The Buffalo Bar
259 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RU
- Highbury & Islington Station (<0.1 km)
- Caledonian Road Station (1.0 km)
- Canonbury Railway Station (0.8 km)
- Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Station (1.1 km)
- Contact us:
020 7359 6191
- Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday, from about 7 until late.
Unit 8, 11 Plough Yard, London EC2A 3LP
Reprise Music Group is an independent music company based in Shoreditch, London. Providing a full-service model, we work across artist bookings, press and PR, publishing, management, and consultancy.
8 reviews of The Buffalo Bar in English
A great little venue/bar. Has some great club nights catering for just about everyone.
Very small but usualy a good atmosphere.
Drinks a bit above average but not too expensive.
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This is a nice downstairs live music venue. I’ve seen some great bands here including the Duloks, the Low Edges, Gyratory System and violet violet. Sometimes it’s almost empty, sometimes it’s crowded (and there’s not much seating, so consider using the coatcheck upstairs). Atmospheric lighting and decor plus a good sound system, and it’s right by Highbury and Islington tube.
First went to the Buffalo Bar (downstairs from the Famous Cock Tavern pub, right next to Highbury and Islington station) for Guided Missile club on Saturday night and had an amazing time. The crowd is really friendly and unpretentious and the music is fantastic - MGMT, Pulp, Art Brut, Chalets. They serve a good selection of drinks including loads of different flavoured vodka shots. Other club nights here include Artrocker and Crimes Against Pop, two which I’m going to check out soon. Highly recommended.
tiny basement venue situated right next to highbury & islington tube station. The bar staff are really good fun (apart from the bouncers, obviously, who can be fairly horrible - but…they’re bouncers!). The live music nights that take place here on a regular basis are cheap enough and often ace (Guided Missile and Big City Redneck are both ones to watch), as are the concerts that are more random one offs, and the after concert dancing is often mental as the place fills up with people that got lost on the way to the tube and fancy a boogie, as well as those that have been inside all night sampling rhubarb & custard shooters or trying to get drunk on baileys. And of course it’s right next to the tube so no missing the main act to get home.
Very small basement venue at the top of Upper street.
It’s a good place to see new bands (indie rock mostly). Friendly atmosphere. I thought the doormen where kind of gruff, but I guess it comes with the territory.
Conveniently located close to the tube station.
The Buffalo bar is a gem of a venue, that has grown in stature over the years. Not only does it have good sound, a must for any music venue, but the intimacy it provides, makes for a perfect way to see your favourite act. The blood red walls, loungers and dim lighting aid the ambiance perfectly.
The music is diverse and could be anything from Indie to country or electronica, with regular club nights bringing their own styles.
Regularly packed, in a venue which holds approximately 150 people, you can expect a sweat filled evening of entertainment, especially once you lubricate your senses with japenese whiskey, flavoured vodka shots and five different types of rum, very rock 'n' roll! And all served by efficient, no nonsense and knowledgeable bar staff.
Keep a regular eye on the place, because secret gigs also occur, you wouldn't want to miss out.
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