After a long week (or even day!) at the office, sometimes the best way to unwind is a cold brew and the company of friends. If you live or work in London or somewhere nearby, finding the perfect bar isn’t easy!
Spoilt for choice, sometimes it can be difficult to find a place to call your “local”. But we’re here to make it easy for you. Check out the best bars in north London for the young professional below:
The London Cocktail Club Islington
The sixth in a line of cocktail bars in the London area, LLC Islington is a speakeasy bar that makes getting after work drinks a little more mysterious! Notable for its “Apothecary Off Licence & Tasting Room”, the bar proudly offers not only drinks to buy, but masterclasses to make it yourself.
The Old Queen’s Head
Want something a little different for your after work plans? Leave the fancy cocktails and dimly lit jazz bars and head to a real party pub at The Old Queen’s Head in Angel’s North London. DJ sets, live music, regular events and lively atmosphere make for a night you won’t forget.
Take a step back in time and enjoy the warm lighting and charismatic feel of Simmons Camden off Camden High Street. With walls littered with retro items and featuring the largest Skull mirror ball in the world, Simmons Camden is both a beautiful place to be in and a fun place to drink, with lots of creative cocktails, as well as wine and basic spirits.
An intimate retreat, Ruby’s can be found perched beneath the cinema sign on Stoke Newington Road in Dalston, in place of a former Chinese takeaway, now furnished with wooden chairs, warm gold and red wallpaper and soft lamp lighting. With a cocktail menu to compliment the 1940s styling and a selection of ales, lagers and fine wines, Ruby’s offers a quiet retreat perfect for after work drinks or a date.
Found in Islington, Nag’s Head has a laid-back atmosphere that draws clientele from all around, including office workers. Featuring timber floorboards and panelling, the bar offers a simple cocktail menu along with wine and food – ranging from wood fired pizza to burger, steaks and sandwiches.
Make the most of north London and enjoy our top picks for after work tipple! Don’t want finding a new home to be so difficult? Consider making the move to north London with Carltone…