4 Great Places for Live Music In and Around Finsbury Park

Written by: Violet Myers

Because sometimes that second hand walkman you traded a shiny Pokemon card for seventeen years ago just doesn’t cut it. You need the real deal, the whole shebang, someone to appreciate all of your enthusiastic standing ovations and cries for encores, you have a lot of love to give goddammit!

Well applaud your pet parrot no more, he’s getting far too big for his boots if you ask us. We’re counting down the top N4 places to see live music.

Hello local!

1. The Silver Bullet
5 Station Pl, London N4 2DH

Flavour of the jam: It’s an eclectic mix here at N4’s un-poppable popup, from live in-house hip hop acts to blues musicians.

Loud and proud?: Carries a Void Acoustic sound system, which boasts at being the best sound system in the world. Loud they may be, modest they are not.

Can this place handle my moves?: It’s a cosy venue, with a small dance floor that may not be big enough for a jackhammer, but sizeable enough to bust a pretty decent do-si-do.


Bust some ear drums errr’day?: The venue has something on every night – though for live music listings see their website.

Live music at Bun and Bar Harringay, Top 4, Live Music, Finsbury Park, Harringay

2. Bun & Bar
553 Green Lanes, London N8 0RL


Flavour of the jam: Tends to veer on the side of indie. Guitar heavy music that pairs nicely with a beer and a burger.


Loud and proud?: It’s more of a chilled out affair, take a load off, have a drink, request Free Bird.

Can this place handle my moves?: Being a restaurant and all, break dancing is less than encouraged. But who can deny someone an elegant side shuffle?


Bust some ear drums errr’day?: Keeping you entertained Thursday – Sunday, see their website for more details.

3. The Finsbury
336 Green Lanes, London N4 1BY

Flavour of the jam: Proper bands with, like, proper instruments. Beards and button downs definitely make their mark at this moody venue, but there’s a mix of DJ’s and soloists too.

Loud and proud?: These lot aren’t messing about, it’s teaming with speakers, sub woofers and other impressive sounding things.

Can this place handle my moves?: A full on dance floor with enough space to swing several cats, this is the place to strut some serious stuff. It may even be the place to release ‘The Move’ you’ve been working on in the basement all year.

Bust some ear drums errr’day?: The Finsbury are committed to keeping you awake every night with persistently ringing ears. Live bands and comedy almost every single night – see their website.

4. The Harringay Arms
153 Crouch Hill, London N8 9QH

Flavour of the jam: Kickin’ it old school with a bit of blues and a bit of fifties rock. A snug little boozer, loaded with charm and proper beer.


Loud and proud?: Draws a rowdy crowd itching to crack out ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at the weekly open mic.

Can this place handle my moves?: Plenty of room to show your support if shy Maude destroys ‘My Heart Will Go On’ on karaoke night.

Bust some ear drums errr’day?: Every Thursday is open mic night, while Friday, Saturday and Sunday are reserved for bands and DJs. See their Website.

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