The Barfly

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The Barfly
The barfly fb.jpg
Location Camden Town, London, England
Owner MAMA & Company
Type Live Music
Genre(s) Indie
Rock
Hip-hop
Pop
Capacity 200 [1]
Website
Official website

The Barfly was a live music venue in Camden Town, London, England. Club nights and events tended to feature rock, alternative and independent music. It had a capacity of 200.[2]

History[edit]

The Barfly began with one club in 1996 (originally at The Falcon pub, before moving to The Monarch in 2000, which was then renamed The Barfly, with the old name "The Monarch" being swiftly taken up by another nearby venue). A second venue was opened in Cardiff in 2001 and others followed.

In May 2016, the Columbo Group purchased the Barfly from its previous owner, MAMA & Company. In June 2016, it closed the venue. After refurbishment, the space will become the Camden Assembly.[3]

Other venues[edit]

Until 2003, The Barfly ran a venue in Sheffield in the now defunct National Centre for Popular Music. The venue was initially housed in one "pod" of the building but this was closed down sometime in 2002, moving to what was the Zero Club (now The Plug) on Matilda Street. The Barfly vacated these premises soon afterwards, and left Sheffield altogether.

On 2 June 2008, the Brighton The Barfly (formerly the Gloucester Nightclub) closed down without notice.

Cambridge Barfly opened in 2007 after the Barfly chain took over The Graduate public house.[4] It had a 250 person capacity, but closed in the Summer of 2008. It has since been refurbished and is now a J D Wetherspoon pub.[5]

On 17 February 2009, the Glasgow Barfly also closed down without notice.

During late May 2009, Liverpool Barfly was sold to local bar owners and transformed into the Masque Nightclub and music venue. The building also contains The Masque's affiliated bar: Ink, a free-entry rock 'n' roll bar and the only tattoo studio-themed venue in the North West of England.

The Cardiff Barfly opened in 2001 with a capacity of 200 people. It closed in September 2010.[6] Similarly, the Birmingham Barfly closed in the same year.

In 2010, the York Barfly also ceased trading; the venue reopened as Fibbers on 3 September 2010.

The West End of London Barfly venue closed in 2011.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 51°32′35″N 0°8′57″W / 51.54306°N 0.14917°W / 51.54306; -0.14917