It’s that time of year when leaves on the track might leave you stranded in London after work with a few hours to kill, and conveniently around the corner from Kings Cross station you will find the perfect place to spend an evening, with some of the most lucious libations to warm your cockles this…
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 bottleshop is located moments from King's Cross, this fresh new venture is popular with the after-work crowd and includes outdoor seating, a secret basement bar 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. 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 bottleshop adds to the appeal so you can take home most of what you please.
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
- Drinks Tastings, Cocktail Making
- Happily Affordable ££
- Now Open
- Background Music
- Patio, Street Side Tables, Terrace
- No queues normally
|Thursday||16:00||0:00||POST LOCKDOWN December|
|Friday||16:00||1:00||POST LOCKDOWN December|
|Saturday||14:00||1:00||POST LOCKDOWN December|
The Racketeer, 105, King's Cross Road, WC1X 9LR
King's Cross St. Pancras (Tube)
|Back Room||Private Room||20||30||-||500||500|
|Whole Venue||Venue Hire||70||120||-||1500||3000|
|Basement bar||Basement Space||30||40||-||500||1000|