The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)  

 
 
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49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AN
 
 
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Open from 19:30 to 00:00, Sunday to Thursday. From 20:00 to 3:00, Friday and Saturday
 

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Of the huge tally of pubs and clubs that line Camden's streets, Barfly stands out thanks to the predominant quality of the live acts, in spite of the fact they put on gigs on each and every night of the week.

Optimistically speaking you might expect to catch tomorrow's flavour of the month, or even a band destined for super-stardom - Coldplay, Blur, Oasis, the Strokes and Death in Vegas have all graced the stage of Barfly. But this only happens on the rarest of occasions. Nevertheless, the promoters - who listen to over 500 demo tapes every week - have a knack of talent spotting, hence a crowd often speckled with record company A&R men. Such has been the success of the venue, that the owners have opened up sister 'flies in Cardiff, Liverpool, Glasgow and Birmingham, spreading the Barfly gospel across the British Isles.

Enter the gloomy downstairs bar, pick up a pint and head upstairs for the main event. On a busy night they pack the punters in, standing room only in front of the stage. It might be a bit uncomfortable but this makes for a fabulous atmosphere with the audience pressed right up against the stage. Join the young, enthusiastic crowds and show your appreciation by jumping around with wild carefree abandon.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Chalk Farm Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Camden Town Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
St John's Wood Masterpark
 
22 minutes walk
 
Arcade Car Parks
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  27% off
30 Jamestown Road, NW1 | 5 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
Housed in an exciting modernist 'white box' building, and with some of London's maddest and most entertaining shopping and nightlife on the doorstep, the Holiday Inn ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £66  35% off
43 Cardington Street, NW1 | 22 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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Danubius Hotel Regents Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £90  35% off
18 Lodge Road, NW87JT | 24 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
Stunning views of Lord's Cricket Ground makes this the hotel of choice for cricket enthusiasts, but it has plenty of other advantages too. A program ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Barfly Camden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | Same location as The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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Proud Camden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | 2 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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Dingwalls
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Camden Lock, Camden Town, London NW1 | 4 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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Roundhouse
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 1 minute from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
It's great to see this fabulous arts venue re-open its doors after a stunning refurbishment. Boasting a colourful history, the Roundhouse initially started life as ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Collection, Above The Lord Stanley Pub
London > Entertainment > Theatres
51 Camden Park Road, NW1 | 18 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
The Theatre Collection above the Lord Stanley pub in Camden was founded by Victor Sobchak and Shaban Arifi who between them have produced over 100 productions ... More
 
 
 
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Hampstead Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Eton Avenue, Primrose Hill, London NW3 | 18 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 18th October 2017 - 7pm
The Barfly (formerly the Monarch), 49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | Same location as The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 18th October 2017 - 7.35pm
The Barfly (formerly the Monarch), Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 1 minute from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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Lankum
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 18th October 2017 - 7.30pm-11pm
The Barfly (formerly the Monarch), Camden Lock, NW1 | 4 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
Arch 65, The Catacombs, Stables Market, Camden, Camden Town, London NW1 | 2 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 | 4 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Primrose Hill Road, Primrose Hill, London NW3 | 10 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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London > Shopping > Hire Shops
45-46 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 2 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
Excellent costume shop for buying and hiring all manner of outlandish gear. This place is highly recommended by our readers. The staff are friendly, it's fairly ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Eyewear
Arche 67 The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | 2 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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Melrose and Morgan
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
42 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, London NW1 | 4 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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Belgo Noord
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
72 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | Same location as The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
Going into Belgo Noord feels like being whisked away to some Northern European drinking den. Fat men with moustaches smile at you from the walls, strangely ... More
 
 
 
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Cottons
London > Restaurants > Caribbean restaurants
55 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | Same location as The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
57-58 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | Same location as The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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Out of the Bloom
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 11 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 25 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 28 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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triyoga
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Erskine Road, Primrose Hill, Primrose Hill, London NW3 | 6 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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Parliament Hill
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Highgate Road, NW5 | 16 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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The London School of Yoga (Hampstead)
London > Leisure > Fitness
213 Haverstock Hill, NW3 | 17 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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The Lansdowne
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, London NW1 | 4 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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The Pembroke Castle
London > Nightlife > Pubs
150, Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, Primrose Hill, London NW1 | 4 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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The Engineer
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
65 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, Primrose Hill, London NW1 | 5 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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The Lock Tavern
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 2 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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Yumchaa
London > Nightlife > Bars
91-92 Camden Lock Place, Camden Town, London NW1 | 4 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
Selling loose leaf tea (Chaa) that tastes yummy gave the tea enthusiasts behind Yumchaa, Trinh and Sean, an idea of what to call their unique brand ... More
 
 
 
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The Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras International, Euston Road, NW1 | 8 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
At 90 metres, The Champagne Bar at St Pancras International is Europe's longest and presents a very glamourous way to start your journey to Paris before ... More
 
 
 
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Roundhouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 1 minute from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 26 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 27 minutes from The Barfly (formerly the Monarch)
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
 
 
 
 

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