Since it opened back in 1993, The Garage in Islington has been one of London’s most loved live music venues hosting the likes of Radiohead, Lil Yachty, Bring Me the Horizon and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. You might have noticed things have been changing over there, well now it’s been taken over, refurbished and it’s almost ready for business once more.
Now owned by the DHP Family (Oslo, Hackney and Rock City, Nottingham) The Garage will not only be a legendary music venue once more, but during the day you can stop in for coffee, craft beer and cocktails.
The main room, The Garage will be able to hold up to 600 revellers and features a new bar, a wider selection of drinks and a whole new sound and light system. At the front of the room you’ll find The General Store, a mini bar which takes inspiration from the filling station stores of small town America. Decorated with reclaimed gas pumps and huge beer fridges, here you’ll find superlative coffee, cocktails and a wide range of American and British craft beer.
For those looking for something more intimate you’ll want to head to Thousand Island, separated from the main area, here you’ll be able to watch breaking and specialist, forward thinking acts as well as going to their late-night socials and dancing under the mirror ball filled ceiling.
It’s set to open in early March and restore The Garage as a leading music venue once more.
The Garage: Opens March 2017, 20-22 Highbury Crescent, Islington, N5 1RD, www.thegarage.london