This Chalk Farm Road DJ bar, music venue, kitchen and poshed-up boozer is something of a Camden institution. It's certainly still pretty popular, too, given the size of the crowds continuing to squeeze themselves into the main bar, large garden, buzzy upstairs space and impressive roof terrace overlooking Proud Galleries and Camden Market.
It's mostly about the music, with DJ nights and live sets attracting plenty of credible acts. There's a slant toward indie and dance, but don't be surprised to catch some boogie, funk, folk, soul and hip hop, too.
A short food menu leans on classic pub grub, with burgers, Sunday roasts, fish and chips and cheese toasties providing the stomach-liners. Beers are continental big-hitters such as Amstel, Moretti, Leffe and Modello.
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35 Chalk Farm Road
|Transport:||Tube: Camden Town/Chalk Farm|
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Fantastic place with a relaxed and welcoming vibe, wicked selection of beers and a really beautiful roof terrace covered in fairy lights! Definitely a favourite :)
My favourite bar in Camden. Spacious interior, friendly, good selection of beers and decent menu (the pie and mash is sublime). Perfect meet up place for al fresco drinking as the beer garden downstairs is massive, and there is another outside area upstairs. Great place to dance and hook-up on a weekend. All-round good vibes. Love it!!
Came to see a gig in the upstairs room and it was brilliant. A really small intimate venue with good sound and atmospheric lighting making a great setting for a little week night gig. A good selection of beers and a massive garden which is decked out with fairy lights making it look super pretty. I imagine being so close to Camden it gets busy on the weekends, but was definitely a nice chilled vibe on a weeknight.
Having staff that know their products is something I really appreciate in a bar, especially one that has sick live music and a massive beer garden. I always bring folks from home here and they love it! Inviting, friendly and a great selection of beer!
Visited Camden this weekend and was told to check out the Lock Tavern, which is opposite the Camden market stables me and few friends headed down there on Friday night, the pub was relatively busy, that picked up throughout the night there was a great energy about the place and really welcoming, nice bar and door staff the pub it self offers a lot of accommodation for space and peoples different needs. unexpected that the pub had a second landing there is a really nice roof Terrance that looks onto the lock so you get so see and feel the buzz that's going on around Camden, my personal favourite is the funky mid floor landing with some kind of hut bar this room which leads to the roof Terrance has a really great sound system, the bar staff where really smiley and full of character, we all really enjoyed ourselves, anyone visiting Camden check out this pub.x
I'm a local and love the vibe of this place and contrary to ol' Jacques below, quite enjoy the female staff (as well as the gentlemen.. hello boys) as they are attentive and an easy to chat to bunch. Seems there's a new sheriff in town who's turned this place around! They also have a totally fabulous beer garden, perfect to catch the last of the summer sun in the evenings with some Pimms & a cigarette. Easy peasy!
The female staff in this pub are a joke. If they're not sulking or pouting on a quiet evening trying to insist you pay for gassy froth they just pulled from the bottom of a barrel, they're messing around, dropping glasses and spilling pints as punters await patiently for their drinks at a packed bar. Either way, serving you is a major inconvenience to them. This pub is not alone in this regard, but the standard of service is one of the worst I've encountered in London.