Time Out says
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.
Users say (12)
Average User Rating
3.5 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:6
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:2
We visited for NYE but despite paying £25 for tickets, spent an hour and a half in the queue and missed the countdown. We complained to the venue who assured us they would refund the ticket price, but a day later were subsequently told by management that they had changed their minds and would not be refunding us (???). Disgraceful customer service. We won't be returning.
I used to go here when I was not yet 20, the venue was still called Barfly, the carpets were sticky and the atmosphere raucous. The update to Camden Assembly was perhaps long overdue and I'm pleased to report that the venue hasn't lost any of its atmosphere during the revamp. This dimly lit spot is quieter on a week day, perfect for some date night drinks and picks up on the weekend. Tequila Thursdays are particularly lethal - if you're a fan of the spirit, get yourself down there. I can recommend the veggie burger too.
It sounds awesomely legendary,even though I've never ever been there,I eagerly look forward to the ascension,indeed...
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 http://www.jeanninebarry.com . Looking forward to my next visit to Barfly.
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