Big Red


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Big Red

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

4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Big Red

3.0 out of 5 7 November 2015
by Angela D.

An odd location for this type of bar, but pleasant enough on a week day night, with a nice relaxed atmosphere and good music. I usually head here first if I'm on my way to Nambucca for a gig. They have a great 2-4-1 offer on alcoholic slushies from 6pm-9pm on week nights, and I take full advantage.

Friday and Saturday nights are a completely different story - if you're planning to spend the...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

4.0 out of 5 22 May 2015
by Rosie S.

I night out in Holloway tends to end here for a few games of pool.

Good atmosphere that is actually a breath of fresh air compared to all the many pretentious bars in London.

Drink prices are variable but generally reasonable.

Not the cleanest toilets, or the friendliest staff, but I'd say thats all part of the experience!more

4.0 out of 5 25 February 2014
by Cristin L.

After landing in London for the weekend our first night on the town was here, the favourite rock bar of folk we were here to see.

It's a nice bar. Average selection of beer though, it would have been nice to see some craft beers on offer. So I plonked for Aspells on draught. Not a bad cider to be fair.

Great food here also, which was a bit surprising, but very welcome. I had the beef chilli...more

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