Water Rats Theatre Bar

328 Grays Inn Rd, Kings Cross, London, WC1X 8BZ.
Tel: (0207) 837 7269
Water Rats Theatre Bar

Reviews of Water Rats Theatre Bar

User (Averaging 3.7 from 6 reviews)
10th Jul 2013 - This is a long established bar that used to be the base of the showbiz charity of the same name, I don't think that there is any connection anymore, and it seems to be managed by one of the chains.

It basically is in need of a lot of tender loving care. It is mainly a music venue now, and this is reflected in the state of the interior and the bar and toilets which seem to take a back seat to the music.

The venue is pretty dark and the toilets need a bit of care. They serve a range of draft beers and bottles which are all priced similarly to other venues in the area. Staff are pretty indifferent. It serves a basic range of cheap food, but I have never seen anyone eat there - I noticed that it also opens for breakfast now.

For music fans who go there I'm sure that it is a great venue, however as a drinking venue it has seen better days. Its probably worth a quick trip to take in the history but probably not worth a longer stay - it has seen better days
User (Averaging 3.3 from 86 reviews)
11th Dec 2012 - On first glance it appears to be a poncey pub thats taken a bit of a beating. The barman appeared to have come to work in fancy dress as a homeless man so maybe he had kicked the crap out of the place. On a friday lunch time it was empty although it looked like it must get pretty well used in the evenings with the theatre through the doors at the back of the room. When my mate went to the loo and took at least 30 minutes I assumed he was ill but it turns out it was just the two mile hike through the basement to the toilets where some wag has hilariously written something on the cistern thingy (see picture below). If your that wag why didn't you sign your masterpiece. Madness. The drinks were fairly standard and the ale choice was limited but I can imagine its a pretty good night venue.
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PubIt's a pub

GardenOutside seating

FoodFood available

Open LateOpen late

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