In the upbeat area of Upper Street, the John Salt is the perfect late night cocktail venue with laid back vibes, creative menus & a team who want you to have a great time.

At the weekend, expect to find our DJs spinning tunes until 2am, bar staff shaking spirits, and juicy snacks flying out of the kitchen. If you’re more of a midweek night owl, we’ve got you covered too. Relaxed weekday evenings provide the perfect environment to sample our extensive wine list and try our in house cocktail creations. For the daytime darlings; our street seating and secluded rear garden provide the perfect spot for a spot of brunch and a coffee this summer.

Join us every Saturday and Sunday for Bottomless Brunch & Beats, the best bottomless brunch experience in Islington, where you can play your own music – choose from Bloody Marys, Mimosas or Prosecco and a delicious selection of brunch dishes.

We’re also the perfect North London venue for your next event… from meet-ups to meetings, leaving drinks to birthdays, engagements, weddings, Christmas parties and more, let us make it an extra special celebration.

Duncan and the team look forward to seeing you soon!

Parties and Events

If you’re looking to celebrate in Islington, we have the perfect space for any occasion… With areas in our main bar for groups of up to 40 guests, you’ll be right in the heart of the action. For larger parties why not opt for the private hire of our upstairs mezzanine to truly wow your guests.

Seasonal Cocktails

There’s a flavour for every occasion, and you’ll find them all here at John Salt. Our original creations are ever changing to evoke the spirit of the season, plus we offer a range of year round classics that never go out of style.

Weddings and Engagements

Situated just a couple of minutes walk from Islington Town Hall, John Salt is the perfect destination for a relaxed wedding reception. We’re open early too so whatever time your wedding, we’re ready to welcome you. Our sumptuous cocktails and fine wines are also the perfect fit for your engagement celebrations.

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Magic Burgers

I have walked past this pub for years and decided to grab a bite today – everything from the way we were received to the music was impeccable. The host recommended some burgers off the menu and boy was it magic! I’ll be back!


Mid-week cocktail

Wonderful atmosphere and staff. I visited last week for a mid week cocktail (it was happy hour so how could I resist). I tried a Negroni on recommendation and it was great! Definitely worth popping in when you are in the area! I will be back.


Lively and Vibrant

Very lively and alternative pub split in two levels. Good selection of beers and spirits. I found the environment very vibrant and pleasant. The night I went there was a live DJ who played awesome music.


Great staff

Great staff and good cocktails. Place was lively and felt very welcome. Tried a couple of experimental cocktails here and they were all delicious!