When it comes to rock music in London, you can guarantee that this Dalston hangout has got your back. With their regular underground night, live music event and special basement parties, you won't be short of things to do here.
Rock Bars in London
Metal heads and hell raisers who've come to party in London, we salute you! We've listed the rock bars in London who play metal, punk, classic rock and heavier than hell tracks. From dive bars and classic haunts to historic plots and ground-breaking gig venues, we've left no rock unturned when it comes to the best drum plying, riff licking haunts in the city.
Kicking down the doors of Covent Garden, Roadhouse is a fun rock themed bar in London that doses the crowd on diner bites alongside a top roster of music nights and DJ antics until the early hours of the morning. There's Rockaoke too should the occasion so arise.
With many famous faces having graced their stage, including the talented Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals and Michael Kiwanuka, this is the place to scope out new talent as well as get up close and personal with other hedonistic youngsters. The Old Queen's Head is a fantastic Angel venue that remains one of the best rock bars in London.
Roadtrip Bar is a rowdy joint that totes classic interiors and live bands alike. From their pocket friendly main bar with its magazine plastered walls and animal skull toting chandeliers, to a basement gig venue for local bands and DJs alike, the bar retains an air of rock cool, even in one of London's most unique quarters.
Slim Jims Liquor store in Angel is one of the classic rock bars in London following the principles of LA's Sunset Strip; booze, birds, Guns and Roses. The juke box is the epicentre of this rock n' roll quake playing classic rock music such as AC/DC, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin.
The Enterprise is a lively pub at the top end of Camden, which just so happens to be hailed as one of the UK's birthplaces of rock. Hosting regular club nights and live music, The Enterprise always has an entertaining evening going on.
This rock metal bar is as heavy as it is vampire repelling because of their passion for infusing garlic in almost everything they serve. There are 101 shots to explore and downstairs in the crypt-like bar there's a stone coffin and plastic skeleton; the ideal heavy metal music spot.
Crobar is a late night rock bar in Soho with a juke box and appropriately sleazy, dark and dive vibe. It's a hard rock bar London praises as its favourite dive bar for metal, rock n' roll, glam and more. Head banging, bandanas and Shout at the Devil until 4am come as standard.
Aces and Eights Saloon Bar in Kentish Town is an amazing bar that always delivers, be that on cracking dive interiors or a plush riff-heavy playlist. With an impressive bar area composed of a strong range of beer, bourbon and various cocktails, it can all be enjoyed to the sound rock tunes.
This trendy and unique live music venue in Camden offers a unique selection of rock, metal, jazz, ska and plenty of other nights to satisfy your musical taste buds. Alongside this, the pub is a real classic boozer at heart with cool decor, delicious beer and plenty of music paraphernalia.
This hip East End boozer puts on cutting edge London rock gigs and underground music nights. Stacks of DJs and live bands are on throughout the week at this two storey Mecca for the bohemian Shoreditch crowd looking for the next legendary band.
You say rock in Camden, we say Underworld. It has a great history of big acts behind it and offers a wide range of live music from underground acts to metal names, and breakcore evenings. From The Ataris to Killswitch Engage, if they've played in London, they've been here.
Koko in Camden is one of the best live music and club nights in London. It's a baroque style theatre they've turned into a glorious rock palace, constantly putting on live gigs with the very best of indie-rock, synth-pop, and beyond.
If you need a lot of space when you head bang then this Friday night club "Sin City" is where to go. Having had such acts as The Clash, Sid Vicious and The Killers grace its stage, it truly affords itself some great company.