In Victorian times, gentlefolk often fell prey to pickpockets whose accomplices would distract victims by causing a racket in the street – hence the name for the latest reboot of this 1840s boozer (formerly The Carpenters Arms). Original wine-gum tone wall tiles and the well-worn Victorian gothic bar (lit by globe pendants) produce an agreeably down-at-heel Dickensian vibe. The Racketeer is now more cocktail bar than pub.
This neighbourhood cocktail bar and bottle shop is located moments from King's Cross, this fresh new venture is popular with the after-work crowd and includes outdoor seating as well as a secret garden at the rear.
This is somewhere to dip, not too deeply, into your own pocket for well-executed cocktails, Boulevardier, Matador, and Army & Navy (a Beefeater gin and almond syrup Sour). Sample too the dark warmth of Black Spice, a peppery pick-me-up of Rittenhouse 100 rye whiskey and dry sherry. Charcuterie and cheese platters help alleviate hunger pangs; accompany them with draught craft ales from Neckstamper and Purity breweries, or the quirky yet accessible wine list. An on-site bottle shop adds to the appeal so you can take home most of what you please as does the weeny walled garden at the rear.
Valentines 20% off any sparkling wine
Pre book a table with us on Valentine's and we will apply a 20% discount to any sparkling wine you order by glass or bottle
|Wednesday 16:00 – 01:00|
- Cocktail Bar , Wine Bar , Event Space
- After work drinks , Date night , Chilling with mates
- Kings Cross, Farringdon
- Happily Affordable ££
- Background Music
- No queues normally
The Racketeer, 105, King's Cross Road, WC1X 9LR
King's Cross St. Pancras (Tube)