The bass notes pounding through the pub floor into the soles of your shoes, the spiky-haired twentysomethings, the scattering of gob-smacked students from the continent – it could only be Camden.
This old local has been transformed into a DJ and music venue with room for a serious number of punters in the main bar, the large garden (accessed via a short flight of steps) and a sassy upstairs space, complete with a neon sign knowingly admitting that this is ‘a tarted-up pub’.
On offer are pints of Amstel, Moretti and Guinness, bottles of Modello, Leffe and Tiger, and ten wines. Music tends towards educated indie dance, with the likes of Richard Fearless and Jon Carter sometimes behind the decks. The food is useful for lining the stomach in a bar where excess is not so much tolerated as encouraged.