Camden's The Dublin Castle was a second home to Madness in the 70s. Since then the pub has helped launch Britpop and become a haven for London's indie kids. If you like your gigs, you will love The Dublin Castle, where you can see up-and-coming bands play seven nights a week.
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The Dublin Castle
94 ParkwayCamdenLondonNW1 7AN
- +44 (0)20 7485 1773
- Public transport:
- Camden Town, Underground
A Camden Town music pub institution that's been around for ever. Lots of big names played here when they were starting out. They have bands every night and reasonable cover charge and friendly staff. The pub in the front is OK and crowded but at the back there's a decent music space. Nice and intimate so you can get up close. Nothing like live music, a bit raw and unproduced and that's why...more
I was staying in Camden for a month and this became a regular local for me.
I thought the drinks were priced reasonably, the bartenders were very sweet, the doormen were even polite and there is a lot of musical history stowed away in this place.
Worth coming just to have a pint but I would spend a bit of time and get to the know the person rolling a cigarette next to you...more
Lizzie G's review of this place really says all that needs to be said about this place, but in a far more concise fashion than I ever could. Anyone miss Lizzie? I do.
Truth is, I know this place mainly from around (eeek) 14 years ago when I played here regularly. Yup so long ago that many bands that now play arenas were going on before me and my group at that time!
But, I will defend the...more
The Dublin Castle is the best of the pub/music venues I've been to whilst watching my sister's band play across London. It's true, it's not up against a whole lot of competition: the bars in these places tend to serve a few mainstream, commercial lagers, some soft drinks and a cider or two. The stage for the music at best is a small room at the back and worst, a small strip of floor at one end...more