Filthy MacNasty's Whiskey Café

Bar / Pub
Filthy MacNasty's Whiskey Café Known as much for its extensive selection of whiskeys as for its motley crew of devoted customers, Filthy Macnasty's has a certain local mystique and artsy charm about it. London England 51.5298002 -0.1104205
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Party Earth Review Known as much for its whiskey selection as for its motley crew of devoted customers, Filthy MacNasty’s enjoys a certain local mystique and projects an artsy charm. With a low-key style all its own, the small, dark pub... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Sa noon–11pm, Su noon–10:30pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Filthy MacNasty's Whiskey Café Review

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Known as much for its extensive selection of whiskeys as for its motley crew of devoted customers, Filthy Macnasty's has a certain local mystique and artsy charm about it.

Known as much for its whiskey selection as for its motley crew of devoted customers, Filthy MacNasty’s enjoys a certain local mystique and projects an artsy charm.

With a low-key style all its own, the small, dark pub is decidedly scruffy, eschewing the typical rich wood paneling of other English pubs in favor of walls covered with a revolving gallery of original art that is available for purchase.

Filthy’s is a true neighborhood pub where the bar and its colorful hipster patrons – including locals of some renown – often supply the entertainment themselves, though the venue does host weekly dinner specials, poetry readings, and movie nights that draw aspiring artists young and old, further inspired by a few glasses of single malt.

As bohemian and gritty as its surrounding streets, Filthy MacNasty’s gathers the good, the bad, and the ugly to create an eclectic and intriguing atmosphere every night.

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Tip from Jonah:

Make sure you check out their Tuesday’s Trad and Trade night. You can jam with their Irish band on stage, and if you work in the service industry, they might give you drink deals, too.

  • Crowd

    Mostly regulars and creative types, mid-20s to 40s, but Filthy’s has earned quite a reputation and now attracts visitors from all over the city.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live music throughout the week. Events include book launches, poetry readings, jam sessions, and poster exhibits. Check the website for the schedule.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Simple English comfort food including scotch eggs, pizza, and burgers. Beer garden open year-round.

  • Prices

    Bar snacks £2.75–£4, entrées £7.50–£8, pizza £6–£8, Sunday roast £10–£12. Beer £3–£25, wine £2.50–£5, whiskey £2.50–£25.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: jeans, t-shirts, polos, shorts, blouses, flats, trainers.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Tuesdays for the Gaelic jams or Fridays for the bustling crowd.

  • Close By

    The Harlequin (27 Arlington Way) also offers an extensive whiskey list to complement its bevy of beers.

Filthy MacNasty's Whiskey Café User Reviews

Average rating:
pub not cafe
Sam R. Dec 12, 2012
Filthy MacNasty’s is a great pub. We came here after comedy and its a great place for after a show. Not too crazy so there’s a chance to talk, and they do have a great selection of whiskeys. Really great whiskeys. I’m not a whiskey aficionado but its really great to be able to try out some of the brands I’d heard of. Really great feel at this place too. Grungy and cool at the same time. Not many places pull this off.
if you're in the neighborhood...
Tara R. Dec 10, 2012
Since moving to London I’ve become a bit more of a pubber than a clubber, and after a comedy night near Angel I ended up at Filthy Macnasty’s. With a name like that, can you blame me? I’m not a Scotch drinker and don’t quite understand the appeal, but they do have a few beers so I settled with one of those. The crowd is quite hipster-y, but less so than anywhere in Brooklyn so it isn’t overwhelming. The red walls and candles are cool, and even though the establishment is, as it advertises, “just another pub,” it’s an interesting one.
Fantastic Name
Jimmy D. Nov 24, 2012
never been there but had to comment on the name. Just great.
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