About The Lexington
This music venue and lounge bar in Islington plays host to a mix of riotous rock 'n' roll upstairs, while offering some downbeat decadence and bluesy class downstairs. Expect music from the usual and not-so-usual suspects in a unique and quirky setting.
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Venue Details & Map
96-98 Pentonville RoadSt PancrasLondonN1 9JB
- +44 (0)20 7837 5387
- Public transport:
- Angel, Underground
Events at The Lexington
Impressive drink selection and great music. Alas, I am getting up there in years and the group I went with for my friend's birthday could not hear each other, plus it was quite difficult to get drinks at the bar. It wasn't fun to get carded at the door after a queue, either. Alcohol portions were on the conservative side of things, as well. Probably wouldn't choose to go back to this spot but...more
I went to go see Milow in 2009...I'm a little late with the review, what can I say....
Anyway...the live music area is great with a view from pretty much anywhere, aside from the cute...yet drunk and obnoxious guy standing next to me. We were in the back, by the bar. This is how much we could see from all the way back. Not bad.
I am consistently here on a late night... as there seem to be a lack of late licensed hang outs in Islington on weekday evenings it seems everyone slips down the party funnel and lands in the Lexington. But life could be worse.
Plenty of indie bands upstairs, if you arrive early enough you might not be charged entry to see them. Downstairs has a quite genuine non-pretentious vibe. Yes those...more
If Bourbon's your bag, this is your place. (You could also come here for a healthy sampling of local American Beers, as well. Blue Moon, whaaa?) But back to the Bourbon - 53 double takes to be accurate - wow. Just wow. 7 Bourbon cocktails. I'm not even yelping sense right now, that's how blinded by bourbon I was. Bourbonated, if you will.
Meh on most everything else. (Fried cornbread? Huh?)...more
Best thing about this place is the staff. So friendly and laid back, it was like being at a house party and the hosts just kept bringing food and booze over, stopping for a chat and sharing some Haribo.
The pub, on the other hand, is a bit schizophrenic. Big velvet armchairs and sofas sit stranded in the middle, with wooden booths at the side. Again, like hanging out in someone's front room....more