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Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

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Address: 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7613 0709
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Today
17:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
Thu 17:00 - 01:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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One of the Hoxton originals, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen has seen...

One of the Hoxton originals, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen has seen plenty of action since first opening its doors in 2001 and remains as vital to the scene as ever. With a grassroots approach to programming up and coming live talent the venue's eagle eared bookers have paved the way for some goose-bump inducing performances over the years in the 300 capacity live room. The list of bands that have played here is a fantasy festival line up if ever we saw one, with bands sharing fond tales on the touring circuit perhaps part explaining the venue being so well revered outside, as well as inside, London. Live acts that have previously played include: Azealia Banks // Ben Howard // Brody Dalle // CSS // Django Django // Don Broco // Dum Dum Girls // Example // Fleet Foxes // Florence + The Machine // Foals // Foxes // Girls // Grimes // Jack Savoretti // Janelle Monae // Japandroids // Jessie J // Laura Marling // Lianne La Havas // Local Natives // Major Lazer // Marina & The Diamonds // Miles Kane // Mogwai // Mumford & Sons // Noah & The Whale // Rita Ora // Savages // SBTRKT // The Bravery // The Hives // Tim Burgess // Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs // Vampire Weekend // Vivian Girls // Wavves // White Lies // Willy Mason

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Great music & buzzing on a Saturday Night

I can't make up my mind about this place! We popped in here for a couple of drinks with friends before they were moving on to a club. The atmosphere seemed good, the music was... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
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Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Whatever happened to this bar??? This was an excellent bar with great staff and cool decor not so long ago Now it looks like the interior of a bad caravan Drinks were not even drinkable Flat beer tasting stale etc Not worth visiting

Helpful?
Thank cgib2002
John O, General Manager at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi there, Sorry to hear your experience wasn't as expected, we work hard to provide a fun, attractive environment for our customers so I'd love to get a bit more feedback on this. Our staff are trained to provide high quality drinks for every serve, on the rare occasion this doesn't happen we're always happy to provide replacement drinks if... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I came to this restaurant/ bar years ago and had great time with friends. Decent food and playlist, joyful. Just revisited last weekend and regretted a lot. It is not a restaurant/ bar anymore, they had better change the signage as it is misleading. It is a club from 8pm onwards until early morning with uncomfortably loud music and very... More 

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Thank tej277
Gemma G, General Manager at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for visiting us again recently, we welcome feedback both positive and negative from our customers and I'm really sorry to hear your experience wasn't as expected. The night in question was a particularly club-led event, but we have a varied programme of entertainment spanning many music genres usually catering to many tastes. We aim to provide a... More 

Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We had a film shoot booked at a rival bar on Hoxton Square last night and the jobs worth manager there refused us at the 11th hour despite having previously agreed it on the phone and in person. The staff at HSBK happily let us take photos in the stage area and bar and were very helpful. This bar is... More 

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Thank Dan W
Watford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I can't make up my mind about this place! We popped in here for a couple of drinks with friends before they were moving on to a club. The atmosphere seemed good, the music was great and the drinks seemed fine (we were all on beers, wines and general spirits so I can't comment on the cocktails or food). The... More 

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Thank Heather A
Gemma G, General Manager at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Heather - Thanks for the honest review, I will speak to the attendant this weekend and raise the above issue you describe - you should not be charged for the paper and it concerns me that you were. The gents toilets are always busy as they are significantly smaller than the ladies, hence why it is always more congested,... More 

Belcoo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Popped in for dinner while visiting London on a business trip. On first look, the menu was short, I was rather regretting coming in and thinking I'd go elsewhere, but my word i'm glad I stayed. I had the joyful experience of the buffalo wing burger. I have a life-long love affair with buffalo wings, never have I had them... More 

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Thank Weemer1
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

I was here recently with friends from Sweden, Paris, L.A and Denmark. I had been here before and had a good time and thought it'd be a great place to take my friends from out of town. During the night I was approached by four bouncers and asked to leave as I'd apparently threatened a member of staff. I was... More 

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Thank Daniel j
Gemma G, General Manager at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Daniel, Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us, if you'd like to email again me at gemma.gilford@hoxtonsquarebar.com with some further details then I can look into the matter further. Hope to hear from you again soon, Gemma More 

London, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Perfect space for an intimate small gig. Really enjoyed myself and the atmosphere here. The bar area was busy for a Thursday eve but we managed to find a space and have a few drinks. Reasonably priced. Only downfall...stay clear of the cocktails. No fancy presentation! Literally just a spirit and mixer in a glass with ice. Great evening!

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Thank sharnz1
Gemma G, General Manager at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi there! Great to hear you had a good night with us! Thanks a lot for the feedback on the cocktails, the menu changes a few times a year and we have a new guest cocktail going on every month. There are a couple of very simple ones but on your next visit we'd be glad to shake you up... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

I came here last night for the Lights gig on the 16th of March 2016. I would have no problems giving this place a 4 star if it wasn't for the horrible bar woman who was serving in the stage area. She was very miserable, slamming the till, miserable face, very unhelpful. No matter how nice people were to her... More 

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Thank Meg B
Gemma G, General Manager at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Meg, Glad to hear you enjoyed the gig but so sorry about the experience you had with our staff, we really appreciate the feedback on this so we can we train and re-train our staff in great customer service. We're always adding new and fun people to the team too, hope you'll try us again so you can meet... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Rude manager and awful hospitality... its a pity cause the place is actually nice for an after work pint if they had any proper beers on tab that is

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Thank antonis m
Gemma G, General Manager at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi there, I'm so sorry to hear your had a bad experience with us, please do contact me on gemma.gilford@hoxtonsquarebar.com with some further information so I can look into the matter further. We've also recently added some great local beers on tap and in bottles from in and around Hackney, we hope to see you soon to try a couple!... More 

London
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96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

I came here for a gig and had a voucher for food. The bar staff weren't overly helpful but the pizza area staff were better. After being told they don't serve the food on the voucher, we ordered pizza. The staff were polite and friendly, and the pizza wasn't bad at all. Selection wasn't huge, but was OK as long... More 

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