The Rocket

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The Rocket Grab some dangerously cheap London beer, pub games, pop music, and sports at this Party Earth fave: The Rocket in King's Cross, London. London England 51.5280613 -0.1288881
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Party Earth Review Dangerously cheap beer, pub games, pop music, and sports are the calling card of The Rocket, a modest but crazy-busy pub in King’s Cross. Centrally located near several universities and colleges, the bar is always populated... ... read full review

  • Tube:

    London Overground, Northern, Victoria Lines: Euston

  • Phone:

    020 7388 0021

  • Hours:

    M–W, Su 11am–midnight, Th 11am–2am, F–Sa 10am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Rocket Review

The Scene

Grab some dangerously cheap London beer, pub games, pop music, and sports at this Party Earth fave: The Rocket in King's Cross, London.

Dangerously cheap beer, pub games, pop music, and sports are the calling card of The Rocket, a modest but crazy-busy pub in King’s Cross.

Centrally located near several universities and colleges, the bar is always populated with swarms of fun-loving local and study abroad students, and caters to its customer base with killer drink specials and lots of burgers and chips.

A hodgepodge of lights, from retro tasseled lamps to modern glass sconces, hang above the bar, while the scattered sofas that make up most of the seating have undoubtedly supported their fair share of alcohol-fueled romances.

Though the décor may be rather tattered, the throngs of boozy pilsner-pounders and preppy young professionals are clearly more focused on the drink specials, heaving dance floor, and cute post-grads playing pub games in the back room.

The venue’s liquor license runs until midnight on Sundays – later than the rest of the pubs in the area – making it a hotspot even on an otherwise quiet night.

Although by day the typical English pub vibe attracts a more diverse and subdued crowd of local business people and travelers stopping in for a bite to eat or to lounge on the couches by the fireplace, patrons can rest assured that the outgoing student contingent will descend again come nightfall, making The Rocket the perfect spot for party seekers looking to get a little rowdy.

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Tip from Lucas:

The Rocket is definitely a student-oriented pub. If you fall into that category, take your ID and buy a Yellow Card (£1), which will get you some good discounts at several bars in the area.

  • Crowd

    Mostly British and international students, with a smattering of travelers and after-work groups, 20s+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    DJs play pop, rock, funk, and house music Thursdays through Saturdays. Quiz Night on Mondays. Live acoustic music one Sunday a month at 8pm (week varies, contact venue for latest schedule).

    Several TVs tuned to sports. Two pool tables, gaming machines, and a video jukebox.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Traditional pub fare including gammon and eggs, burgers, and sausages and mash. Drink specials and student discounts with the purchase of a Yellow Card.

  • Prices

    Brunch £5, sandwiches £3–£5, entrées £4–£7, meal combos after 3pm £5–£6. Beer £3+, wine £3, cocktails £4+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: jeans, t-shirts, jerseys, sundresses, and hoodies.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursdays through Saturdays around 10:30pm for the DJ, or Sundays for the all day brunch.

  • Close By

    Just down the street is O'Neill's (73-77 Euston Road), a traditional Irish joint with similar pub fare and a great festive scene.

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