"Crobar"Review Rating: Reviewed by T.A.O
Pop quiz. Where do metal band Slayer drink when they come to London? Does that even need an answer? It’s the Crobar of course, that delightful dive in the heart of Soho.
To say they keep it simple at Crobar is a bit of an understatement. It’s beers, metal and that’s about it. But, it works because if you’re with like-minded people who appreciate the sounds of Pantera et al accompanied by cold beer then you’re in business.
There might not be much to the Crobar but it can always rely on its atmosphere. Busy on weekends and sporadically throughout the week, you can always be sure of a crowd free of pretentions. And you can’t say that for a lot of bars in London.
However, if you’re not a fan of metal then this one isn’t for you. The music is relentless, loud and therefore – if you do happen to be a fan of the genre – pretty awesome.
It’s a narrow shell of a bar where at the entrance you’ll pass the bar before heading into the seating/’dancing’ area at the back. Cosy? No. Intimate? Not quite. Claustrophobic? Perhaps, but in a good way.
So, once again. No food, pedestrian beers but pure metal.
T.A.O reviewed Crobar on Tue 18 Dec 2012