The Lexington, Angel
If you add the Lexington to Slim Jim's on Upper Street and Big Red on Holloway Road, there are now three American-style bars a short bus ride away from each other. Still, we're not complaining, as there are quite enough gastropubs in the area to last a lifetime. All vestiges of Clockwork have gone, replaced with a more plush and atmospheric bar. You might well gasp at the staggering array of bourbons or be amazed by the standard of bottled microbrewed ales from the 'good old US of Stateside'. The jukebox is as interesting as the drinks and the Monday pop quiz, run by none other than Rough Trade Records, looks like it's popular. Laid back and unpretentious, The Lexington caters perfectly for those after a late night drink without the banging tunes. Saying that, there is also a club and gig venue upstairs (usually charging a few pounds entrance), which might prove rather tempting if you fancy a dance later on.
96-98 Pentonville Road, Angel, London, N1 9HS
020 7837 5371
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How to find the The Lexington pub
From Angel tube, turn left until you get to the junction with Pentonville Road. Turn right and walk for a few minutes and the pub will magically appear on the right.