Bars in Angel

Angel and Islington is an area that offers up some of the best bars in North London. No, really. Thanks to their dash of hipster, without the balderdash of commercialism, Angel still retains an air of cool that people hanker for. Whether you fancy a top-notch cocktail with your chums close to Islington Green in a delicious diner inspired drinking hole, or a refreshing after work craft brew near Angel tube station, we have it covered in our list of the best bars in Angel and Islington.

Last updated on 5th November 2019




Hoxley and Porter

184 user reviews 4

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With an opulent first train carriage theme meshing with an abundance of shadowy foliage, this Angel hangout is so much more than your run of the mill pub. The exuberant interior is matched by the great food, which comprises of British classics featuring splashes of continental Europe and the Orient thrown in for good measure; The cocktail list is put together by a team of expert mixologists too.

Flight Club Islington

107 user reviews 5

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Opening in late November, London's number one darts-themed bar, Flight Club comes to Angel. For a night out with a difference grab a group of pals or colleagues and book one of the oche playing areas - with gorgeous interiors and delicious cocktails to match, this place is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. 

The Four Sisters

10 user reviews 5

Cocktail bars in Angel always manage to pull in a cool crowd, and The Four Sisters is no different. Serving up a selection of old favourites alongside a more experimental series of cocktails in a darkly atmospheric setting, this is one of our favourite cocktail bars in Angel for chilled out vibes, quality cocktails and a great crowd.

Dirty Martini Islington

10 user reviews 4

Happy Hour

With something of a reputation for serving fantastic cocktails, mixologists have mastered a number of classic cocktails, using an arsenal of spice, fruits and spirits to tease the taste buds. Keeping the party going all night, guests can dance the night away in the bar's club area, with an impressive line-up of DJs providing the soundtrack for your next, mental night out.

The Joker borrows inspiration from Joseph Grimaldi; 19th century Islington resident and creator of the modern day clown as we know it. There's more than just a quirky name to this Angel favourite though, the pub is a laid-back affair priding itself on its excellent British food, an energetic live music programme and a divine private function room upstairs.

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Noticed that faint aroma of hops drifting down Torrens Street? That'll be the Brewhouse & Kitchen, a top notch eatery and pub where the food is fresh and the beers are brewed on site. Tuck into their 'clucking Brewhouse special' and weave a way through their international choice of beers and wines.

Rosa's Thai Cafe Angel

165 user reviews 4

It's not all delicious Thai plates at this cute Angel eatery, Rosa's also has an incredible selection of cocktails. Set in a modern and sleek venue, take a date for their sumptuous cocktails - try the malt banana tree old fashioned which is muddled with Chivas Regal 12 year old whisky and dried banana.

Ladybird Bar

60 user reviews 4

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LadyBird offers a lively spot for Islington's late night crowd to drink their cocktails and throw their shapes. Located on the ever-buzzing Upper Street, the ground floor keeps punters happy with Lego Head and Sand Bucket Sharetail cocktails, but it's in the basement where the real fun happens. DJs play 80s, 90s, disco, house and classic party tunes, going through to 4am at the weekends.

Upper House

820 user reviews 4

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The incredible three floor venue that was once House of Wolf has been transformed into the Upper House - a place of contemporary cool design and atmospheric drinking or dining. More of a plush playground for sophisticated children (adults), discover their wonderland of different themed bars and choose your feel for the night. 

Barrio Angel

64 user reviews 4

Barrio Angel is one of Essex Road's best and most exciting bars. There is never a dull moment - from their amazing daily happy-hours, to the eye-popping decor and even the party-pumping DJs; you're always guaranteed to be wowed at Barrio Angel. With Brazilian cocktails their cracking concoctions of choice, tuck into a caipirinha and tequila, or three.