Barrio North

Venue says: "Amigo hour specials. Happy hour 'til 8pm on Sun-Thu and 'til 7pm on Fri-Sat. £5 cocktails, £3 selected beers & £5 off selected wine bottles"

The North London branch of Barrio offers live music and cocktails.

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Barrio North says
Barrio North is a neighbourhood DJ bar on Islington's Essex Road that combines the spirit of community and collaboration with street culture from the 'ghetto archipelago'. Taking in the vibe from London to New York, Miami to Mexico, Rio to Havana, Lisbon to Barcelona and any other city where music, art and culture collide and meld in their own unique way.

Barrio North's neighbourhood is inclusive of anyone with a similar mindset rather than geographic locality.

It all began with a caravan - we only had to cut a hole through the door to get it in, but now
parked permanently in the centre of our bar, booking out the caravan has become a staple Barrio experience. A snug little getaway in the heart of the action, enjoy food, drinks, and a view for intimate private or corporate events. The best experience you'll have in a caravan in Great Britain, guaranteed.
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Venue name: Barrio North
Address: 45 Essex Rd
N1 2SF
Opening hours: Open 5pm-midnight Mon-Wed and Sun; 5pm-1am Thu; 5pm-3am Fri and Sat; 5pm-midnight, Sun.
Transport: Tube: Angel

Average User Rating

3 / 5

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Well, I would review the place if we'd actually been allowed in, but we were id'd at the door despite the four of us being over thirty! One of our party didn't have I'd on her so we went next door to 'Prague bar' instead. From the little that I did see, I'm sure it's no big loss!


Been here about three times and I have had to travel from the west of London and every single time I come never let down. Staff are always welcoming and give you time to make cocktails and sort you out for all the night and build a friendly rapport. The music is always insane and never ever disappointed I've introduced friends to this bar and they all think it is a hidden gem can't wait till the next barrio night.