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The Lexington

The Lexington

Rock Club, Bar, and Pub
Barnsbury, London
  • The experts at The Guardian and Time Out London recommend this place
    • The Guardian
    • Time Out London
  • Ministry of Waxing
    "regular quiz night by Rough Trade."(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)
71 Tips and reviews
  • bourbon
  • rough trade
  • intimate
  • beer
  • music
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  • Luiz B.
    Pretty good place
  • Pinar Y.
    Pinar YapiciApril 24
    Live music!
  • Michaela W.
    Cosy rock pub with a friendly atmosphere. They put on lots of gigs here.
  • Giacomo M.
    Great gigs, amazing selection of american whisky, and fun nights
  • Angus S.
    Angus Spawton-RiceNovember 22, 2016
    Cool bar downstairs, intimate music venue upstairs. Check out the gig listings and club nights.
  • Arsham G.
    Arsham GhahramaniOctober 22, 2016
    Bouncers are bigoted tools, smells terrible inside
  • Ben R.
    Ben RobraAugust 29, 2016
    Great place for a night out.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FrancisMay 31, 2016
    Small intimate rock venue
  • Mag W.
    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 !
  • Olive L.
    Olive LogieJanuary 17, 2016
    Excellent live music venue.
  • Des L.
    Des LeoNovember 13, 2015
    Open until late and the music's great!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HughesSeptember 13, 2015
    Shit atmosphere. Would go again.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCulleyJuly 25, 2015
    Nice cozy music venue upstairs, though like most rock clubs gets a bit sweaty once the gigs get going.
  • Luciano M.
    Luciano MarcelloJune 10, 2015
    The best venue
  • TheBigGayAl
    TheBigGayAlMay 11, 2015
    Very eclectic mix of live music upstairs. Great range of American beers downstairs.
  • Vic M.
    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.
  • David L.
    David LongworthMarch 20, 2015
    Another great London music venue. Reasonable pub food mixed with grunge vibes.
  • Yarin L.
    Yarin LJanuary 3, 2015
    Everyone is taking about the Bourbon
  • Sebastian M.
    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.
  • Hanna B.
    Hanna BragerNovember 8, 2014
    Good for gigs
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KertonOctober 28, 2014
    Great bourbon selection
  • 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.
  • Edward H.
    Edward HerbertAugust 25, 2014
    Good for bands and a relatively chilled out atmosphere. Not bad for another out on the weekend.
  • Gavin
    GavinAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    So many beers to try. Also a great intimate music venue.
  • Ollie C.
    Ollie CartwrightAugust 7, 2014
    Grab a beer before you head upstairs because they only have bottles.
  • Haje 🐠 K.
    Haje 🐠 KampsApril 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The food is best avoided, but the drinks are plentiful & well selected!
  • Eren Ç.
    Eren ÇelikdemirOctober 31, 2013
    Great bourbon and whiskey cocktails!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sacha
    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
  • Righi T.
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Evan B.
    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£
  • 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
  • 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
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline OpacicMarch 4, 2012
    Good music downstairs
  • Caroline
    CarolineFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great gigs....good wine.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LongJanuary 22, 2012
    My favourite indie music venue in London.
  • Maria D.
    Maria DimasoDecember 8, 2011
    cheap drinks, hot bartenders....great gigs, the place to be!
  • 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
  • Gossip And The City
    Gossip And The CityNovember 13, 2011
    Lovely Pub with great fois and live bands from 7:00 pm
  • Bryan K.
    Bryan KamSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Expensive for what it is, but still a fun venue. Read more
  • Mark M.
    Mark MilaszkiewiczAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Left Hand Milk Stout
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmallwoodAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Intimate venue for gigs and good line up all year round
  • Meg D.
    Meg DilnotJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sign up to the mailing list and get a Lexington Card- gives you 10% off drinks!
  • Simon D.
    Simon DoggettJune 10, 2011
    Nearly a fiver for a draught Brooklyn.
  • Nigel L.
    Nigel LuptonJune 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Guinness has been replaced by Murphy's!
  • Delia S.
    Delia SparrowMay 6, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Join the mailing list to find out what's going on!!!!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SmithApril 5, 2011
    Sign up to their mailing list and get a card giving you 10% off drinks at the bar
  • Tonic Music
    Tonic MusicMarch 15, 2011
    Easily one of the best in terms of booking bands early on - The Temper Trap, Tennis, Sleigh Bells...keep an eye on their listings Read more
  • Jack D.
    Jack DuignanJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bulliet and coke!
  • Thrash Hits
    Thrash HitsJanuary 14, 2011
    Pub quizzes on Monday, loads of different bourbons and a monthly Nordic music clubnight.
  • Delia S.
    Delia SparrowDecember 5, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Pop quiz on Monday! £1 to enter....
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Delia S.
    Delia SparrowMay 26, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    White Light this Friday! 'secret' band! Sissy Hits! who can the wee fellers be? Read more
  • Seb B.
    Seb BMay 21, 2010
    Best place in North London to have a Brooklyn Lager :-) Read more
  • Delia S.
    Delia SparrowMay 16, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    White Light club on Friday - free after 11pm if you join the mailing list!!!! Read more
  • Olivia
    OliviaMarch 18, 2010
    Definitely check out the Ja Ja Ja Notdic nights, for best Scandinavian music
  • Nick C.
    Nick CoatesMarch 15, 2010
    Sundays come for the Hangover Lounge. Music and live acts.
  • Simon H.
    Simon HallFebruary 13, 2010
    What's the best whiskey? Newbie...
  • Helen L.
    Helen LawrenceFebruary 1, 2010
    Try the sweet potato nut roast on Sundays. Yum! But ask for extra gravy!
  • Paul K.
    Paul KaneJanuary 27, 2010
    Great bar and venue.
  • Barnabee
    BarnabeeNovember 30, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Have the Goose Island IPA - a delicious beer that's hard to find in London!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MartinOctober 19, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to the Lexington on Monday nights for the music pub quiz.
  • Mathieu N.
    Mathieu NicoMay 19, 2016
    Super bar / boîte / salle de concert !
  • Laurent P.
    Laurent ParrensAugust 7, 2015
    Bon pub et concert room
  • Callum C.
    Callum CollieJuly 19, 2014
    We'dgb wwdzdz
  • miguelusque
    miguelusqueNovember 17, 2011
    Buena comida. Recomendable hamburguesa de la casa. Open till late.
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