Barrio Angel

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Barrio Angel is a DJ bar, that combines the spirit of community with street culture. Their unique interior takes inspiration from the streets of London to New York, Miami to Mexico, Rio to Havana and charms upon first glance.

A fire-fight of colour, Barrio Angel does its South American culture proud. Bustling between ceilings laden in tropical plants and umbrellas, walls abundant in luminescent tiling and a decked out indoor caravan for private parties and unique post-work drinks alike, Barrio Angel is to be seen to be believed.

With generous happy hours and food deals throughout the week there's no reason why you shouldn't pop in to Barrio Angel for a refreshing cocktail and some bangin' tunes. Barrio Angel focuses on a love of music in all its worldly genres, an appreciation of upcoming DJs and musicians, combined with an appetite for food and drink sourced from all corners and served how they should be. They've scoured the world to offer you the best of the bunch and nothing less. Whether it's ice cold Mexican beer, Caipirinhas served 'no estilo brasileiro', exquisite coffee from Columbia or exotic fruit combinations in our smoothies and juices... you are guaranteed something to tingle your taste buds!

Offers / Promos 1

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Offer Details Availability
Amigo Hour Specials Selected Cocktails only £5.50, Selected Bottles of Beer only £3.50 & £5 off House Wine. - 20:00


No Door Charge
Happily Affordable ££
Wheelchair Access
Amigo Hour Specials


Day Open Close Notes
Monday (today) - -
16:00 00:00
16:00 01:00
16:00 02:00
16:00 03:00
16:00 03:00
Sunday - -


Barrio Angel
45 Essex Road, London, N1 2SF

North London

Nearest station:
Angel (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Real Ale £4.20
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £5.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £8.00
Bottle of House Wine £18.00
Bottle of Champagne £40.00


Food Menu Download
Cocktail Menu Download
Amigo Hour Download

This venue serves Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
Barrio Angel offer a selection of light bites, chips and dips and other tasty treats. Try their cured meats platter at £9, or tuck into tortilla chips with sour cream, guacamole and salsa for just £5.

Our Review

Barrio Angel - London Cocktail Bar Review

Barrio Angel - London Cocktail Bar Review

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Read our full Barrio Angel - London Cocktail Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
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Venue Venue Hire 70 175 £1.5k - £5k £15k
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Fantastic vibe start to finish, well looked after by staff! Table and area was kept tidy throughout the night.. Probabaly the best birthday I’ve ever had! Thanks 👌🏼 Visited Barrio Angel on 2018-04-14
by on April 16th, 2018

Funky atmosphere and happy hour cocktails when we arrived (always a bonus). Visited Barrio Angel on 2018-04-06
by on April 10th, 2018

Great atmosphere and drinks. Recommend Visited Barrio Angel on 2018-03-10
by on March 12th, 2018

Great, attentive service, lovely cocktails and fantastic music Visited Barrio Angel on 2018-02-17
by on February 20th, 2018

I had my birthday party at Barrio Angel and I had an amazing experience! strongly recommend it! The service was incredibly great and the attendants were always extremely nice yet professional to me and my guests - not to mention the lively and colorful ambiance, Visited Barrio Angel on 2018-01-27
by on January 29th, 2018

Had a brilliant time here on New Year’s Eve! Friendly staff who are so attentive to your every need. Danced with my friends until 4am in the morning and it was the best way to usher in the new year. Visited Barrio Angel on 2017-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2018

Good night here, though I put my card in to start a. Tab, at the end of the night paid the tab with no quibbles but saw we never got 2 for 1 cocktails before 7 and were charged full price for everything, perhaps best just to pay for drinks separately before 7 then start a tab....... at 1230am i wasn’t really in a proper state to discuss this. Ah well Visited Barrio Angel on 2017-12-22
by on December 25th, 2017

Me & my friends (8 of us in total) went there on Saturday to celebrate my birthday.BUT we left after 10 MIN!!! The place was way too busy, you could barely move left and right, let alone dance or order drinks from the bar. Plus the floor was covered in smashed glass and none of the staff was bothered to clean it. They let way too many people in such a small place & that is a big health and safety hazard. What would it happen in case of a fire??? Def not going there again as i don't feel safe & comfortable &I won't recommend it to anyone. Visited Barrio Angel on 2017-11-11
by on November 13th, 2017

