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The Lexington

The Lexington

Rock Club and Pub
Barnsbury, London
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    Vic M.
    "Rough trade pub quiz on Mondays is a hoot."(4 Tips)
    Rob D.
    "Fantastic, intimate & lively live music venue upstairs."(3 Tips)
    "Also a great intimate music venue."(4 Tips)
    Eren Ç.
    "Great bourbon and whiskey cocktails!"(8 Tips)
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  • Vic M.heart icon on user image
    Vic McGinMay 2, 2015
    Gigs! Don't gather on the stairs like the rest of the fools, get up the left of the stage and get a great view and breathing room. Rough trade pub quiz on Mondays is a hoot.
  • Evan B.heart icon on user image
    Evan BartlettFebruary 4, 2013
    Great bourbon selection. They had Van Winkle 20 year, and George T Staggs at alomst 15£, but they also had Blanton's and Bulleit for 3£
  • Sebastian M.heart icon on user image
    Sebastian MetzgerJanuary 1, 2015
    We went there randomly to watch a indie rock concert. Entry fee was reasonable at 8£ for three local somewhat famous bands. Recommended if you are into checking out the London underground rock scene.
    Upvoted Oct 21
  • Ministry of Waxing
    Ministry of WaxingSeptember 23, 2013
    A London music stalwart, The Lexington has in the past played host to bands such as Foals and Peace. It also stocks a fantastic range of craft beers and hosts a regular quiz night by Rough Trade.
  • Rob D.
    Rob DysonSeptember 2, 2014
    Fantastic, intimate & lively live music venue upstairs. Great sound. FYI if you're eating in the pub downstairs, avoid the taxidermy corner. It smells of damp dog & puts you off your food.
  • Tastebuds
    TastebudsAugust 20, 2013
    Venue promoter known for booking soon-to-be-big bands early on - and there's a weekly music quiz run by Rough Trade East every Monday too. Multi-pack of crisps for the best team name. Nik Naks please.
  • Mag W.heart icon on user image
    Mag WalczakApril 23, 2016
    Book a table if you like to seat down. Security guy is not the most polite person in the world. Personally I didn't enjoy the place because of crowd but pies are definitely worth trying !
  • Stuart C.heart icon on user image
    Stuart ChalmersNovember 24, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Great venue for live music upstairs and nice bar downstairs.
  • Davidheart icon on user image
    DavidMarch 20, 2015
    Another great London music venue. Reasonable pub food mixed with grunge vibes.
  • Richard S.heart icon on user image
    Richard SugdenNovember 1, 2018
    Quirky interior makes this an awesome place to hangout. Great alcohol selection as well
  • The Guardian
    The GuardianApril 25, 2012
    "A curious mix of American-style lounge bar and old English pub... the downstairs area is relaxed and luxurious, the upstairs room sweaty, heaving and generally well lubricated..." Read more
  • Sachaheart icon on user image
    SachaJune 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Rough Trade music pub quiz every Monday. Don't worry if your musical knowledge is poor; you can still win crisps for the best team name
  • Kevin M.heart icon on user image
    Kevin McCulleyJuly 25, 2015
    Nice cozy music venue upstairs, though like most rock clubs gets a bit sweaty once the gigs get going.
  • BarChick
    BarChickNovember 22, 2011
    At the bar’ll drink bourbons you never knew existed: from Fighting Cock to Old Grandad. Just beware the Georgia Moon..which is served by from a jam jar and sold by the swig Read more
  • Person 5.heart icon on user image
    Person 5November 22, 2016
    Cool bar downstairs, intimate music venue upstairs. Check out the gig listings and club nights.
  • John D. M.
    John D. MartinezFebruary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pay £5 and ask for their secret jar potion. If you're brave enough take a long sip!
  • Cyndie D.heart icon on user image
    Cyndie Da RochaOctober 13, 2019
    Great staff, whiskey cocktails and music 🎵
  • Michaela W.
    Michaela WatkinsonMarch 19, 2017
    Cosy rock pub with a friendly atmosphere. They put on lots of gigs here.
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    TheBigGayAlMay 11, 2015
    Very eclectic mix of live music upstairs. Great range of American beers downstairs.
