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JAILBIRD, Joe's Southern Kitchen and Bar's basement bar makes the most of its history as a police station.

Alcoves originally used as cells have been transformed into cosy drinking booths. The cocktail list features innovative concoctions! Watch out for the ‘Killer Cocktails’ which are dangerously good. It is an intimate space serving great drinks to great people.

The music is journey through disco, soulful and deep house. From the likes of Larry Levan, Joey Negro and Françoise K - expect a musical evening of concept and soul.


Door Charge may apply
Kentish Town
No music


Day Open Close Notes
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300 Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2TG

North London

Nearest station:
Kentish Town (Tube)
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After much stress and hassle trying to find a venue for my 18th Birthday party and half of London's venues on a strictly over 21's policy and a last minute cancellation from The Gallery restaurant in West Hampstead. I was so worried about a venue and when I found out about Joe's private hire. (Having previously had a fantastic meal at the Covent Garden Branch) I was so excited to find out that they would be more than happy to cater for my party at the Kentish Town Branch. The booking of the party was so quick and easy, and the organiser replied within minutes of my request. I then went in and met the manager and he showed us around the Jailbird Basement and talked to us about the fantastic food and drink options. I then continued to email the manager with a couple more questions and he was able to quickly answer them and put my worries at ease. And I then put down the requested deposit of £500. The day of the party, I was able to go to the restaurant early at 2pm (at no extra charge) and drop off my cake and set up some decorations, there were staff on hand also cleaning up and helping get the venue straight. We were then introduced to our barman for the evening and he helped us rig up my playlist to the speaker system and sorted out the drinks. The evening of the party was fabulous, we arrived at 6:30pm and the barman made us some cocktails. As some of the guest were under the age of 18 the barman was also able to create some non-alcoholic cocktails also. Which were just as good as the alcoholic ones! The manager also set up a happy hour for us all from 8-10pm which made the price at the end even more affordable. The venue itself has lovely booths for the older guests to sit but also plenty of room to dance. So it fitted around 40 guests very comfortably but could of definitely fitted another 15. Also it had its own private entrance, which made it a lot easier instead of having to go through the main restaurant. The food was fab. We didn't need to pre order but I did request some vegetarian options on the platters as well as chicken! We got through about 5 platters for 40 guests at £30 each which I think was excellent value for money! Everyone really enjoyed them. Some other guests ordered burgers and fried chicken individually so there was that option too! As I brought in my own cake I was quite worried about how were going to cut it for 40 people (being a solid outer chocolate cake with chocolate fan and decorations on top etc) But again the manager took it into the kitchen without any fuss and cut it up beautifully for everyone. The food and beverages kept flowing right up until 12am, by that time most of the guests had left but the staff were on hand to help tidy and clear up all the decorations and mess that we had made. All in all it was such a lovely evening and it was all down to the team at Joes. And it came in at £1000 which I thought was brilliant. I really couldn't have asked for a better place to have my 18th. Thank you! noidea98 visited Jailbird on 02 Sep 2016
07 Sep 2016 by noidea98

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