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Address: 262-264 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21147) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Old Street (0.1 miles), Moorgate (0.6 miles), Liverpool Street (0.6 miles)

Nearest DLR station Bank (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Old Street (0.2 miles), London Liverpool Street (0.5 miles), Moorgate (0.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 3.4/10 (rated by 22 users)
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user reviews of the Bar Aquarium, Old Street

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I think the rating is spot on. If you read (google 'Man nearly dies in bar brawl') the article in the Islington Gazette published 15th July 2010 you will find out what this place is about.

Was unfortunate enough to pop in for a quick one after a superb dinner in Hoxton before the last tube, greeted by 2 staff bickering very loudly in some foreign language amongst themselves in an empty place. I was glared at and told that the place was closed and told to go or the police would be called. Nice. My companion and I were half way out of the door by then anyhow...what a nightmare.

tony.tanner - 16 Jul 2010 04:15
Hmm, I think the rating is about right. This place really is the pits. My mate and I popped our heads in because we were passing and trying to find somewhere that was sowing the footy. They have decent screens for that, and that's about the only decent thing here.
You'll scratch around trying to find something worth drinking from the chrome-only bar, then scratch around trying to find the money to pay for the overpriced slop. Super cold lagers and little else, you know the score.
It's such a pity, as it has all the ingredients for being a good enue - lots of space, multiple floors and the rarity of a roof garden. But it's run by unimaginative management who know that there are enough undiscerning chavs in the area to just about keep it going.
TGD - 3 May 2010 22:33
This was my first time in this pub, but I have been trashed a couple of times in the club albeit many years ago.

I found the barmaids to be nice enough and although I didnt like the look of the Greene King IPA that the bloke in front of me ordered my Guinness was fine. There are a couple of floors to the pub and, as mentioned, the roof garden is a nice touch.

Although I wouldnt drink here again, I think that the current rating is a little harsh, but my visit was on a Thursday so I didnt get the full impact of the clubbing crowd packing out the pub.
Strongers - 29 Aug 2009 00:29
This bar is the pits and is to be avoided.
bigbadjon - 10 Aug 2009 14:06
Sadly, a bit of a blight on Hoxton which would leave most wondering what all the fuss is about. This pub's location in an obvious place near Old Street tube, above a dire looking club of the same name, and presided over by a staggering blue-tinged building caters for the lazy amongst us. The multi-tiered roof gardens save it from utter terribleness.
BoehmBawerk - 25 Aug 2008 18:15

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