A buzzing local watering hole that’ll please pub quizzers and comedy fans.
The Pineapple is just off the main road and only a few minutes’ walk from Kentish Town station, but feels nicely separate from Kentish Town Road’s kebab shops and convenience stores. Surrounded by pretty painted townhouses, the busy two storey pub feels like a happy medium between Camden’s trendier bars and a country village pub.
Inside, the pub boasts a big sweeping wooden bar with cosy corners and clusters of tables. Out the back there’s a conservatory area where the tables are bigger and the atmosphere less noisy, and there’s also a pretty garden full of picnic benches and patio heaters. Upstairs, The Pineapple offers a big open space with tables and sofas, which you can rent out for your own event.
Whatever day of the week, The Pineapple is guaranteed to have a buzz about it, but on Friday and Saturday nights especially the pub fills up quickly and stays that way until last orders. The friendly pub is popular with all kinds of north Londoners, and you’re surprisingly likely to bump into a famous face.
The Pineapple hosts a Laugh and a Half comedy club, which can draw in the likes of Jack Whitehall and Josh Widdcombe as the headliners, looking to test out new material. It also dabbles in vintage markets on Sundays, pub quizzes on a Monday, live bands, open mic, bring your own vinyl nights, beer festivals and cheese nights. You name it, The Pineapple does it - and you can bet it does it well. But if you don’t fancy taking part in whatever event the pub happens to be hosting, you don’t need to worry as there is usually an area reserved for those who want nothing more than to enjoy a quiet drink.
This pub specialises in Thai food, offering a wide range of dishes. Though the food isn’t the main reason to visit, every dish is reasonably priced and does the trick. On a Sunday you can get your hands on a typical pub roast, too.
A range of reasonably priced wines as well as an impressive array of beers and ales are held behind the bar – more of which appear during the pub’s beer festivals.
The Last Word
The Pineapple is a friendly local pub and one of the most intimate comedy venues on the circuit. Whether events are on or not, the pub serves up a great atmosphere every night of the week.