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25 July, 2022 -

Whether you’re looking for the best lunch spot in the area, or want some great after-work options to choose from, we’ve got you sorted here in Islington.

And we’re back! In our last Islington article, we saw the discovery of the food delicacies in Angel, Islington – and today we’re here to add to that!

We definitely do not fall short of places to have a chilled-out beverage or a night out either. Carry on reading if you would like to find your place to go for a drink to wind down after work, or get the team out on a Friday night!

We will also be covering a few newbies to the area, which we would love to give a warm welcome to!

Bars of Islington

You’ll be happy to hear that Dirty Martini is only a stone’s throw away from the venue, ready for you to head down after a successful day of exhibiting and celebrate! And of course, don’t forget their happy hour, falling from 4pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday.

Laki Kane creates an atmosphere like no other, providing a tiki bar experience with a modern twist. The Pan-Asian restaurant is located further down Upper Street, and is best known for their tropical cocktails and vibrant energy. Designed perfectly for a night out when celebrating the end of a conference or exhibition, the experience doesn’t stop at the table, but moves to the DJ decks and interior full of personality.

Run by Irish duo Aaron and Ciarán, Homeboy embraces Irish hospitality, providing delicious drinks and traditional dishes to pair. Located only an 11 minute walk from the BDC, Homeboy is a must-visit.

The Humble Grape is a unique wine bar 5 minute walk from the BDC, who also hold monthly wine-tasting sessions and masterclasses. The bar takes its aesthetics seriously, implementing a spacious dining area and emerald tiles and also welcomes dogs!

New to Islington

As if all of that wasn’t enough, we have a few newbies entering the Islington area and we couldn’t be more excited!

We are so happy to introduce Birdies, where you can play an intense 9-hole round of golf in and appreciate the unique sensory experiences and immersive visuals! Birdies have introduced a one-shot roulette style victory hole at the end to bring the thrilling journey to an end. Putters can enjoy a beverage from their coral pink bar over a game, or sit down, take in the electric atmosphere and sip over a bite to eat from staple burger food chain, Cheeky Burger.

Is it date night? Or a midweek golf fix? Either way, Birdies have got you. Book on a Monday or Tuesday for their Date Night deal, and get your hands on two golf tickets and a bottle of Prosecco for only £25 per person. Or join for their Patty & Putt deal on a Wednesday for £20! You can make a booking here

We also have a new foodie hotspot alert! Myungrang, meaning cheerful, playful, and bright in Korean, has recently opened below Birdies, serving up authentic Korean corndogs made using only the freshest of ingredients. With their epic opening, we are sure the Islington community will have a huge appreciation for them and they’ll be seeing a lot of us, that’s for sure! Click here to check out their menu.

BDC favourites

With the BDC existing since 1986, we’d like to say we’re familiars in the area and have our staples that we personally love to visit. Here are some of the BDC favourites…

  • Radicals is our go-to at the BDC for a good night out to unwind, serving cocktails and drinks galore, and is a minute walk from the venue.
  • Bubba Oasis is our favourite bar sheltered by a terrace, combining fresh beverages and food, music, and art, just next door too.

Islington is home to some of the best bars and pubs in London. Whether you fancy a relaxing drink after work or a team night out putting away, Islington has got you covered. Here’s our local area guide to more spots.

If you like to find out about the restaurants Islington has to offer, you can read our previous instalment here. We will see you in our next edition where we’ll be covering Islington’s unique experiences and activities!

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