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Address: 17 Manette Street, Soho, London, W1D 4AS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5857) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Tottenham Court Road (0.1 miles), Leicester Square (0.3 miles), Covent Garden (0.3 miles)

Nearest train stations London Charing Cross (0.5 miles), London Euston (1.2 miles), London St Pancras (1.2 miles)

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General information: Beer served in bottles and cans

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I arrived here just before 2am on a Friday morning after lots of drinking in and around Chalk Farm.

Having been born and bred in London I don’t ever remember knowing this place existed.

The group of Americans I was with use this place regularly, mainly because it’s a late night drinking venue and they play very loud heavy metal and rock music….not really my scene but fine to listen to after a lot of alcohol!

Being a tad worse for wear I went straight for cans of Red Stripe without evening looking at the pumps or any bottle options.

I must of stayed for an hour or so before heading home. The Crobar is a good place to know for a late drink in the Soho / Charing Cross Road area, but it’s not massively my thing.

lezford - 12 Nov 2015 14:03
The only and best R&R place in central London. This is the kind of pub people came to visit England for in the 60s and 70s, to experience the wild and fresh night life of famous London.
Now as hipsters, banksters and yuppies govern the town, and tourists are lured into ridiculously overpriced and boring établissements, this is the only dive bar for the young and wild at heart. If hard rock and metal is your diet, you have come to the right place.
A pretty good selection of bottled beers (I missed Aventinus though but that one is rare anywhere in London), a huge selection of great whiskeys, and a lot of people of street credibility. The crew does a good job even under stress. Wonderful loud and hard rock music, occasionally played live by a band in the back part of the pub, and unless you think starting trouble is a good idea, the Crobar is the safest and funnest place for practically everyone in that part of town. If I ever live in London, this will be my watering hole.
I had no problems (contrary to what some of the commenters on here obviously had) with the toilets as my dick has no eyes and I did not come there to eat out of the toilet bowl.
I'll be back for sure.
germaniac - 31 Mar 2015 20:09
Probably wouldn't spend the whole night here as it is small but the booze is cheap especially in happy hour with the Sailor Jerry Rum! Brilliant jukebox and some occasional bands make for a good start or end to a night. Toilets aren't the best but then us metalheads are used to that! I often go here before or after garlic and shots (down in the dungeon of course)
TheTrooper - 13 Mar 2011 21:59
Entirely unimpressed with this place. Pokey, uncomfortable, and the only cider they've got is Kopparberg so if you don't like that and you're a cider drinker then bad luck I'm afraid. The toilets are also awful, it isn't worth going here just for the metal soundtrack.
catfitz - 10 Apr 2010 13:59
So, Chris, it's exactly the same as it's always been yeah??

The Crobar (stupid bloody name) is like an overpriced student union with a jukebox that only plays rock and metal, really. Which is fine, if you're in the mood for that sort of thing.

When the Astoria was still down this way, there was actually the off-chance of seeing music types in here grabbing a quick pre-gig drink (supposedly Pink was in here a couple of years back, although I really can't picture it!). I'd guess that the chances of that happening now are pretty slim...

This remains the only place I've ever been physically thrown out of and barred from, for the crime of pouring most of a bottle of Hobgoblin onto the floor. So if you're looking to escape this place - that's one way to do it. Happy memories.
matt_k - 15 Mar 2010 11:43

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