About The Lexington Islington's Finest New Music Venue and Lounge Bar
Our downstairs lounge bar is open and free entry for all the times below. There's usually a charge pstairs in the live / club room.
Monday 12:00 pm – 2:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm – 2:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 2:00 am (Djs playing old Rock n Roll downstairs)
Thursday 12:00 pm – 3:00 am (DJs New Weirdos downstairs)
Friday 12:00 pm – 4:00 am (Free Entry over both floors 11-4am for Nightcare)
Saturday 12:00 pm – 4:00 am (Various clubnights run till 4am upstairs)
Sunday 12:00 pm – 2:00 am (Hangover Lounge Djs all day downstairs)
About The Lexington
It would be pointless to deny that there's a distinct American feel to the lounge bar downstairs at the Lexington that extends across the bordello baroque of the decor, fairly oozes from large sections of the jukebox and resonates down much of the drinks list. Alongside a decent range of ever so slightly more regular fare, we've got Brooklyn Lager on draught and fridges stocked with the very best that the American microbreweries have to offer in the shape of Anchor Steam, Goose Island and Blue Moon. If there's a better range of premium and rare American bourbons and whiskeys in London we'd like to know about it, because our links via the Buffalo Bar with premium distillers such as Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill give us something of an unfair advantage. We've got a great menu of gourmet food at prices that won't break the bank. Plus you can take a tour of over 40 American whiskies and let us know what you think.
The Lexington plays host to the Rough Trade Records pop quiz every Monday night and Hangover Lounge on Sunday plus guest DJs as well as our inhouse favourites.
We believe a Lounge should be a Lounge here at The Lexington, so if you want the kind of bar that lays on a bit of plush upholstery and a couple of moody lamps, but can't quite stop itself from ruining the ambience and drowning your conversation with deafening music that's simply wrong , then you're probably better off going elsewhere. There's a time and a place for screaming guitars and thumping bass. Fortunately it's just at the top of the stairs ...