REVIEW: ACES & EIGHTS

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Liquor, Pizza.’ – The slogan painted on the mysterious black-clad new venue opposite Tufnell Park tube station. Now in its fourth month of opening Aces & Eights has somehow become part of the north London furniture. Within walking distance of Camden and Kentish Town ‘Aces’ is fast becoming the preferred late night hang out for music lovers.

For those familiar with its sister venue, ‘Slim Jim’s Liquor Store’ on Upper Street, Angel, The Decor of Aces & Eights will come as no surprise, very low lighting (individual candles preferred on every table instead of overpowering ceiling lights), large booths, big enough to fit you and all your mates in and vintage gig posters covering the walls!

Aces does exactly what it says on the tin: Rock – A jukebox jam packed with your favourite records, from The Doors through to Death From Above 1979 and everything in-between. Liquor – A wide range of draught beers, wines and spirits specialising in whisky, (see their whisky menu for a range or rare bourbon, malts and scotch) as well as a more than impressive cocktail range (we recommend their take on the ‘Old Fashioned’ – the best we’ve found across London). And Finally Pizza – My oh my the pizza! Serving about 15 different pizzas, handmade fresh to order, in a range of sizes that are ideal to share, the pizzas are yet another reason to visit. And, at only £7-£8 for a 12” they’re great value.

With all this going for it looks like Aces & Eights will go from strength to strength and with plans to start putting on live music and open a basement bar in the New Year it won’t be rock n roll’s best kept secret for much longer……

Happy hour 5pm-8pm everyday (cheap drinks and 2-4-1 cocktails), DJs on Fridays and Saturdays check out the website for more details: http://www.acesandeightssaloonbar.com/

Aces & Eights, 156-158 Fortress Rd NW5

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