After decades of being a hub for travellers, King's Cross is becoming a destination in its own right. Case in point: the number of bars and pubs in the area. Bar Pepito it an Andalucían sherry bar and VOC is modelled on a seventeenth-century punch house.
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Venue says: 2-for-1 offer on main courses Monday and Saturday after 5pm! Enjoy our lunch offer too on weekdays with £6.95 for any burgers and fries!
From Fluid Movement, which brought us Purl and the Worship Street Whistling Shop, VOC occupies a smallish, cosy space in one of north London’s most restaurant-intensive precincts.Read more
Venue says: One of the best happy hours in town! 4pm-9pm, Sun-Fri. Beers, wines and spirits at £2.50, a bottle of wine or two cocktails, £10. Plus more!
This now evening-only DJ bar still attracts a studenty, music-savvy crowd to what looks like a cross between an old-style corner newsagents and a Shoreditch-like retro bar.Read more
In Clerkenwell, this place would almost go unnoticed. Here, amid a Legoland of housing estates and shops catering chiefly to custom from the Indian subcontinent, it’s practically miraculous. Comprising a simply furnished room of stripped wood and tables occupied by after-work regulars, this corner pub enjoys considerable local status for being a smart but unpretentious spot for a decent pint, a natter and a Sunday roast. Früli, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Erdinger, Amstel, London Pride and Staropramen pour from the beer taps lining the long bar counter, staffed by friendly foreigners. Festival tables outside offer extra seating on sunnier days. Standard gastropub fare is well put together and fairly priced.Read more
The Pack & Carriage
Venue says: Midweek madness! Every Wednesday we have a £10 burger, chips and pint offer, plus 2-for-1 cocktails all night and 25% off bottles of wine!
Some might know this impressive King's Cross boozer by another name - it was, until recently, known as Elixir Bar. The change isn't just in the moniker, though, with craft beers and high end burgers now the real draw here. And those burgers come from the well-thought of collective, Gone Burger. They've put together a food menu ranging from salads and pulled pork baps to big old beef burgers such as the 'kickflip' - a combination of an organic beef patty, Monterey Jack cheese, whiskey smoked BBQ sauce, garlic mayo, lettuce, onion and gherkin. Veggie options also feature. There's quite a selection on the drinks list, too. Draught beers include Camden Hells lager, Black Cab stout, Meantime Yakima Red, London Fields Brewery's Hackney Hopster and a couple of their own brews. Not enough? There's more than 35 by the bottle, too. A short wine list and a few classic cocktails complete the list. Keep an eye out for live music and DJ nights too, ranging from indie and rock to funk, soul, motown and R&B.