Monto Water Rats Theatre


Water Rats serve a wide selection of traditional ales and spirits and have original bands playing at this music venue. They can cater for private parties of up to 300 people.

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Monto Water Rats Theatre

328 Grays Inn Road
+44 (0)20 7837 7269
Public transport:
King's Cross Thameslink, 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 25 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Monto Water Rats Theatre

1.0 out of 5 9 July 2013
by martyfarl

This is a long established bar that used to be the base of the showbiz charity of the same name, I don't think that there is any connection anymore, and it seems to be managed by one of the chains.

It basically is in need of a lot of tender loving care. It is mainly a music venue now, and this is reflected in the state of the interior and the bar and toilets which seem to take a back seat to...more

4.0 out of 5 23 February 2012
by Alexander B.

Struggling over rating, In the end I really enjoyed myself, was a fun night, but not cos of the bar.

Pricey, small and well dressed for King's Cross. The place looks like Frankenstein's Penthouse, but the bar staff were nice and relaxed after a while. Sometimes you get a bad vibe from staff, as I got here, but when they realised I wasn't there to mug anyone. great bands and a great vibe, not...more

2.0 out of 5 4 June 2011
by Paul C.

As a music venue it's a fine place. Or it could be...

Having a DJ - well, I say DJ, but what I mean is someone playing songs off a laptop - in the bar room at the same time as a loud rock band is playing on stage in the other room is crazy. You can see the band on stage on the TV screen so why not have the sound on as well. Having two completely different songs playing at the same time gave...more

2.0 out of 5 22 March 2011
by Ian P.

The Water Rats have live music regularly - well done for that. Everything else is just a bit pants though. The beer is a bit on the flat side and expensive - about £4.00 for what's likely to be a crap pint. And as I mentioned, lot's of bands play here but that doesn't mean they're any good. Some have been good, many haven't - it's all just a preference really.

The live music happens in a back...more

4.0 out of 5 21 November 2008
by Catherine H.

For two full years I lived in the vicinity of King's Cross and this famous music venue and pub, but only did I ever venture here last night for a friend's gig. I now regret not having ventured here before. The Water Rats in divided into a pub and music venue in the back, slightly resembling the format of the Dublin Castle in Camden. The pub and the stage are the perfect size to come a see a...more

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