It's all about street culture at this Essex Road bar - one of three London venues from the Barrio group. The vibe is influenced by urban art and music from some of the world's big cities - London, Lisbon, Miami, Mexico and elsewhere.
Cocktails play a lead role here, not least during the generous happy hours. Options range from the rumshackle (Santa Teresa rum with orange curacao, orgeat, pineapple and lime) to the ram berry jam (homemade raspberry jam liqueur with Stoli vodka, lemon and cava) and the pinata paloma - a mix of tequila, passion fruit, fresh lime, guava and Ting served in a porcelain pinata.
There's an international flavour to the bar food, with wasabi peas, chilli rice crackers and platters of meats and cheeses alongside mixed olives, chips with dips, houmous with pitta and ciabatta with olives and chorizo.
The venue's centrepiece - a '70s caravan with one side lopped off - provides the plum seats.
|Venue name:||Barrio Angel||Contact:|
45 Essex Road
|Opening hours:||Open 5pm-midnight Mon-Wed and Sun; 5pm-1am Thu; 5pm-3am Fri and Sat; 5pm-midnight, Sun.|
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Average User Rating
3.9 / 5
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I've been here a few times and always lots of fun. Hard to dance though as despite the music beckoning you to, there is not really a dance floor and it gets really busy. I was given 10 free drinks cards by a promotor before I arrived for this bar so my friends and I drank for free up until a point but can't complain about that! It's a fun tropical themed vibe and always a sure thing for a fun time. The food menu is actually pretty good too...
Visited Bario North about 2 weeks ago. Smallish bar but very friendly helpful staff from the door staff to the team behind the bar and waiting staff especially the girl with the cap on!! Fun evening good prices and great music. Apparently the door man and a girl behind the bar are also magicians - wish we could have seen some tricks...maybe next time as would defo return.
Well, I would review the place if we'd actually been allowed in, but we were id'd at the door despite the four of us being over thirty! One of our party didn't have I'd on her so we went next door to 'Prague bar' instead. From the little that I did see, I'm sure it's no big loss!
Been here about three times and I have had to travel from the west of London and every single time I come never let down. Staff are always welcoming and give you time to make cocktails and sort you out for all the night and build a friendly rapport. The music is always insane and never ever disappointed I've introduced friends to this bar and they all think it is a hidden gem can't wait till the next barrio night.