When The Sun Deck site was founded by The Bus Café back in 2016, it was derelict, vandalised, fly tipped, with a sad looking bar at the end. With a proposal to the Landlord to turn this tragic spot into a streetfood destination with a cocktail bar, The Bus Café crew spent months cleaning and clearing to get the site ready to find other like minded vendors to take the chance and create this place together.
The Bus Café, together with Po'Boy and the then other vendors on site (Chalk, Hot Diggidy Dogs, Mala, Cooper and Woolf Coffee Cart, The Juice Project, Chris's Curries) we all got The Sun Deck and our Bar into ship shape. We struggled for 2 years to get an alcohol licence and finally, in May 2018, it was granted. Soon after, we were joined by Locked Inn, who took on the residency of our Bar and with them it transformed into one of the key seaside party spots in Kent!
Our Bar now has a fresh new Crew on board with a whole new cocktail menu. We have exciting events and local collaborations with Margate Arts Club and Margate Radio to look forward to! Listen out for live music and DJ events playing to the sunsets.
All sorts of different cuisines will be served from the streetfood vendors on site. From exciting seaside delights from the amazing Po'Boy Creole Fish Hut to award winning breakfasts from The Bus Café. With Pork&Co serving those famous smokey meaty grills, to our newest members of The Sun Deck team, Garage Coffee, serving up delicious coffees, smoothies, ice creams and other tasty treats!
The Sun Deck, is the perfect location for seaside streetfood and drinks! You'll find it on the other side of Margate's main sands, near the train station. Look out for the big red double decker of The Bus Café.
The Sun Deck is an LGBTQ+ and family safe space. Any discrimination regarding this, Race and/or other prejudices will not be tolerated and will be reported to the police immediately.
Do I need to make a reservation for the bar?
We don't take bookings. It's walk-ins only.
Can I privately hire The Sun Deck?
No, we have 5 independent businesses on The Sun Deck. Privately hiring the whole site, would mean closure and compensation to these individual businesses, which would be complicated and costly.
Can I book spaces for food?
The Bus Café have a booking system but the rest of the food vendors are takeaway. We do have Sundeck Suppers, but please follow our socials for any information regarding food events.
Are dogs allowed?
Dogs are allowed on The Sun Deck. But not inside any of the food vendors. We would like to request that dogs are kept on leads for their own safety.
What are the opening times?
Please follow the vendor socials for opening times.
For events information, who do I contact?
We have programmed all our events already this year. Also, we do not offer event takeovers or party takeovers. We will advertise events on our socials.