Ace venue! Caught Drenge, Radkey, & De Staat here recently...have since all became my new favourite bands...looks like The Wytches and The Ruen Bros. will be playing soon as well. You know what to do folks!
The Black Heart
Photo: John Wilson
Time Out says
Posted: 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 and a big neon crucifix. A pop-up kitchen hosts different fast food chefs each month. For the thirsty there's a good range of local beers from the Camden Town Brewery and East London Brewing Company, including Camden Hells Lager. Wine, spirits and cocktails are also in supply. Follow the noise upstairs most evenings, and you'll find a dedicated, 150-capacity venue with a separate bar and a top-of-the-range PA system, which lets the rock, punk and metal bands who play here go all the way to 11. 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.
What's on at The Black Heart
Metal, Music festivals
- Critics' choice
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