. If Forbes stopped messing around with rich people and focussed on awesome live entertainment instead, their list would probably look something like our monthly planner. In the past we've welcomed the likes of artists and entertainers from Dead Prez to Sleaford Mods, from MC Devvo to Alaska Thunderfvck 5000 and from DJ Yoda to Jamie Rodigan. Aside from all that jazz though, there's also our roster of regular institutions, such as the Big Ass Pub Quiz, Reggae Take Over, and even nights dedicated to Tony Hawks Pro Skater games (Yes, the second one is by far the best). You'll find us nuzzled away between Rock City, the Nottingham Theatre Royal and NTU's city campus. There's always room for a little one, so we'll see you there.

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We are proud of our history & heritage, some of our old friends are below:

65 Of Days Static        A Grave With No Name        Alaska Thunderfuck

Appleblim        Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti        Blondes

Brute Chorus        Dawn Penn        Dead Prez

Dizraeli        Divorce        DJ Pied Piper

D/R/U/G/S        DJ Cheeba        DJ EZ

Dam Mantle        Dignan Porch        Duke Dumont

DyE        Eagulls        Esser

Ex Lovers        Evil Nine        FNORD (Late of the Pier)

Fantastic Mr Fox        Filthy Dukes        Foals

Future Of The Left        Gallows        General Levy

Goldie Lookin Chain        Gold Panda        Gyratory System

Hot City        Hype Williams        Jam City

Joakim        King Charles        Kyle Hall

Lovvers        Macka B        Mazes

MC DT        Mele        Mi Ami

Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer        Mungo’s Hi Fi

My Tiger My Timing        Natty        N.Y.P.C.        No Pain In Pop

Pariah        Rory Phillips        Rudi Zygaldo

Run Hide Survive        Scout Niblett        Seams

Sleaford Mods        Smith Westerns        Space

Spector        Spectrals        Stopmakingme

Swiss Lips        The Good Natured        The Nextmen

The Sugarhill Gang        The Wave Pictures        These Are Powers

Tippa Irie        Toro Y Moi        T.E.E.D.

Visions Of Trees        Xeno & Oaklander        You Say Party We Say Die

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