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Offside Bar, Islington

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Has now become "New Red Lion" associated with the Old Red Lion in Islington.

There's an 80-seat performance space for events.
TiaMariaJim - 28 Feb 2011 10:31
This was dire. Ok it was a Wednesday lunch time and it was quiet, but I was the only customer. The barman finally got off of his phone to serve me after a couple of minutes and the Adnams Broadside for £3 was ok if a bit too cold, no other ale was on.
I was also under the impression that this was a sportsbar and yet all screens seemed to be showing 80's pop videos, I guess to entertain the staff, but as he spent most of my visit outside smoking, maybe not.
They are currently running an offer during the week that you get a free hot lunch (choice of 3) when you buy an alcoholic drink. Sounds almost too good to be true and guess what it is. There was no food today and no explanation either. Will not be back.
robbief5 - 20 Jan 2010 15:03
Adnams Bitter and Broadside are available in here, but if my Guinness was anything to go by I wouldnít touch them with a barge pole. It was unfortunate that I stumbled in during a till roll crisis meaning that it took a few minutes to be served and then the Guinness dribbled out of the pump slower than the sweat from a pandaís ball bag. Even though I had paid I would have disappeared into the night, but the barman was very amiable and there were a couple of friendly locals at the bar that engaged me in conversation as I waited for my pint of excrement.

There is a pool table and plasma/projector screens for showing the football and I would imagine it being raucous in here during a big match, but I still cannot see myself returning.
Strongers - 4 Sep 2009 23:22
This used to be a pretty good pub but has gone really downhill lately. The food's pretty shoddy. They keep running out of beer and it just isn't being looked after properly. I'm not sure whether they've had new management or something, but they need to bring back the good ol' days when this place was a great place to go to have a pint and watch the football.
lewizmagique - 6 May 2009 18:38
JUST HAD A FUNCTION THERE AND IT WAS THE BEST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. STAFF WHERE VERY ACCOMMODATING
THANKS GUYS
offside - 4 Jan 2008 14:48
Im enjoy coming to this pub for sport. I think it is one of the best sports bars in London with big screen projectors and plasma everywhere its a sports buff heavan.
anonymous - 12 Oct 2007 16:04
loud
anonymous - 13 Sep 2006 17:44
worth making the 'trek' down away from upper street... not as big as I thought it would be, but great for watching sport - bar staff were incredibly friendly and the food/drink was very reasonably priced (didn't eat but looked good and most expensive bottle of white wine £11!). Thoroughly recommend (but not during an Arsenal game if you are supporting the other team!!)
theduchess - 28 Aug 2006 20:58
Not bad - standard range of beers. Two large screens and several small screens to watch the footer.
sophiett - 6 Jul 2006 01:41
I went to Offside on Sunday for the England Ecuador game. It was the first time Iíve been and I was impressed. Its basically a sports bar with TVs for every standing or seating position in the house. However, it also has the added angel touches with the black white photos giving it a real retro feel. At half time everyone piled outside to drink in the sun and the atmosphere was great. Good beer on tap and food too (although didnít try any). I will be going back to watch the next game on Saturday, and Iím not even from Angel.
mulletintheevening - 28 Jun 2006 15:23

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