Camden Assembly

Nightlife, Nightlife venues Chalk Farm
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Formerly The Barfly, this corner venue has been a Camden institution for years, welcoming Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand and Bombay Bicycle Club among the many bands who’ve played early London gigs here. It was a popular hangout during the Britpop and grunge years, doubtless due to its loud, post-band DJ sets and late licence. It’s recently been taken over by The Columbo Group and relaunched as the Camden Assembly.

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Camden Assembly says
Camden’s favourite boozer. Open all week for beers, burgers and good times!

We can host all kinds of parties here at the Camden Assembly – come and celebrate with us. Our comfy booths provide the perfect spot to spend birthdays, leaving dos, engagement parties or simply to sip on cocktails until the wee hours.

The Camden Assembly can accommodate a wide variety of events, from gatherings in our downstairs bar to shows upstairs, we’re a great venue for anywhere between 100 and 400 people to celebrate, no matter what the occasion. We have two unique and versatile rooms, and can provide assistance in booking DJs or talent appropriate to the night via our in-house team.

The Camden Assembly is also home to Lucky Chip. See the menu for details.
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Venue name: Camden Assembly
Address: 49
Chalk Farm Road
Transport: Tube: Chalk Farm
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  • Pop Wednesday January 25 2017
  • House, disco and techno Friday January 27 2017 - Saturday January 28 2017
  • Hip hop and R&B Saturday January 28 2017 - Saturday February 25 2017
  • Rap, hip hop and R&B Wednesday February 1 2017 - Sunday February 26 2017
  • Rock and indie Sunday February 5 2017
  • Pop Monday February 20 2017
  • Friday February 24 2017 - Saturday February 25 2017
  • Punk and metal Sunday February 26 2017 - Monday February 27 2017
  • Rock and indie Tuesday February 28 2017
  • Rock and indie Thursday March 2 2017

Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

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Vishaal V

Great, intimate venue for concerts. The decor of the stage with red bubble lights is great too. They put on interesting acts, such as Nordoff Robins series that is happening in December for charity. The only thing is that it is quite stuffy in the venue so beware of this. 


I saw Lucy Rose live in the Barfly earlier this year and the venue was absolutely on point for her music. An intimate space, which couldn't have fitted Lucy Rose's vibe any better! I've never heard of anyone else talk of the Barfly, even though I imagine any Londoner has walked right past its door hundreds of times!

John Louis H

It sounds awesomely legendary,even though I've never ever been there,I eagerly look forward to the ascension,indeed...

The Man on the Street

Some say Barfly should be my nickname. That's just unfair. However I would not mind being named after this GREAT Camden hideout. Unremarkable pub downstairs, awesome music room upstairs. In the last year I have seen two amazing acts here and a few that don't quite live up to that billing. Blackberry Smoke - over from the USA were outstanding. A real raw Lynard Skynard sounding dirty down south outfit that should break through to the big time any day now. The second (pictured) was Jeannine Barry who I had seen at Borderline and C2C. She nailed it at Barfly. Check her out on . Looking forward to my next visit to Barfly.