Camden pub guide: Five pubs and bars you must visit

Although it’s been overtaken by Shoreditch as the hipster hotspot of choice, Camden is still famed for its nightlife. You’re never short for choice for spaces to go – and here is Unbranded’s guide to the finest pubs and bars in the area.

The Hawley Arms
2 Castlehaven Rd, NW1 8QU

Located just a minute’s walk from Camden Town tube station, The Hawley Arms is a must-visit for music fans: it’s decked out with rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia and used to be a favourite haunt of Amy Winehouse and the Libertines’ Pete Doherty.

The Enterprise
2 Haverstock Hill, NW3 2BL

If you’re heading to a gig at the Camden Roundhouse and looking for somewhere to pre-drink, we can’t recommend The Enterprise highly enough. It’s right opposite the historic venue and offers an decent – and reasonably priced – range of beers on tap.

The Black Heart
3 Greenland Place, NW1 0AP

One of Camden’s quirkiest pubs, The Black Heart is decked out with a huge neon crucifix and plays a steady stream of Bowie, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath. Upstairs is a 150-capacity venue which plays host to gigs most nights of the week.

The Camden Eye
2 Kentish Town Rd, NW1 9NX

Sitting in the heart of Camden Town, this cosy pub offers superb wood-fired pizzas (at £10 a pop) and craft beers. On top of that, its big sports screens means it’s a great place to sit back and watch the Six Nations or Premier League.

The Good Mixer
30 Inverness Street, NW1 7HJ

Attracting a young, trendy crowd, The Good Mixer is dingy in the best possible way. Check out its rock ‘n’ roll karaoke nights, which take place on Wednesday once a month. Britpop icons Blur and Oasis used to drink here in the 90s.

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