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Islington
0.2 miles from Emirates Stadium
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Reviewed 13 February 2024 via mobile

This a great local wine bar, serving up all sorts of interesting wines and beers. A special shout out to their cocktail list too, with the 'whisky biscuit' being a highly recommended drink!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2019 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem of this area. Both the food and drinks are amazing. If you are unsure what you wanna eat just ask the chef, he will give you a hand. I had duck egg and fish tacos both of them were...amazing!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 16 April 2019 via mobile

I came to the Highbury Library on a Saturday Night in April. The décor was nice, there was a good range of cocktails and a few different beers. The prices were normal for this area of London. The only problem with this place is that...it's very similar to other North London pubs with not much of a distinguishing factor.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

This is a beautifully decorated bar with great drinks, and a selection of vinyl. I was recommended a gin I'd never tried before which was the Galician gin Nordes by one of the excellent barmen and it was delicious. We sat in the garden and...it was a little oasis with dangly lights and wooden decking and bean bags. Very relaxing vibe. Will definitely go again.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This place I have had the pleasure of eating breakfast (Turkish eggs) and a friend had avocado and the most perfect looking poached eggs. It was so satisfying. You know those meals you have and try and recreate because you think about them too much?...The second time was for birthday celebrations and it was an absolute blast. The staff were so accommodating and friendly and quite frankly their Espresso Martinis are one of the most delicious I've ever tried. Ping pong table, vinyls everywhere, two good toilet phacilities and the Arsenal emmerette stadium you can see perfectly. The garden is lovely and relaxed too. I really like the atmosphere here and not sure why anyone would complain reading the above critique I feel nothing will make some people happy Thanks Highbury Library hope your hard work pays off!More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

It is alright is the best I can say - right now at least! I have visited here twice and the atmosphere on both occasions felt non-existent. The wine on my first visit tasted awful; despite taking it on the recommendation of the bar. The...Prosseco on my second was lovely. However I happen to know that they sell it at the Highbury Vintners up the road and you can get a bottle what you pay for a glass. Very pleased though that they are sourcing locally. At least I assume so! I see that they are now serving food. Project Awana, I think. I have not tried it but I did see the lunch menu and felt uninspired. I have heard though that the food is really good which makes me want to venture beyond the bar and give it a try. My wife and I eat out at least once a week at local places and if this venue got it right, and being just across the road from us, we would be there in a shot. I really want this place to do well because I think the community needs a hub. On Drayton Park that is lacking. We have a Tesco and a decrepit old pub nobody wants to visit. All we need is good drink at a fair price, tasty food and a bit of atmosphere. P.S I used to more frequently visit the previous incarnation at this site because it was packed on a weekend and had live music. Often just a couple musicians playing away. It was great. I'd love to see that again.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I was surprised to find a bar like Highbury Library directly opposite Emirates Stadium. I guess I was expecting a functional boozer for football fans but Highbury Library is clean and cosy and most importantly the beer I ordered (Brooklyn) was well kept. They were...playing an eclectic mix of music, but I liked it all, Santana, Credence, house, hip hop, Dylan, Talking Heads. They have a sizeable record collection and if you find one you like you can ask to have it played. They have a ping pong table too. Willl def come back.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Definitely one of the best bar/restaurants in the Highbury/Drayton Park area, right beside the Emirates stadium. This is a bright and colourful little venue, like something you would find in South Florida or the Bahamas. The atmosphere is very laid-back, with good music which is...not loud enough to inhibit conversation. The staff are really friendly and serve up a great range of drinks and cocktails. A highlight for me was the Brooklyn Lager on draught. There is a great range of food available including breakfast at the weekend. Adding to the Miami Beach feel is a very nice outside area to the rear. There is a large collection of vinyl on one wall and the staff will play any of the records you choose. We visited late afternoon and it was a great place to relax with a drink after a busy day. Next time we will go in the evening and eat there as wellMore

Date of visit: October 2016
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