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Free entry, live music and table football!!
Flowerpot Kentish Town (London)
Member Name: Chafferty
Flowerpot Kentish Town (London)
Advantages: Free entry, good priced booze, good atmosphere. live music, table football!
Disadvantages: If you are looking for a big venue this ain't it
I visited this pub recently on a Friday night for their live music and thought it was a really good venue. Nice atmosphere, not too pricey drinks, good music and good entertainment. Below I'll explain this in more detail.
The pub is really easy to get to. It's 5 minutes from Camden Town tube station, 8 minutes from Kentish Town Tube station and close to both those overgrounds as well. I got a bus here from Holborn and the buses around Camden are really good and many of them run 24 hours.
The pub is open everyday and is always free entry. There is live music every night and it is still free entry and you can't say that about many places. There is no dress code and the atmosphere is intimate yet relaxed. There is free wifi and a bbq at weekends. Its not a very big place, capacity is 200, and there's not a whole lot in the way of seating but that's what makes it such a gem.
They have live music every night but only one band per night. This is to ensure they get top quality bands and not just people to fill slots. Alan Pownall, The Kooks and Mumford and Sons are just some of the people who have played here and when I went I saw John McIvor who is a brilliant up and coming singer. The music is, if I had to classify it, I guess mainly folk and indie music.
The bands play for about 40 minutes and they have guest DJs playing around this. I wouldnt take the start time as set though as when I went the artist came on much later than billed.
I was on the cider when I went down there which, if I remember correctly was around £4 a pint but maybe a bit less. They have drinks deals on, cheap sambucca and lots of shots. I wouldn't knock their selection and the cider was cold which is all I'm after :)
They are open quite late BUT if you arrive after 11pm you have to be a member to get in. Being a member is free, you can do it online, and it allows you to bring two guests with you. This isn't really a problem if you know you are going to go there or go there a lot but it does mean you can't just turn up late one night and get in. Being a member means you will also get special drinks discounts, bbqs and shows. It's really not a hassle if you know its somewhere you are likely to visit. You have to do it 24 hours before you are going to visit. You can do it at the pub aswell. You DON't need membership to see the bands. You don't need membership to visit the pub. You need membership if you are rocking up after 11pm.
M. - 5pm - midnight
T. - 5pm - midnight
W. - 5pm - midnight
T. - 5pm - 1am
F. - 5pm - 2am
S. - midday - 2am
S. - midday - midnight
Bands are supposed to go on at 9pm.
Weekend barbecues start at 1pm.
The best bit:
In my opinion the BEST thing about this pub was the fact they have table football that you can play on!! I can't remember how much it was, maybe 50p or £1 but it was AMAZING and it made the whole night!! Maybe you don't like table football but it was great; and we made new friends to play against.
Bascially this pub was just what I was looking for.
It has live music
It has good priced booze
It has a nice atmosphere
It's free to get in ALL THE TIME.
I would definitely recommend this place. You never know when you're going to see the next big thing!!
Summary: Go visit!
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