Bars and pubs , Pubs London
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© Roxy Rahmanzadeh

Come here for the drinks (spirits and mixers, predictable lagers, the dreaded Magners) or the service (distracted at best) and you’ll leave both quickly and disappointed.

But although it’s not as cool or as interesting as it thinks it is, and there’s always a danger that you’ll find yourself surrounded by wearying indie scenesters up from Camden for the night, this Highgate pub is not without appeal.

The chief attractions are the string of themed DJ nights, highlighted by the retro Gerry’s Joint; the casual Sunday music sessions with the excellent Walbourne Brothers; the popular monthly movie quiz; and the jukebox, a pleasing mix of canonical rock-snob classics and unexpected obscurities. Regulars include Shane MacGowan, for whom the place appears to be something of a second home on his visits to London.


Venue name: Boogaloo
Address: 312 Archway Rd
N6 5AT
Opening hours: 6pm-midnight Mon-Wed; 6pm-1am Thur; 6pm-2am Fri; 2pm-2am Sat; 2pm-midnight Sun
Transport: Tube: Highgate
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Average User Rating

3.3 / 5

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1 of 1 found helpful

Went here with some mates and the little man on the door (think the owner) was so rude and obnoxious I would recommend everyone to stay away! Small man syndrome and a little old terrier by his side makes for a fun night tear up but not with the hassle! Stay clear!!

Thom N

Used to enjoy visiting during the quiter evening hours for a little night cap and some small talk with the locals, one night I was told by the owner to never go back again. No reason given, never caused any trouble, first time I've been barred from a public place of any kind. Very disappointing and I urge people to go elsewhere where their custom is actually appreciated.

Alex H

I have had so many great nights out here. The pub has load of events on and great live music. Currently they are serving burgers from cahoots which a really good. Nice garden area.

bad p

Very pretentious place especially the staff and bouncers! just looking for money, no smile no discussion (and they had time) nothing else than money............! stupid people THE CUSTOMERS ARE YOUR SALARY !!!!!!! 

David B
0 of 1 found helpful

Great little place! Kooky and interest. Gritty and kitch. In also love to how the backrooms out for a party!