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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Last updated on 9th February 2024

Laki Kane

Bottomless and 2 other offers

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.

Barrio Angel

NHS/Blue Light Discount and 4 other offers

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.

The Narrow Boat

Free round of Guinness when you dine with us

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 Bar

Happy hour daily 5pm to 9pm exc. Sat

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.

Flight Club Islington

Afternoon Fizz

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?

The Islington Townhouse

Two for one cocktails and 1 other offer

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'.

Hoxley and Porter

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.