Clubbing In North London
When you feel the urge to jiggle your rhythm section to
your favourite tunes, grab your glad rags and go clubbing
in north London.
Although the surrounds may not be the most encouraging,
the club nights at the Scala [map] are some of the best in the area. The venue generally
caters for those who move to mainstream beats but mixes
it up a little so people are able to pop up or rock out
to their heart’s content. Resident and guest DJs
feature on the bill month in month out aiming to fill
the two dance floors, while on Friday night the venue
hosts the long-running Popstartz event. For all
those bedroom movers and shakers this is a great venue
to try your well practiced steps out in public.
At The Cross [map] on York Way, you’ll find happening house played
by the likes of Seb Fontaine and Fat Tony most Friday
and Saturday nights. While close by at Bagley’s
Studios, you can get your fix of garage, drum ‘n’
bass and even Nu-Disco in the various rooms at this warehouse
After cruising Islington’s bars you’ll find
that many of the well-dressed revellers go to one of the
ugliest buildings in the area to get down to the funky
sounds at The Retreat [map].
Although it is a bar, it has club aspirations and gives
locals the chance to party without having to go too far
from home. A local alternative to The Retreat is The
Elbow Room [map],
a pool hall-cum-bar-cum-nightclub.
Despite its traditional pub local appearance, the Salmon
and Compass [map] is actually gaining a reputation as a hidden DJ bar gem.
And while the décor may veer towards retro, the
music is bang up to date with a feel good factor thrown
For something a little different you could try a salsa
night at La Finca [map]. Evenings take the form of classes
with food and drink on hand to keep your energy and enthusiasm
levels up! The Buffalo Bar [map] also does salsa nights with resident DJs spinning the
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