34 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 5UA
- Kilburn Park Station (0.2 km)
- Kilburn Station (0.5 km)
- Kilburn High Road Railway Station (0.5 km)
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020 7625 7500
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- Opening hours:
Mon - Wed, Sun: 12:00 - 0:00
Thu: 12:00 - 1:00
Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 3:00
68 King William Street, London EC4N 7DZ
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16 reviews of The Westbury in English
A great place in Kilburn to have a stylish intimate celebration. Food and drink prices are about right for a venue that is as trendy as this, plus they do some good offers on Monday & Tuesday (buy one burger get another free, 2 for 1 cocktails etc) so if you're looking for a quieter party, a week day at the Westbury is perfect. I was there yesterday with some friends and couldn't have had a better night out.
Brought in my 30th at the Westbury last weekend. With its new and improved decor and a great DJ lineup on Friday it was one of the best I've ever had! I booked one of the booths and pre-ordered some mini burgers and canapes from the menu - they are good value and absolutely delicious! The cocktails too did not disappoint - in fact I've never known a time where I've had a bad cocktail at the Westbury! Good times.
I hate Kilburn...90% of the time. Maybe it's cos of the amount of times I've had people lob cans at me in the street or the time this homeless man threatened me with a spork. But the area is seriously lacking entertainment wise, so I'm always pleasantly surprised by The Westbury.
The bar itself is nice, has that self conscious decor of fleur de lis wallpaper, big leather couches, fancy toilets, which doesn't bother me in the slightest. In fact I find it quite refreshing how they're not aiming for something massively cutting edge (arty porn on the walls, uncomfortable bar stools etc).
The main pull however is whoever is doing the booking there. They always seem to get their DJs on point with some really good hip hop nights and sets from super special acts like, as Ms Sheppard pointed out, Mayer Hawthorne. If there's a better reason to travel all the way to the depths of Norf Weezy it should be for the music if nothing else.
I was a bit apprehensive about booking an area for a private party at the Westbury, since it can get really busy on the weekend. Can’t blame them, they have some amazing DJ’s & are one of the few bar/clubs that are open late. On chatting with their manager however I was told that there is a private room to hire, that does not require a hire fee & has its own bar. So I decided to take up the offer and booked it for a double birthday celebration. I am glad I made that decision.
The Priory Room – as it was called – was perfect for my set of friends. Away from the maddening crowd, it was our private space where we could order drinks at our own private bar & dance away to the great DJ set on that night. We had ordered some mini burgers, hot wings etc that were fabulous. My girlfriend was particularly impressed by the decor (even the toilet had some cool wallpaper – that’s what she said!) & the staff who were very helpful. All in all, we had a great night; we could even put our guests on the guest list & with the bar open till 3am, the party carried on all night long. I would completely recommend it for a private party, although do book in advance as they tend to get booked up early on.
Diamond in the rough comes to mind when I think of the westbury! We booked a vip booth for a friday night and the staff we’re great, table service spot on and we we’re well looked after so would recommend it if your going with a group! Weekends have some awesome line-ups, making this one of the best DJ bars ive been to and people tend to really go for it on the dancefloor. Kilburn high road is hardly the most desirable of locations but this place really stands out amongst the usual garbage.
One of the best clubs in Kilburn, the Westbury is definitely a must go. It has easy music, music that you can actually dance to, its unpretentious and a great place to hang out with friends after an exhausting day at work. I was there on Friday night, came in early when it was not as busy as it go later. The bar crew are a quirky lot and very nice to chat to. The DJ's played some great tunes later on and got us on the floor. If you want to let your hair down and just have a good old night out, this is the place to be.
Had a fantastically enjoyable pub quiz at the Westbury last night (seems to be every wednesday, booking essential). The MC was brash and rude - just how I like it - and there was plenty of interaction and fun and games. So by no means a staid general knowledge affair.
The setting is really great, spacious with ornate leather couches and a generous sized pool table.
Good location near the Kilburn Park station on the Bakerloo line.
Won some free nachos and they were terribly greasy, but other than that no complaints.
I went to the Westbury for their 'Tape the Top 40’ night and was a bit confused by the place. The decor is quite lovely and there is a good range of drinks,including shots.However, the crowd was very mixed, from indie boys and girls to middle aged people who had just finished work and were having a meal to some tourists in jumpers who had come in from the street. The fact the people were sitting at tables having just finished a meal also made it somewhat strange for a club night. There’s a pool table which seems popular too. I think the Westbury would be a good place to start the evening for a few drinks but perhaps not for club nights.
The Selection of nightclubs in the Kilburn/Willesden Green area can be pretty dire but the Westbury always provides a good time. It has a laid back and relaxed atmosphere with just enough class to separate it from a pub. The bar staff are very friendly and efficient and you don’t have to squash and que for drinks as you would in most central London spots. Cover charge ain’t bad, around £4 usually. You can sometimes see famous DJs if that’s your cup of tea but I’d rather be far away on such nights. We attended a private function there which was great, you get a huge room for you and your friends, your own pool table for no charge and your own bar and bartender!
The Westbury seems to be known by many as the hippest pub/bar in Kilburn, though the prices of pool and their drink are a bit dear but worth it as this bar can be quite elegant at times.
Worth a visit if youre in Kilburn
Cracking nights to be had in this pub which has a stellar line up of acts from world class DJ’s to crazy novelty acts. The atmosphere is fun, friendly, and booze isn’t too shocklingly priced. We had a brilliant time one night to ‘Tape the Top 40’ night, old toons to dance along to, mad DJ and dancers just topped off a hilarious night - good fun. Check out their listings as they have loads of different DJ’s and acts on every night, their DJ list can sometimes be amazing considering its a pub (scratch perverts, Zero 7, Justin Robertson, Lottie… phew!)
Bit quirky in their decorations, this bar is most commonly known for its line-ups - including international acts like DJ Yoda (I’d never heard of him but that’s not really my bag). It’s £3 before 9pm, £5 after and yeah pool tables are an extortionate something like £16 an hour!
There is something a bit endearing about this place, however, and we were there last weekend and had a jolly good time though there were no big acts on so it wasn’t too busy. If you live around there I’d definitely give it a go.
The Westbury (formerly The Red Lion), along with The Good Ship and the music venue the Luminaire are probably the bars attracting visitors from outside of Kilburn to look bewildered of a weekend up the high road.
I am informed (by a rather drunk man) that The Westbury is under the same managment as that of Fabric (...but who knows if that's just gin-babblebollocks). But that would explain the line up of hip hop and breaks djs such as The Herbaliser, Mixologists, DJ Vadim...etc etc., and I've even seen Plump Djs on the flyers.
There are huge (HUGE) american pool tables which are charged per hour and are quite pricey.... cocktails ...floral wall paper, lots of mirrors, chandeliers and other decorations which scream "classy".... but not too offensive.... and if you can afford to drink their for long enough....it can turn surprisingly pleasant.
Friday and Saturdays charge £3 entrance at night which is reasonable considering the dj line ups - if that's your thing.
Perhaps the busiest weekend night on the high road.
Makes a nice companion to the more rockier Good Ship if you want to juggle your weekends between the two.
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