The legendary Escape Club has a new name, new logo and new London owner. Patterns launched last month promising day to night entertainment, lazy lunches on the terrace, big name live acts and an innovative programme of club nights to rival top clubs across the UK.
The venue – formerly known as Audio – has been a staple of Brighton’s music scene for over three decades, with artists such as Daft Punk, The Stone Roses, The Chemical Brothers, Carl Cox and Paul Oakenfold gracing the decks. Under the new ownership and watchful eye of East London’s Mothership Group, Patterns marks a new era for the venue.
Speaking to one of the investors in the queue for a delectable Guerrilla Grill wrap (street food is curated by the fabulous Street Diner), it’s hoped that the venue will become the go-to place for after work drinkers, diners and kids in the know.
If their other venues are anything to go by – the group owns the Queen of Hoxton and our personal favourite, The Book Club – no doubt Patterns will be a great success. On launch night the builders were still there (literally), leaving behind the scaffolding and a thin layer of dust, so we’re looking forward to going back soon and seeing the final renovations in all their glory.
With rumours of Soho House being built on the old Terraces site, pretty much opposite Patterns, will this part of the seafront become the new place to hang in Brighton? We do hope so.
Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TL. Map.