Indie rock venue which enjoys an iconic status within the captial as home to great live gigs, hosting a variety of bands in its back room.
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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
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
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
Let's start this out. I never, or rarely, give five stars.
Lay out the facts. I spent £10 to see the bands and then another 3.60 for a pint of Strongbow. Water Rats is not cheap. I'm sitting here, typing a full day later, with my ears still ringing. My head hurts from the sound and I'm flipping tired - BUT I LOVE THIS PLACE.
I hardly like all the bands late play, but this was one night...more
Small music venue, but totally amazing. For seven pounds we got to see FIVE bands play and they all put on great sets. They always have the live music going, and drinks are fairly priced, too! The bar in the front is pretty big, and it shows the stage on tv screens, so you never miss a part of the show. It was awesome, and I would definitely, definitely, DEFINITALY go back!more