Big Red


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Big Red

385 Holloway Road
N7 0RY
+44 20 7609 6662
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 38 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Big Red

4.0 out of 5 25 July 2016
by Hannah M.

American type dive bar, definitely getting all coyote ugly again, with the attractive mostly female bar staff. Dingy, red lights, neon signs, pool tables, and damn decent tracks on the juke box.

There are booths, which are great when they're free, but a good group of you will fill them, go i there in small numbers, and either you're going to make some excellent random friends, or you are...more

2.0 out of 5 31 January 2016
by Cristin L.

The toilets have improved a lot. They've been refurbed and are clean. Oh and we managed to get a table.

That's the positives out of the way unfortunately.

Beer selection is still poor. Apart from the Aspalls, but that tasted awful and couldn't manage much of the pint, so left it for another of our party to drink.

I ordered what turned out to be the worst chicken wings I've ever had....more

4.0 out of 5 20 December 2015
by Daniel F.

It might be in an out there location, but coming from North London it isn't to me. Up the road from Holloway Road station this is a famous pub that does the 'dive bar' mentality well. It's nice and dark inside, has bouncers outside, loud, pool tables, fussball, beer, goths, sticky floors rockers you name it. Not the friendliest of staff though, always seem to be growling you as you serve. It's...more

4.0 out of 5 6 October 2015
by Sarah A.

It does what it does well.

So I am not a big fan of thrash metal/hard rock but if you love a good dive bar that attempts an American feel (with weird porn on the TV screens - yeah don't take your kids there) then this is the place for you. I have been a few times in the past, it's loud dark, has pool tables and table football, last time I was there I made the mistake of asking for a...more

3.0 out of 5 30 May 2015
by Nyla K.

Hard rock, heavy metal, thrash metal... Whatever you want to call it. There was also some 80s too was being played all night.

The decor in the bar suited the type of music... And so did its patrons. The barmaid was kind of a jerk... I ordered four shots to begin with and then four beers after she brought the shots and she yelled at me saying she needs the orders up front first. But the...more

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