Bars including the Alibi, Birthdays, Dance Tunnel, Dalston Superstore and the Shacklewell Arms have joined a London-wide clampdown on sexual harassment.
The Good Night Out campaign, run by anti-harassment organization Hollaback, asks venues to sign up to a zero-tolerance approach to harassment.
In addition to several bars in Dalston, other London venues including Fabric, Ministry of Sound and Village Underground have signed the following pledge:
“We want you to have a great night out. No matter how minor it seems, if something or someone makes you feel uncomfortable, you can report it to a member of our staff. They will believe you and make sure it doesn’t have to ruin your night.”
Dan Beaumont, owner of Dalston Superstore and Dance Tunnel, said: “We have worked hard over the years to ensure we’re welcoming in a gay-friendly crowd, so we already operate a zero-tolerance aggressive behaviour policy. Good Night Out and its message chime perfectly with this, so it’s great to see more venues taking this approach.”