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Kink (Bar, Club)

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342 Caledonian Road, Angel & Islington, London, N1 1BB
Cuisine: [Other/Unclassified]
Tel: 020 7697 9027 | Email to Kink | Transport: Caledonian Road | Write review

Kink Review

Set away from the 'nice' end of Islington, Islington Bar is actually more King's Cross and Pentonville Prison is only around the corner. But we'll let them off. The venue is a high-ceilinged, high-volume experience with an oval bar in the middle, serving a basic range of drinks.

Battered leather sofas are scattered at the front of the room across the the old wooden floorboards, though on weekends, it's a mission just to get in, let alone get a seat, with half of North London queueing up to gain access.

Down to earth, lively and well worth a visit.

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Customer Reviews for Kink

Average (based on 8 votes): 8 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“So it finally closed. I for one am not shocked. Why did it close, because of the white trash/ghetto/chav culture taking over our country. This part of Islington has far too many of the above mentioned types. Last thing you want when you go on a night out is to be faced with these scummy people. Some even try to come in for a drink even though all they really want is a WKD and cheap cider If this bar was in the nice part of islington it would still be around. Just look at Holloway Rd's high street. All decent shops are closed as the chavs and co dont understand nice.”
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Paul Locker, London (8 years 10 months 1 days ago)

“Haha, the reviews are blatently written by ppl who work there cos the placed is dead ALL THE TIME! This place will be closed in a few months, unless its a front for another business, cos the place is empty all the time! the poster who said the price was cheap for 'round here'- round cally u mean? wot do u expect, its not upper st or camden, its scally rd, how much can they really expect to charge?! jokers!!!”
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Celia, Islington (9 years 9 months 4 days ago)

“Wandered by this gem last nite, looked very lively so popped in with my pal, ended up staying till the end, what a venue...Fantastic music, loads of classics being played by the DJs, great drinks, and a cool crowd...will definitely visit again....this bar is what the areas been lacking....”
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Danny, London (9 years 9 months 13 days ago)

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“Last rater obviously wasn't there last friday night!! Place was busy and had a great atmosphere, all kinds of people and a really nice vibe. Dj was brilliant but he had a bit of a job on his hands with requests all night! lol A round of 3 double vodkas and lemonade and 2 beers comes to £21. We were very surprised thats cheap for a decent bar around here. Ive been in before and it was quite empty but still had a nice atmosphere and the barmen are really friendly and its gorgeous inside so still worth the visit.”
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Sera, london (9 years 9 months 23 days ago)

“The review that said it has half of north london queuing to get in cracked me up!! The place is always dead!! ALWAYS!! No atmosphere at all which is prob due to the fact its on scally' road! The only places that do well here are Irish pubs, if we want to go to a good bar there are much much nicer and trendier places 10 mins walk out of the Cally. No one goes on their night out to Cally rd, hence this dive is empty.”
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Celia, Islington (9 years 10 months 7 days ago)

“This bar is the best bar in the world.”
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clare, islington (13 years 9 months 14 days ago)

“The venue has had a major revamp. No more battered leather sofas, hurrah!!!! There is a better sound system, better lighting, really friendly staff and there is more seatign and extra places to put your drinks down. The fireplace does it for me on those cold evenings. The bar sells resonalbly cheap drinks and the entrance fee on some nights wont cost you more than a drinks worth. There is a great mix of crowd and a great & friendly atmosphere. Sundays is the place to be and in september there is a night starting there which is going to be a hit with free food and a mix of sunday tunes,Look out for Sunday Best at the islington bar.”
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tam, [ Unknown ] (14 years 4 months 26 days ago)

“bar staff generally friendly and will look after if you get too drunk here!”
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Duncan, [ Unknown ] (15 years 5 months 12 days ago)

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