The Islington

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Venue name: The Islington
Address: 1
Tolpuddle Street
N1 0XT
Transport: Tube: Angel

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  • Pop Wednesday October 28 2015
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Average User Rating

3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 1 star:2
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Matt B

Went to the Islington for the first time on Wednesday 20th of August for The Arkells; this was their only UK tour date to my knowledge.

The building's floor-to-ceiling windows were fully opened giving it the air of a European cafe; upon arriving the shift-manager immediately began moving chairs & tables around to make sure the 4 of us could be accommodated comfortably.

A wide selection of American craft beers, and even some Icelandic beer, is available in addition to higher-end more regular choices of lager/ale/cider & wine, and an attractive back shelf of liquors.

The decoration was hip without being too try-hard/hipster and a cracking background alternative music selection.

The stage was brightly decorated and looked very professional (like the backdrop to a small TV performance) but the real standout quality was the acoustics - watching a quickly recorded iPhone video, it sounds more or less perfect.

The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Overall, I would definitely recommend this place for a quiet drink or a big night out, and hope to return sooner rather than later.

Henry J

Bands, DJ's, Promoters. If you decide to have your event here, BE CAREFUL. MGMT are known for taking people for a ride, not paying money owed to staff and generally being very shady. My advice is to take your event elsewhere. Check what other sites have to say as well. I personally had to go to war to get paid by this place. Drinks and food wise it is overpriced and there are many better options locally.

James Q

This is literally the worst bar in Islington. Prices are sky high (even for Islington), staff are surly (especially the owner), toilets are dirty and the "venue" has one of the worst sound systems in the city. Also, be wary of doing events or business here as management are earning a reputation for ripping people off. 

Niamh M

My "go to" spot when having drinks with friends. ambience , service, and value are all top notch at The Islington. The cocktails are consistently excellent  and although it's a somewhat "hotspot" there is no attitude here, love that. On a recent night out with a friend we were able to linger over our drinks at the bar without the bar staff nudging  "want another round?" ....I respect that! I've been here eight times before writing this review. Go and try it.