You wouldn’t know it but Jo's is run by the same chap who owns the Southampton Arms – a vastly popular real ale paradise up the road in Kentish Town. But this isn’t going to be a CAMRA haunt. Occupying the property which once hosted a bland looking venue called Bartok, this is a nice little place with a slight rock ‘n roll theme. The bar is a distressed green and the seating is mainly simple, almost utilitarian wooden benches. In one corner you’ll spy a Hot Dog counter and in keeping with the theme, the only ale is a rather nice Dark Star American IPA. On our daytime visit it almost felt like a cafe, but with a very late licence we can imagine it picking up the pace in the evening – certainly with the Camden Roundhouse literally over the road, there’s no shortage of potential custom. Having only opened in late August, we’ll pop back again next time we’re in Camden, but our first impressions are pretty positive and we wish them much success.
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78-79 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London, NW1 8AR
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