When it comes down to top-notch bars, Northwood in Angel is bound to impress. Although known for its epic range of UHD screens, which are perfect come gameday, this joint also fronts a delicious food and drinks menu. Better yet, there's also a terrace.
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 continue to crave. Whether you fancy a top-notch cocktail with your friends close to Islington Green in a 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 near Angel.
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Fronting everything from breakfast tacos, satay chicken bowls and coconut curries, The Skinny Kitchen Islington is a fab restaurant and bar near Angel. Plus, it also doesn't hurt that the venue is drop-dead gorgeous with plush seating, ambient lighting and neon quotes to boot.
This luxurious tiki paradise is the perfect escape from city life, serving rum-based cocktails from across the globe and taking you deep in to the heart of the rainforest, with greenery and decor galore. Not only do their serve up some of the most theatrical cocktails in Angel, the first floor is home to the Spiced Dry Rum Club where they make their own spirit, and host specialist masterclasses, as well as a 'Spirit Of Tiki' brunch.
When it comes to cocktail bars in Angel, you can't go wrong with Homeboy. Not only is this Irish spot home to some of the best concoctions in north London (trust us, order their Grasshopper), but also a cracking food menu of Irish faire (think chicken tenders of a vegan Guinness stew) alongside Guinness on tap, obviously.
Islington's only karaoke bar and favoured by celebs all over the world, Lucky Voice is the perfect location for an after work drink or a birthday party. A must-visit for those that know their way around a Now compilation album, Lucky Voice is a seriously fun haunt for those looking to add a little something different to their evening.
One of the best bars in Angel (and arguably one of its quirkiest), when it comes to quirky drinks and hefty happy hours, Simmons has got your back (we're talking some of the most affordable cocktails, at 2 for £10, and drinks in the city). With plenty of neon signage, late night DJs and quirky decor, it's one of the best cocktail bars in North London.
If you're in Angel and on the hunt for a pub that just hits the spot, give The Castle a go. Not only notorious for their rooftop overlooking Islington, their chefs are whipping up all kinds of brilliant British dining, complete with some epic Sunday roasts come the weekend.
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.
In the summer, Angel's canalways are abundant with Londoners looking to get a glimpse of the sunshine, and The Narrow Boat is quite the stop off for a drink on those waterside walks. Not only overlooking the canal, perfect for a glorious sunny day, this Young's pub in disguise is a dab hand when it comes to British food, serving up Sunday roasts and brunch too.
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.
Boasting pink velvet armchairs, warm lighting and tropical plants, The Brougham is an Islington pub you won't want to miss. Get stuck into mouthwatering comfort food and Sunday roasts washed down with cocktails, plus there's a basement bar for late-night dancing on the weekends.
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 as you compete to see who truly can handle it in front of their tech-supreme darts board. Looking for weekend ideas too? Why not try their Islington brunch social?
Blending the casual with the cool comes easy to a bar in Angel such as John Salt. Not only decked in vintage furniture, quirky artwork and a myriad of spaces, their roster of American bites alongside stunning cocktails stands them in delicious stead.
Pub classics and craft beer? If that sounds like your kind of thing, it's off to the Islington Townhouse for you. Not only a cool and eclectic mix of interesting interiors and furniture (think pared back and vintage), their food is casual, their cocktails are a welcome homage to the classics and their pub primed for live sport, private events and the occasional 'crafternoon tea'.
Birdies is an imaginative crazy golf bar which features nine holes designed to challenge your skills and your senses. Perfect for date nights, team building activities and more, you can also grab delicious cocktails from the neon pink bar here too.
Flaunting a drinks menu filled with a wide range of wine, craft lager and much more, Sessions is a great dining den for food and drinks. Tuck into a menu of West African, Turkish Cypriot, and Korean cuisine. Great for first dates and chilled evenings with pals.
Indulge in a wonderland of cocktail whimsy and unique spaces at this quirky bar in Angel. Part speakeasy, part cocktail bar and part Alice in Wonderland, Callooh Callay have turned Little Bat into a cool playground of charming drinks and interesting interiors.
The 411 is a friendly neighbourhood bar and kitchen, influenced by New York City culture. As well as great food, there's lots of entertainment on offer, including a free pool table, vinyl DJs, monthly quizzes and beer pong. Head down on a Saturday for bottomless picante and pizza parties.
Bubba Oasis is a fabulous little drinking and dining spot located in the heart of Angel. Grab a seat on their Miami-inspired rooftop terrace for a sunny tipple and healthy snack (think wraps and salad bowls) or head inside to dance to banging tunes from some of London's finest DJs.
If you're on the hunt for a relaxed spot to indulge in some food and wine, this gorgeous bar in Angel offers over 400 different varieties of artisan wine as well as tasty Italian fare and even a bottomless brunch, perfect for groups, or a romantic evening of supping for just the two of you.
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.