The Lexington

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The Lexington Want to find the latest concerts at The Lexington in London? Check out Party Earth for updates on The Lexington and experience this top Live Music Venue for an amazing show! London England 51.5316541369593 -0.111451148986816
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The Lexington - Live Music Venue in London.
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Party Earth Review A creative hub of acoustic and synth, The Lexington lounge boasts an extensive collection of bourbon and U.S.-born beers and features antique gun-adorned walls that (almost literally) lets patrons kick off their night... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–W, Su noon–2am, Th noon–3am, F–Sa noon–4am
    Kitchen: M–F noon–3pm and 5–10pm, Sa 4–10pm, Su noon–9pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Lexington Review

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Want to find the latest concerts at The Lexington in London? Check out Party Earth for updates on The Lexington and experience this top Live Music Venue for an amazing show!

A creative hub of acoustic and synth, The Lexington lounge boasts an extensive collection of bourbon and U.S.-born beers and features antique gun-adorned walls that (almost literally) lets patrons kick off their night with a bang.

The baroque-styled barroom touts big bull skulls and impressive weaponry, deep red curtains draped on the many tall windows, and tufted sofas that could have been pulled from a classy 1800s-era American saloon.

Those looking to enjoy a mellow lunch can do so with pub classics, including a small but popular burger selection, while hip sippers who amble in before the nightly show can savor one of more than fifty whiskeys or join the savvy expats dipping into one of a dozen American brews.

Although crafty DJs spin nightly on the ground floor, the main draw is the crimson upstairs space, whose stage hosts everything from Swedish pop mavens to country-rock bands.

Crowds can vary depending on the night, but while it often gets rowdy on the dance floor, The Lex avoids a typical club vibe thanks to its festive music-loving guests who are about as unpretentious as they are tattooed.

With its variety of nightly performances, The Lexington is one of the more vibrant indie/electro venues in town, and an equally promising spot for a quiet after-work drink with friends.

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Tip from Jonah:

Even if you’re not usually a fan of pub quizzes, you should give the Monday quiz night a shot. It’s sponsored by the Rough Trade Record Shop and hosted by stellar comedian Paul Guided Missile. Even better, the questions all involve the music scene! It’s only £1 to enter, and you can win drinks and other cool prizes.

  • Crowd

    Hip indie music scenesters, electro buffs, cool cat leather rockers, older acoustic fans, dance-happy groups of friends, 18 to mid-30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live music upstairs most nights featuring a variety of indie styles from synth-pop to rock and folk, as well as some bigger-name DJs. Downstairs from 9pm, nightly DJs spin eclectic beats from Clash mixes to what-in-God’s-name???

    Quiz nights on Mondays 8–10pm. Rock bingo, and other frequent special events. Check venue calendar.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Small menu of amped-up pub grub including bacon and cheddar quesadillas, mussels, sausage rolls, and burgers. Traditional roasts on Sundays noon–9pm subject to availability.

  • Prices

    Cover charge £0–£10/upstairs only, with advanced purchase available through website. Small plates £4.50–£6.50, entrées £8–£9, burgers £9, roasts £10–£13.

    Beer £3.50–£5.50, wine £4–£6+/glass or £14.50–£28/bottle, cocktails £7–£8.50, whiskey £3–£15.50+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Indie rocker casual: crinkled shirts, vests, leather jackets, ironic cardigans, cool minis.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any night a band or DJ of interest is playing, though Fridays and Saturdays tend to host the biggest names; Mondays for the quiz; or any night for whiskey.

  • Close By

    Filthy Macnasty's Whiskey Café (68 Amwell Street) is known as much for its whiskey selection as for its motley crew of devoted customers.

The Lexington User Reviews

Average rating:
1920's décor with a hint of punk
Phil A. Aug 29, 2013
Don't be fooled when you walk into The Lexington, what might seem like a laid back bar with a cosy atmosphere with great food.... is not all it seems, head upstairs to see some of the best new and old acts playing for rock and punk with a cheeky dash of singer song writer and blues. you won't be disappoint visiting this bar.
A mix bag of live gigs, 50's swing and crowd pleasers squished into a classic pub vibe.
sophie h. May 17, 2013
The Lexington is a diverse little venue. On a Friday or Saturday you can have a dance downstairs with a moustached gent who might swing you around a bit with a beer, or you can head upstairs to a more clubby vibe, where you can hop onto the stage for 5 minutes, feel a bit awkward and then join your pals back safely on the floor. The DJ usually plays some indie classics with loads of crowd pleasers thrown in for good measure. If you're heading there on a week night, chances are there's a nice band playing upstairs. The venue really transforms when there's a live gig on, with the usually flashy, pumpy upstairs turned into a cool, collected and all together impressive live music venue. After the gig (and during if it turns out to be awful) you can head downstairs, and take a seat in one of the booths with a pint and a pal. The Lexington is a versatile venue, with a welcoming old pubby feel. I'd recommend it if you want a compromise between a huge night out and a quiet pub night in, it's the middle man between chilled drinks with mates and a full blown club experience.
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