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
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
I went and saw a friend perform here. It's a dive bar meets a dive venue. The sound was really good for the performance, but there wasn't a lot of seating for us the just relax. You had to go outside to smoke, no patio, but everyone kind of just huddled outside together and had our own smokers area.
It would probably be interesting to see a more packed show here.more
One of the best small venues in town, it seems to be sorely underused these days, what with Shoreditch dominating. Nevertheless, King's Cross is a good location.
The layout is somewhat similar to the Dublin Castle, with a bar leading on to a separate venue. The split level in the venue area helps with viewing. And the separation of the two areas means that, if the support band is useless,...more
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