The Lexington

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If you're after a mixture of underground sounds and a lounge space where you can actually hear what your mates are saying, you can't do much better than 'The Lex'. With an unashamedly American retro feel running through the decor (wooden floor, plump Chesterfield sofas and mismatched chairs, swagged red curtains) and the bar, which boasts a selection of over 40 whiskies and numerous US bottled specialty beers, it's a good place to both hear live music of an alternative variety (upstairs) and hang out (street level) until late. Further diversity is offered by regular club nights, a weekly pub quiz (conducted by Rough Trade), swing dance classes and a rock 'n' roll bingo night.

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Venue name: The Lexington
Contact:
Address: 96-98
Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9JB
Opening hours: Mon-Wed, Sun noon-2am; Thur noon-3am; Fri-Sat noon-4am
Transport: Tube: Angel
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NakedPRGirl Claire
Tastemaker

I've been here a few times and the vibe is always fun, relaxed and defined by an atmosphere which supports live music. This time was a Sunday and it was much quieter but still had a band playing in the corner and a steady stream of people going upstairs to where more live bands play. The roasts (I was pleased to discover) were served up with either a free Mimosa cocktail or Bloody Mary (lovely). I ordered a roast beef and my friend had chicken why we're both gorgeous. Lots of different and beautiful vegetables and lovely meat. Was £16 and would go back!

Stefan S
Tastemaker

Lexington has a good range of craft and American beers on tap. American beers reflect its eclectic American decor - it's like a saloon with gun racks on the wall, velvet drapes and chandeliers. The venue also hosts popular pub quizzes and hosts a range of live music gigs, mostly indie rock.

Jenni D
Tastemaker

Just a 5 minute walk from Angel Tube, you'll find this pub/music venue hybrid... and it's awesome. The Lexington pulls in some great bands in the intimate venue upstairs. It's slightly reminiscent of student union bars, but in the best possible way. On Friday and Saturday nights they play fun Northern Soul music downstairs in the bar where it gets more rammed than a tin of sardines.

Roman Tagoe
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Really good range of gigs here. The pub quiz on a Monday is a toughie but a fun night out.