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Knowhere Special

The Basement 296 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2TG, England
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One of the best bars worldwide

We started at Ladies and Gentleman which is a bar in an underground loo. This place was listed as... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
ChrisHdG
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
A bucket-list bar

Knowhere Special is everything you could possibly want in a cocktail bar!! Decor is quirky, staff... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Goneaplace
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30 Apr 2018
“One of the best bars worldwide”
11 Nov 2017
“A bucket-list bar”
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The Basement 296 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2TG, England
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We started at Ladies and Gentleman which is a bar in an underground loo. This place was listed as one of the best cocktail places worldwide. It was a good place and the fact that you were in an underground bathroom made it even more...More

2  Thank ChrisHdG
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Knowhere Special is everything you could possibly want in a cocktail bar!! Decor is quirky, staff are friendly and funny, good music, great seating areas offering privacy or socialising with the other customers! The cocktails, are amaaaazing with really creative, tasty side food! The whole...More

2  Thank Goneaplace
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Came here for a cocktail after finding it on google search. We were the only ones in there, and the lady was attentive and friendly. we had our own little 'booth' nook in the corner which was lovely. Cocktail was VERY strong and not what...More

3  Thank rubylowe1
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

You could almost miss this place, it's got such an unassuming front door! [Which is good for us customers because it doesn't get too crowded] I expect that will change though. I think it is an ex-police station and there are a couple of little...More

4  Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

easily in the top 5 of Londons most preeminent cocktail bars, and i am including the likes of The Connaught...a dive bar ambience and a creative, almost molecular approach to cocktails coupled with fantastic staff means anyone stumbling in here will wonder whats hit them...its...More

4  Thank I4814CUmark
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Booked via email for a friend's visit and SO glad I did. My friend was running very late so the staff kept me company until she arrived and provided excellent service throughout the evening. The menu was amazing, the service outstanding and the whole atmosphere...More

2  Thank happygoplucky
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Blink and you'll miss this subterranean bar a stones throw from Kentish Town tube station. Attentive staff see you in (you have to email to book in advance), seat you, and talk you through their drinks. They're brilliant! To be honest I don't want to...More

2  Thank sophietsuffolk
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Recently reopened at the very end of 2016, this place is a charming little underground oasis boasting some of the finest drinks in the area (and the competition in Kentish Town is very strong). Easy to miss unless you're looking for it, but once you've...More

3  Thank Russ A
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

The bar is now back in business after it was hijacked last year by the landlord. With a new range of unique cocktails and nibbles,cosy alcoves and knowledgeable staff it is the perfect antidote to the bland surroundings of the brewery pub. I would go...More

2  Thank norwichnigel2016
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Forced to close just after making it onto the Time Out London's top 10 cocktail bars last year, the guys are back in force. Still serving the winning concept of great cocktails with a little culinary surprise on the side. Make sure to get in...More

2  Thank Valerian V
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