Head to Big Red for live rock music.
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385 Holloway Road, Holloway, London, N7 0RY
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I absolutely love big red, its my staple night out if I can't be bothered to travel far from my home. However that said I've spoken to a lot of people who have traveled far to come for a night out here. The crowd are mainly rocker/metal types but all seem very friendly and chatting to some randoms is easy. It looks a bit unappealing to the average person and have to admit the first time I...more
Could be a lot better. Could be a LOT worse.
Big Red is decorated like the inside of an American chain restaurant - with a ridiculous milieu of random articles and artifacts on the wall, from a Mudhoney poster to license plates (though one of the plates is for my home state back in the US, which I liked).
Its dark and loud in Big Red. I had to yell to talk to my friend who was sitting...more
good beer, good music, friendly barstaff and pool. you can't really ask for more than that.
oh you can?
well, there's great nachos, cheesey chips and burgers; it's open late, late; there's booths & plenty of tables to rest your weary limbs; it shows football and to top it all there's a total mix of characters.
If that doesn't satisfy you then you're a fussy little fusspot.more
I love Big Red (which did actually used to be red, but is now black with red flames)! The music is almost always excellent (rock or some variation of rock) and the drinks are stiff.
You might think, at a glance, it'd be pretentious & 'scene'y, but it just isn't. The tattooed & dreadlocked bartenders are so so friendly, and I just love the decor which includes candles in Jack Daniels bottles,...more
Big Red is an excellent place to go for an evening, whether it's for a quick drink (which always seems to turn into one or two more than expected), a meal with friends, or a special occasion, Big Red can accommodate it all.
Centrally placed on a junction between Holloway Road and Seven Sisters Road, making it a ten minute bus ride from Highbury, Camden, Finsbury Park and Archway, Big Red...more