The Black Heart
Time Out says
Thu Oct 17 2013
A rock 'n' roll watering hole off the beaten Camden track, The Black Heart falls somewhere between an American biker bar and a classic British rock pub. It's a dim space decorated with Día de Muertos skulls, a big neon crucifix, a pool table and plenty of mismatched leather armchairs. A pop-up kitchen hosts different fast food chefs each month. For the thirsty there's a great range of local beers from the Camden Town Brewery and East London Brewing Company, though there isn't much for lager drinkers (lager's not very rock 'n' roll, don't you know?). Wine, spirits and cocktails are also in supply. Upstairs there's a dedicated, 150-capacity venue with a separate bar and a deafeningly loud new PA system, which suits the rock, punk and metal bands who play here down to the ground. While it's not exactly an oasis of calm (the constant soundtrack of Maiden, Sabbath, Iggy and occasionally Ziggy sees to that), The Black Heart is a welcome respite from the main Camden stretch and a great place to see bands of an evening. Maybe bring earplugs, though.
What's on at The Black Heart
Stand-up, Topical comedy, Political comedy
Charming host Chris Coltrane MCs this very friendly political comedy/new material night. Lolitics focuses as much on the 'lols' as the 'politics', with acts performing sets that are rarely preachy and just plain funny. For this month's line-up see the...