Zigfrid von Underbelly

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Venue says: "Happy hour! Monday-Saturday 4pm-7pm, all day Sunday."
Old Street

There's certainly plenty of pedigree to this quirky Hoxton haunt - it's the former studio of Goldsmith graduates and YBAs, Gary Hume and Sarah Lucas, plus the owner's apparently a bit of a face on the art and music scenes. And then there's the roster of top-notch artists and bands who have played in the separate gig venue downstairs, 'The Underbelly'.

Upstairs, it's more of a diner, DJ bar and cocktail joint, with Paul Daly's design bringing together mismatched furniture, rocking horses, bicycles and surf boards hanging from up on high. There's a jukebox providing the tunes when the DJs take a break from the ones and twos, and with a capacity of 520 - plus space out on the terrace for a further 100 - there's plenty of room for those packing their dancing feet. 

It's also home to Hoxton Square Craft Beer, so the booze is a bit of a strong point, with house brews such as London Plane Ale served alongside pints pulled from fresh tanks of Budweiser Budvar and Brooklyn Lager. The food menu ranges from classic British dishes such as bangers and mash, fish and chips and shepherd's pie to those with US influence - think burgers, BBQ ribs, nachos and pancakes for breakfast. Pizzas also prove pretty popular.  

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Zigfrid von Underbelly says
Zigfrid is an independent art rock 'von' roll food house and drinking spot that offers cosy lounging as well as a big night out feel. Underbelly downstairs is a live venue and a basement club.
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Venue name: Zigfrid von Underbelly
Contact:
Address: 11 Hoxton Square
London
N1 6NU
Transport: Tube: Old St
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