Who plays there: It's a staple of the indie band circuit. Expect up and coming buzz bands, label nights, and the occasional bigger name playing – Yeasayer and
Admission: Usually between £5 and £10, though some shows push through that barrier.
Bar: There's a wide range of bourbons and American beers – draught and bottled – in the ground floor bar, usually with a couple of guest beers. Bottled lagers and ciders and standard spirits are sold upstairs in the venue. Prices are steep: £5 for a pint of
Food: Bar meals served downstairs, with main courses at £10 to £10.50.
Toilets: Downstairs and upstairs
Wheelchair access: No
Sound: Good, crisp and clear. We won't go into venue specs, though they are all available on the venue's website. This is a venue that has invested in good equipment, with the result that its sound is among the best of any small
Where to stand: The venue is on two levels, with a raised back section by the bar. The front of this has bench seating, but facing away from the stage. If your ire is raised by persistent chatter, avoid this area, though the very short may have their best chance of a sightline up here. On coming up the stairs, it can appear the room is already packed, because of those loitering by the bar. Push through the throng, however, and you'll find there is usually space on the lower level, especially over towards the left hand side (the view here is better, anyway, since there's a pillar in the centre of the floor that obstructs those looking face on). The stage is high enough to ease sightline problems.
Telephone: 020 7837 5371
Public transport: 10 minutes' walk from King's Cross (national rail, plus Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City underground lines) and from Angel (Northern line). Bus routes 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214, 476, N63 and N73 stop nearby.
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