The Crobar
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Monday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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Neighborhood: Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
How to get there
  • Tottenham Court Road • 2 min walk
  • Leicester Square • 6 min walk
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  • Sid0403
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom47 contributions
    Painkiller
    Dingy little hole but full on rock n fricken roll. You are not going to get luxury here but then when did we as metal heads care about that? Classic tunes on the JB and beer (no pumps) from a can or bottle and generally people enjoying Heavy Rock ... it's the law.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 8, 2017
  • mehdiaz182
    Hanoi, Vietnam23 contributions
    A rare gem
    I’ve been frequenting the Crobar for a number of years now, and have watched the surrounding area go from a hub of rock and metal bars, into a lot of flats. this is one of the last remnants of these classic rock bars, and who knows how long it will last! I love this place, definition of a dive bar. Metal on the jukebox playing all night (but you’d be lucky to get your tunes on with the backlog of requests). Always an eclectic mix of music from classic rock like Saxon, straight through to LoG & Gojira. If you’re a rock head, something you know & like will play. Beers are standard price for central London, and you can order trooper 🤘🏽 I’ve had so many good nights here, and would give t 5 stars for personal preference, but for the sake of readers, two pitfalls to be aware of; it is very small inside and can get cramped, also the toilets are very small and the queue can build up.
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 14, 2018
  • Preston F
    Austin, Texas5 contributions
    Killer jukebox, amazing staff
    The jukebox rules, and the staff is cool as could be. I was traveling alone and made friends immediately. If you like rock and metal, I could not recommend this more. They stay open later than most bars in the area, so that’s a bonus. They have amazing merch that isn’t overpriced, and neither are the drinks. I was In London for 6 nights and spent 4 of them there. It is small and it is super busy, so don’t expect some chill night out. Like I said, it’s a rock and metal bar. Cheers Soho, you rule.
    Traveled solo
    Written July 30, 2018
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lonbsbpaul
London, UK19 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I have been there many times. The only good thing is the music.
Door man asks for money to get in whenever he thinks you can pay. I have paid 2£, 3£, 4£ week days or weekends just to get in. Enough. Never again.
Drinks are expensive, average 6£. Toilets usually terrible and staff could be more professional.
Written May 2, 2019
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Peter K
Paris, France179 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
Perfect easy going place for rock Music lovers. Not to big, always crowded with nice people.
Enjoy a lot of beers and Whiskeys in this lovely spot.
Written September 12, 2017
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helsbels366
8 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
This is a fantastic place if you like your rock music loud!! Always a friendly welcome. Good selection of beers and spirits accompanying a plethora of heavy rock classics on the dukebox.
Written May 8, 2019
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John T
10 contributions
Feb 2019
I was specifically looking for a Metal or at least heavy music friendly bar while visiting London. The Crobar was recommended to me by a bartender at a different similarly themed locale. his words, "Look, you need to go see this place."
If I were to open a Metal friendly bar, I would hope it would be half as good as this one. It is snugly situated with no frills. Places to sit, good lighting to match the mood and feel of the music getting cranked on the Jukebox, and a broad beer selection makes it a great place to go and just absorb the mood and atmosphere. The Crobar is not a big place, so don't expect to get in with a crowd of 20 of your closest metalheads, but it is a delightful place. Another place I feel worth visiting anytime I find myself in London and thirsty for a drink and Metal, Punk, or Ska.
Written April 14, 2019
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Jessica T
46 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
It's a pretty tiny bar but with a lot of character and good rock music. Sadly on of the few rock bars left in the area. Lively, fun and helpful staff, good music and drinks. Hope it keeps rocking for a long time ! I will definitely be back soon.
Written September 28, 2018
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Jesse
Kaiserslautern, Germany243 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
So most of Soho’s nightlife consists of shady clubs and somewhat annoying hipster hangouts, but the Crobar was none of the above. It is reminiscent of a good hard rock/metal club from years ago. The staff is friendly and although the atmosphere is niche or alternative, it is welcoming to all visitors. There is a vast array of characters among the patrons and the beer selection is eclectic and bountiful. The only demerit comes from the unsanitary and inconvenient nature of the bathrooms. The men’s room featured a prison style stainless steel toilet and there was no soap to be found at the sink. I will most likely visit this place again this weekend. Please check it out!
Written June 11, 2018
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Sam R
London, UK1 contribution
Sep 2017 • Friends
This is just how i like my bars, small crowded and loud. Only let down was every time i asked for a certain beer, there wasn't any cold ones yet..
Written September 12, 2017
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bmp87
Manchester64 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Disappointing. As a rock fan I found this place poor. No atmosphere. Bottles only. Jukebox was ok. Bar staff didn't seem to care. Would not recommend
Written July 2, 2017
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Natalie C
Birmingham, UK235 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
Visited as it was listed as the top rock venue in London. It is very small - there's a table right behind the door and some poor guy kept getting knocked each time.

Drinks are reasonable during happy hour, £3.50 for a gin and mixer and £3.80 for a Heineken. Not sure of pricing outside of the happy hours - 4pm until 8pm.

It was okay, but I personally wouldn't return.
Written April 13, 2017
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davethedrill
Hemel Hempstead, UK2,223 contributions
Apr 2017
Belting rocking bar
Been coming here off and on for years
Always lively
Original drink selection
If your a heavy get on down
Written April 11, 2017
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The Crobar (London) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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The Crobar is open:
  • Mon - Sat 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM