A pub right by Finsbury Park (one end of it, anyhow) that serves food and has a back room with a stage for their regular music and comedy nights.
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Great shows when I went to the Finsbury twice for comedy in October 2014. The joke about a bear thing is silly, but actually quite fun. Some of the acts obviously been thinking hard to try and seamlessly add their bear joke into their set. The variety I saw was great. One man with gags, another observational, a sketch group and a couple of female comics each doing short sets that kept my attension because they were funny. The MC was lovely and had a beer with me and a few others after the show. I have seen two of the closing 'big name' comediens there. They are much better than could be expected for less than £5 a ticket. I heard that the live music room only just got the separation from the bar, but it works really well. Probably really good for bands too although I prefer to sit down these days. I will go back soon as the bar has some decent craft beers too. Don't spread the word. I like that it is not sold out every week so I can get a seat!
I went there 3 times in 3 years: when my family died; when my partner left and when I was diagnosed with cancer. The venue is very cute under the new management though anyone after 30+ is considered uncool and have the most unpleasent comments from the bouneses forcing you to leave in tears each time. Avoid at all costs if you are over 30
Went to the last few comic nights and there was some great talent, even though I was not performing! Now being the comic, I am, I have a conflict with the competition and fresh stuff. Do I share this innfo (opps! typeo pub joke) :-) or do I just steal their jokes and pretend they're mine?
Agree with Tim. If you've known i.e. avoided, this place from old especially, check it out. I swear there's even Hoxtonites coming here. Think a dude called Whitehouse is behind the promotion. Brilliant!
It's the new spot for Indie and Electro music in North London. Every Saturday they have live music from up and coming london bands and/or DJ's. The atmosphere is very friendly, young and cheerful. it's like The Notting Hill Arts Club of North London
Hugely underated venue - if you haven't stuck your head in before, it's well worth it. The sound system is brilliant, best I've heard in North London. Showcases talents of all the warehouse types living in the area; also a good place to find out where the warehouse parties are...