Embassy Bar, Canonbury

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FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Along with the nearby (now defunct) Social, Embassy was one of the original Islington bars to give the kids an alternative to the nearby scary boozers and insipid chain pubs. Whilst others have taken their time to catch up - with mixed results - Embassy remains popular. With its stylish, darkly illuminated interior and red velveteen flock wallpaper (which made an appearance when flock wallpaper was still uncool), its easy to forget you're actually sat in grey Essex Road. Surprisingly, drinks aren't extortionate, while DJs feature Thursday to Sunday, playing tunes invariably from the more predicable soul, hip-hop and funk end of the spectrum. On weekdays it's a satisfying and lively place to have a drink, if you arrive early enough to get seats. However, on weekends, it gets very busy and with the allure of a dance floor in the basement it essentially becomes a club, complete with an entry fee after 9pm. Not to everyone's taste, this is nonetheless a reasonable example of the kind of bar that's often done rather badly.
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19 Oct 2010
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As an event organiser, this is the most unprofessional and incompetent establishment I have ever worked with, for a number of reasons. Do not even consider using this venue for an event or private function.

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119 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 2SN
020 7226 7901
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Poker evening
Quiz night
Singles night
Student night
Karaoke
Happy hour
Comedy night
Curry night
Dancing
Film Night
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