Camden is home to great street art, bustling markets and an exciting array of drinking spots. From live music venues and themed bars to cosy pubs there are plenty of drinking options in the area, and we’ve had the difficult job of whittling it down to the very best. We take a look at the best bars and pubs in Camden.
Nestled away underneath the Camden Lock Bridge is The Hawley Arms. Despite being famed for its unruly clientele, The Hawley is not one to be missed. With hearty English food on the menu and a large selection of drinks on offer this famous pub remains a favourite with the locals. Amy Winehouse had been known to frequent the pub on a number of occasions and tributes to remember her time there adorn the pub, adding a touch of personality to this North London drinking spot.
Situated among the iconic Stables Markets is the The Cuban, a bar that strives to bring the spirit of Cuba to Camden. It well and truly succeeds in doing so. With a Caribbean inspired playlist, over 100 rums to sample and an exotic Cuban inspired food menu, you’ll feel like you’re visiting Havana for the night. They run a whole host of events too, with open mic nights every week and a comedy night upstairs on a Monday.
The World’s End has been a North London landmark for years. With two pubs, a balcony seating area and an amazing atmosphere, all due to the eclectic mix of punters the pub attracts, no night in Camden is complete without a drink at this establishment. Located just opposite Camden Town tube station it’s very easy to get to, and is usually a starting point for many in the area.
In the heart of Camden Market you’ll find Lock 17, an idyllic canal-side pub and restaurant. This pub consists of the Market Bar, Terrace, the Highlight Comedy Club and the Dingwalls. During the day you can sample the reasonably priced food on the menu, as well as some of the locally brewed ales, ciders and beers on offer. At night you’ll see the bar transform into a popular meeting spot for friends, with in-house and guest DJ’s to provide the music.
Situated on the busy high street is The Camden Head. You can enjoy a drink or two, while rubbing shoulders with the rockers and hipsters that call Camden home. Head upstairs to experience a comedy show and some of the other amateur dramatic performances that take places throughout the year.