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“A bit of alright- ish.”

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Ranked #891 of 1,277 Nightlife in London
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of the Hoxton originals, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen has seen plenty of action since first opening its doors in 2001 and remains as vital to the scene as ever. With a grassroots approach to programming up and coming live talent the venue's eagle eared bookers have paved the way for some goose-bump inducing performances over the years in the 300 capacity live room. The list of bands that have played here is a fantasy festival line up if ever we saw one, with bands sharing fond tales on the touring circuit perhaps part explaining the venue being so well revered outside, as well as inside, London. Live acts that have previously played include: Azealia Banks // Ben Howard // Brody Dalle // CSS // Django Django // Don Broco // Dum Dum Girls // Example // Fleet Foxes // Florence + The Machine // Foals // Foxes // Girls // Grimes // Jack Savoretti // Janelle Monae // Japandroids // Jessie J // Laura Marling // Lianne La Havas // Local Natives // Major Lazer // Marina & The Diamonds // Miles Kane // Mogwai // Mumford & Sons // Noah & The Whale // Rita Ora // Savages // SBTRKT // The Bravery // The Hives // Tim Burgess // Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs // Vampire Weekend // Vivian Girls // Wavves // White Lies // Willy Mason
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“A bit of alright- ish.”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

I discovered Hoxton as a fairly recently and thought it was pretty nice, familliar and had very friendly staff - all very eager to please.
A lack of premium spirits & personal touch on the drinks menu, generally seemed very basic. Until then I thought it was a pretty good place to drink I then decided it was time to go into the 'dancey' room which had probably the most mediocre DJ I have ever heard, not only having absolutely no skills in DJ'ing but also didn't know how to decipher different genre's of music and was just putting together any songs. He may as well have just put Spotify on shuffle with every generic popular song. For somewhere which appeared to want to have a unique and 'indie' take on things there was a massive lack of attention to detail which brought the whole place down. I have since been there on a weekend and it seems as though all this bar really wants is a pretty penny from post work drinkers & drunken locals.

Visited April 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice place for casual lunch”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Had a pleasant lunch here in the sun on the outside tables. The service was friendly and efficient, the food ample and good.

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice bar on Hoxton square”
Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

Hoxton Bar & Kitchen is a nice bar directly on hoxton square. It's open till late and there is a dance floor in a separate room. No entrance fee and usually no problems t the door - a relaxed alternative to the many clubs in this area.

The restaurant is nice, too. Good burgers and a very good chilli con carne.
During the day, it is a nice place to have breakfast or lunch, particularly when you find a place outside, with all the hoxton square buzz around you.

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Bishops Stortford
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195 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

Went as a group on my Son's stag do. Food was good, even though they brought extra meals out that we did not order, asked them to take them away but they just got left there. Brought extra founds of dinks out, again which were not ordered. One round the beer tasted like bleach so they replaced them. Total bill was less than we expected, even after they put on their service cahrge which was hidden at the bottom of the bill, so all in all not a bad evening there. Not sure if I would rush back, but if in the area I would not hesitate to try it again.

Visited March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Food poisoning”
Reviewed March 4, 2012

After a bland meal at this not-so-fine establishment, I (as well as friends I spoke to later) enjoyed a day in the bathroom. Was it worth it? It was not.
Should you decide to attend, stick to the bar but beware: nice bottles lining the wall does not mean that the bar staff can mix nice drinks. Stay away from labour-intensive drinks.
Oh, and it's full of hipsters. Only good thing about the place was the music, which was ok.

Visited January 2012
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