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The Intrepid Fox, London

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Conceived by rock ‘n roll; born the bastard child of punk. If you like your sounds mean and nasty, with dirt under the nails 'n blood on the strings, the Fox is your first and last stop on the one-way, fast-lane highway to hell. Now in it’s 25th year, The Intrepid Fox is back with a vengeance: quarter of a fuckin’ century, and still going strong.

2014 finds us fortified up in Archway, in the middle of the island; right next to the tube station. We’re open til 4am at the week-ends, midnight all other days.

From it’s birth, in the heart of Soho in the 60’s, once patronised by rock ‘n roll faces of the era such as Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Rod Stewart. Hell-raising actors Richard Harris and Peter O’Toole made it their stomping ground and the 70’s brought the Sex Pistols, with Malcolm Mclaren declaring it “like an old friend”. Slash could be seen propping up the bar in the 80’s whilst in the 90’s such legends as Lemmy could be found at the fruit machine, Zakk Wylde at a corner table.

Re-locating to St Giles in 2006 the Fox continued to fly the metal flag, being hosts to the likes of Iron Maiden & Bullet For My Valentine, Airbourne & Devildriver, Zodiac Mindwarp & Buckcherry. Intrepidfoxlive was established as a live venue showcasing the hottest new talent and firm favourites alike.

2014 sees the third incarnation of the beast in Archway, North London: providing a safe haven for London’s rockers and goths, punks and metallers alike. Always entertaining and fun, frequently deranged and impossibly handsome…the wily old Fox continues to rock this town like a motherfucker…! ‘nuff said.
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  • One of the best places in London for good drinks and better music. Ideal after a rock gig, (you can even find the musicians there afterwards). Good prices, nice service and great music. The place has ...  more »
  • Really great place for people interested in rock music, beer and fun. You don't see your average yuppies here. Beer is cold, music is good, what else would you need?  more »
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  • The Intrepid Fox is an excellent metal bar, filled with colorful and friendly patrons. To accompany your drinks a constant soundtrack of rock and metal music blasts inside the bar. Or you could go upstairs to see the live music of the evening. Either way,the atmosphere is excellent. The bar is covered with a variety of interesting decor - ranging from the macabre in the form of metal skeletons, to pulp magazine-esque wall decorations. Visually, it's a treat. However, in many cases the visual aspect is let down by other factors. The toilets, like in any bar or pub, leave something to be desired, and when I went some of the benches were a little broken. The queues for drinks are long, owing to the large patronage of the bar, but the drinks are not too overpriced. Buying with a card requires you to spend a tenner or more, but if you're going with mates (as I would recommend) this should not be a problem, so long as you're okay with buying a few rounds if you don't have any cash.
  • Nice place to get your rock/metal fill. Suitably mashed up couches and perching spots to sink into as you let the music take you! Only thing is we were scooted off by some cockroaches by the window. Not overly encouraging, but goes with the decor? ^_^
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