May 11, 2018
The Westbury punches above its weight. Located in not overly glamorous Kilburn, this renovated boozer has gained a reputation as the place to see serious DJ talent at unscary prices. Big name hip-hop and electro DJs play regularly and as a result the crowd is as eclectic as it gets with hip young kids, chilled out after-workers and bemused locals all mixing together. The line-up is top drawer and the atmosphere tingles with a rare energy. Despite a revamp the place has retained much of its character and the vintage leather sofas, chequerboard floor and velvet wall paper walk a fine line between contemporary urban chic and proper pub decor. An above average cocktail menu is another pleasant surprise and makes up for the slightly disappointing wine list. As for Bar food it ranges from canapés to burgers for while you wait for the main event to kick off because the music is the thing that matters here, everything else is (mostly) afterthought.
Main photo credits: Westbury official website