Barrio North


Barrio North offers a selection of cocktails, live music, DJs and Latino food, which is also available to takeaway. There is wheelchair access, but no disabled toilets.

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Venue Details & Map

Barrio North

45 Essex Road
N1 2SF
+44 (0)20 7688 2882
Public transport:
Essex Road, National Railway
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Barrio North

1.0 out of 5 23 June 2014
by Linzi M.

Ah so much potential, so much fail.

My friend and I came here for al fresco drinks at happy hour and really ended up regretting that decision. The one large table outside is so grotty and dirty that it isn't exactly a pleasant chill out space. It was happy hour so we got a couple of cocktails for £4.50. Watered down, overly sugared caiprinihas.

We made the very rooky mistake of ordering bar...more

4.0 out of 5 28 September 2013
by Leah M.

I love this place! There is something about sitting in a jazzy caravan inside a bar sipping a delicious mojito that somehow just makes sense....

The staff were great craic and the cocktails were really tasty (happy hour also helps them go down easily). I didn't have to wait very long to be served despite it being pretty busy.

The front patio doors are open in the early evening so that a...more

2.0 out of 5 25 February 2013
by Ali B.

Meh. Overly designed bar which tends to attract annoying groups and loud bankers from Essex. The owner is a former IT consultant btw, so that explains a lot. I personally preferred this location when it was the Warwick (my all time favourte bar in London), but I digress. The place is always too crowded and I honestly have no idea why. I guess it is open late... If in doubt - Queens Head,...more

2.0 out of 5 29 May 2012
by Lauren V.

This bar isn't nearly as cool as it thinks it is. Disinterested staff (um, can you stop flirting with each other and take my order? Why are there four of you back there anyway when there's four people in the entire bar?) that tried real hard to give that vibe that you're really interrupting their standing around time by having the gall to want a cocktail.

An attempt at kitschy retro décor...more

4.0 out of 5 11 July 2009
by Caren H.

Unbelievable cocktails!

So close to greatness--I'll need to go back again to judge. Went on a Friday night around 8 or 9. Not too crowded and an unbelievable innovative cocktail menu (which my only complaint is in these crazy cocktails it doesn't always tell you what the base liquor is). But still AMAZING concoctions. My friend had a red pepper, vanilla and vodka drink that was to die...more

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