This Chalk Farm Road DJ bar, music venue, kitchen and poshed-up boozer is something of a Camden institution. It's certainly still pretty popular, too, given the size of the crowds continuing to squeeze themselves into the main bar, large garden, buzzy upstairs space and impressive roof terrace overlooking Proud Galleries and Camden Market.
It's mostly about the music, with DJ nights and live sets attracting plenty of credible acts. There's a slant toward indie and dance, but don't be surprised to catch some boogie, funk, folk, soul and hip hop, too.
A short food menu leans on classic pub grub, with burgers, Sunday roasts, fish and chips and cheese toasties providing the stomach-liners. Beers are continental big-hitters such as Amstel, Moretti, Leffe and Modello.
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35 Chalk Farm Road
|Transport:||Tube: Camden Town/Chalk Farm|
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Spilt Milk Weekender
A selection of pop and rock bands perform over three days. Friday has Whistle Jacket, Chest Pains and Yowl. Saturday features Tigercats, Dignan Porch, T.O.Y.S and Fever Dream, whilst on Sunday it's Aldous RH, Lou - e, Pet Portrait, Melt Dunes, 3108 and...Pop Until Sunday May 8 2016Read more
This Leeds-based foursome bring their interpretation of indie and alternative rock to the stage.Rock and indie Tuesday May 10 2016Read more
Psychedelic rock originals are the songs performed by this London-based quintet.Rock and indie Friday May 13 2016Read more
Self-penned pop-rock from this five-piece band who call London home. With support from Sulky Boy and Posture.Pop Saturday May 14 2016Read more
The San Franciscan threesome play contemporary punk.Punk and metal Tuesday May 24 2016Read more
Simon Okely from Western Australia brings his dance and R&B songs to the UK's shores.Dance and electronic Wednesday May 25 2016Read more
The DJs play dance music.House, disco and techno Saturday May 28 2016 - Saturday June 25 2016Read more
Bad Vibrations Weekender: Full Time Freaks
Psychedelic specialists Bad Vibes put on a weekend of free gigs at Camden’s party pub, with a line-up that includes White Fang, The Memories, Uncle Funkle and Free The Weed.Pop Thursday June 2 2016 - Saturday June 4 2016Read more
The band from London performs contemporary rock originals.Rock and indie Friday June 10 2016Read more
Contort Yourself No 3
Less Win, USA Nails, The Bodies and Prison Whites perform at this rock showcase evening.Rock and indie Friday June 24 2016Read more
Average User Rating
3.7 / 5
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Fantastic place with a relaxed and welcoming vibe, wicked selection of beers and a really beautiful roof terrace covered in fairy lights! Definitely a favourite :)
Having staff that know their products is something I really appreciate in a bar, especially one that has sick live music and a massive beer garden. I always bring folks from home here and they love it! Inviting, friendly and a great selection of beer!
Visited Camden this weekend and was told to check out the Lock Tavern, which is opposite the Camden market stables me and few friends headed down there on Friday night, the pub was relatively busy, that picked up throughout the night there was a great energy about the place and really welcoming, nice bar and door staff the pub it self offers a lot of accommodation for space and peoples different needs. unexpected that the pub had a second landing there is a really nice roof Terrance that looks onto the lock so you get so see and feel the buzz that's going on around Camden, my personal favourite is the funky mid floor landing with some kind of hut bar this room which leads to the roof Terrance has a really great sound system, the bar staff where really smiley and full of character, we all really enjoyed ourselves, anyone visiting Camden check out this pub.x
I'm a local and love the vibe of this place and contrary to ol' Jacques below, quite enjoy the female staff (as well as the gentlemen.. hello boys) as they are attentive and an easy to chat to bunch. Seems there's a new sheriff in town who's turned this place around! They also have a totally fabulous beer garden, perfect to catch the last of the summer sun in the evenings with some Pimms & a cigarette. Easy peasy!
The female staff in this pub are a joke. If they're not sulking or pouting on a quiet evening trying to insist you pay for gassy froth they just pulled from the bottom of a barrel, they're messing around, dropping glasses and spilling pints as punters await patiently for their drinks at a packed bar. Either way, serving you is a major inconvenience to them. This pub is not alone in this regard, but the standard of service is one of the worst I've encountered in London.