  • Annix L.heart icon on user image
    Annix L.April 4, 2018
    The pub is spacious and quiet in the afternoon, great simple place.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 28, 2012
    Effectively the common room for the music industry’s perennial sixth form, this is where the hottest US exports will generally make their London debut. Read more
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    GavinAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    So many beers to try. Also a great intimate music venue.
  • Giacomo M.heart icon on user image
    Giacomo MasonMarch 6, 2017
    Great gigs, amazing selection of american whisky, and fun nights
  • Righi T.heart icon on user image
    Righi Travel Like a LocalMay 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favourite venues in London, nice downstairs pub too. Avoid the camden hells, £4.50!
  • Alex C.heart icon on user image
    Alex CurielOctober 20, 2019
    Very nice bar in Islington. There’s some sort of a night club upstairs
  • Edward H.heart icon on user image
    Edward HerbertAugust 25, 2014
    Good for bands and a relatively chilled out atmosphere. Not bad for another out on the weekend.
  • Marcus H.
    Marcus HarrisOctober 27, 2010
    weekday lunch is half price, friday is the flagship indie disco, white light, and try the hirsch bourbon before it goes extinct, pricey but almost life affirming!
  • Puppala D.heart icon on user image
    Puppala DupiMay 31, 2016
    Small intimate rock venue
  • Des L.heart icon on user image
    Des LeoNovember 13, 2015
    Open until late and the music's great!
  • H K.heart icon on user image
    H KApril 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The food is best avoided, but the drinks are plentiful & well selected!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SmithApril 5, 2011
    Sign up to their mailing list and get a card giving you 10% off drinks at the bar
  • Simon D.
    Simon DoggettOctober 23, 2010
    The burger was surprisingly competent. Worth a look but make sure you've got a table booked at the weekend.
  • Tim F.
    Tim FergusonFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Of the the 4 Bourbons I've tried, the Eagle Rare 10 (single barrel) followed by the Weller 12.
  • Olive L.heart icon on user image
    Olive LogieJanuary 17, 2016
    Excellent live music venue.
  • Maria D.
    Maria DimasoDecember 8, 2011
    cheap drinks, hot bartenders....great gigs, the place to be!
  • Gossip And The City
    Gossip And The CityNovember 13, 2011
    Lovely Pub with great fois and live bands from 7:00 pm
  • Eren Ç.heart icon on user image
    Eren ÇelikdemirOctober 31, 2013
    Great bourbon and whiskey cocktails!
  • Yarin L.heart icon on user image
    Yarin LJanuary 3, 2015
    Everyone is taking about the Bourbon
  • Kam G.
    Kam GhafoorOctober 31, 2010
    liars! when they say they will reserve a space for 25 people they really mean they'll save you a space for 8!
  • Ollie C.heart icon on user image
    Ollie CartwrightAugust 7, 2014
    Grab a beer before you head upstairs because they only have bottles.
  • Ben R.heart icon on user image
    Ben RobraAugust 29, 2016
    Great place for a night out.
  • Andrew S.heart icon on user image
    Andrew SmallwoodAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Intimate venue for gigs and good line up all year round
  • Sarah K.heart icon on user image
    Sarah KertonOctober 28, 2014
    Great bourbon selection
  • Hanna B.heart icon on user image
    Hanna BragerNovember 8, 2014
    Good for gigs
  • Thrash Hits
    Thrash HitsJanuary 14, 2011
    Pub quizzes on Monday, loads of different bourbons and a monthly Nordic music clubnight.
  • John H.heart icon on user image
    John HelpsJune 18, 2019
    Incredible veggie burger.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LongJanuary 22, 2012
    My favourite indie music venue in London.
  • Helen L.
    Helen LawrenceFebruary 1, 2010
    Try the sweet potato nut roast on Sundays. Yum! But ask for extra gravy!
  • Delia S.heart icon on user image
    Delia SparrowMay 16, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    White Light club on Friday - free after 11pm if you join the mailing list!!!! Read more
  • Luciano M.heart icon on user image
    Luciano MarcelloJune 10, 2015
    The best venue
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