Our Venues

Olby’s is brought to you by a collective of like-minded individuals each bringing their own expertise to the three spaces that make up this unique site, The Dug Out, Music Room, The Soul Cafe each with their own styling. Olby’s is able to cater for multiple events, running individually or combined to make one big night out. Bookings are taken for Parties and Private Events throughout the week subject to availability.


Our original 60’s cellar bar is available for private functions or occasional special events. with a maximum capacity of 80 persons standing, Its entrance overlooks the Harbour with an outdoor space for those perfect sunset moments. This venue is adaptable to suit any sound, lighting or catering requirements, situated just a stones throw away from the Turner Contemporary Gallery, The Dug Out is the perfect location for your event.


Airconditioned is available to hire for any event, function and able to host anything from an 80 person private function, 160 seated jazz or comedy event to a 340 club night or standing concert. Offering full digital sound production, a strong hospitality team & catering facilities makes us the number one choice for your small to medium sized events, parties, art shows and productions. We offer competitive rates and a welcoming, knowledgeable team, happy to accommodate your entire needs.


Our signature bar cafe represents what we are as Margate Soul Festival, the towns biggest summer music event. Offering soul star service in a unique environment for dining or a great night out. Enjoy our cool Tex Mex & Carib Fusion Menu, not forgetting our  world famous #bestroastonthecoast all prepared with locally sourced ingredients oozing with flavour. This coupled with an eclectic mix of Afro Cuban, Latin American, Brazilian & Caribbean music in addition to new modern soul classics, Olby’s Soul Cafe creates a memorable experience for every guest.