Went here for my birthday and had the best night, lovely table reserved, staff were brilliant and friendly and there was shot and flower garlands for my birthday- so much fun! Got realllly busy about 9/10 but great crowd and good vibes so it didn't really matter. Visited Barrio Angel on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017

Brilliant night. Very attentive and friendly staff. Thank you. Visited Barrio Angel on 2017-07-13
by on July 17th, 2017

Great small bar and good central location Visited Barrio Angel on 2016-12-10
by on July 3rd, 2017

I booked an area for 15 of us (my birthday drinks) and Barrio provided us with a great seating area at the front with sofas which worked perfectly. Happy hour cocktails were good value and as the night progressed everyone was up dancing and enjoying themselves (the DJ didn't disappoint). Overall highly recommended! Visited Barrio Angel on 2017-07-01
by on July 3rd, 2017

Very well looked after by staff, great night had by all Visited Barrio Angel on 2017-06-15
by on June 17th, 2017

Fantastic night with great drinks, music and friends. The staff really were fantastic and made us feel welcome all night. Thank you for a lovely friday evening. Visited Barrio Angel on 2017-05-12
by on May 14th, 2017

Great Experience definitely go again Visited Barrio Angel on 2017-04-07
by on April 9th, 2017

Unfortunately my experience was not very good. When I called to book the table I clearly specified that I wanted the "Caravan" and so it was confirmed. When we arrived the table booked for me was another one. I asked whether we could get the "Caravan" and the answer was "yes, not a problem as nobody booked it!"…Well, I did (because I wanted that specific one)! When the waitress came to take orders, she was insisting for me to give a credit card so that she wouldn't have to charge each member of the group each time. I was not happy with that first of all because we were a big group of people and not all friends so I don't feel I have to guarantee for all of them and secondly because I'm don't find secure at all to physically give my card to someone else. Those details are supposed to be securely stored at all time. Food was fine, cocktails were not really the best and an happy hour only till 20:00 on a Thursday does explain the almost empty place… Visited Barrio Angel on 2017-03-23
by on March 27th, 2017

Great bar, really tasty cocktails, which take a while; however, totally worth the wait. The bar can get a little crowded but adds to the atmosphere! Good music, all kinds of music played!
by on March 8th, 2017

Great fun and lively atmosphere, up beat music to get everyone dancing. Friendly bar staff and great tasting cocktails, I'd recommend the tropic plunder cocktail!
by on January 3rd, 2017

Everything went very good. The service and the music were awesome! Visited Barrio Angel on 2016-12-10
by on December 12th, 2016

excellent service and an excellent night. Visited Barrio Angel on 2016-12-10
by on December 12th, 2016

Had a great night here for my birthday, staff were really good, only thing I would say we were at the back in the Cocktail Cabana and the fire exit was there so staff had to keep coming back and forth with ice and rubbish etc... not ideal, would be worth warning people of this in advance, but otherwise really good! Small and intimate! Visited Barrio Angel on 2016-12-10
by on December 12th, 2016

Great place, music and service Visited Barrio Angel on 2016-12-02
by on December 5th, 2016

Hi had a great Friday night at Barrio Angel . All the staff are so lovely and welcoming. We reserved an area for the night and our waitress was especially lovely . A great friendly mix of people with a relaxed atmosphere . The music was a great mix and we will definitely return soon . Visited Barrio Angel on 2016-11-18
by on November 20th, 2016

Had a great party, good music, good vibe, good cocktails but a bit annoyed as waitress kept taking away our drinks despite we hadn't finished, Visited Barrio Angel on 2016-10-29
by on November 1st, 2016

I was on guest list I thought there would be a dance floor because on site they said there had a dj , so wasn't happy about that but the drinks was nice Visited Barrio Angel on 2016-08-13
by on August 27th, 2016

I went here with a group of ten, even mix of boys and girls- the staff were brilliant; they looked after us so well and were extremely attentive. The bar is great fun and the fact that it stays open until 3am is a total result. Would deffo recommend. Visited Barrio Angel on 2016-04-23
by on April 25th, 2016

Have booked here for my birthday on numerous occasions, always friendly, fun staff. Often happy to extend your booking if you end up there for the night, cocktails are great, always a good local vibe Visited Barrio Angel on 2015-11-27
by on November 30th, 2015

Had an excellent experience here, groups of friends came down for a birthday night out. Happy hour is where its at, however mix up over bookings weren't great; but understandable, dance floor is very small but a great place to start your night off in.
by on August 4th, 2015

