Craft beer, Sourdough pizza and all the vinyl you can handle
Dead Wax Social, Brighton Review
Dead Wax Social replaced Riki Tik on Bond Street in June last year and after a few late night visits, Mrs Foodie Brighton and I went down to check out the food.
Dead Wax Social has a simple music policy – “All vinyl, all the time” and with a collection of over 5,000 records you can pretty much guarantee a good soundtrack to your night but if you don’t like it, you’re welcome to bring your own vinyl down and ask them to put it on!
All-vinyl DJs play every evening in to the small hours. There’s been a great atmosphere every time I’ve visited but one thing that hasn’t changed since Riki Tik is how HOT this place can be on the dance floor – leave your jackets at home and maybe wear one of these.
As well as great music, Dead Wax Social stocks plenty of great craft beer, curated by Beer Collective from the tap wall and bottles in the fridge. There’s also a weekly comedy music quiz, live scratch events and pop-up record stores.
Stone-baked, sourdough pizzas from the Pressing Plant Pizza Co. are the food offering at Dead Wax Social and they cater for everyone with a great range of meaty, veggie and vegan options available.
As we’d just been to gym we wanted one of the healthier options and settled on the veggie #7 – Pesto base, mozzarella, goats’ cheese, sun dried tomatoes, caramelised red onions, pine nuts & fresh rocket (£9).
However, it was a Wednesday evening, which means 2 for 1 on any 12″ pizzas from 5-9pm… so we ended up with one each.
After a very average, first Franco Manca experience in London a couple of months ago, I was hoping that Pressing Plant’s sourdough pizza would be more enjoyable and I wasn’t disappointed. Lovely crust, crisp base and generous toppings – big thumbs up.
We also had an equally generous Mixed Leaf Salad with olives for just £2. And for all you Domino’s fans… they do dips! Own recipe pizza sauce, garlic mayo or BBQ for 50p each.
Dead Wax Social does lack the finesse of other pizza joints in town and looking at the crowd here, I’m probably definitely not cool enough for this place but it’s a great option if you’re not in the mood for a pillowy neapolitan style pizza from the likes of NuPosto or Fatto a Mano.