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Bolstering Islington’s stock of music venues, the latest gig on a difficult site that has seen off numerous gaffs is proving to be a keeper. Enjoy a varied programme of cutting-edge tunesmiths such
as cucumber cool Julian Velard, Sarah Neufeld (of Arcade Fire repute) and double Grammy-winning guitar legend Albert Lee – a forthcoming highlight to savour at this intimate live lounge. Stripped
back and decorated in neutral tones, the room allows you to get up close to performers on a wee stage that also hosts stand-up comedians at free gigs. To drink, expect continental and
Anglo-American beers from the likes of Harviestoun and Brooklyn (on tap), Einstöck, Kernel and Sierra Nevada – plus ciders, wines, cocktails. To eat, stay with the sharing boards. Given that The
Islington is a metropolitan indie music bar, not Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, we were well enough served.