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Buffalo Bar

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Located literally next door to Highbury & Islington tube station, underneath the Famous Cock Tavern, this veteran basement venue – its 'cosy' 150 capacity providing barely enough room to swing a microphone lead – is probably best known for its long-running club nights Goonite, Dead Or Alive, Club Fandango and Guided Missile, all of which run along alt.rock/pop, electro and mutant punk lines and attract dedicated crowds. Another regular (every third Saturday) draw is garage-psych/freakbeat night The Cave Club, run by Rhys 'Spider' Webb of The Horrors.

Venue name: Buffalo Bar
Address: 259
Upper Street
Highbury Corner
N1 1RU
Transport: Rail/Tube: Highbury & Islington

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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The Buffalo Bar is great and my favourite venue in London. Great sound, no rip-off prices, friendly staff, awesome bands.


Been a regular for some years now. Bottled beer is £3.20, spirits reasonable, music loud, staff friendly. Rock on.