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Once again serving inspired cocktails in Kentish Town!

Forced to close just after making it onto the Time Out London's top 10 cocktail bars last year, the... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Valerian V
via mobile
Love this place!

Went for mid week drinks with a friend after she saw this advertised in Timeout. We booked in... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2015
Victoria R
London, United Kingdom
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30 Apr 2018
“One of the best bars worldwide”
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The Basement 296 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2TG, England
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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

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Valerian V
Reviewed 26 December 2015

The one time I was lucky enough to go last year made a great first impression, it was a really intimate place with exceptional drinks and I would not have hesitated to give this place 5 stars. However It's a shame that recent landlord troubles...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Matt B
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Went for mid week drinks with a friend after she saw this advertised in Timeout. We booked in advance as we were worried the place would be heaving, but it wasn't very busy. However I would still recommend booking a table and definitely so at...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Victoria R
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

From the intriguing entrance (with washing hanging above your head) to incredibly friendly staff, not to mention a detailed and varied cocktail menu, our time here was a delight. The bar is tiny, and so my husband and I opted to for seats at the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank LondonCurious
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

As mentioned before, you would never guess what kind of treasure you can find when you make your way downstairs.. Became a fan of this kind of bars where its super cosy, great music, even greater selection of drinks, nice and welcoming staff and most...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Monika M
Reviewed 4 July 2015

From the street the entrance to this basement bar is unassuming and not particularly appealing but venture down the stairs and you will be well rewarded with reasonably priced cocktails in a unique and cosy environment. There are three little alcove rooms with different design...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank PennyPenfold
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

I have been here a couple of times, once when they first opened and again recently. Both times were excellentl, the menu changes quite often so it was almost a new experience the second time. The place is cosy and cool. The house cocktails all...More

1  Thank Peter U
Reviewed 18 May 2015

i have been to many a bar / venue but none like this, the cocktails are out of this world and the price is amazing for the quality and the atmosphere is great, i found a good friend in otto the jack russell who spends...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank 185scott
Reviewed 9 May 2015

lovely welcome, tasty popcorn while choosing from the extensive menu! Fab bar snacks with retro crisps and chocolate. Would book and go again for the night

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Two friends and I booked a booth and spent nearly three hours there - it was so cosy and private and perfect for catching up on a Friday night. We loved the music and the fact we could hear it but not have to shout...More

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