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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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
Pub on the Park
This buzzing boozer close to London Fields station really draws the crowds in summer. Most of that's down to a spacious outdoor terrace snaking around two sides of the roomy pub, with the green of London Fields itself within pint-tossing distance. DJs keep it busy when night falls. The kitchen here is now headed up by Andy Evans - previously of The Colonel Fawcett in Camden, the Highgate Brasserie and The Only Running Footman, in Mayfair. Expect a menu big on British produce, with dishes including Cornish mackerel with a gooseberry compôte, and marsh-fed lamb cutlets with smoked cauliflower, confit garlic jus and rainbow chard. Charcuterie boards feature, too. There's a solid selection of ales on pull pump, with regularly changing drops from brewers such as Darkstar, Caledonian, Sambrook's, Redemption and Five Points Brewing Co., just down the road. A short wine list also features, alongside seasonal stuff - jugs of Pimm's do brisk business in the summer. Projector screens outside and decent-size TVs inside show the big sports events, with numerous games shown when the need arises. And if watching gives you the urge to partake? There's a floodlit boules court right next door. Honestly.