Burgers are tasty, could use a few more ales on tap, but a quality boozer all week round...
Leopard skinned chairs and checkered tablecloths, Check!
Every classic american rock n roll song I know streaming, Check!
Various stuffed animals hanging or mantled on things, Check!
Super friendly family running the place, Checkity Check!
Cutest terrier in the world running rampant, Oh Gawd Check!
Tasty food like american bacon, and various chili covered things.
Check and Yum Ya'll!
I came here on a Sunday for their breakfast and blues. It happens every Sunday but on the first one of the month from 1-6pm there is a jumble sale, then there's live music and then a free screening of a movie at 8. The website has the line up of things that happen during the month.
Great, laid back place. Definitely going to participate in the jumbles to come. Go support these guys. They're amazingly friendly and cooool.
Now this is a cracking piece of quirky East End life... This is not your average pub- there are vintage jumble sales at the weekend and during the day one corner of the pub transforms into a hair salon. Weird and wonderful clutter adorns the walls, (notice the stuffed squirrels behind the bar) and there's a little stage which often showcases up and coming dj's and bands. Drinks can be a little on the pricey side, but its worth it just for the atmosphere when live music is blaring!
The Vic is a great place to stumble upon and serves hearty american style food, and something I've been excited about in the daytime is the range of board games they have on offer- yes we were playing scrabble whilst drinking pints! However if you're looking for a good ol' traditional pub to take your parents, grannies or gramps, this may not be the spot. The Vic prides itself on being young, fresh and hip, which it does to a t.
The Victoria is fast becoming one of the trendiest pub/venues around. It has taken on promoters who specialise in some of the coolest bands around, thereby ensuring that the pub develops a great image.
Many of the new "darkrock" bands have started playing there, such as An Experiment On A Bird In The Airpump.
I must be a miserable po-face because I think I'm the only person that just isn't that bothered about this pub.
It has lots of things going for it- a number of OK regular nights, jumble sales, extra cheap food and other efforts to pull more punters in but there's just a lot more competition down the road in Bethnal Green and of course Hoxton.
There's usually a group of unfriendly trendies moping about outside smoking rollies. The kind of crowd that looks like they got lost trying to find The Old Blue Last and ended up at The Victoria instead.
This little pub is a treat for many reasons. They house a variety of real ales and beer. The music and the interiors (stuffed animal heads on the bar ceiling!) give it a very rundown, rustic appeal in my opinion.
The Victoria hosts a number of live events throughout the week including quiz night and open mic nights on alternating Wednesdays and live music and DJs every friday and saturday. Quiz night is usually just a quid to enter and it's really quite a lot of fun because the host gets into it and that's always entertaining. They also show live football matches from time to time for the sports fanatic in you and every other sunday they screen a film, which is quite nice.
The downside to this place would definitely be the price. It is not too expensive but with wetherspoons just a few minutes away, 3.50 for the cheapest beer gives you something to think about. The food menu is quite good but the kitchen closes very early, at about 8.30pm or 9pm, depending on which day of the week it is.
Overall, The Victoria has a nice atmosphere and should definitely be on your list for that pub crawl you want to do!
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