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 11th April 2017

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Brewhouse & Kitchen Islington (Angel)
B&K Beer Masterclass from £20 and 1 other offer available.

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Islington

Ladybird Bar

23 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

The Old Queen's Head

21 user reviews

The Old Queen's head is a London bar with many faces. Line your stomach and drink your way through the cocktail list and get up and get down to the bands and DJ sets that grace The Old Queen's Head. There is something on every night and it's always fun and always exciting. Why stay at home when you could be here? We know, silly question.

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

John Salt

41 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

Meat People

42 user reviews
Meat People
£18 Lunch & Early Dinner and 1 other offer available.

For an evening in Angel that you won't forget anytime soon, head to Meat People. Beautifully decorated with colourful, mismatched furniture, the team of talented chefs have worked tirelessly to offer guests a menu bursting full of succulent meat dishes and fantastic sides. Completing the deal, the team of expert mixologists will use their arsenal of fruits, spices and spirits to serve up an array of compelling concoctions. 

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

Rosa's Thai Cafe Angel

14 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

The Vineyard

4 user reviews

Affectionately known as the ‘Garden of Islington’; The Vineyard is a quaint, charming venue located on Upper Street. The venue prides itself on the quality of its food, and offers an extensive drinks card at the same time. There’s also a vast beer garden that naturally draws a vibrant crowd at the first sight of the sun. A congenial local boozer ready to welcome you with open arms right throughout the day.

Happily Affordable ££
Islington

The incredible three floor venue that was once House of Wolf has been transformed into the Dead Dolls 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. Will it be in the Parlour, Ballroom, Library or Drawing Room? 

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

Be At One Islington

79 user reviews

Join the party every night at Be At One Islington, where you can prop up the bar all night and enjoy friendly conversation with the knowledgable and cool bar staff; or chill out with friends through the happy hours. On the weekends it really kicks off, with later opening times and a fun-time DJ who knows how to get you moving. 

Happily Affordable ££
Islington

The Chapel Bar

3 user reviews

This loving restoration of an Edwardian public house, located round the corner from the historic Chapel market in Islington, is a classy venue suitable for a sophisticated sojourn. A favourite in the area for private parties, feel free to hire out The Chapel Bar for a great night guaranteed, or take a mate, a date or a co-worker for a cosy sip on the sofas.

Happily Affordable ££
Angel
The Islington Townhouse - Hippo Inns
Saturday Bottomless Brunch and 2 other offers available.

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, their food is casual, their cocktails cool and their pub primed for private meetings.

Happily Affordable ££
Islington

Dirty Martini Islington

3 user reviews
Dirty Martini Islington
Happy Hour and 2 other offers available.

Dirty Martini extends its empire, opening up shop on the bustling Upper Street. With something of a reputation for serving fantastic cocktails, there 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.

Happily Affordable ££
Islington
Brewhouse & Kitchen Highbury
B&K Beer Masterclass from £20 and 1 other offer available.

Located near Highbury and Islington tube station and just a short walk away from Angel, Brewhouse & Kitchen offers beer lovers across London a chance to sample a selection of home-brewed beers and ales. Alongside an irresistible menu full of traditional dishes, this North London Pub spot boasts an impressive micro-brewery which, thanks to the bar's open plan, is visible for everyone to see. How better to unwind after a long day of work than with a pint of home-grown beer in this urban hangout?

Happily Affordable ££
Islington

The Joker of Penton Street

48 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

Noticed that ‘Apothecary Off Licence’ shop front at 108 Essex Road? Don’t be fooled – it’s shielding one of London’s coolest new speakeasy bars. Head inside to find all the trademark LCC quirks and oddities, with this venture split into a ‘Doctor’s Waiting Room’, ‘Apothecary Off Licence and Tasting Room’ and ‘Alcohol & Entertainment’ spaces.

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

Barrio Angel

28 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

The Elk in the Woods

1 user reviews

Dripping in deep mahogany and bursting full of deer skulls, Elk in the Woods is an Angel-based bar with a distinctive rustic character. The mismatched furniture perfectly accompanies the neutral tone of this spot, and makes the entire venue feel like a hangout in the Rocky Mountains. To complete the experience, why not try one of their specialist cocktails, such as the Bourbon Growler or the English Garden Martini? 

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

Nags Head

1 user reviews

This North London pub pushes the charming, vintage vibes of an old fashioned boozer whilst propping up the punters with the likes of cocktails and a hefty beer offering. Take to this classic bar and soak up its country style and wooden decor for a cosy, comforting drinking or dining experience. Expect a laid-back atmosphere and a no fuss philosophy when it comes to food and drink.

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Angel

Little Bat

54 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

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