The Water Rats

Club / Live Music Venue / Restaurant
The Water Rats Housed in an old theater, The Water Rats is a rather run-down pub and nightly live music venue that hosts primarily new bands playing indie, rock, pop, and acoustic music. London England 51.5293567 -0.1200248
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The Water Rats - Club | Live Music Venue | Restaurant in London.
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Party Earth Review Housed in an old theater, The Water Rats is a rather run-down pub and nightly live music venue that hosts primarily new bands playing indie, rock, pop, and acoustic music. Frequented by a laid-back urban crowd of... ... read full review

  • Tube:

    Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria Lines: King's Cross

  • Phone:

    020 7833 3312

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Su–Th 8am–midnight, F–Sa 8:30am–1am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Water Rats Review

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Housed in an old theater, The Water Rats is a rather run-down pub and nightly live music venue that hosts primarily new bands playing indie, rock, pop, and acoustic music.

Housed in an old theater, The Water Rats is a rather run-down pub and nightly live music venue that hosts primarily new bands playing indie, rock, pop, and acoustic music.

Frequented by a laid-back urban crowd of music lovers, the club is widely regarded as one of the best venues in town to see new artists and has featured many famous performers – in fact, Bob Dylan claims that his first UK show was at Water Rats.

The club is split into a front bar and pub area, somewhat shabbily furnished, and a sparsely decorated standing-room-only concert stage in the back – the only reminders that the space used to be a theater are a dusty chandelier and some faded curtains.

Despite the club’s grungy appearance, however, its schedule of consistently high-quality bands and its excellent sound system continue to draw in hundreds of indie fans and music junkies nearly every night of the week.

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Tip from Jonah:

Monto Water Rats hosts some excellent bands! Get all the info from the website and order your tickets online so you don’t get shut out – plus, you’ll get a discount.

  • Crowd

    A diverse, laid-back, urban crowd of music lovers, 20s to mid-40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live music M–Sa, usually indie, rock, pop, and acoustic.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Bar snacks include fries, olives, prawns, bread, meatballs, and sandwiches made to order. The pub serves breakfast, salads, steak, salmon, chicken, and burgers, 10am–3pm.

  • Prices

    Cover charge £8 at the door or £6 with flyer or preordered tickets. Bar snacks £3+, entrées £5.95+. Beer £3.20+, wine £3.50+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Mondays through Saturdays – just check the website and find when any specific band is playing and go.

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