Boogaloo

North London

Come here for the drinks (spirits and mixers, predictable lagers, the dreaded Magners) or the service (distracted at best) and you’ll leave both quickly and disappointed.

But although it’s not as cool or as interesting as it thinks it is, and there’s always a danger that you’ll find yourself surrounded by wearying indie scenesters up from Camden for the night, this Highgate pub is not without appeal.

The chief attractions are the string of themed DJ nights, highlighted by the retro Gerry’s Joint; the casual Sunday music sessions with the excellent Walbourne Brothers; the popular monthly movie quiz; and the jukebox, a pleasing mix of canonical rock-snob classics and unexpected obscurities. Regulars include Shane MacGowan, for whom the place appears to be something of a second home on his visits to London.

Venue name: Boogaloo
Contact:
Address: 312 Archway Road
London
N6 5AT
Opening hours: Open 6pm-midnight Mon-Wed; 6pm-1am Thur; 6pm-2am Fri; 2pm-2am Sat; 2pm-midnight Sun
Transport: Tube: Highgate tube

Average User Rating

3 / 5

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David B

Great little place! Kooky and interest. Gritty and kitch. In also love to how the backrooms out for a party!

Annoyed client

Went here with some mates and the little man on the door (think the owner) was so rude and obnoxious I would recommend everyone to stay away! Small man syndrome and a little old terrier by his side makes for a fun night tear up but not with the hassle! Stay clear!!