I would give zero stars. The waitress said a drink would cost 7 pounds and then there was an 'extra' 1 pound on the receipt. Not sure why. We pointed it out and they said the waitress just got it wrong the first time (as if to say: 'Now suck it up'). The music was not as interesting as claimed on the website (just usual commercial stuff). And remember that if you don't want to pay the optional service charge you must clearly state it before you give them any money, as they simply 'don't do refunds'.
by on July 13th, 2015
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Been to this colourful paradise a few times now. Service is always on point and the cocktails are to die for. Would recommend 'Catch the Pigeon' it has loads of flavour!
by on April 10th, 2015

I celebrated my birthday at Barrio North and can honestly say it was one of my best birthdays. I reserved the caravan which was ideal for having somewhere to sit and chat with friends and as a base for when we wanted to dance. The music was great and staff were really attentive especially when I arrived there were other people sat in the caravan who weren't part of the party. The staff were quick to explain the area had been reserved. Once sat down a member of the bar staff came over to take our drinks order which wasn't exoected but great! Thank you so much Barrio North! Would definitely recommend!
by on December 15th, 2014

Had my birthday celebrations last weekend and it was a great night! Love the quirkiness of the bar, the location is great, the cocktails are delicious and the staff was lovely. We felt very well looked after, so many many thanks. If you are a big group get the Caravan booked in advance as it is the best space in Barrio. We were about 40 at some point, so it got a bit crowed, but for around 20 people should be fine. Definitely recommend this place for events, or even just a fun night out.
by on November 24th, 2014

I went for my finacee's birthday with 15 friends and it was amazing! Every one of them had blast in Barrio and want to go back for sure. We made a reservation so we had our table ready when we arrived and had personal service for drinks and food the whole night. Can definetely recommend this place!
by on October 26th, 2014

I had my goodbye party in Barrio North because I absolutely love Barrio East and was eager to explore its counterpart in Angel. Although a pre-drinks session kept my ability to recall small details by the time I got to the bar, I do remember the positive reaction of my friends when getting to the bar. I also remember there were two people sitting in our place and one of the hostesses kindly offered to ask them to leave. The music made me want to stay longer and the decoration and atmosphere was latin and hip at the same time. Loved the Barrios and would definitely recommend someone to celebrate a special event there :)
by on July 13th, 2014

I had my birthday party in their caravan last week, and everything about it was fab - great music (a mix of pop and more atmospheric dance music), the staff were really helpful, and the music was amazing!
by on June 9th, 2014

Never ever been let down by a night at Barrio, any of them, but this is a firm favourite! Definitely book a table in their caravan, just because you ruddy can
by on December 24th, 2013
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I booked a booth here for a large party of us and it didn't disappoint. Bar staff were helpful and lovely and the atmosphere is lively and fun. Also, we loved the music, we always do at a Barrio. Make sure you get there early for the happy hour! All round top night, highly recommend.

Reply from Barrio Angel

Thanks for the recommendation, have passed on the message to all staff who are very pleased to hear it too! :)
by on August 8th, 2013
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I had a superb time here. Such a lively and fun vibe!! great cocktails too!

Reply from Barrio Angel

Great news!! Hope you are a regular now? :)
by on May 23rd, 2013

<p>Had a fantastic time here recently; great atmosphere, delicious drinks and friendly bar staff. Less crowded than the central version and just as fun!</p>

Reply from Barrio Angel

Glad you enjoyed the North experience J2, are you now a regular? :)
by on January 30th, 2013

<p>My fav cocktail bar in north london. Great buzz, fun vibe, especially on weekends. Great happy hour too. A dependable fun bar to go with friends that will never let you down!</p>

Reply from Barrio Angel

What a top shout out, nice one Joy!
by on July 14th, 2012

<p>Great cocktails, cracking staff and buzzing atmosphere, what more could you want from a place?! Prefer this branch to its central sister which can get over crowded. Barrio in Angel however ensures everyone has a good time with a great bunch behind the bar who create some damn good drinks at less then you'd expect prices. The atmosphere is fun even on a week night with a resident DJ playing everything you might expect and more. Definitely a place to remember in the area!</p>

Reply from Barrio Angel

Wow thanks for the Barrio love - glad you are a fan and hope you keep coming back!
by on March 2nd, 2012

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